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!!!OFFICIAL 2021 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
As we continue to get into this year and closer to July, it is becoming clearer everyday to us that we will not be able to confidently or responsibly (for both the attendees and the event) continue to plan for ATC 2021. So, it is with great disappointment that we are officially announcing the cancellation of ATC 2021. We hope that the ongoing effects of the pandemic will be a thing of the past soon, but with the great uncertainty that currently exists it would be careless for us to proceed with selling tickets and asking you to reserve rooms and commit to travel plans as well as for the event to make the commitments and investing the funds that would need to happen that may end up costing both you and us a lot of money.
This is not the announcement that we wanted to make but the current state of things and as always with our top priority being the well-being of our community (physically and financially), makes us believe that cancellation at this time is the responsible decision to make.
We have already begun to secure the venue and dates for 2022 as we plan to bring ATC back as the best ATC ever next year.
We appreciate your understanding and continued loyalty. If you have previously applied your ticket(s) to this year from 2020, they will be moved to 2022 (or any year thereafter) without any issue. Once again, we greatly appreciate everyone who helped us make it through last year by doing this. It will continue to help us make sure that the event returns for years to come.
We hope that everyone is well and we truly hope that we can look back on July this year from a day where everyone can say, “We could have had ATC this year!”, because that would mean that better days have arrived this year and large events are once again happening.
-Shane, Chris, Mel and all of the ATC family
We will be making a move to the Chattanooga Convention Center!
Chattanooga Convention Center
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Chattanooga TN. 37402
American Team Championships 2019 – Pack, Lists & Pics from ATC 2019!
Hey all, this last weekend saw the American Team Championships 2019 hosted at Camp Jordan, East Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Primarily a Warhammer 40k event (with over 400 players), the ATC is trying to grow the Warhammer Age of Sigmar event, with official support from Games Workshop. This year the event had six teams of four players, I’ll cover the pack, the results, and the top lists in this post.
Games Workshop also hosted a small preview event at the ATC. Ben Johnson, Product Developer for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Studio, previewed the sixth Chaos warband for Warcry, the Cypher Lords, and gave further details about the new Warcry game. You can find all the details over on Warhammer Community.
As always, check out Dark Fantastic Mills for great 3D printed terrain perfect for wargaming. Its super versatile and light so worldwide shipping is inexpensive. Use the “aos shorts” discount code for a further 10% off the already decent prices.
ATC 2019 Players’ Pack
The American Team Championships are a four player team event. You can read the full pack, and check out the highlights below:
- 2,000 point armies and General’s Handbook 2018
- Four rounds, each 3.5 hours long (including pairings).
- Each player brings an army from a different Grand Alliance
- No Realmscape Features or Realm Spells
- One Realm Artefact per team.
- Hidden Agendas in play (two per team player each round, no duplicates, revealed to your opponent)
- Pre-set terrain
- Model Conversion Policy
- Paint Competition Guidelines
- Sportsmanship / Code of Conduct
The battleplans for the event were all selected from the Core Book and General’s Handbook 2018.
- Round 1
- (A) Three Places of Power (CB p315)
- (A) Total Conquest (GHB 51)
- (B) Gifts from the Heavens (CB p316)
- (B) The Relocation Orb (GHB p61)
- Round 2
- (A) Duality of Death (GHB p52)
- (A) Battle for the Pass (GHB p53)
- (B) Starstrike (GHB P54)
- (B) Focal Points (GHB p57)
- Round 3
- (A) Places of Arcane Power (GHB p 60)
- (A) Total Commitment (GHB p56)
- (B) Shifting Objectives (GHB p59)
- (B) Escalation (CB p313)
- Round 4
- (A) Knife to the Heart (GHB p50)
- (A) Scorched Earth (GHB p55)
- (B) Border War (CB p314)
- (B) The Better Part of Valour (GHB p58)
The scoring was as follows:
- Major win: 16 TP
- Minor win: 12 TP
- Draw: 8 TP
- Minor loss: 4 TP
- Major loss: 0 TP
- Complete Hidden Agenda: 1 TP
- Prevent Opponent’s Hidden Agenda: 1 TP
Each team adds up the points for their players and the team with most points will be declared the winner. Kill points are used as the first tiebreaker.
Team scores are capped between 20 and 60 tournament points a round. This prevents skewed results from the initial draw.
- Captains have 20 minutes before each game to discuss with their team what the best strategy is for the round and to work out the pairings for the round.
- Distribution of Hidden Agendas among team members will also have to be completed within this 20 minutes.
- Step 1
- For the first set of pairings, both teams select an army and place it face down on the table.
- When both teams have selected their armies, they are then revealed simultaneously.
- The teams then select two armies each to counter the revealed army of the opposing team, and place them face down on the table.
- When all four armies have been placed, they are then revealed simultaneously.
- Out of the two armies placed by their opponents, each team selects one to play against the army that they placed initially.
- For the second set of pairings, the unselected army remaining at the end of the Step 1 process remains on the table and will automatically play against the opposing armies left at hand.
- Step 2
- Team Captains roll off (using an official ATC die).
- The winner distributes the first two scenarios (A) on the scenario list for the current round to any two of the player matches that were determined in Step 1.
- The opposing Team Captain then determines the tables that these matches will be played on.
- Then the Captain that lost the roll off will distribute the last 2 scenarios (B) on the scenario list for the current round to the two remaining player matches that were determined in Step 1 and the opposing Team Captain then determines the tables that these matches will be played on.
- Step 3
- Proceed with the distribution of Hidden Agendas among team members.
ATC 2019 Results
The event was run via the Best Coast Pairings app – a great app for iOS and Android that I have previously covered on the site. You can check out all the results and pairings on the app.
The clear winners were Grain Alliance Alcohol, who got maximum 60 point scores in each of their rounds, and won 15 out of 16 individual match-ups. Comprehensively taking out the overall title and the top position in each of the Grand Alliances.
- 1st: Grain Alliance Alcohol
- Zach Caschetta (Stormcast)
- Brendan Melnick (Flesh-Eater Courts)
- Jacob Berry (Skaventide)
- Carson Burns (Gloomspite)
- 2nd: Back 2 Back ATC Champions
- Brian Sayman (Disciples of Tzeentch)
- Scooter Walters (Flesh-Eater Courts)
- William Bankard (Ironjawz)
- Lincoln Tidwell (GA Order)
- 3rd: Sigmar and Chill
- Rob Fortin (Gloomspite)
- Philip Fortin (Nighthaunt)
- Al Hasting (Khorne)
- Daniel Sacdalan (Stormcast)
ATC 2019 Winning Lists
You can find all the lists on Best Coast Pairings, but the lists for Grain Alliance Alcohol were:
Zach Caschetta – Stormcast
Brendan Melnick – Flesh-Eater Courts
Jacob Berry – Skaventide
Carson Burns – Gloomspite
ATC 2019 Gallery
With thanks to on site reporter, Ben Johnson, here is a selection of photos from the event.
2020 American Team Championship Canceled Due to Crisis
Please read the whole post. The 2020 American Team Championship (ATC) has been canceled due to the current worldwide crisis. Take a look at the latest.
Coming from ATC’s Facebook Page, they’ve got an extremely important announcement that everyone planning to go to the event should read. They’ve also got steps to take from here if you already bought your ticket for this year.
2020 American Team Championship Canceled Due to Crisis
Before we jump into the big announcement, remember that we’ll be covering all the highlights. If you want to read the whole thing for yourself, be sure to head over to their Facebook. Spoilers: It’s a lot to cover.
After some very long conversations and meetings with the Chattanooga Convention Center, the city of Chattanooga, other host hotels, and local authorities we have decided that the best thing for all of the communities involved and the event is to cancel this year’s ATC. Ultimately, the health our game community and public must come first.
Please know that this is a just as disappointing to us as it is to you and it was not a decision that we ultimately wanted to come to and we took it very seriously. We were truly hoping for everyone, everywhere that things would turn around sooner, not just for the ATC but for our nation and world as well.
By now, you might be wondering why they did not reschedule the event. Well, because of the severity and big unknown portion of where the crisis will go, they do not want to string out any dates for us to anticipate, only to reschedule things further down the line. That could just lead to frustration.
What If you Already Bought a Ticket?
Again, we want to be 100% transparent with you. Ultimately, and to be blunt, we can do some refunds but if we refund every team, there will not be another ATC. With that in mind, we will be offering all ticket holders the following options:
A – Refund your Ticket
B – You can Apply Your Ticket purchase for this year To Next Year’s Event.
– To be honest, this is the #1 way to ensure that the ATC returns.
– This can also be transferred to a different team for next year if desired and can be done at a later time.
– If you option to do this and ultimately end up not being able to attend next year we will work with you to resolve this at that time as well.
C – Donate your ticket to the ATC
– This is not something that we are asking or expecting. Some may have offered to do so and we have included it here as an option for that reason. If you choose to do so, 100% will go toward next year’s event.
For the Hotel
The Marriott was the only hotel that took a deposit from the attendees. They have no intentions of keeping that deposit.
1 – If you made a reservation in the ATC room block at the Marriott, you will automatically be taken care of within the next week.
2 – If you did NOT make a reservation in the ATC room block at the Marriott, you WILL need to call and cancel your room or the Marriott will keep your deposit. You have until four days before your first day of reservation to do this but we suggest doing it ASAP.
3 – To be clear, this only applies to rooms booked with our host hotels. If you made reservations somewhere else, you should call ASAP to cancel your rooms.
There is no need to contact us requesting a refund or credit. We will be contacting all TEAM CAPTAINS for 40k and AoS with these options within the next 24 hours. We will also be contacting all Underworlds, Heresy, Kings of War and Star Wars Legion individual ticket holders as well within the next 24 hours.
Stay safe, stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!
-Shane, Chris, Mel and the entire ATC staff
The Silver Lining
The silver lining to everything is that the ATC is already looking for dates in 2021. While it might be a bummer that some 40k fan’s favorite event of the year is canceled this time around, the crew is at least being proactive in keeping their community happy and keeping the ball rolling.
With another huge 40k event canceled, what will you be continuing to start a new faction to get ready for next year and help pass the time?
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Team Up & Grab Your Tickets For The 2020 Warhammer ATCs!
Time to get the Warhammer band back together and get your minis ready for the American Team Championships (ATCs) 2020!
Join the battle this year in the beautiful hills of Tennessee! If you play 40k, AoS or Horus Heresy, get your tickets for 2020 ATCs today!
ATC 2020 WARHAMMER 40K TEAM TICKET
IMPORTANT! Be sure to choose “Tickets (No Shipping Required)” when purchasing your ticket.
This ticket covers the entry fee for the entire weekend into the American Team Championships Warhammer 40k Team Event for ALL Five (5) Players on a single team.
Event dates are June 12th, 13th, 14th 2020.
Event details can be found at www.whatc.org
This ticket is non-refundable.
ATC 2020 AGE OF SIGMAR TEAM TICKET
IMPORTANT! Be sure to choose “Tickets (No Shipping Required)” when purchasing your ticket.
This ticket covers the entry fee of the entire weekend for the American Team Championships Age of Sigmar Team Event for ALL Four (4) Players on a single team.
ONLY 1 TICKET is Required PER 4 PERSON TEAM!
Event dates are June 13th & 14th 2020.
Event details can be found at www.whatc.org
This ticket is non-refundable.
ATC 2020 HORUS HERESY EVENT TICKET
IMPORTANT! Be sure to choose “Tickets (No Shipping Required)” when purchasing your ticket.
This ticket covers the entry fee to ALL Horus Heresy Events for the American Team Championships Horus Heresy Events for One (1) Player.
Event dates are June 12th, 13th 2020.
