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The Fast and the Furious Star. USD 150 Million from FIFA. USD 1.4 Billion for Formula 1 and the Return of the Sport

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27 April 2020
Звезда «Форсажа», 150 млн долл. от ФИФА, 1,4 млрд долл. для «Формулы-1» и возвращение спорта
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The Roscongress Foundation presents the ‘World Sport Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic’ news digest for 23–27 April. This issue covers the following topics:

— New appointments at the Ministry of Sports;

— News from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee;

— «When infected with a coronavirus, an athlete may not regain the athletic shape.» Warning from a recovering world champion;

— «People are getting sick, they are dying; it is a dire situation. Athletes, be patient, not selfish!» Dmitry Guberniev

— Over a million people viewed At-Home Super League, an online tournament featuring sports stars;

— FIFA is releasing around USD 150 million to its national associations;

— COVID-19 has further burnished Juan Antonio Samaranch’s Olympic legacy;

— Chess grandmasters Kramnik and Nepomniachtchi to meet for a charity tournament in support of medical doctors;

— The UFC returns with fight card slated for 9 May in Florida. Oleinik vs. Werdum;

— Eredivisie, the Championship of the Netherlands ended with no champions or losers. Utrecht will challenge this decision in court;

— The South Korea League to kick off on 8 May minus fans;

— Moscow to host European Climbing Championship on 1–8 October;

— The European Athletics Championship scheduled for late August 2020 cancelled;

— The European Weightlifting Federation electoral congress was postponed to 29 October 2020;

— The International Weightlifting Federation will relocate to Switzerland from Hungary under US leadership;

— The 2021 Beach Volleyball World Championships have been rescheduled for 2022;

— The Fast and the Furious star to represent the Russian betting company;

— Formula 1 gets USD 1.4 billion lifeline;

— Mike Tyson’s cannabis production business partner aiming to secure the naming rights of the Camp Nou stadium.

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