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It is unlikely that Russian authorities are involved in hacking attacks, WADA president says

It is unlikely that Russian authorities are involved in hacking attacks, WADA president says

Today, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedy expressed doubts that Russian authorities are somehow involved in hacker attacks on the organization. "I would be very surprised if Russian …

Russian Weightlifting Federation head submits letter of resignation

Russian Weightlifting Federation head submits letter of resignation

Sergey Syrtsov, the president of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) said on Thursday that he submitted a letter of resignation, TASS reports. "I have applied for the resignation and Maxim Agapitov …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Baku Chess Olympiad breaks all records

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Baku Chess Olympiad breaks all records

Baku managed to hold the best Chess Olympiad in history, the head of the International Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, said, summing up the results of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad held in the capital of Azerbaijan, …

Aleksander Čeferin elected as UEFA President

Aleksander Čeferin elected as UEFA President

Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin has been voted the President of European football’s governing body (UEFA), succeeding the disgraced Michel Platini. Ceferin will now take over the …

Pushkov: WADA cannot be trusted

Pushkov: WADA cannot be trusted

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lost credibility after its hacked database revealed that US athletes had been allowed to use prohibited substances, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman in the lower house of the Russian parliament, …

Russian chess players won bronze at World Olympiad in Baku

Russian chess players won bronze at World Olympiad in Baku

Russian men's team won bronze medals at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in the capital of Azerbaijan. The first place was won by athletes from the United States and the second was taken by the team from Ukraine, the correspondent of …

Azerbaijani swimmer advance to Rio Paralympics finals

Azerbaijani swimmer advance to Rio Paralympics finals

Azerbaijani swimmer Roman Saley has advanced to finals in the 400-meter freestyle event (4:13:83) in the 15th Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Thirteen swimmers participated in qualifications, Trend …

Lukashenko: Belarusian team expressed solidarity with the Russians at the opening of the Games in Rio

Lukashenko: Belarusian team expressed solidarity with the Russians at the opening of the Games in Rio

The carrying out of the Russian flag by the representative of the Belarusian Paralympic national team at the athletes parade in Rio was a sign of solidarity with the Russian athletes, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said. …

Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy#039 of International Paralympic Committee

Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy' of International Paralympic Committee

President of Belarus, President of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko has been outraged by what representatives of the International Paralympic Committee did to athletes and members of the Belarusian delegation …

Nona Gaprindashvili: I enjoy Chess Olympiad in Baku

Nona Gaprindashvili: I enjoy Chess Olympiad in Baku

Famous chess player, five-time world and the USSR champion, Olympic champion and winner of international tournaments, Nona Gaprindashvili, has arrived in Baku and attended matches of the sixth round of the 42-th …

Second member of Belarusian delegation deprived of accreditation at Paralympics

Second member of Belarusian delegation deprived of accreditation at Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned another member of the Belarusian delegation from the Paralympic Games in Rio, BelTA news agency reported. The agency did not specify his name. Recall that earlier, …

Azerbaijani judoka wins silver at Rio Paralympics

Azerbaijani judoka wins silver at Rio Paralympics

Azerbaijani judoka Bayram Mustafayev (66 kg) has won silver medal in the 15th Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Trend reported. He was defeated by Utkirjon Nigmatov of Uzbekistan in the finals. …

Maria Zakharova: the support of Azerbaijan is very important for us

Maria Zakharova: the support of Azerbaijan is very important for us

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, addressed Azerbaijan, the Republican Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Paralympic Committee today with words of gratitude for the fact that Baku refused to …

Belarusian who carried Russian flag during Opening Ceremony stripped of accreditation

Belarusian who carried Russian flag during Opening Ceremony stripped of accreditation

The representative of the Belarusian delegation who carried a Russian flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has had his accreditation cancelled by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Andrei …

Moscow thanks Baku for supporting Russian Paralympians

Moscow thanks Baku for supporting Russian Paralympians

Russia is grateful to Baku, Azerbaijani citizens and colleagues for their response, for their understanding the injustice towards the Russian Paralympians, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, Trend …

Zakharova: Belarusian who carried Russian flag at Rio Paralympics is a ‘hero’

Zakharova: Belarusian who carried Russian flag at Rio Paralympics is a ‘hero’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has called a representative of Belarus who carried a Russian flag at the Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro "a hero." …

Belarusian Paralympic team carries Russian flag in support of banned athletes

Belarusian Paralympic team carries Russian flag in support of banned athletes

Belarusian athletes carried the Russian flag during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games to express solidarity with the Russian team, which was banned from the event. The protest went ahead despite a threat of sanctions from officials, RT …

Azerbaijan officially gives up three paralympic licenses

Azerbaijan officially gives up three paralympic licenses

According to the press service for the Ministry of Youth and Sports that Azerbaijan rejected three licenses, issued to it due to the ban on participation of Russian Paralympic athletes in Brazil, News.az reports. Earlier,  …

Uzbek football players to play at 2018 World Cup qualifier wearing mourning armbands

Uzbek football players to play at 2018 World Cup qualifier wearing mourning armbands

Players of the Uzbekistan national football team will participate 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Qatar wearing mourning armbands in memory of the deceased President of the country Islam Karimov. Match between …