Event details can be found at www.whatc.org
This ticket is non-refundable.
Don’t miss out on this amazing weekend of Warhammer Team fun. Make sure you visit Dicehead Games and secure your tickets today!
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The 2021 Las Vegas Team Tournament – Goonhammer
The 2021 Las Vegas Team Tournament (LVTT) just wrapped up, with the Art of War team taking home the top honors. We’ve been looking to cover more team events recently and when the Art of War team reached out to us about collaborating on a piece about team events, we were happy to jump on board. In this article we’ll be talking about the event, the experience, and playing in team tournaments.
The Art of War Team
You can check out more from the Art of War team and explore their coaching services by visiting their website: The Art of War 40k.
AoW: The truism that Team events are the ultimate form of fun and competition in the Warhammer community was put to the test once more at the Las Vegas Team Tournament, which ran September 25th and 26th. We here at the Art of War – Nick Nanavati, Richard Siegler, John Lennon, Brad Chester, and Jack Harpster – played against some amazingly talented teams and ended up coming out on top. Rather than talk about all the individual matchups that we played, we wanted to provide some commentary on our experiences either leading up to, during, and after the event, and emphasize just how awesome team competition is, as well as talk about some of the insight we gleaned from preparing and executing our plan for the event.
I was excited for the Las Vegas Team Tournament, eagerly counting the hours until the event began. Nothing gets me more excited about 40k than team 40k, and this was a chance to attend the largest team event in years. Some of the best players in America were forming teams as opposition, and we knew everyone would come prepared. But as much as I was excited, no one – and I do mean NO ONE – was as excited as my teammates. They left no stone unturned when it came to preparation, and on game day everyone showed up with a singular purpose – to be the best team in the room. I’ve been on different teams for 40k events for more than ten years now, both nationally and abroad, and there has never been a team that I’ve been on with such trust in each other and support for one another. It truly made the experience incredible.
I must also say that each and every one of our opponents were all of the highest class of sportsman. We hit some of the toughest teams in the room with increasing stakes, and not once did we have any issues. In fact, I personally played some amazingly enjoyable games against people I’ve never played before. It was awesome! I wanted to give a big “thank you” to both my team, all of our opponents, and the FLG staff for putting on a truly fantastic weekend.
Old Man Brad (Brad Chester)
I love me some team tournaments. They’re by far my favorite way to play 40k and I can’t recommend enough that everyone try and play in a team event if they get the chance.
Singles events are fantastic, but it is only in team events that you add the added complexity of pairing against the other team and creating lists that work together as a team to get the best pairings possible. I was extra lucky to have a team that not only spent a lot of time preparing the best possible lists, but each person was willing to take a terrible match up for themselves so the team could win the round. That’s really the best thing about team events – it’s that you can take a loss and still come out a winner. Boom OMB for the old man clichés!
Team tournament Warhammer is the best form of competitive 40k. You gather a bunch of your best friends, spend weeks cleverly crafting lists and testing them, strategizing about what other teams might do, create unique symbols and jerseys for your team, and then get to the event and brush shoulders against players from all over the world.
We, as a team, went on a wild journey to figure out what our lists would end up being. I was, of course, the Admech player, but throughout the process I was asked to bring more and more guns to put the fear into opposing teams who might have flyer spam, especially those nasty Freebooterz Ork lists. John was dominating with the Sororitas, and many teams even brought lists almost identical to his! Brad was tearing up the Midwest with his Drukhari. That left Jack and Nick. Jack loves his melee marines and Black Templars have amazing utility and were a perfect fit for the heavy cover board that Frontline had created. But what about Nick?
We went on a rollercoaster ride of lists to figure out what Nick would play since he couldn’t take the Drukhari he was most familiar with as Brad had the best results. He started believing that a janky Harlequin list with Craftworlds indirect fire would be a useful list in pairings, being able to play the mission well and force action. But it just was nowhere near as good as the Drukhari plus Craftworlds soup that Sean Nayden had pioneered. Then we thought about Custodes, as we wanted a second list that could work as a defender. But Custodes often had a tough third secondary and typically lost close games by a few points even with their durability. “What about Grey Knights?,” I asked two weeks before list submission?
“No, Siegler, no one is going to learn Grey Knights in two weeks and you have to play Admech.” Fine, let’s just run an absurd Ork list with the nine squigbuggies, some scrapjets and three Kill Rigs that we received approval to convert since the official model was still not released at this point. The list actually dominated in our playtesting matches, but Nick felt it was so mono-dimensional and boring. He wanted something that could win games based on movement but still did damage. Tyranids, Tau, Knights, and even GSC were considered–some being tongue-in-cheek!
Well, he finally picked up the Grey Knight book and enjoyed what he read. Then I delivered a beatdown on his Drukhari on stream with my Grey Knight list and that convinced him that it could be an option. Together we refined it and with less than a week until we left for the tournament, Nick got in as many games as he could against as many top lists that we expected to be there. To his credit, he went 5-1 with the Grey Knights and loved every minute of it (though I didn’t love the broken Dreadknight swords I was handed when we got home!).
I wanted to give some background on how we chose our lists for the event, because it might seem like we just brought what we thought was best right now, but it actually involved a lot more debate and testing than you might think. And even though Orks had the best win rate in our practice games, we believed in Nick to play the Grey Knights to a high level and be an asset to our team in pairings and it worked! It just highlights how important it is to find a list that fits a player’s style and that they can not only get the most out of, but also enjoy doing it!
And we truly enjoyed the Las Vegas team tournament! We got to meet so many wonderful friends, new and old, and play against people we had not seen in awhile. I also want to give a shout-out to the community of players there in Vegas who respected the seriousness of Covid-19 and the mask ordinance. The whole event showcased how wonderful our community is!
It’s been over two years since a large team event was held in the US, and it felt like the wait was worth it. Honestly, I have been more excited for this event than for anything else on my calendar, as the staple American Team Championship is actually what got me traveling for tournaments for the first time. There’s nothing quite like forming a plan with your closest friends and spending long nights plotting every detail of every list for a team event. My absolute favorite part is the minigame of pairings, and planning every member of the team to have a specific role that leads to group victory. Between Brad, Nick and myself there were a lot of cooks in the pairings kitchen, but we worked together to make sure everyone covered their weaknesses.
I also feel like the team format really helps cover up some problems with the meta. Going in, I was really worried about how my trusted Sisters of Battle would do if someone showed up with a multitude of Dakkajets and Squigbuggies, but in a team tournament I love that I can avoid skewed matchups that would normally end my weekend. In return, I was happy to jump into the Space Marines that some of my teammates would rather avoid! Each round, we carefully chose which of our players would get favorable matchups, while others had difficult rounds ahead. The team mentality is something else though, as each member would happily lose a round to guarantee victory elsewhere! I ended up losing a very enjoyable game, but felt no disappointment at all because my team was able to carry the round. I can’t stress enough how much the team format keeps me invested, and that it is by far the most enjoyable way to play!
Each of us has emphasized how much we love team tournaments, and that’s for a simple reason. They’re just that much fun. The whole feeling of the event is different as you aren’t just playing for yourself like in the singles events we’re all used to and you must cover for your teammates’ weaknesses and rely on them to cover yours. Each of us had to eat a loss so our team could get the matchups they needed. The only one who didn’t was Brad, who over and over we shoved into bad matchups, he got his ass kicked and then he pulled out the win anyway. On our team, my Black Templars were the dedicated Ork buggy hunters as the rest of the team preferred to avoid the matchup, whereas my terminators and bladeguard could walk through the fire and engage the vehicles deceptively quickly with devout push. Somehow we managed to get me into them twice in two excellent games against Dan Sansone and Matt Root. Our hardest round came in the finals against team N is for Netlist, a team literally no one saw coming until after they’d carved through several fantastic teams in a row. They showcased how much 40k has spread, that people who previously were relative unknowns can still show up with the skill and game plan to compete at the top level. We hit the airport Sunday night, kicking off a whirlwind 15 or so hours of travel before we finally got to sleep in our own beds, thoroughly exhausted. I wish team events happened more often, right now I just want to do another one.
Art of War: We as a team believe that such events offer the best platform for healthy competition, camaraderie, community excitement and hype, sportsmanship and showcasing the hobby as a whole! Frontline Gaming did an outstanding job running the LVTT and we hope that more tournament circuits will continue to add such events to build off the groundwork laid by the American Team Championships (ATC)!
Don Hooson – Smite Club Project Mayhem
The Las Vegas Team Tournament was a blast this year and has proven to be an event that will continuously get large amounts of people interested in going every year. My team was Smite Club: Project Mayhem. I will admit that I was the weak link of the team – we had Aaron W with Ad Mech, Dan O with Drukhari, Ben J with Orkz, Steve R with Grey Knights, and me with Death Guard. Fortunately I was able to fill the slot of “Weird list” on the team and proved to confuse most of my opponents with the lack of ObSec. Our team would wind up going 19 wins,10 losses, and 1 draw, scoring 2322 points and giving up 1788 points throughout the event (acquiring 1.3 points to every 1 we gave up). Over the six actual rounds we went 4 wins and 2 losses, for a 10th place finish, and both of the team’s losses were my fault. My hubris caused our Ad Mech player to go into unfavorable matchups that I had a significantly better time against than Ad Mech does. This is where team events prove to be amazing – it is about making sure the team wins. Sometimes that means you don’t chase the cookie for yourself and instead try to figure out how your team will handle the match to the best outcome. I do love these team events as well. You get to meet so many people compared to singles events. I can hardly wait for the next LVTT. I plan on being more prepared for the next time. Smite Club will be back and we will aim for ever greater heights at these events.
James “Boon” Kelling – Advanced Warfare (Ryan Olson, Matt Root, Charlie Andre, Elliott Levy, and James Kelling. Coach: Ben Cherwien):
If it wasn’t clear from the members of the Art of War team above, they went on to win the event in a dominating fashion, having played through all of the best teams in the field. You can see their emphasis on the team component clearly, but I want to offer a different perspective – one of pairing into them in round four.
Finishing out our day one, the round four pairing went up that night and we saw that we had drawn the guys over at Art of War. A matchup we knew to be inevitable if we wanted to win. As a team we went out to dinner that night to discuss our pairing strategy – a process that we had actually done prior to the event start for key teams of interest.
That night was a frustrating exercise indeed. For those not familiar with the team events, pairings are a game unto itself – teams will each select one of their members in secret to ‘defend’ then reveal at the same time. Then the teams will secretly select two ‘attackers’ to go into the revealed opposing defender, and reveal those at the same time. Finally, the defender on each team will select which of the two attackers to play and on which board. Then the whole process repeats a second time with the remaining player on each team pairing afterwards.
We began by first identifying, at an individual player level, who we thought we could reasonably play into on the AoW team and win, who we might win against pending a go-first and/or board advantage, and who we probably lose to on pure list-by-list basis. The disappointing outcome of this exercise saw more probable losses than wins and circuitous speculation as to the potential options based on who we thought AoW may choose to defend with first and how they’d react by defending one of our players. As a corollary, the discussion of whether we sacrifice a defender (assume loss) to select out a scary attacking player/list added additional wrinkles. This conversation with its countless permutations reflected a matchup with no good options and we did not come out with a satisfying conclusion that night. Unlike other teams, the AoW team simply did not give us many good or even coinflip matchups where we might reliably count on good luck.
It showed the next day – we were forced into bad pairings that resulted in a 4-1 defeat with our lone win being Charlie Andre’s Grey Knights into John Lennon’s Sisters. A fact Charlie made sure we knew and that he was very proud of. So in turn we made sure to remind him over and over again during the weekend that we were aware.
And that is the essence of the team event, a building of camaraderie through mutual gain, loss, problem solving, celebrating, and ribbing. It’s a fantastic experience even in defeat.
