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Svetlana Zhurova: “If we now perform an investigation of Sochi-2014, some WADA employees can also fall into it”

Speed ​​skating Olympic champion Turin 2006 Svetlana Zhurova shared her opinion on the choice of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ( CAS ) to suspend Russia from major international competitions for two years.

“Nobody forbade athletes to compete, this is oftenthe foremost important thing. it’s clear that the fans won’t be satisfied with the neutral status, but here they made certain concessions that they made to us: the uniform are going to bewithin the colors of the ensignthere’ll be the word “Russia”.Although this is often some quite absurdity. It looks like a neutral status, the anthem isn’t played, but the athlete will substitute the uniform of the Russian national team, and therefore the fans will sing the Russian anthem within the stands within the stands. and that they will shout this neutral anthem.And I am sure that this neutral anthem are going to be played repeatedly in competitions. and therefore the absurdity of thingsare going to be absolutely visible to everyone. I even admit that each one these sanctions are going to be lifted early, maybe even earlier they’re going to be allowed to perform during a normal status, ”Zhurova said.“I have a guess that the act of Rodchenkov, a law gone by the Trump administration, played a task here. Rodchenkov’s act didn’t say whether there was a statute of limitations. If we now perform an investigation into the Sochi Olympics, it’s possible that some WADA employees can alsofall into it. And there’sa jail, and 1,000,000 dollars in fines. they’re going to say: “How did the Russians turn this whole story alone?” What if they need to conduct a broader investigation and begintrying to find some WADA employees.And they may are told, let’s take a choice on Russia, it’s enough for them to forgive everything. and perhaps they were intimidated. I admit that the very fact that the act appeared a couple of weeks before this decision isn’t an accident, ”added the ex-skater.- Our officials are surprised that each one of them, starting with Putin, were faraway from the competition. How does one personally perceive this sanction?- I perceive it from the Sochi Olympics. i have been on the lists since 2014. i’m not allowed anywhere, i’m not allowed to travel abroad. the sole time i used to be allowed in was to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the International Skating Union at the Olympic Museum. They let me in there individually.I react calmly to the present. For the Sochi Olympics, i used to be included during this list: I covered it too brightly, dispelled many myths ahead of my colleagues, being the mayor of the Olympic Village. I deserve, apparently, to get on this list. Therefore, for me, nothing changes here, I don’t go anyway, ”Zhurova said.Next

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Sochi will host the Russian men’s and women’s curling championships in December

MOSCOW, November 26 – RIA Novosti, Sergey Fuks. The Russian curling championships among men and women will be held in early December in Sochi, the head of the Russian Curling Federation (RFC) Dmitry Svishchev told RIA Novosti.


“Now, in the context of a pandemic all over the world and in the conditions of the impossibility of organizing sparring of our teams abroad, inside the country we are trying to create all conditions for continuous training of our athletes. November and December are quite eventful, we have already held several Russian championships, tournaments in Sochi follow one after the other, immediately after the Russian championship there will be all-Russian competitions among juniors. And already in early December, two Russian championships will start – among women and men, “Svishchev said by phone.
“Of course, in conv
MOSCOW, November 26 – RIA Novosti, Sergey Fuks. The Russian curling championships among men and women will be held in early December in Sochi, the head of the Russian Curling Federation (RFC) Dmitry Svishchev told RIA Novosti.
“Now, in the context of a pandemic all over the world and in the conditions of the impossibility of organizing sparring of our teams abroad, inside the country we are trying to create all conditions for continuous training of our athletes. November and December are quite eventful, we have already held several Russian championships, tournaments in Sochi follow one after the other, immediately after the Russian championship there will be all-Russian competitions among juniors. And already in early December, two Russian championships will start – among women and men, “Svishchev said by phone.
“Of course, in conv
In addition, Svishchev stressed that FKR continues to work on the development of curling in the country, despite the difficult epidemiological conditions.
“We are not standing still, we have the opportunity to pay great attention to the development of curling in Russia. We have new regional branches, new regional federations appear, we even have new disciplines. Solo curling will start soon in Krasnoyarsk, we very much hope that this discipline will take root not only in our country, but also in the world. The rules and conditions for playing solo curling in our country differ from the world ones, and we very much hope that our experience will be useful to our colleagues, “the head of the federation concluded.

