Local elections in Donbass still some way off, says Ukrainian ministerWorld October 28, 2:39
Israel’s emotions are over top regarding UNESCO resolutions on Jerusalem - GatilovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 2:28
Russia speaks against politicization of probe into chemical attacks in Syria - GatilovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 2:25
UN, OPCW’s conclusions on Syria’s involvement in chemical attacks unconvincing - ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 2:00
Russian DefMin surprised by UNICEF inaction amid growing terrorist activity in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 23:14
Russian Defense Ministry: Video of airstrike on Syrian school doctored upRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 21:22
Putin says its too early for him to retireSociety & Culture October 27, 21:10
Putin urges US not to provoke Russia to actively protect national interestsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 20:20
NATO’s actions create risks to European security — Russian NATO envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 19:52
MOSCOW, July 27 /TASS/. Russian track-and-field athletes banned from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics will take part in a domestic tournament organized by the All-Russian Athletics Federation (RAF), Yuri Borzakovsky, the head coach of the Russian athletics squad, told TASS.
The Stars-2016 tournament will take place at the Znamensky Brothers stadium in Moscow on July 28.
"About 135 track-and-field athletes are going to compete. They include Olympic champions and medal holders as well as less renowned athletes forbidden to compete in Rio. Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete. She has decided to have a rest after such a hard season," Borzakovsky stressed.
The track-and-field athletes who will compete in Moscow on Thursday include hurdle racer Sergei Shubenkov, incumbent world champion in a 110-meters race; high jumpers Maria Kuchina, Olympic Champion Ivan Ukhov and Daniil Tsyplakov; javeline throwers Dmitry Tarabin and Vera Rebrik; triple jumper Yekaterina Koneva.