You can check out more from the Art of War team and explore their coaching services by visiting their website: The Art of War 40k.
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FTN Bonus Episode 26 – American Team Championship – The Facts – Forge the Narrative
This is not an episode I put out easily. Paul speaks directly with the main TOs from The ATC to talk about the recent controversy and the way forward. This is not our typical episode. If you aren’t curious about what happened or don’t want to hear about some of the ‘issues’ facing competitive 40k play please skip this episode and tune in later this week when we’ll be talking about Kill Team and our personal experiences as players at this wonderful event. The official statement from the ATC in the show notes. I really appreciate these guys sitting down with me to speak about this difficult subject.
July 16th, 2018
This press release is in regards to Team Happy being asked to leave this year’s ATC. Any article, podcast, blog, etc. that states otherwise is misinformed and inaccurate in their information and should be disregarded.
The ATC has clearly stated policies on our website and mission pack. It is our responsibility to follow these guidelines in fairness to all players involved. The statements below reflect that we did just that. We also want to take this opportunity to say that it was made obvious to us this year that our slow play, some model policies and our penalty system are in need of a revision. Those revisions are already in the works and in future years will be much stricter.
What happened at the ATC 2018 event concerning Team Happy:
After Round 3 a player with an illegal model was brought to our attention.
According to our policies we issued the player in question a retroactive Round 1 warning and a current round 2 game loss. The model issue had been corrected after game 2 and was not used in round 3 so there was no need for any action in regards to that model in round 3.
As to the question of “Why was a specific points penalty/loss not announced immediately?” Our response is that we had an event already running late and a room full of players who continued to bombard us with their concerns, giving us no chance to think it through clearly. We needed and wanted to make sure that we had the time and clarity to make the right penalty that would have an actual impact on the team penalized and we knew that anything less than a complete removal of the team (at that time) was not going to affect the next round pairings, so we kept the event moving and applied the penalty during rd 3 once we had a few mins to take action.
Also, during round 3 another player on the team had an issue with his opponent which led to a situation with our head judge. Both players were running on high emotions and attitudes were in poor form. The original rumor regarding what had actually happened was found to be false and grossly over-exaggerated on the floor. The truth of the matter was confirmed by our head judge. The over exaggeration that was sweeping the room was that the player had told our head judge to go F*** himself, when what was truly said was “I’m not going to do that” (in regards to the judge’s suggestion to resolve the controversial game issue at hand). The issue was resolved by the players once the TO’s came on the scene and as per our policy, a warning was issued to the player (first warning to that player) and team captain. We want to be clear that had the player actually said that to any of our staff, they would have been immediately ejected and banned from the event. We have a zero tolerance policy for such behavior and we immediately went into a 30 minute conversation with the team captain with full intention of removing the player from our event. Once the truth was discovered, the warning was issued instead of player removal.
During the lunch break (after game 3) we had a very long meeting with the team captain, Tony. An agreement (initiated by the captain) was made that if there were any other issues with anyone on the team, that the team would withdraw from the event. We did not disclose this agreement to the rest of the event players at that time but promised the other captains that we would reveal our decision and intentions in their entirety at the end of the event (which we have just done).
As another layer of enforcement and proactivity, we also posted our head judge as a permanent judge at the team’s tables for the rest of their event.
After round 4 there were questions of slow play brought against the team.
This was reviewed and checked against our slow play policies/guidelines.
After review, all game lengths had met our requirements (minimum 4 turns completed), there was no pattern of games not meeting the required number of rounds and no judges had been brought to the table to address “slow play tactics” during the round.
After round 5 there was a model conversion infraction brought to our attention.
We addressed the issue and ultimately the team was asked to leave our event, with no games played in the final round.
The team did not argue to try and stay in the event, they were courteous to take our request and in order to not create more delays, they waited until the final round was underway to come and discuss all of the details. The team left after a very reasonable and respectful conversation with our staff and TO’s and there were no confrontations of any kind.
We want the community to know that we do not take these situations lightly. What we do at the ATC sets a precedent and a certain standard. A decision like this is no small thing, and no TO ever wants to have to eject someone from their event, let alone five players. We always want to make our decisions with a clear head, in accordance with our policies and guidelines, with integrity and fairness to all players involved. We also want to make it very clear that mob mentality and threats of not coming back to our event were absolutely not a factor in our decision, in fact they hindered us from making the decision sooner as it added an entire other layer of issues to our already full plate. We understand that players were upset; they had every right to be, especially if what was being said around the room was true. We were extremely upset as well and if the situation was what it had been rumored, then we would have removed players immediately, but by taking the time to go to every player directly involved on both sides and getting the facts, and then taking it all and putting it all together, we were able to do our job correctly, clearly and fairly, without anger and influence from outside sources.
In the end, we learn every year what we could have done better, where we failed and where we excelled, we listen to our players input and we adjust from there.
That’s the best we can do, for you, for us and for the community.
We are ready to move forward to better days, higher player standards and the best ATC event ever in 2019 and we hope that you will move forward with us!
– Shane, Chris and the ATC staff
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Forge the Narrative is mostly a Warhammer 40k Podcast. Each episode is about an hour long. This ideally gives you something neat to listen to on your way to work, or on the way back home. Maybe you can even listen while you are painting or modeling!
FTN mostly focuses on 40k, but again you will see in the first few episodes we take a severe deep dive into nerdom. These have been a blast to record and I hope they help pass the time for you.
Competitive 40k – An Introduction
Hobby, August 25, 2021
If you’ve ever been interested or just curious what it’s about, here’s a breakdown of the whole big show.
There are a lot of ways to play Warhammer 40,000 (40k) but few elicit as strong a reaction as the mention of Competitive 40k. For instance, one reads about a tournament, perhaps some controversy, and they are drawn to the conclusion that it’s filled with nothing but toxicity. While its true, there have been some controversies over the past few years, the vast majority of competitive players are a joy to play against and a blast to hang out with. Unfortunately, the public airing of this “dirty laundry” has created much of this negative sentiment, which I believe is unfairly warranted.
This has motivated me to write this piece. I’m not on a mission to espouse my favorite format of 40k as “the way” to play the game. Nor am I under the impression that many of the people I mentioned above will have their minds changed by this online article from someone they don’t know. My goal is to give you a chance to know what competitive 40k is really all about, from someone who has competed on a national level within the U.S. for many years.
While much of my experience here is derived from competing in the continental US, much of the competitive scene world wide follows a very similar format. I’ve done my best to call these differences out where I can.
Simply put, Competitive 40k involves playing at tournaments. While many of these events will have multiple “tournaments”, the format referred to as “Competitive 40k” refers to the One vs One, 2000pts, Matched Play format. Here’s what this means:
- You play multiple games where it is you vs a single opponent
- You both have armies designed for 2000pts
- The games use the Matched Play rules, found in the core rulebook
As I mentioned above, there are other types/formats of tournaments (such as team tournaments). Some of these are even classified as “Competitive”, such as the World Team Championship (WTC) and the American Team Championship (ATC). Both formats are exceptionally different from standard One vs One singles play so, they won’t be part of this guide.
Typically, these singles tournaments are registered and scored as part of the International Tournament Circuit (ITC). As you attend tournaments you will earn points depending on how well you place at the event. These points are then used to rank players on a leader board both overall and by faction. At the end of the season the ITC awards trophies to the winners of each faction as well as an overall champion. Each ITC season typically runs from February to the end of January culminating with the defacto Championship tournament – the Las Vegas Open (LVO). The new season starts immediately following the end of the LVO, with no “off-season” in between.
One of the things that may come as a surprise to some people is that there is no single governing body that officiates over competitive 40k. Each tournament is able to have their own rules, missions, terrain, and even army restrictions. There is no standardized rule format for what can or cannot be used at a tournament – it is completely up to the organizers of the event.
This is what leads to a lot of misconceptions on event results, such as statistics of how some armies performed. When tournaments can have wide-ranging changes between them, you can often get very different results that have little to do with the army’s current rules.
In years past, the missions that shipped with the core rulebook were not designed for competitive play. There were other issues too that tournaments struggled to balance out in order to make it as fair as possible for everyone. Some of these included significantly imbalanced unit profiles, such as those available from Forgeworld (which still divides people today) as well as books taking years to come out. This lead to tournaments enacting severe measures such as outright banning certain units/models from use at their events.
Towards the end of 7th edition we saw the rise of the ITC Champions Missions. Frontline Gaming, the facilitators of the ITC, developed and published a set of missions for their events (such as the LVO) which sought to balance out competitive play. These missions were hugely successful and became widely adopted by other tournaments through the course of 8th edition.
Today, GW produces a set of missions specifically for tournament play that share many of the same concepts. They have someone dedicated to balancing these missions as well as hosting events of their own. In addition to this, the pace of new books being released has been greatly sped up and many of their in-house balancing issues (such as with Forgeworld models) have been sorted out.
Before the Tournament
Let’s take a step back though and touch on how you even find tournaments to attend. There are two systems used by tournament hosts depending on which region of the world you are in. In Australia and New Zealand, many tournaments use Down Under Pairings. In other regions, such as the US, they use Best Coast Pairings. Both of these systems are used to register and run the events at tournaments, which you can use to find out when and where the next tournaments are coming up.
Best Coast Pairings (BCP) may be the most commonly used system at events and it isn’t just used for registration and scheduling. At the tournaments, you will be using BCP to register yourself; check in to the event; see who your next opponent is and at what table; and see overall standings. If this sounds really complicated don’t worry, tournaments have a registration and check in process at the events where they can easily walk you through setting up the app, checking in, and getting ready for your first game.
Registration & List Submission
Tournaments typically have a website or social media page where you can register ahead of time and get more information. You will find that many of these tournaments are reoccurring events that often have tickets on sale well before the event is entered into BCP. In some cases, such as Warzone Atlanta, tickets sell out incredibly fast (sometimes in minutes). Many times there is a waiting list you can get on for people who drop or cancel from the tournament. This is often first-come-first-serve, meaning the earlier you get on that list the better.
Most tournaments have a few important deadlines that you need to be aware of before attending:
- List Submission
- New Rules Cutoff
- Custom model approvals
All competitive tournaments require players to submit their army list ahead of time – they will publicize this as the submission date. This is often done to ensure that tournament organizers (TOs) have time to review any lists for issues. Typically, you submit your list using BCP but sometimes you need to email your list depending on how the TOs have setup the process.
New Rules Cutoff
New books are constantly coming out and FAQs are also frequently posted. The New Rules Cutoff date is when the TOs have stated they will not accept any new rules for the event. Typically this is 2 weeks before the event however, some FAQs may be permitted even on the day they come out. Its important to keep an eye out for this as well as any communications from the TOs as far what will be allowed in. These are typically either via email or on the social media site.
Custom Model Approvals
Tournaments will allow you to use model conversions and even proxies (a substitute model) in some cases. In either case you will need to get approval ahead of time by the TOs to allow you to use these models. Sometimes there is a cutoff for when the TOs will be able to review your conversions so, its important to keep an eye out for this in their rules/information.
Painting & Modeling Requirements
Yes, tournaments require your models to be painted. Previously the standard was that you need to have every model in your army painted with at least three colors and based. Most recently GW has updated this to be more defined as Battle Ready – which most tournaments have adopted.
With this now baked into your scoring, the “requirement” is not so much for you to be able to participate or not, but 10pts per game is roughly 50pts at most major tournaments – which means you are down 50pts against everyone else with the same record as you.
One other thing most people overlook is that you need to have your army distinguishable when you bring multiple sub-factions. For example, if your army has Cult of Duplicity and Cult of Magic detachments in it, your models should be painted in a way that your opponent can easily distinguish between which models are part of which detachment. This can be something as simple as painting the bases a different color.