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Attractive winter Olympic subject with all beautiful people but little attention

As you all know, the Winter Olympics has kicked in. Promising and outstanding sports with many exciting matches including ice skating, skiing …

There is a sport that is not very popular in Asia, but this is a large-scale sports event expected by the world. As for Japan, the country’s strength is skating, and there are also many notable items from other disciplines. In today’s Olympics, this winter season there will be a competition in curling. The curling dumbbell called a stone is a round, colored stone that weighs about 20 kg, with a handle on the face so that players can lift and throw dumbbells on ice.

The two teams take turns full of dumbbells towards the center of the circle, at the end of the game, only dumbbells located in the area near the center of the circle are counted. The goal of the team is to push their dumbbells so that they are near the center of the circle, or knock the opponent’s weights out of the scoring circle. While it doesn’t get as much attention as ice skating or snowboarding, one thing is that curling athletes are eye-catching.

Here are examples of the girls from the Japanese team:
The girls look young and energetic. Not only the Japanese team, but the international team also looks cute.

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Curling: how the Scots keep their GB team’s medal hopes on ice (part 02)

Politics shouldn’t overwhelm other stories about how sport works for society. Likewise, a narrow focus on economic costs and profitability of sport is unfortunate – because stories about how sport can make a difference to communities are sometimes lost. With about 30% of the GB team in Sochi being Scottish, there’s a smaller but meaningful story to tell about Scotland’s curls and its place in society.


The Scottish Curler has played a key role in Team GB over the years, which makes the sport unique – and they have disproportionately contributed to our Winter Olympic gold medal. Whereas in an era where legacies from major sporting events are contested, the softer legacies from sports such as hairdressing are not insignificant.
Both the men’s and women’s hair curlers competing in Sochi were Scottish. The 2014 chef at Sochi, who was awarded to Team GB is Mike Hay, a former medal-winning teacher who served as coach for the GB women’s curling team, won by Rhona Martin (a Scot). 2002 gold in Salt Lake City – first gold for Team GB since Torvil and Dean’s victory over Sarajevo in 1984.

Scottish roarin game
The importance of the past and the present to Scotland should not be underestimated. In an era when the legacies associated with major sporting events are often questioned, curling’s legacy is a hub of activity for northern and southern communities, both male and female, rural and urban market.

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Cancelled and postponed curling tournaments will quickly do the return

Some brand new guidelines for Return to Curling has recently been released by the Curl BC. According to this recent published annoucement, there have been some changes being made on a modified game at the centre of the previous plans.

The Phase 3 version of the guidelines which is known as “Progressively Loosen” being released a few days ago, has shown some particular changes. The tournament will allow four players to play in each round, however, there will be a twist with only one sweeper per shot and all players need to be strict to some physically distanced plays.

These new regulations will pave the way for Curl BC to sucessfully facilitate curling being moved from Group B into Group A to be strict to some essential guidelines known as viaSports. Every provincial sport organizations have been appointed to stay adhered to these guidelines with the viewing to doing a quick return to the play. Despite the fact that it is too early to adhere regional and provincial events, being in Group A will defenitely help Curl BC to quickly resume all the competing activities as previous.

Recently, Curl BC and Curling Canada have both introduce their special ice layouts which totally stay strict to physical distancing regulations – all finished with in-ice markers in order to help people identify their in-play positions.  If your curiousity has been awaken, let’s visit the Documents and Forms for Covid-19 Page to get more detailed information of a modified curling play.

During this sensitive period of time, Curl BC is recommending that clubs should avoid hosting large-scaled events which attract a large number of participants within the first month of reopening. After the safe reopening of these clubs and effective procedures, Curl BC will continue their work to bring back regional events as soon as possible.

