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Russian Philadelphia Flyers’ Player Refused Putting Gay Pride Jersey On, Keeping Faith to Orthodox Beief

On Tuesday night, January 17, Philadelphia Flyers’ player of the Russian origin, Ivan Provorov, refused to wear a gay pride warm-up jersey on the team’s Pride Night, citing religious beliefs.   For the pregame skate, the “Philadelphia Flyers” wore Pride-themed jerseys displaying names and numbers in rainbow colors and wrapped their sticks in rainbow tape. The “Flyers”

Fun |  Sports |  18.01.23

Fans Banned From Bringing Russian Flag to ‘Australian Open’

Tennis Australia has banned fans from bringing Russian and Belarusian flags to the stands of the “Australian Open” due to complaints from Ukrainian fans.  The organizers of the “Australian Open” reminded that initially fans from Russia and Belarus could bring flags, but they were forbidden to wave them so as not to cause interference for

Fun |  Sports |  18.01.23

Russians Kudermetova and Samsonova Reached ‘Australian Open’ 2nd Round

Russian tennis player, Veronika Kudermetova, has won a ticket to the second round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne. The first round has also been overcome by Lyudmila Samsonova.  In the opening round of the competition, Veronika Kudermetova defeated the representative of Belgium Maryna Zanevska with a score of 6:2, 7:6 (7:4).

Fun |  Sports |  16.01.23

Russian Tennis Player Started ‘Australian Open’ With Victory

In the opening matches of the first round of the Australian Open, two representatives of Russia out of four passed. Diana Schneider, an 18-year-old debutante of the Grand Slam tournaments, will continue her performance, as well as a 26-year-old Karen Khachanov.  As specified, Khachanov defeated a Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles with a score 7:6 (7:3),

Fun |  Sports |  10.01.23

Russian Figure Skater’s Photo Appeared in Olympic Games-2026 Announcement

A photo of the Olympic silver medalist, two-time world champion, 23-year-old Russian Yevgenia Medvedeva, was posted in the figure skating section on the official website of the Olympic Games-2026, which will be held in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.  On March 1, 2022, Russian and Belarusian athletes were banned from participating in international competitions under the

Fun |  Sports |  22.12.22

Russian National Bandy Team Suspended From World Cup 2023

The Russian national bandy team was not allowed to participate in the 2023 World Championship. This is reported on the website of the International Bandy Federation (FIB).  Russian athletes, the current champions of the planet, were suspended from the tournament, which will be held in Sweden in the spring. It is noted that the decision

Fun |  Sports |  27.10.22

Russian Volleyball Players Banned From Qualifying for Olympics

The Russian men’s and women’s national volleyball teams have been suspended from qualifying for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, according to the website of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday, October 27, 2022.  The IOC has published the lists of participants in the selection for the Olympic volleyball tournament, according to which, 24

Fun |  Sports |  02.09.22

Five Russians Reached US Open 3rd Round

Five Russians reached the third round of the US Open. The opponent of the first racket of the world, Daniil Medvedev, will be Wu Yibing from China (No. 174 of the world ranking). As specified, Karen Khachanov (31) will play with Briton Jack Draper (53), and Andrey Rublev (11), with the representative of Canada Denis

Fun |  Sports |  06.07.22

Russians and Belarusians Banned From Participation in European Table Tennis Competitions

The Executive Board of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) has decided to ban representatives of Russia and Belarus from participation in European club competitions in the 2022/23 season.  “The decision was made in accordance with the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), as well as in

Fun |  Sports |  13.05.22

Russian Football Clubs Appealed to CAS on Suspension From European Competitions

Russian football clubs have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) because of the suspension from European competitions.  On May 2, UEFA decided on the participation of Russian teams in tournaments in the 2022/2023 season. Russian football clubs were suspended from European competitions, and the national team was excluded from the League of

Fun |  Sports |  11.05.22

Wimbledon May Be Deprived Rating Points for Suspension of Russians

The Players’ Council of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) wanted to deprive Wimbledon of rating points for the suspension of Russian and Belarusian athletes.  It is noted that, in addition to Wimbledon, other tournaments in the UK may lose ranking points. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is ready to join this initiative. According to