All tournaments these days also require your models to be WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) – meaning you can’t have an Icon of Flame modeled on one of your marines if you don’t have one paid for in your list. The same goes for if you did pay for one, you should have it clearly marked (typically with the correct bits) so its clear which models have one. This goes for models with different weapons too – like Combi-Meltas, Combi-Plasma, etc. If you play a highly customizable army, like Space Marines, and you’re constantly changing your mind about weapons, it can pay to magnetize your models so you can quickly change them out. You also can sometimes get away with using super glue since the bonds can often be broken without damaging the model.
Finally, if you already own a collection of models from previous editions, you should be aware that tournaments have a standardized base size for all models in the game. The easy way to figure this out is simply look at the models/units on the web store and in the descriptions it notes what base size they come with. The base size listed on the site is the base size your models will be expected to be on, even if they previously came with smaller/larger bases.
At the Tournaments
Make sure you know ahead of time what the event schedule looks like prior to the day of the event. This schedule is usually posted on their site or social media. Here’s what you really want to make sure you know:
- What time does the first round start
- What time do you have to be back from lunch
How is the Tournament Run?
Typically, the morning of the event(or the night before) the TOs will open up the event for “Check Ins” in BCP. This is simply intended to notify them that you’re here and ready to go. If you’re not checked in by round one, the tournament may start without you and you’re going to need to make a good case to the TOs to let you back in.
When round one begins, you will get a notification on your mobile device (with BCP) indicating that “Pairings are up” – meaning round one has started. You then simply pull up BCP, look up your pairing and it will show you what table you’re assigned to.
After that, it’s game on and good luck. The same process is repeated for each round until the tournaments conclusion.
Coming up in part two I’ll get into the philosophy of getting better, list building, and more.
The Russian national figure skating team finished the season triumphantly – for the first time in history it became the winner of the World Team Championship. The tournament was held in Osaka, Japan from April 15 to 17. Russian figure skaters excelled in three types of four, overtaking their closest pursuers from the USA and Japan in terms of points. However, there was no doubt about the success of the national team even before the start of the competition.After all, all the leaders of world figure skating went to the tournament in its composition: Anna Shcherbakova, Victoria Sinitsina with Nikita Katsalapov and Anastasia Mishina with Alexander Gallyamov. The best moments of the victorious start for Russia are in the material of “Lenta.ru”.
The world team championship traditionally involves the countries occupying the first six places in the ranking of the International Skating Union (ISU). This time they were Russia, USA, Canada, Japan, Italy and France. According to the regulations, each of the countries must be represented by two singles girls, two singles men, one sports couple and one dance duet.
The selection was based on the results of the individual world championship: the one who climbed higher there less than a month ago, he got into the composition. Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Mikhail Kolyada, Yevgeny Semenenko, Anastasia Mishina with Alexander Gallyamov and Victoria Sinitsina with Nikita Katsalapov departed from the Russian national team to Osaka.
The team tournament itself, of course, is inferior to the personal one in prestige. It’s a cross between competition and show. Skaters here feel a little more relaxed, and they are judged much more loyal.In addition, the tournament has an open prize pool of one million dollars (the winner receives 200 thousand). From the unusual thing that each team chooses a captain – in the Russian team, 24-year-old Tuktamysheva has become.
The team with the most points becomes the winner of the tournament. Each athlete is awarded a certain point for his performance: for the first place – 12, for the second – 11, and so on. These points are summed up
Even before the start of the tournament, there was practically no doubt that the Russian team would become the champion.The triumph in Stockholm has not yet been forgotten – three gold out of four. World Champion Irina Slutskaya in a commentary to Chempionat.com confirmed: “We must wait for the victory of the Russian team at the World Team Championship. No country has so many leaders. It is almost impossible to defeat us. ” It is also important that the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) does not apply to the team tournament, so the Russians play with the flag and anthem, as in the good old days. This is a serious help – at least from the point of view of psychology.
But the Russian team has never won this tournament in history: it was the second twice and took the bronze medal once. Since the beginning of the competition, since 2009, the Americans have won more often than others. They have four gold awards on their account. Now, however, the US team could only count on a miracle. Apart from the single skater Nathan Chen, there were no skaters capable of competing for top places in the team.
Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov, who sensationally won the last world championship in the competition of sports pairs, did not experience any problems this time either.Both in the short and in the free program, they brought Russia 12 points each. Affected, of course, is that the main competitors of the Russians, the Chinese Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, were not at the tournament. However, even if we evaluate the performance of Tamara Moskvina’s students in isolation from this fact, it is difficult to find fault with them. Only the triple salchow in the short program failed (Gallyamov made a double), but this mistake cannot be called fatal.
Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov
Photo: Koki Nagahama – International Skating Union / International Skating Union via Getty Images
“They are so great that they simply have no strength.We finished the season perfectly. There is a wonderful, strongest and purest skiing. I am delighted!” – confirmed the honored coach Tatyana Tarasova. And the Olympic champion Natalya Bestemyanova remarked: “The performance of our athletes today is a real sensation! They skated beautifully to prove that the victory at the World Championship was not accidental. ”
It is interesting that the balance of power on the ground from the second to the sixth after the short program has changed dramatically. If, according to the results of the short, the Italians Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise (in six points) were closest to the Russians, then the Americans Alex Knirim and Brandon Fraser took the lead in the free program.Although the expression “got ahead” here looks somehow inappropriate: a real gap of 18 points separated the rivals from Mishina and Gallyamov.
There were no surprises in the tournament of dance duets too. The reigning world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov simply had no competitors: the Americans Madison Hubbel with Zachary Donoghue and Canadians Piper Gilles with Paul Poirier did not come. The only more or less serious rivals were Italians Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabri, bronze medalists of the 2019 European Championship.However, this duo still could not have real claims to leadership.
Nikita Katsalapov and Victoria Sinitsina
Photo: Koki Nagahama – International Skating Union / International Skating Union via Getty Images
Sinitsina and Katsalapov showed their best skating in both programs, with the exception of a slight blot in rhythm dance. Coach Alexander Zhulin even agreed that these skates were akin to victorious ones in Stockholm. On the first day of the competition, the Russians surpassed the Italians by four points, in an arbitrary – by six.And this despite the fact that during the performance, Sinitsina had a seam on her dress. The athletes skated, not paying attention to the incident, and the judges did not punish them.
After the rental, Victoria said that the emotions were only positive. “We are glad that we brought the team 12 more points, and we are glad how our season has ended,” said the athlete. Katsalapov added that he was happy to have such an experience and thanked everyone for their support. True, the degree of general euphoria was a little knocked down by the choreographer Ilya Averbukh, who asked not to exaggerate the victory of the duet and reminded of the absence of competitors.It is hard to argue that the fight would have been brighter with their participation.
Perhaps the main opening of the second part of the season for the Russian team is Evgeny Semenenko. He got to the world championship in Stockholm after winning the final of the Russian Cup, and before that he did not participate in major international tournaments. As for his candidacy, there were absolutely justified questions: at the national championship in December, the student of Alexei Mishin was not even on the podium. However, the federation decided to give the 17-year-old skater a chance, rather than let the more experienced Dmitry Aliyev rehabilitate himself.
In Sweden, Semenenko showed fantastic confidence: he did not break jumps and demonstrated serious technical content. The scores for him, however, were not high, but this is a matter of time and experience. It just so happens that judges are usually very careful with debutants. At the same time, in Osaka, Eugene confirmed that it was not in vain that he got his chance. The skater did without breakdowns, except that he allowed under-rotation on a triple axel in a short one. After the first day, he took seventh place, and after the second – fifth, beating, among other things, the titled Japanese Shomu Uno.
Photo: Koki Nagahama – International Skating Union / International Skating Union via Getty Images
Mikhail Kolyada can also record this start as an asset. After the short program, the athlete, for some reason, turned out to be only fifth, but this referee’s decision is controversial – if only because the American Jason Brown turned out to be higher, who does not jump quads. In an arbitrary situation, the situation changed: although Kolyada made several mistakes (for example, for some reason he jumped a double rittberger at the end), he got a good score and climbed to third place, losing only to the Japanese Yuzur Khan and the American Chen.These two athletes have traditionally played gold among themselves. “Today Kolyada failed to beat only people from another planet. You can only gradually approach them. Of all the rest, mortals, he is the first, ”stressed two-time Olympic champion and coach Maxim Trankov.
Anna Shcherbakova, the newly-made world champion, won the short program in the singles competition. Moreover, for the grandmaster’s 80 points in total, she left without ultra-si elements, but only due to component skating and a good bonus for the triple lutz – triple rittberger cascade.His student Eteri Tutberidze performs in the second part of the program. The problem was perhaps with the edge on the flip, but although the judges marked it as unclear, this practically did not affect the marks. The figure skater brought the maximum 12 points to the piggy bank of the Russian national team.
I am glad that everything that was planned worked out. Of course, there may also be questions for today’s performance, but I would not want to find fault with myself once again
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, the owner of the most technically difficult program among all the participants, became the second in the short.She cleanly made a triple axel, a cascade of triple lutz – a triple toe loop and a triple flip, and lost only because of the traditionally low second mark. However, the gap from Shcherbakova was less than a point – more than the wagering difference. “I really enjoyed the performance. I think it was evident in the way I skated. I was relaxed and was able to enjoy myself. And here I was able to show everything that I can, ”Tuktamysheva said as she stepped off the ice.
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The main competitors of the Russians were the Japanese women Rika Kihira and Kaori Sakamoto, but one of them did not go with a triple axel and the skating itself was somehow jerky, and the second, without ultra-si elements, could only hope for the mistakes of the Russians.As a result, Sakamoto lost three points to Tuktamysheva, while Kihira lost almost 11. Rika barely beat American Brady Tennell, who took fifth place.
Coach Inna Goncharenko expressed the opinion that Kihira’s problem is in her head. “Two years ago, she missed a medal at the World Championships. In Stockholm, Rika was considered a contender for gold, but unexpectedly she also failed. This season she started throwing. Kihira changed her coach, she wanted to go to Canada to Brian Orser, but it didn’t work out. As a result, Rica flew to Switzerland to Stéphane Lambiel.She is in some kind of search. It seems to me that Kihira has lost her inner self-confidence, ”said the specialist.
The singles free program closed the tournament. Kihira, like the day before, looked extremely confused: she fell from a double sheepskin coat, landed with a mistake from several jumps at once, and in the second half of the program she was tired and forgot about the presentation of the program and emotions. The judges gave the athlete a very modest mark – Rika barely left for 130 points. This, of course, did not allow her to come close to the top three.
Photo: Koki Nagahama – International Skating Union / International Skating Union via Getty Images
But nothing like this can be said about Sakamoto – once again this season she proved that she is underestimated. She skated her “Matrix” without visible errors, although without a triple axel or quadruple jumps. Due to the pure elements and the high level of the tracks, she managed to bypass Tuktamysheva in an arbitrary way, who, in turn, left two trixels.On landing from one of them, Elizabeth, however, did a three (turn on one leg – approx. “Lenta.ru” ), which is why she lost about two points. However, Sakamoto’s victory over Tuktamysheva did not decide anything: even the 10 points that Elizabeth earned guaranteed Russia a victory in the tournament.
