Bielorrusia encarcelará a aquellos ciudadanos que se suscriban a medios prohibidos por el régimen

La dictadura ha calificado de “extremistas” a más de 100 canales de Telegram como parte de la represión en curso contra el periodismo independiente y los grupos de oposición

Putin y Lukashenko avanzan en su plan de integración y comenzaron sus ejercicios militares conjuntos

Los países acordaron unificar sus sistemas monetarios y crediticios. Además planean armonizar sus legislaciones aduaneras, impositivas, laborales y de pensiones

IIHF bans Belarus hockey president for five years for code of conduct violations - Federation Focus

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La dictadura de Bielorrusia desmanteló al menos 56 organizaciones no gubernamentales

Alexandr Lukashenko cree que las ONG y medios de comunicación son “organizaciones no comerciales, bandidos y agentes extranjeros en un pequeño país” y se lamentó de las dificultades para eliminarlos

Fans Return at Ice Hockey Championship in Latvia

(ATR) The tournament enters the homestretch with limited capacity allowed at the two venues in Riga.

Belarus Athletes Call for International Support

(ATR) Leaders of a Belarus group of athletes pushing for change face criminal charges.

ICYMI: Unprecedented Vote to Select Milano Cortina 2026 Emblem

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Belarus Olympic Chief Barred from Tokyo

(ATR) The IOC refuses to accept the election of the new president of the Belarus Olympic Committee.

ICYMI: Cortina 2021 Concerns; Biden and the Olympics; Belarus Hockey Decision

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Belarus Stripped of Ice Hockey World Cup

(ATR) Ice hockey federation makes "unavoidable" decision “due to safety and security issues" in Belarus.

Sponsors Threaten to Withdraw from World Cup in Belarus

(ATR) Skoda, Nivea Men and Liqui Moly want Belarus stripped of co-hosting 2021 ice hockey world championship.

#ICYMI: Damaris Young Makes History in Panama; Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

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Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

(ATR) Belarus and Latvia co-hosting the 2021 world championship remains the “first option”, says IIHF boss René Fasel.

IIHF Delegation Meets with Belarus President

(ATR) Federation boss René Fasel seeks "constructive solutions" amid calls to strip Belarus of co-hosting 2021 world champs.

Federation Focus: IIHF Seeking Alternatives for Belarus

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Hockey Federation Managing Two Championships

(ATR) The International Ice Hockey Federation is busy on two fronts around New Year's.

CAS Decision Rules out Russia as Minsk Replacement

(ATR) The Belarusian capital could lose co-hosting rights to 2021 IIHF World Championship amid IOC sanctions.

Decision on Belarus World Hockey Championship 'Very Complicated'

(ATR) Ice hockey federation president René Fasel tests positive for Covid-19, postponing a meeting with Belarus president.

Belarusian Athletes Seek Assistance from IOC

(ATR) Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation wants action to protect athletes amid the current political turmoil. 

Belarus: Concerns about the violation of the principles of the Olympic Charter and the human rights due diligence of the Olympic Movement

IIHF Council reviews Minsk/Riga report

Belarus: Athleten Deutschland welcomes announcement of IOC investigations

New Tokyo Budget Cuts Reach $280 Million

(ATR) Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics spared so far from budget cuts.

Belarus Protests Spur IIHF Review

(ATR) Ice hockey federation to determine if political protests could present a safety risk for 2021 world championship.

Latvia Wants New Co-host for 2021 IIHF championship -- Federation Focus

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2021 IIHF World Championship in Peril

(ATR) Widespread protests in Belarus has Latvia reconsidering whether to co-host the event with its neighbor.

Top Footballer Won't Represent Belarus With Lukashenko Regime

(ATR) Ilya Shkurin says no to playing for his country under Europe’s so-called last dictator.

#ICYMI: ITF Presidential Candidate, Minsk 2019, Ex-USOPC Chief, 2020 Copa America

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Minsk 2019 Wraps With a Flourish

(ATR) EOC leaders say the second edition of the European Games “exceeded all expectations".