Una luz en el duro 2022 de Djokovic: Francia dejará de exigir pase sanitario y el serbio podría jugar Roland Garros

La decisión de las autoridades francesas es el primer dato positivo en 2022 para Djokovic, que además de ser deportado de Australia y perder el número uno del mundo a manos del ruso Daniil Medvedev, esta semana se despidió de Marian Vajda, uno de sus entrenadores por más de 15 años.

A light in Djokovic’s tough 2022: France will stop requiring health pass and the Serb could play Roland Garros

The French authorities’ decision is the first positive development in 2022 for Djokovic, who in addition to being deported from Australia and losing the world number one ranking to Russian Daniil Medvedev, this week said goodbye to Marian Vajda, one of his coaches for more than 15 years.

El New York Times asegura que China pidió a Rusia que no invadiera Ucrania hasta que terminaran los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno de Pekín

La información coincide con el análisis publicado por Ed Hula, fundador de Around the Rings, en los días previos a los Juegos: Moscú siguió el mismo patrón que con la anexión de Crimea días después de los Juegos de Sochi 2014.

“The New York Times” claims that China asked Russia not to invade Ukraine until the Beijing Winter Olympics were over

The information follows the same line of the analysis published by Ed Hula, founder of Around the Rings, in the days leading up to the Games: Moscow followed the same pattern as with the annexation of Crimea days after the Sochi 2014 Games.

DETRÁS DE ESCENA: Rusia revela la imposibilidad de que el deporte sea apolítico

El propio Thomas Bach está convencido de que el deporte y la política son inseparables. Lo explicó en 2014, un año después de haber llegado a la presidencia, en un discurso en los Juegos Asiáticos en Incheon, Corea del Sur.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Russia reveals the impossibility of sport being apolitical

Thomas Bach himself is convinced that sport and politics are inseparable. He explained this in 2014, a year after becoming president, in a speech at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

DETRÁS DE ESCENA: De la nieve “plástica” al futuro del “Big Air” y la imposibilidad de unos Juegos de invierno en el hemisferio sur

Con larga experiencia en comisiones evaluadoras y de coordinación de Juegos Olímpicos, José Luis Marcó analizó en una entrevista con Around the Rings los cambios de las últimas décadas y los desafíos que propone el futuro.

BEHIND THE SCENES: From “plastic” snow to the future of “Big Air” and the impossibility of a Winter Games in the Southern Hemisphere

With long experience in evaluation and coordination commissions of the Olympic Games, José Luis Marcó analyzed in an interview with Around the Rings the changes of the last decades and the challenges for the future.

Djokovic, poised to ruin his career by not getting vaccinated: “That is the price that I’m willing to pay”.

The number one tennis player said he does not consider himself part of an anti-vaccine movement and explained his reasons for not immunizing against covid-19.

IOC refutes USOPC claims: no connection “so far” with Russian state doping in 2014

“Until we know the circumstances of the case, I don’t think it’s fair to speak about (doping) culture,” Denis Oswald, the chair of IOC’s disciplinary commission, said.

Kremlin comes to Valieva’s defense: “Walk proudly, perform and win”

The 15-year-old tested positive for a banned substance on December 25, although the results did not come to light until earlier this week.

Olympics “even more muted than Tokyo”: “The Guardian” criticizes Beijing 2022′s politicization

In an editorial piece, the British newspaper analyzes what the Games mean for China and if they were really worth it.

Los pantalones noruegos se apagan mientras el curling despierta la curiosidad de los chinos

El equipo noruego entusiasmó a su fans a fines de enero con un mensaje en facebook: “Estamos contando los días, y lo mismo parece sucederle a nuestro guardarropas”.

Norwegian pants go off as curling piques Chinese curiosity

The Norwegian team excited its fans at the end of January with a message on facebook: “We’re counting down the days, and so is our wardrobe it seems”.

From political symbol at the opening ceremony to mute athlete: the strange case of Dinigeer Yilamujiang

If in the first few hours it was already difficult to get a good photo of Yilamujiang, 20, talking to her became impossible. There are points in common with the case of the tennis player Peng Shuai, recently interviewed by French sports newspaper “L’Equipe”.

WTA does not trust the Chinese government nor Peng Shuai’s meeting with the IOC: “We want to see Peng to discuss her situation.”

Last weekend, the Chinese player entered the Olympic closed loop to meet with IOC’s President Thomas Bach, and opened up to a French newspaper.

From Turin to Beijing, Ireen Wüst needs no answer to the rhetorical question she once asked: “Who said I’m old?”

Wüst was already part of an exclusive group of athletes at winter and summer Games, those who had won individual golds in four different editions. Now, having won it in five, she is ahead of Michael Phelps, Carl Lewis and Al Oerter.

DETRÁS DE ESCENA: Aunque envió al mundo un mensaje sobre el conflicto uigur, Pekín 2022 apostó por la discreción y abandonó el avasallamiento imperial de 2008

China entendió que el mundo esperaba los Juegos, pero que el mundo no está para juegos. De los aires imperiales y avasallantes de Pekín 2008 se pasó a una ceremonia discreta, breve y compacta en Pekín 2022.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Beijing 2022 opted for discretion, even sending a message to the world about the Uyghur conflict

China understood that the world was waiting for the Games, but that the world is not for games.

BEHIND THE SCENES: What started badly ended well, but Australian Open and tennis itself have storms ahead before 2023

The problem stemming from a world number one who perceives himself to be above the rules is there, and it goes beyond Australia to become a painful third wheel of an entire sport, of tennis itself.