UEFA decided to move the Champions League final from St. Petersburg to Paris. FC Spartak Moscow will have to host RB Leipzig in the Europa League 1/8 finals on a neutral ground. The Formula One Grand Prix of Russia has been canceled in Sochi. Helsingin Jokerit declined to participate in the KHL playoffs.
The juicy scandal involving the world’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic, a 34-year-old Serb, is gaining momentum. He won a lawsuit against Australian authorities. Djokovic is now accused of entering Spain illegally in December. Meanwhile, the Australian Open draw will be held today.
The Summer Paralympic Games started in Japan on August 24. The opening ceremony began at 2 p.m. Moscow time at the National Stadium in Tokyo. It is broadcasted live on the Match TV channel.
The UEFA European Football Championship started on Friday, June 11. The Russian national team kicked off in St. Petersburg against a powerful Belgian team. Last week, our team had two test matches. On June 1, they tied the game against Poland. On June 5, they defeated Bulgaria 1-0 in Moscow.
Russian biathlon slid on an upbeat note into the World Championships that began on February 5 in Slovenia. The World Cup stage in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, brought the Russian team two golds and a bronze. In the meantime, the Russian skiers won only one medal in Lahti but twice got into a scandalous situation.
On June 4, Viktor Tikhonov, a well-known hockey coach, would be 90 years old. There is no more successful mentor in the world of hockey than him. The Stanley Cup is the only award that Tikhonov did not have in his collection.
In the year of the 75th anniversary since victory in World War II, we remember the athletes who defended the independence of our homeland with arms in their hands. Here is the story of ice hockey coach Dmitry Boginov who brought up hockey in the cities of Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod), Kiev and Togliatti to high-performance level.
On January 22, Moscow and the city of Naberezhnye Chelny in Russia’s constituent republic of Tatarstan met the team KAMAZ Master, the winner of the 2020 Dakar marathon rally. The Russian race drivers took the first two places is the truck category. Andrey Karginov won the rally-raid, and the second place in the general classification was awarded to Anton Shibalov's crew.