Shcherbakova was the last to go out on the ice, and the skater already knew about the early triumph of the national team. Perhaps that’s why she managed to show, perhaps, the easiest skating of the season. Student Tutberidze skated backhand, but extremely skillfully, if you do not take a step-out on a quadruple flip.After leaving the ice, the athlete confirmed: “Before the performance I found out that we had already won the tournament. So I just skated and tried to have fun. ”
So, 125 points for Russia, 110 for the USA and 107 for Japan. Complete rout! And the first gold in the world team championship for Russia in history. The team captain reacted most emotionally to the triumph of Tuktamysheva. “I am very proud of the guys. We showed a very high level after tough competitions, the World Championship, which took a lot of energy.At this tournament, we showed our strength, and therefore our team is in the first place. We are very strong, ”she said.
This victory is important not only because this has never happened. The fact is that the tournament in Osaka is the last competition of the pre-Olympic season, and the next team championship will be held in Beijing. And the results of the Russians today, even despite the absence of many rivals, inspire optimism. It’s only the beginning! 90,079 9,0003 90,000 Sirius program participants won the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad
In the finals of the second World Online Chess Olympiad, Russian athletes beat the US team with a score of 3.5: 2.5 and became two-time champions of the tournament.Among the winners were juniors Andrey Esipenko, Volodar Murzin, Polina Shuvalova and Leia Garifullina – participants in specialized programs of the Educational Center “Sirius”.
Volodar Murzin and Leia Garifullina made their debut at the online Olympiad, Andrey Esipenko and Polina Shuvalova participated in the tournament for the second time. As Polina Shuvalova said, Russian athletes had no serious rivals in the group stage. In the playoffs, the team met with one of the rating favorites of the tournament – the team of China.
“In the final we expected to play with another leader – the Indian national team, we beat it at the first online Olympiad in the match for the champion title. But the Indian chess players lost to the American athletes whom we beat in the final. I played all the matches at home, with good internet, so I didn’t have any failures. I am very pleased with my result ”, – said the chess player.
Team Russia entered the fight on September 8 in the main division, which included 40 of the strongest teams.Our athletes took first place in their group, winning all nine matches. On the first day, the Russians beat the teams of Ukraine (4.5: 1.5), Germany (6: 0), Czech Republic (5: 1). Further, our team bypassed the participants from Paraguay (4.5: 1.5), Israel (5: 1), Argentina (6: 0). On the final day, Russian chess players were stronger than Italy (5: 1), Spain (4: 2) and Latvia (6: 0). According to the results of the qualifying stage, our team scored 18 points, became the leader of the group and advanced to the playoffs, which was held according to the knockout system.
The national team of Hungary became the rival of Russia in the quarterfinals. Both matches ended with a score of 3.5: 2.5 in favor of our chess players. In the semifinals, the Russians fought with Chinese athletes, whom they won with a score of 3.5: 2.5, 4: 2. In the final, the opponents of our team were chess players from the United States. The games ended in victory with the same score of 3.5: 2.5. For the second year in a row, the Russian team became the winner of the FIDE Online Olympiad, not allowing a single defeat.
The second online FIDE Olympiad was held from August 20 to September 15 on the Chess platform.com. The tournament was attended by 153 countries.
The system of training chess players has been operating at Sirius since 2016. Under the guidance of experts from the Chess Federation and coaches of national teams, young athletes from the regions undergo intensive training in the theory and practice of chess using unique high-tech techniques, and participate in tournaments. The program includes compulsory physical training.
The basis of the methodology was laid by the 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik and the Russian Chess Federation.World famous grandmasters come to Sirius especially for master classes: FIDE World Cup winner and two-time World Team Championship winner Sergei Karjakin, 12th World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Classes are also conducted by Vladimir Kramnik himself.
Kazan | Russia leads the team world figure skating championship, USA in 2nd place
Americans are 8 points behind
The Russian national figure skating team leads after the second day of the World Figure Skating Team Championship in Osaka, Japan.The second place is taken by the US team, 8 points behind the Russians.
Today Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov won the short program in the discipline of sports pairs. And Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov became the first in the free dance.
In addition, Mikhail Kolyada became the third among male singles in the free program.
The Championships tomorrow will feature the Women’s Singles and Pairs Free Skating program.
Position after the second day of competition
1. Russia – 91 points.
2. USA – 83.
3. Japan – 78.
4. France – 56.
5. Italy – 53.
6. Canada – 42.
April 17 90 130
09 : 10 – sports couples, free program.
10:40 – women, free program.
08:00 – demonstration performances.
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Shcherbakova spoke about winning the team World Cup
The Russian national figure skating team at the World Team Championship in Osaka.
22:21 17.04.2021 Nevsky Sport – Saint Petersburg
Director of “Sambo-70” – about the victory of Russia at the team World Cup: Americans felt that they were judging against us
Renat Laishev. Photo: the official website of TsSiO “Sambo-70”
Renat Laishev, Director of the Sports and Education Center of the Sambo-70 Center, commented on the victory of the Russian national team at the World Figure Skating Team Championship.
21:50 17.04.2021 Nevsky Sport – Saint Petersburg
For the first time in history, the Russian national figure skating team won the WTT team competition
Six teams took part in the WTT-2021 team tournament: Russia, USA, Japan, Italy, France and Canada.
21:33 17.04.2021 Banner of Labor – Timashevsk
Figure skating: Yekaterinburg took gold at the World Team Championship
Alexander Gallyamov and Anastasia Mishina won the sports pair competition.
22:04 17.04.2021 Administration of Yekaterinburg – Yekaterinburg
We are proud! The Russian national team won for the first time at the World Figure Skating Team Championship
For the first time in history, the Russian national team won the World Figure Skating Team Championship in Japan.
23:40 17.04.2021 IA Business Information Agency – Abakan
Russian figure skaters for the first time in history won gold at the World Team Championship
The Russian national team won the team figure skating championship.
17:20 17.04.2021 Gazeta.SPb – St. Petersburg
Russian figure skaters won the World Team Championship
Our athletes are 15 points ahead of the American runners-up.
In Osaka, Japan, the figure skating team championship of the planet has ended.
17:20 17.04.2021 Hometown Volgograd – Volgograd
Tuktamysheva – Winner of the World Team Championship
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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, as part of the Russian national team, won the World Figure Skating Team Championship in Japan.
16:33 17.04.2021 SportUR.Ru – Izhevsk
90,000 Medal standings at the end of all Olympic Games. Olympteka.ru
Comments on the table (list of countries):
 The USSR Olympic team (consisting of the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Tajik, Uzbek Soviet Republics and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) took part in the 1952-1988 Summer (except 1984) and 1956-1988 Winter Olympics.In 1992 as the National Team of the CIS countries (EUN) (without Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) under the IOC flag. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have resumed performing as independent teams from the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, the rest of the former USSR republics performing as independent teams from the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
 At the Olympic Games 1896 – 1952 and since 1992 as a Team for Germany Unified (GER), at the 1956-1964 Olympic Games.as the United Team of Germany (EUA), at the Olympic Games 1968-1988. as two independent companies – the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)
 The NOC of China was first recognized in 1956. In 1959, the People’s Republic of China canceled its membership in the Olympic Movement in protest against the recognition of the Taiwan NOC (which declared independence from China). In 1979, the IOC reinstated China’s membership. Since the 1980 Olympic Games, the People’s Republic of China has participated in all Olympic Games.
 At the Olympic Games 1896-1936 and since 1992 (after unification with the FRG) as part of the German team (GER), at three summer (1956, 1960, 1964) and three winter (1956, 1960, 1964) – as part of the United Team of Germany (EUA) (East (GDR) and West Germany (FRG)). 1968-1988 – an independent team of the GDR.
 At the Olympic Games of 1908 in London and 1912 in Stockholm – as part of the joint Australian Olympic team, together with New Zealand.
 From the 1948 London Olympics as South Korea.
 At the Olympic Games 1896-1936 and since 1992 (after unification with the GDR) as part of the German team (GER), at three summer (1956, 1960, 1964) and three winter (1956, 1960, 1964) – as part of the United Team of Germany (EUA) (East (GDR) and West Germany (FRG)). In 1952, 1968-1988 – an independent team of the Federal Republic of Germany.
 At the 1992 Summer and Winter Games, the newly independent states formed after the collapse of the USSR played for the last time as part of a single team (the National Team of the CIS countries) under the IOC flag.The combined team did not include athletes from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who resumed their performances as independent teams.
 At the Olympic Games of 1908 in London and 1912 in Stockholm – as part of the Australasian Joint Olympic Team, jointly with Australia (AUS).
 Ukrainian athletes took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag.After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Ukraine by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 East (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) at three summer (1956, 1960, 1964) and three winter (1956, 1960, 1964) Olympic Games played as a united team.
 At the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Yugoslavia was represented by the Serbian team. In 1920-1988 as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (as part of the present Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro).In 1992, in agreement with the IOC, athletes from Yugoslavia (as part of Serbia and Montenegro) acted as independent participants (IOP). In 2000-2004 as Yugoslavia (as part of Serbia and Montenegro).
 Until 1918 as Bohemia (BOH). At the Olympic Games 1920 -1992 as part of the Czechoslovakian team (TCH). Since the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Czech athletes have been an independent team.
 At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome – as part of the West Indies Federation team (Federation of the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Barbados).
 At the 1904 and 1908 Olympics as South Africa, 1912-1960 as the Union of South Africa. In 1963, South Africa was barred from participating in the Olympic Games by the IOC for pursuing an apartheid policy in the country that contradicted the main provisions of the Olympic Charter. In 1970, South Africa was excluded from the Olympic movement for the same reasons. In 1991, South Africa’s membership in the IOC was restored.
 Athletes from Belarus took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag.After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Belarus by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 Sportsmen of Kazakhstan took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOCs of Kazakhstan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 In the Olympic Games 1920 – 1988 – as part of the Yugoslav Olympic Team (YUG).Since the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Croatian athletes have taken part as an independent team.
 In the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988, Estonian athletes took part in the USSR team. After the declaration of independence and the recognition of the Estonian NOCs by the International Olympic Committee from the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, they act as an independent team.
 From the 1900 Olympics in Paris with the Bohemian team (BOH), from the 1920 Olympics with the Czechoslovakia team (TCH), in 1992 with the Czech Republic and Slovakia teams.Since the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, they have been an independent team.
 Athletes of Uzbekistan took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Uzbekistan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 In the Olympic Games 1920 – 1988 – as part of the Yugoslav Olympic Team (YUG).Since the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Slovenian athletes have taken part as an independent team.
 Georgian athletes took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Georgia by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 At the XVII Summer Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, Egyptian athletes participated with Syrian athletes in the United Arab Republic (RAU) team.After the collapse of the confederation in 1961, Egypt retained the name of the UAR until 1971.
 Azerbaijani athletes took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Azerbaijan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 At the first Olympic Games, mixed teams took part in a number of team competitions, mainly in tennis.
 In the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988, Lithuanian athletes took part in the USSR team. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Lithuania by the International Olympic Committee from the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, they act as an independent team.
 At the Olympic Games 1920-1988 – as part of the Yugoslavian team (YUG). In 1992, in agreement with the IOC, athletes from Yugoslavia acted as independent participants (IOP).At the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games named Yugoslavia (YUG). After the proclamation of independence by Montenegro from the 2008 Olympic Games, Serbia (SRB) and Montenegro (MNF) play as independent teams.
 In the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988, Latvian athletes took part in the USSR team. After the declaration of independence and the recognition of the NOC of Latvia by the International Olympic Committee from the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, they act as an independent team.
 The combined team of Australia and New Zealand at the 1908 Olympic Games in London and 1912 in Stockholm.
 At the 1960-1964 Olympics as Southern Rhodesia (RHS).
 In the Olympic Games 1920-1988. – in the team of Yugoslavia, 1996 – 2006 – in the team of Serbia and Montenegro, 2008 – 2012 – in the team of Serbia.
 Athletes of Armenia took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag.After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Armenia by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome as part of the West Indies Federation team (Federation of the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Barbados).
