Russia and Belarus Banned from Paralympics Ceremonies at Paris 2024

(Bonn) On Wednesday, it was declared that Russian and Belarusian athletes won’t be permitted to partake in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Paris Summer Paralympics, even though they are certified to compete under a neutral banner. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) made the official announcement about the athletes from both nations which is … Read more

Belarusian Coach Suspended Over Attempted Expulsion of a Sprinter

Belarusian Coach Suspended for Attempting to Forcibly Remove Sprinter from Tokyo Olympics A Belarusian coach, who tried to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya out of the Tokyo Olympics and back to their home country where she expressed fears for her safety, faced a five-year suspension on Tuesday. According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), coach Yury … Read more

Ukrainians Prepare for Paralympic Games Despite War

Ukrainian Para Athletes Face the Impact of War: Training, Fear and Forced Relocations Having to grapple with psychological effects, disturbed training schedules, fear of conflict, and forced relocations, Ukrainian para athletes are gearing up for the Paris Paralympics. All this happens against a backdrop of a two-year-long war, even as their delegation was one of … Read more

Emmanuel Macron Inaugurates Paris 2024 Olympic Village, Hails it as “Century’s Adventure”

Emmanuel Macron Applauds Swift Construction of Paris Olympic Village (Paris) The accomplishment of the century: That’s how Emmanuel Macron described the rapid completion of the Olympic Village for the Paris Games. At its inauguration in Saint-Denis on Thursday, Macron noted its capacity to accommodate more than 14,000 athletes and praised its exceptional social and environmental … Read more

CAS Confirms Suspension of Russian Olympic Committee by IOC

Russian Olympic Committee’s Appeal against Suspension Dismissed by Swiss Sports Tribunal The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, revealed on Friday that it had rejected an appeal lodged by the Russian Olympic Committee against its suspension imposed in mid-October by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The suspension originated from the ongoing … Read more

CIO Reiterates Concern for Bobsleigh Track at Milan Cortina 2026

Concerns Raised by International Olympic Committee Over Cortina Track Construction for 2026 Games Last Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated its concerns about the timely completion of a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track in Cortina. The track is being pushed for by the Italian government as a venue for the upcoming 2026 Milan Cortina … Read more

Canadian Women’s Water Polo Team Aim for Second Chance at Olympics

Five days have passed, yet they are still reeling. Last Friday, the Canadian women’s water polo team faced a crushing defeat in their pivotal Olympic qualification match. A few hours later, a surprising twist of fate occurred. South Africa’s team, already qualified for the Games, announced they were withdrawing from the Olympic tournament, paving the … Read more

Manny Pacquiao Unable to Participate in Paris Games

Manny Pacquiao’s Olympic Bid Barred The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dismissed Filipino boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao’s bid to compete in the Paris Summer Olympics (July 26–August 11), announced the chairman of the Philippines Olympic Committee on Sunday. Last fall, Manila issued a “special request” to the IOC with the hope to get Pacqiuao, aged … Read more