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Svetlana Alekseeva The world of sports, and not only sports, was shocked by the expected and yet unexpected news - Maria Sharapova officially announced her retirement from tennis, which she dedicated 28 out of nearly 33 years of her life to. It is inconceivable, but probably really enough. Even if Maria has not been in the top ten or even in the top hundred for quite a while, she will forever stay in the history of women's tennis as one of its most prominent players. Once Nick Bollettieri, the founder and head of the famous tennis school in Florida, which brought up twelve World’s number ones, including Maria...

01.03.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

Sergey Vinogradov  About a thousand of foreign fans and tens of thousands of residents of Russian regions have come to the 29th Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk. The first week of student games, which start on March 2, will coincide with Maslenitsa festival (or the Crepe week). While in Krasnoyarsk, guests will be able to see and experience things that can rarely be combined within one tour - a sports festival, Siberian winter and the Russian Crepe Week. And female fans from faraway countries (Krasnoyarsk has welcomed guests from all over the world) will probably be surprised to receive a bouquet of...

03.03.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

Photo: Organisational Committee Russia-2018 Just recently many foreign editions have noted the excellent organization of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Today they paid attention to the great performance of the Russian team in the debut match with Saudi Arabia. Indeed, we have much to be proud and glad of.    The Norwegian Aftenposten finds several reasons to that. New face of Russian cities First of all, the newspaper notices renewed Russian cities hosting the World Cup, with clean streets, fresh and nicely decorated downtown. “As the result, the Russian...

20.06.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia. That is what FIFA decided on December 2, 2010. 13 Russian cities sent bids to host the event and 11 sites won to host the forthcoming championships. So, what are the cities that are hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup? The World Championship matches will take place in Moscow, Sochi, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Saransk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad. When it comes to Moscow, 3 stadiums of the capital were considered as possible sites, including the Luzhniki, Spartak and Dinamo. Eventually, FIFA commission narrowed the list to the...

10.06.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

Dmitrii Klimov In the well-known Russian film Assa the primary antagonist, the boss of the criminal world played by Stanislav Govorukhin, suggests playing a game of “Bangladesh.” The rules are simple: you must name any number. His naïve partner says, “seven.” “I win,” concludes the ranking criminal. “I guessed eight.” It seems that the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC are playing by these same rules. [Photo: rg.ru] After the Russian Paralympic team wasn’t allowed to participate in the Rio games last year on account of the doping scandal, there remained a very thin hope that the Olympic officials...

20.12.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

Sergei Vinogradov The Confederations Cup has begun in Russia. The first game was played in a new stadium in Saint Petersburg. “Welcome to Russia”—with these words Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his speech at the opening ceremony. A Russkiy Mir correspondent experienced firsthand the warmth with which Russia’s “Northern Capital” welcomed foreigners and football fans from all over Russia. Major Football on the Neva River The Confederations Cup, which brings together the victors of all continental championships and the reigning World Cup champion, has commenced...

20.06.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

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