 At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo – as part of the Malaysian team (MAS).
 At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as the Ivory Coast.
 At the Olympic Games 1960-1964 – in the team of the United Arab Republic (RAU) together with Egypt (EGY).
 Athletes of Tajikistan took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOCs of Tajikistan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 Four athletes from Timor Leste (Timor-Leste) competed as Individual Olympic Athletes (IOA) at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.This circumstance was caused by the absence of the East Timor National Olympic Committee, which was formed only in 2003.
 At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, representatives of Malaya (MAL) and North Borneo (NBO) played as independent teams, at the 1960 Games in Rome – Malaya. At the moment, Malaya and North Borneo (Sabah State) are part of the Federation of Malaysia. At the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, athletes from Singapore (SIN) also took part in the Malaysian Olympic Team (Federation of Malaysia).
 Athletes of Kyrgyzstan took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag. After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOC of Kyrgyzstan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 Sportsmen of Moldova took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag.After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOCs of Moldova by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 At the Olympic Games 1920-1988 – as part of the Yugoslavian team (YUG). In 1992, in agreement with the IOC, athletes from Yugoslavia acted as independent participants (IOP). At the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games named Yugoslavia (YUG). After the proclamation of independence by Montenegro from the 2008 Olympic Games, Serbia (SRB) and Montenegro (MNF) play as independent teams.
 At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as Taganyika and Zanzibar (TNZ).
 Until 1972 – Ceylon.
 At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki as the Gold Coast (GLC).
 BOHEMIA – the official name in 1526-1918 Czech Republic (CZE) (without Moravia) as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
 In 1992, in agreement with the IOC, athletes from Yugoslavia (as part of Serbia and Montenegro) acted as independent participants.
 Until the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo inclusive as Northern Rhodesia (RHN).
 In the Olympic Games 1920 – 1988 – as part of the Yugoslav Olympic Team (YUG). Since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Macedonian athletes have taken part as an independent team.
 The United Arab Republic is a united state of Syria and Egypt, which existed from February 1958 to September 1961 (after the collapse of the confederation, Egypt continued to be called the United Arab Republic until September 11, 1971).A team of athletes from Egypt and Syria under the flag of the UAR took part in the 17th Summer Olympic Games in Rome.
 Until 1985, the Antilles included Aruba, whose athletes, after the recognition of the NOC of Aruba by the International Olympic Committee in 1986, act as a separate team.
 Athletes of Turkmenistan took part in the Olympic Games 1952-1980, 1988 as part of the USSR team, in 1992 as part of the united team of the CIS countries under the IOC flag.After the declaration of independence and recognition of the NOCs of Turkmenistan by the International Olympic Committee, they act as an independent team.
 Federation of British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Barbados: only participated in the 1960 Summer Games in Tokyo.
 Athletes from Barbados took part in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome for the first time as part of the West Indies Federation team (Federation of the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Barbados).
 At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich as Upper Volta (VOL).
90,000 Olympic Games 1952-1988 – Educational institution Belarusian State University of Physical Culture
Games of the Olympics of the third period (1952-1988)
This period covers a time interval characterized by both permanent general tendencies and rather abrupt transitions from one state of the Olympic movement to another.The complexity and inconsistency of this stage in the development of Olympic sports affected all its aspects – from purely political aspects to sports related to the Olympic program and the results of competitions in the Olympic arena. During these years, to an even greater extent than before, the IOC was the arena of big politics. The main problems and contradictions characteristic of the political life of the world society were directly reflected in the activities of the IOC, IFs, NOCs.
After the entry into the Olympic arena of the Soviet Union and other socialist countries, the question immediately arose of whether Olympic sport could become an arena for world cooperation of opposing political systems, whether the IOC would be able to demonstrate its activities, attract and organize cooperation between representatives of capitalist, socialist and developing states.It is this sphere of relations in Olympic sports that largely predetermined its development throughout the third period.
Since the early 1950s, the activities of the IOC have been constantly associated with the settlement of disputes and conflicts, at the heart of which were contradictions of a political nature. Difficult situations developed with the National Olympic Committees of China, Korea and Germany: not all IOC members agreed on the recognition of the NOCs of young socialist states. It took time and lengthy work in the IOC before the teams of these countries took part in the Olympic Games.
Another test for the IOC was the opposition to apartheid, which has become a state policy since 1948 in the Union of South Africa (since 1961 – South Africa; South Africa). The policy of apartheid in this country has taken over sports as well. According to the UN definition, “apartheid” means a system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the dominance of one racial group. In South Africa, this was reflected in the worldwide oppression of the “white” minority of the “black” majority.Apartheid in sports appeared in the prevention of “black” athletes from sports activities, both among professionals and among amateurs.
At the 1959 and 1964 IOC sessions. representatives of the NOC of the USSR, supported by representatives of other countries, achieved a decision to bar South African athletes from participating in the 1964 Olympic Games due to continued racial discrimination. It was only in 1992 that the South African team was restored to the Olympic arena. However, the problem of racial discrimination in sports remains relevant and requires further efforts from the international Olympic society.
Boycotts of the Olympic Games and actions of direct use of the Games to achieve political goals were a no less difficult problem of a political nature that Olympic sports constantly faced in the third stage of its development.
In protest against the participation of Soviet troops in the Hungarian events of 1956, a group of countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, etc.) refused to participate in the Games of the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne. The Soviet press was silent on this matter, but this boycott was not ignored in the world and was viewed as an effective protest action.
The two largest boycotts concerned the Games of the XXII and XXIII Olympiads in Moscow and Los Angeles. A significant number of countries (USA, England, Italy, Germany, Canada, other countries with high achievements in sports) refused to participate in the Moscow Olympics in protest of the Soviet troops being sent to Afghanistan. The USSR and the countries of the socialist camp (East Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, etc.) responded with the same action, not taking part in the Games in Los Angeles in 1984. The boycott by several countries (DPRK, Cuba, Ethiopia) of the Seoul Games of 1988, as a sign of support for the DPRK’s position on holding the Games on the territory of the two Korean states, went almost unnoticed and, unlike the two previous bikots, did not have a noticeable impact on either the political or the sports atmosphere Olympic Games.
The most tragic incident in the entire modern history of the Olympic movement occurred at the Munich Games. The favorable atmosphere of the Olympic competition was disrupted by the hostage-taking of the Israeli delegation by the members of the Black October terrorist organization, thus seeking to exert political pressure on Israel. Unskillful attempts to resolve the conflict and stop the provocation led to the death of 11 Israelis. The inhuman action caused a violent reaction in the world.At the Olympic stadium in Munich, IOC President Avery Brandage spoke and urged the participants of the Games to continue to compete: “We cannot allow the Olympic Games to become a place of trade, political action or criminal activity, we cannot allow a handful of terrorists to ruin one of the main channels of international cooperation. ”.
To the credit of the IOC, it should be said that in none of the cases of boycotting the Olympic Games, he did not allow his decision to be changed and sought to hold the competitions in the approved cities.The IOC has demonstrated the continuity of using this type of stock to change its position.
The most important trend in the development of the Olympic movement in the third period was the spread of sports in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Almost every third period Olympic Games was associated with an increase in the number of participating countries from these regions of the world.
The development of the Olympic movement during the third period was largely determined by the persons who at different times headed the IOC.This period coincided with the activities of three presidents: Avery Brandage – 1952-1972, Michael Maurice Killanin – 1972-1980, Juan Antonio Samaranch from 1980. If Killanin’s activities in the presidency were distinguished by moderation, then the strategic lines of development of Olympic sports, implemented by Brandage and Samaranch, were exactly the opposite. When Juan Antonio Samaranch came to the leadership of the IOC, his activities at first shocked even many radical leaders of the international Olympic movement, not to mention the adherents of classical ideas about the ideals and values of Olympism.Rejection of the concept of “amateur athlete”, close cooperation with leaders of different states (often pursuing opposite political goals) in an effort to preserve the integrity of the Olympic movement, the deployment of a diversified process of commercialization of Olympic sports, the convergence of Olympic sports with professional sports, the admission of professionals to participate in the Olympic Games and a number of other changes made it possible to speak of the Olympic sport of the 80s and the first half of the 90s as the “era of Samaranch”, “the Olympic revolution”.
In the first decade of the third period, the competition program remained extremely stable (18 sports, 149-151 competitions). At the beginning of the 60s, a systematic expansion of the program of the Games of the Olympics began. Already in 1964, competitions were held in 20 sports, 163 gold medals were played. In 1972, the number of sports increased to 22, and the number of competitions – to 195. At the Games of the XXII Olympiad in 1980 in Moscow, these indicators corresponded to 23 and 203; 1988 year(Seoul) – 23 and 237. The changes were determined by many factors: the activity of individual IFs and NOCs, the wider spread of certain sports, the desire to expand the participation of women in the Games, the interest of TV companies and individual representatives of the business community.
Analyzing the modern program of the Olympics, one cannot fail to see that it, to a much greater extent than in previous years, meets the interests of the world sports society. The constant growth of competition in the Olympic arena and the increase in the importance of Olympic awards was a powerful incentive for improving the organizational foundations and methods of sports training for Olympians.This was largely due to the successes of the USSR athletes at the 1956-1964 Olympic Games, which were largely determined by an effective, scientifically grounded training system.
Characterizing the third period in the development of Olympic sports, one should pay attention to the huge changes that have occurred in the programs of Olympic competitions, in the system of training Olympic athletes, its scientific, methodological and medical support, the development of the material base, in refereeing, etc.All this had a positive effect on the growth of the mass and popularity of Olympic sports in the world, led to an intensive improvement in the skill of athletes, to an exceptionally high level of sports achievements and intense competition in the Olympic arena.
Thus, with all the complications of the confrontation between different political systems during the third period, sharp contradictions between individual countries, constantly reflected in the international Olympic movement, the Olympic sport was the arena of world cooperation of many states.The experience of such cooperation is invaluable for the world community from the point of view of the possibility of its use in other spheres of human activity.
Games of the XV Olympiad
July 19 – August 3, 1952
4,955 athletes (519 women and 4,436 men) from 69 countries participated. 149 sets of medals were played in 17 sports.
In May 1951, the 45th session of the IOC recognized the National Olympic Committee of the USSR, and on July 20, 1952 in Helsinki, discus thrower Nina Romanova (Ponomareva) was awarded the first gold Olympic medal in the history of Soviet sports.From this day, the countdown of the Olympic successes of the Belarusian athletes who were part of the team of the Soviet Union begins.
Athletes from a country that has not yet healed the deep wounds inflicted by the Great Patriotic War, who did not have experience in international competitions and trained in very modest conditions, showed high determination and will to win.
In the unofficial team event, the USSR team, to the surprise of specialists and journalists, almost caught up with the American team.The United States took first place with 76 medals (40 + 19 + 17). The USSR team’s performance was slightly worse – 71 medals (22 + 30 + 19). The Hungarians were again surprised – 42 medals (16 + 10 + 16). The next two places were taken by the national teams of Sweden – 35 medals (12 + 13 + 10) and Italy – 21 medals (8 + 9 + 4).
The entry of the Soviet Union into the Olympic arena defined a new stage in the development of the Olympic movement, a feature of which was the strengthening of sports and political rivalry.
The USSR team included 7 pupils of Belarusian sports organizations – rower Stefan Mikhailov, athletes Mikhail Krivonosov, Mikhail Saltykov, Anatoly Yulin, Timofey Lunev, fencers Yuri Deksbakh and German Bokun.
In Helsinki, the most successful was Anatoly Yulin, who finished fourth in the 400 m hurdles. But for the rest of our participants, the Games became a serious school and largely determined their future fate.