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Curling made its way back to Langley

Plans in viewing to resuming all the curling activities are made to quickly kick-off the play happening at the start of October. All of those activities are strict to all or any precautions to guard players from dangerous Covid-19. Robyn Parkes who is now the middle manager of Langley Curling Centre shared his expectation to quickly begin all the curling tournaments by the primary week of October. “As far as we all know,” Parkes said nothing appeared to make certain immediately during an interview with the Langley Advance Times. He shared that The Township [of Langley] has confirmed that they were on the way of opening a replacement building at George Preston Recreation Centre.” Parkes said that their plan was to line up all necessary stuff for 10 weeks until Christmas comes before re-assessing. In the upcoming future, for resuming the play, a replacement contract will be got to be signed off by the Langley Curling Centre in terms of a return-to-play plan submitted by the curling club, which makes a variety of changes to take care of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all of the opposite sports tournaments, the plan is going to be strictly within the number of players playing on the rink and every one of the spectators spectating the plays. On the very first times when all of those public tournaments began, they will suffer from many difficulties and therefore the game itself will be in a different version. Parkes said, with just one sweeper allowed at a time, and players expected to stay their distance. “There’s no sitting around having coffee afterward,” Parkes said that there would be neither any wandering around after the plays nor having coffee because it won’t be like that. According to the www.langleycurlingclub website, all curlers are going to be asked to finish a typical COVID-19 waiver for registration.

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Beautiful female curling player Victoria Wright returned to work as a nurse to combat Covid-19 epidemic

Victoria Wright who is the winner of the European gold medal in ice marbles ( which is also known as curling ) has returned to her nursing career to contribute herself to stop the widespread of Covid-19.
The 26-year-old Scottish beauty Victoria Wright has returned to her medical career as an operating room nurse at Forth Valley Larbert Hospital in Scotland after the 2020 Worldwide Curling Championship in Canada. The 2020 Worldwide Curling Championship was canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“As a nurse, I have a good outlook on life and pay more focus on several essentially important things is to save lives. We can see how quickly things are changing as the epidemic breaks out and I know there are bigger priorities at the moment over sports. So I had to postpone training to get back to my job, ”said Victoria Wright.
Wright took a break from her job – nursing last year to pursue her ambitious dream of winning medals in the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022. She is an important member of the Scottish ice marbles team, which is considered a heavy candidate. sign for the gold medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
“This is a special period of time to create a difference in the most different way. I am contributing to a much larger team with more meaningful actions.” Wright shared her viewpoint.
Wright is a well-trained nurse who has just transitioned to the sporting career since July 2019. Besides training and competition, she still works at the hospital 1 shift per week.
“We all see that there are things which should be put more priority more than sport,” said Wright.

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Canada Cup curling event in Fredericton was called off because of COVID-19

Mixed, club events cancelled; Curling Canada to assess status of those post-Christmas.

The 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup curling competition has been postponed without any present fixed schedule to come back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, the Canada Cup was set up to take place from the 24th to 29th of November in Fredericton.

Curling Canada shared its statement in the recent Tuesday that they are attemping to restart the Canada Cup in the new year. If this plan turns out to be true, this tourtanment could hel perfectly determine playing teams for the 2021 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Olympic qualifying tournament.

Apart from the decision to postpone the Canada Cup, Curling Canada organizators also announced the cancellations of other 2 tournaments which are the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, scheduled for Nov. 7-15 in Canmore, Alta., and the Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships, scheduled for Nov. 22-28 in Ottawa.

Curling Canada also shared that the status of the post-Christmas events in the 2020-21 season might be taken under assessment.

“We all know the reality of our situation, and it goes beyond sports,” Katherine Henderson who is the chief executive officer of Curling Canada, said in a statement. “Our primary goal and responsibility, always, is to keep athletes and volunteers safe and it was determined that without any kind of clarity about what the situation will look like in the late fall when these events were scheduled, we couldn’t responsibly go further in the planning process.”

Curling Canada also confirmed Jean-Sébastien Roy’s Quebec rink, which would have represented Canada at the recently cancelled world mixed curling championship, will maintain its status as Team Canada for the 2021 event.