So, Herman Bokun became an outstanding coach and trained a whole galaxy of wonderful fencers – world and Olympic champions, and Mikhail Krivonosov improved his results and won the first award for the republic at the next Olympics.
Games of the XVI Olympiad
Melbourne, Australia – Stockholm, Sweden
November 22 – December 8, 1956
Participated 3 314 athletes (376 women and 2 938 men) from 72 countries.
145 sets of medals were played in 17 sports.
Equestrian competitions were held in Stockholm from 11 to 17 June 1956 in connection with the AU six-month import quarantine law.Among the debut countries were Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Fiji and others. German athletes played in the united German team (GDR and FRG) and took seventh place, having won 26 medals (6 + 13 + 7).
Due to the remoteness of the Australian continent, the number of participants in the Olympic Games has decreased, but the intensity of wrestling has only increased. In weightlifting competitions in all seven weight categories, Olympic records were updated, three of them exceeded world achievements. Swimmers have set 12 new Olympic records.In athletics, Olympic records have been updated in 26 of the 31 disciplines included in the competition program.
The rivals, especially the US team, had to reckon with the fact that the victories of the team of the Soviet Union and other socialist countries are not accidental, but are the result of a purposeful system of training high-class athletes. The games in Melbourne eloquently confirmed this: the athletes of the USSR won 98 awards (37 gold, 29 silver and 32 bronze), far ahead of the US team in the unofficial standings – 74 medals (32 + 25 + 17) and the Australian national team – 35 awards (13 + 8 +14).The team of Hungary again successfully performed – 26 medals (9 + 10 + 7), Italy – 25 awards (8 + 8 + 9) and Sweden – 19 medals (8 + 5 + 6).
Soviet athletes excelled in seven sports, in another five they were second.
The USSR team included eight Belarusian athletes: Arnold Chernushevich, Alexander Ovsyankin, Vladimir Bulatov, Olga Kosheleva, Evgeny Sokolov, Anatoly Yulin, Maria Itkina, Mikhail Krivonosov.
The most successful was Mikhail Krivonosov, who won the first Olympic medal in the history of the BSSR – a silver one in hammer throw.In the second and third attempts, the Belarusian set Olympic records, launching the hammer at 63.00 and 63.03 m.
Maria Itkina was fourth in the 4×100 m relay team.Anatoly Yulin was eighth in the 400 m hurdles and 4×400 m distances.
Games of the XVII Olympiad
August 25 – September 11, 1960
5,338 athletes participated (611 women and 4,727 men) from 83 countries.
150 sets of medals were played in 17 sports.
For the first time, television broadcasts from the Olympic arenas were organized, which further increased the popularity of the Games.
The USSR team in Rome won 103 medals (43 gold, 29 silver and 31 bronze), taking first place in the unofficial standings.
US athletes were second with 71 medals (34 + 21 + 16), while Italians came in third with 36 awards (13 + 10 + 13). The combined German team finished fourth with 42 medals (12 + 19 + 11). The Turkish team was surprised by finishing in sixth place with nine medals – (7 + 2 + 0).
Leonid Geishtor and Sergei Makarenko won the Olympic gold medal in a double canoe at a distance of 1000 m. The Games champion Oleg Karavaev did not know any defeat on the wrestling mat. The team of foil fencers of the USSR, which included Tatyana Samusenko, confidently won.
Despite the hand injury, the gymnast Nikolai Miligulo, who became the silver medalist of the Olympics, performed successfully.
Vladimir Goryaev took the second place in the triple jump with a result of 16.63 m.
Belarusian foil fencers Arnold Chernushevich and Alexander Pavlovsky won bronze medals in the team competition.
Athlete Maria Itkina three times (at distances of 100 m, 200 m, 4 × 100 m) became the fourth, a little short of the Olympic awards.
The contribution of Belarusian athletes to the Olympic treasury of the Soviet team grew from Olympics to Olympics. And this was quite natural: after the Great Patriotic War, which brought huge losses and devastation to our republic, the Belarusian sport began its development practically from scratch.
Gradually, sports facilities were built, qualified coaches were trained, a system of sports schools was created.As the conditions for the training of high-class athletes improved, the achievements of the representatives of Belarus in the international arena also increased.
Games of the XVIII Olympiad
10-24 October 1964
5,151 athletes (678 women and 4,473 men) from 93 countries participated.
163 sets of medals were played in 19 sports.
For the first time, the Olympic Games were held in Asia. Their feature was the participation of countries that had freed themselves from colonial oppression.
The USSR Olympic team included 10 Belarusian athletes, three of whom became Olympic champions.
In Tokyo, wrestler Alexander Medved won his first gold medal. The champion with an Olympic record of 69.74 m, was Romuald Klim in hammer throw, and Elena Volchetskaya – for the team victory in gymnastics. Tatiana Samusenko received a silver medal in the fencing team tournament. Dynamo Minsk player Igor Bakalov became the fourth in small-bore pistol shooting.
Athletes of the USSR won 96 Olympic medals (30 + 31 + 35), but lost the first line to the Americans in terms of the amount of “gold” – only 90 medals (36 + 26 + 28).
Japan unexpectedly became the third – 29 awards (16 + 5 + 8), the combined German team took the fourth place – 50 medals (10 + 22 + 18), Italians were fifth – 27 (10 + 10 + 7), Hungarians – sixth – 22 medals (10 + 7 + 5).
Games of the XIX Olympiad
Mexico City, Mexico
October 12–27, 1968
Participated 5,516 athletes (781 women and 4,735 men) from 112 countries.
172 sets of medals were played in 20 sports.
Competition in the Olympic arena intensified. The fight for victory in most types of the program was at the level of world records. Despite the harsh climatic conditions and an unsuitable time factor for Europeans, in Mexico City, 69 results exceeding world achievements were shown only in athletics! Among them were phenomenal records: Bob Beamon jumped 8 m 90 cm, exceeding the world achievement by 55 cm at once! Until now, this achievement has not been surpassed at the Olympic Games.
In the high jump, the American Dick Fosbury became the Olympic champion, who demonstrated a new jump technique – with his back to the bar. Since then, almost all of the world’s achievements have been established in the “fosbury flop” method.
In the unofficial standings, Soviet athletes lost to the Americans both in points and in medals. Team USA won 107 medals (45 + 28 + 34), USSR – 91 (29 + 32 + 30). Again the third place was taken by the Japanese team – 25 awards (11 + 7 + 7). Good results were shown by the Hungarians, who became the fourth in the team competition – 32 medals (10 + 10 + 12), but the Germans split into two teams and took respectively – the GDR – fifth place with 25 awards (9 + 9 + 7), and Germany – eighth place with 26 medals (5 + 11 + 10).
The Games were successful for the Belarusian athletes. 15 people included in the team of the Soviet Union represented six sports: freestyle wrestling (Alexander Medved), cycling (Viktor Bykov and Alexander Dokhlyakov), gymnastics (Larisa Petrik), bullet shooting (Vitaly Parkhimovich), athletics (Vladislav Sapeya, Valentin Maslyakov, Mikhail Zhelobovsky, Viktor Balikhin, Anatoly Shchuplyakov, Romuald Klim) and fencing (Alexei Nikanchikov, Yuri Smolyakov, Viktor Sidyak, Tatyana Samusenko and Elena Novikova – later by Belova’s husband).
Belarusians made a worthy contribution to the Olympic treasury of the USSR national team, having won 9 Olympic awards: 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.
Another sports star from Belarus lit up in Mexico City – fencer Elena Novikova (Belova). At the Olympics, she became the owner of two gold medals – in individual and team competition! “Literaturnaya Gazeta” awarded her a special prize “Surprise Prize”.
In the future, the victories of Elena Novikova (Belova) will become a pattern.Her name will be entered in the Guinness Book of Records for the record among fencers in the number of Olympic gold medals won (four medals at the Olympics in Mexico City, Munich and Montreal).
In Mexico City, the Belarusian gymnast Larisa Petrik also distinguished herself, winning gold medals in floor exercises and in team performance, and bronze in exercises on the balance beam.
Romuald Klim was close to repeating his success, setting Olympic records in the third and fourth attempts, but in the last – fifth attempt, the thrower from Hungary Gyula Zhivotski sent a hammer 8 cm further than the Belarusian.
Like Alexander Medved, Tatyana Samusenko won the second gold medal for winning the team championship.
Our epee fencers Aleksey Nikanchikov and Yuri Smolyakov, who won the silver medal, rose to the podium, and the shooter Vitaly Parkhimovich became the third in the small-bore rifle shooting competition.
Games of the XX Olympiad
August 26 – September 11, 1972
7,134 athletes participated (1,059 women and 6,075 men) from 121 countries.
195 sets of medals were played in 23 sports.
By the decision of the organizing committee of the Games, electronics, new materials and technologies were widely used in the organization of the competition. For the first time, the results of athletics and swimming competitions were recorded with an accuracy of 0.01 seconds. A total of 46 world records were recorded.
One of the main heroes of Munich was the American swimmer Mark Spitz, who won 7 gold medals and set 7 world records.
Soviet sports organizations drew certain conclusions from the failure in Mexico City. Having successfully started the Olympic year in Sapporo, the USSR national team performed with great enthusiasm at the Summer Games in Munich. The sensational performance of the sprinter Valery Borzov, who violated the long-term hegemony of the Americans at sprint distances of 100 and 200 meters, is sensational.
The Soviet team won 50 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze medals. The newspapers were full of headlines: “For the 50th anniversary of the USSR, Soviet athletes won 50 Olympic gold medals!” The USA team in Munich won 94 medals (33 + 31 + 30), the German Democratic Republic (GDR) team became the third – 66 awards (20 + 23 + 23), the West German team took the fourth place – 40 medals (13 + 11 + 16).
Representatives of Belarus made a significant contribution to the success of the Olympic team of the Soviet Union. 21 athletes competed in 10 sports and won 14 medals: 7 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze.
35-year-old Alexander Medved won the third gold medal, knelt down and, kissing the wrestling carpet, said goodbye to him forever.
Olga Korbut, Antonina Koshel and Tamara Lazakovich won the team competition. On separate shells, Tamara Lazakovich won another silver and two bronze medals.17-year-old Olga Korbut also won gold on the balance beam and floor exercise and also silver on the uneven bars. Then, in Munich, experts first started talking about the “Belarusian gymnastics school”. Moreover, Vladimir Shchukin and Alexander Maleev performed excellently in the USSR men’s national team, who received silver medals in team competitions.
In a two-piece kayak Nikolay Gorbachev, together with the representative of Georgia Nikolai Kratasyuk, won a gold medal at a distance of 1000 m.
Belarusian fencers Viktor Sidyak won the highest Olympic awards in the individual championship (and silver in the team), Elena Belova and Tatiana Samusenko in the team.
Ivan Edeshko won the gold medal as a member of the USSR national basketball team. And his pass through the entire area a second before the end of the final game with the Americans is often shown as a fateful episode. It was this pass that allowed Alexander Belov to throw the last ball into the US team’s ring simultaneously with the final siren and snatch this difficult victory.
Track and field athlete Vladimir Lovetsky in the 4 × 100 m relay, and saber fencer Viktor Sidyak won silver medals in the team competition.
In total, 48 countries became the owners of Olympic awards.
Unfortunately, the perfectly organized Games of the XX Olympiad were overshadowed by tragedy – the terrorists, who broke into the Olympic village, took the members of the Israeli team hostage. In the resulting skirmish, people were killed. The further holding of the Games was in jeopardy.
In these circumstances, IOC President Avery Brandedge said: “We cannot allow the Olympics to become a place of trade, political action or criminal activity, we cannot allow a handful of terrorists to ruin one of the main channels of international cooperation.”