Previously, Canada curling organizors had brought out different disciplines as well as guidelines to bring back different tournaments during the COVID-19 pandemic include changes to sweeping rules, on-ice player positioning and pre-game handshakes for players planning to participate in the 2020-21 season.

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Curling world optimistically looks ahead to next season despite numerous challenges caused by pandemic

Despite the pandemic is gradually getting more and more predictable, curling organizers still remain optimistic to make preparations for the next seasons.

Before the whole world has been affected by the dangerous Covid-19, the last great Canadian sporting hurrah was one of the strongest editions of the Tim Hortons Brier.

Curling fans would quickly pack Kingston’s Leon’s Centre to enjoy games and then crowd largely in the “The Patch” party tent across the road afterward. Therefore, the festivities often last long until midnight.

It’s one of many special traditions of the Roaring Game which might become inexistent or at least undergo changes after the frozen period of curling world.

Curlers will not allow executing their pre-game handshakes and empty stands will become a possible fact happening at top events. International team participation could be something premium at Canadian tour stops.

However, these are all predictions as during this period, nothing about the incoming curling tournaments and plays is confirmed to be ensured.

Bonspiel organizer Gerry Geurts, who operates the CurlingZone website that manages world rankings and team point systems, said that the uncertainty about the next curling season definitely provokes such a significant challenge.

“It’s going to be a hit for the [curling] clubs and the events,” Geurts revealed his opinion during an interview taking place in London, Ont. “However the teams have to have the expectation that they’re going to take a bit of a hit at the same time too.”

The current off-season essentially has been activated in mid-March after the cancellation of the women’s world championship. Normally play would be executed again in late summer, however, autumn curling plays will still remain a puzzle to most people at the moment.

COVID-19 developments are forcing the sports world to take a cautious approach to the potential return of competition.

Team sponsorship difficulties

Curling has some certain challenges to overcome when it’s set to come back. Sponsorship concerns, travel restrictions, and event feasibility are some top concerns that the whole curling world has to deal with

“Some of those small- and medium-sized businesses that support local teams are going to have a harder time doing it,” reigning Brier champ Brad Gushue said.

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Curling will make a new debut this autumn as the return to Play guidelines

According to the expert John Morris , Curling in Cadana must undergo certain changes in its producing process to make a great return to Play guidelines.

“It’s easier to start radical like this and then scale back,” John Morris who used to win the Olympic gold 2 times shared his viewpoint on Tuesday.

“Rather than the opposite. If curling in Canado is kicked off in a relaxing way and then ramped up later, that would still be a challenge for everyone involved. I think it’s a better idea to start more strict. I’m on board with that.”

Curling Canada recently made a huge return to Play document on Monday and it executes certain changes in its very basic game because of the huge effects made by COVID-19 prevention protocols.

For illustration, as of now, there will be the one and only sweeper who is allowed to deliver rocks for both recreational and high-performance plays. In addition, players who stand in the house will not be allowed to sweep these rocks in order to help them stay away from the plays as well as with position placement. Moreover, there will be more social distancing rules about different positions where players can stand during the game. These new measurements could affect communication during the play, which is a key aspect of the game.

All these guidelines will greatly change the game, just one season before an Olympic year.

“Being part of the sweeping staff, I think that’s going to make quite a big difference,” said Kirk Muyres. He used to be a former skip before playing second for Matt Dunstone’s Regina team at this present.

“It always plays an important factor about sweeping with two people on a stone, communicating back and forth, keeping each other in check as you’re going down the ice. It’s also about judging that rock. I think judging the weight is going to be really difficult for just one sweeper to handle.

“I think in terms of rock management and placement of stone, these new measurements could change the game quite a bit.”

In this incoming season, there will be 3 important players playing second for four-time Brier champion Kevin Koe of Calgar, who are Morris – the Olympic gold medal winner in 2010, Kevin Martin – the mixed doubles gold medal winner in 2018 and Kaitlyn Lawes.