Games continued. In the future, the organizers of the Olympics were forced to spend huge amounts of money on security.
Games of the XXI Olympiad
July 17 – August 1, 1976
6,084 athletes (1,260 women and 4,824 men) from 92 countries participated.
198 sets of medals were played in 21 sports.
Already at the stage of preparation for the Games, many problems arose: the schedule for the construction of sports facilities was not kept, the costs significantly exceeded the planned ones, etc.d.
In the first days of the start of the Games, African teams left Montreal in protest against the participation of athletes from New Zealand (the rugby team of this country made a tour to South Africa).
In Montreal, the United States attempted to play the Commemorative Card. On the eve of the 200th anniversary of the proclamation of the United States’ independence, the country’s NOC held a centralized training session for the first time for members of the national team, and in the newspapers there were calls to “crush the Soviets.”
However, the goal was unattainable.Moreover, in the unofficial standings, the US team took only third place, having won 94 medals (34 + 35 + 25) and losing to the USSR athletes who showed an unprecedented result – 125 awards (49 + 41 + 35), and the athletes from the GDR – 90 medals ( 40 + 25 + 25).
The socialist system of sports training has demonstrated its high efficiency: among the ten strongest teams were seven from the socialist camp: places from sixth to tenth were taken respectively – Poland, Bulgaria, Cuba, Romania, Hungary.
In track and field competitions, Olympic records were improved in 9 out of 14 programs for women, and in 9 out of 23 – for men, which indicates intense rivalry.
In Montreal, Belarus was also represented by 21 athletes. On account of the participants in the games 7 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals. This time, fencers Elena Belova and Viktor Sidyak distinguished themselves. In individual competitions they were third, but in team competitions they received the highest awards. For Elena Belova, this was the fourth Olympic gold medal! Foil player Alexander Romankov won silver in the individual championship.
Olympic champions became: weightlifter Valeriy Shariy – with a new Olympic record, in bullet shooting Alexander Gazov also with an Olympic record bypassed another Belarusian – Alexander Kedyarov, who became the second by three points.
Vladimir Romanovsky won gold in rowing and canoeing (paired with Ukrainian Sergei Nagorny), in cycling – Vladimir Kaminsky. Vladimir Romanovsky also won silver at a distance of 500 m.
Olga Korbut again received the highest award as part of the USSR national team and was the second in exercises on the balance beam.
Swimmer Sergei Koplyakov won a silver medal. In diving, Vladimir Aleinik (tower) and Alexander Kosenkov (springboard) received bronze awards.A medal of the same dignity was won by Evgeny Gavrilenko in the 400m hurdles.
Belarusians made a huge contribution to the success of the Soviet Union team. But even more significant successes and victories awaited them ahead.
Games of the XXII Olympiad
July 19 – August 3, 1980
5,179 athletes (1,115 women and 4,064 men) from 80 countries participated.
203 sets of medals were played in 21 sports.
In connection with the introduction of Soviet troops into Afghanistan, a group of states at the initiative of the United States announced a boycott of the games in Moscow and did not send their commands. Most countries did not support this action. Athletes from Italy, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Australia and other countries came to the Olympics.
On July 19, 1980, the opening ceremony of the Games took place. Teams from 80 countries took part in the colorful parade.
Competitions were organized at a high level.For the first time in the history of the Olympics, six large sports centers were built specifically for the Games: the Olympic sports complex on Prospekt Mira, the cycle track in Krylatskoye, the equestrian center in Bitsa, the universal sports hall in Izmailovo, the Druzhba gym in Luzhniki, the football and athletics arena in CSKA on Leningradsky Prospekt, as well as a comfortable residential area in the south-west of the city – the Olympic Village.
During the Games, 36 world and 74 Olympic records were set.
Sportsmen of the Soviet Union won 195 medals (80 gold, 69 silver and 46 bronze).Their main rivals were athletes from the GDR, who won 126 awards (47 gold, 37 silver and 42 bronze). In total, athletes from 36 countries of the world became prize-winners of the Games.
A record number of Belarusian athletes competed in Moscow – 46 in 16 sports. 30 of them became prize-winners of the Games, having won 33 medals, including 14 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze.
In water sports Elvira Vasilkova won silver and bronze, Olga Klevakina won bronze, Alexander Portnov was the best in diving, and Vladimir Aleinik received a silver medal in platform diving.
The list of the heroes of the Olympics included the name of the Belarusian rower Vladimir Parfenovich. On the canal in Krylatskoye, he won three gold medals in single kayak competitions at a distance of 500 meters and a double at distances of 500 and 1000 meters, paired with Sergei Chukhrai.
Nelly Kim, speaking at this Olympics for Belarus, won two gold medals – in the team championship and in floor exercise.
Leonid Taranenko became the Olympic champion with world and Olympic records in weightlifting.
Olympic awards were awarded to a large group of Belarusian fencers: Viktor Sidyak received the fourth gold medal in the team championship. Elena Belova and Irina Ushakova were the second in the team competition. Alexander Romankov and Vladimir Lapitsky also won silver. Alexander Romankov also added a bronze medal in individual competitions.
The highest awards were given to Oleg Logvin in the team road race, Elena Khloptseva in rowing (double pair), Tatyana Ivinskaya (Beloshapko) in the basketball team, Viktor Ugryumov in equestrian sports.Viktor Ugryumov also won a bronze medal in dressage.
Belarusian athletes also replenished the Olympic treasury: Pyotr Pochenchuk was the second in race walking for 20 km, Nikolai Kirov in the 800 m race and Evgeny Ivchenko in walking for 50 km was the third.
In rowing, bronze medals were won by Antonina Melnikova (single kayak 500 m), Igor Maistrenko and Andrey Lugin (eight with a helmsman). A medal of the same dignity was received by Alexander Gazov in shooting at a moving target “running boar”.
Alexander Karshakevich became the first handball player to be awarded a silver Olympic medal as part of the USSR national team. Alexander Prokopenko won bronze in the football team.
Classic wrestler Igor Kanygin lost only in the final fight. Boris Isachenko was the second in archery.
It should be remembered that the role of Belarus in this Olympics was not limited only to the preparation of the strongest athletes for the USSR national team. Qualifying and quarterfinal matches of the Olympic football tournament were held in Minsk.
To create good conditions for the participants, the stadiums were reconstructed, new hotels were built, and repairs were carried out. Thousands of people, builders, coaches, organizers participated in the preparation for the Olympic Games.
Minsk residents saw an exciting and memorable event – the Olympic torch relay.
The Olympic torch at the Dynamo stadium on the opening day of the competition was lit by the three-time Olympic champion Alexander Vasilyevich Medved.
Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Los Angeles, USA
July 28 – August 12, 1984
Participated 6,829 athletes (1,566 women and 5,263 men) from 140 countries.221 sets of medals were played in 23 sports.
The Soviet Union and other socialist countries (except Romania and Yugoslavia) refused to participate in the Olympics. The exchange of political blows continued.
In preparation for the Games, the Americans faced serious financial problems. City officials have refused to sign an agreement between the IOC and the US NOC. In these conditions, the president of the organizing committee of the Games-84 Peter Huberrout turned to the IOC with a request to allow the attraction of private capital for the organization of the Olympic Games, and the IOC was forced to give such permission.Thus began the commercialization of the Olympic Games.
Most of the medals, naturally, went to the USA team. American athletes won 174 medals (83 + 61 + 30), significantly ahead of the teams of Romania – 53 (20 + 16 + 17) and Germany – 59 (17 + 19 + 23).
Athletes from 47 countries became the winners of the Olympiad. But if in Moscow 36 world records were set, then in Los Angeles only 11.
Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Seoul September 17 – October 2, 1988
Participated 8 391 athletes (2 194 women and 6 197 men) from 159 countries.In 25 sports, 237 sets of medals were played.
After prolonged political confrontation, boycotts, mutual reproaches and suspicion, the strongest athletes in the world gathered in Seoul again. South Korea, striving to use the Games to showcase its economic, scientific and technological achievements, has created excellent conditions for all participants in this grand event.
The opening parade was held to the beautiful melody “Hand to hand”, which reflected the idea of the unity of all countries and peoples.Indeed, the Games were held in a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Describing them, the newspapers wrote that “these were 16 days that warmed the world.”
During the competition, the USSR team confirmed its high skill, expressed in 132 Olympic medals: 55 gold, 31 silver and 46 bronze. The second team place, as in 1976, was taken by the athletes of the GDR, who won 102 medals (37 + 35 + 30). The Americans took only third place – 94 (36 + 31 + 27). The hosts of the competition became the fourth – 33 medals (12 + 10 + 11).
Belarusian athletes made a great contribution to the successful performance of the USSR team. The team consisted of 50 people. 15 of them became Olympic champions, and 26 became Olympic medalists.
The first gold medal, played in Seoul, was won by Irina Shilova in bullet shooting, thereby setting the mood of the whole team.
A remarkable collection of Olympic awards – 2 gold (in the team championship and vault), silver and bronze – was collected in Seoul by gymnast Svetlana Boginskaya.Her teammate Svetlana Baitova also won a gold medal as part of the USSR team. Marina Lobach won in rhythmic gymnastics.
The rower Victor Reneisky in a two-man canoe together with the Moldovan Nikolai Zhuravsky won the two highest awards.
In track and field athletics, Tatyana Ledovskaya won the title of Olympic champion in the 4 × 400 m relay race, she was second in the 400 m hurdles race.
In weightlifting, Alexander Kurlovich rose to the highest step of the podium with an Olympic record.In Greco-Roman wrestling, the same honor was awarded to the “classic” wrestler Kamandar Majidov.
The USSR star handball team was based on the SKA club (Minsk). It was headed by an outstanding coach Spartak Mironovich. Georgy Sviridenko, Alexander Tuchkin, Konstantin Sharovarov, Yuri Shevtsov, Alexander Karshakevich won the champion title and gold medals of the Olympic Games in a tense struggle.
In the boxing ring, the highest award was given to Vyacheslav Yanovsky, who was included in the team at the very last moment and was not considered among the favorites of the tournament.
Alexander Romankov, the most titled swordsman, won his Olympic gold medal. Despite numerous victories at world and European tournaments, he was unlucky at the Olympic Games: in Montreal and Moscow, Romankov won only silver medals. In Seoul, in the individual championship, he was third, but in the team competition he won the coveted medal.
“Silver” was won by Igor Lapshin in the triple jump. Alexander Kovalenko was the third in this discipline.
Shooter Igor Basinsky won the first Olympic medal – bronze.Medals of the same dignity were awarded to Vasily Yakusha in rowing, Galina Savitskaya and Irina Sumnikova in the USSR basketball team.
In total, Belarusians won 12 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals at this Olympiad.
52 countries greeted their winners of the Games with medals.
90,000 Chilean Starbucks employees go on large-scale strike :: Society :: RBK
A large-scale strike of workers of the American global caffeine chain Starbucks Corp. has started in Chile.This is the first strike in the history of the company, Reuters emphasizes.
Saboteurs demand higher wages and various benefits.As noted in the trade union, despite the strike, cafes in Chile continue to operate.
Note that the situation in Chile in the last month is extremely tense. Several tens of thousands of students and young schoolchildren, dissatisfied with the system of paid education that developed in the country during the reign of Augusto Pinochet, have been organizing large-scale flash mobs over the past few weeks, demanding the introduction of a free higher education system. If initially the youth rallies were ordinary protest actions, then after a while they turned into colorful masquerades.
Students’ speeches also provoked large-scale protests of ordinary workers, dissatisfied with low wages and lack of social guarantees from the authorities. Now Starbucks employees have joined the protesters.
The Starbucks Corporation network has more than 17 thousand coffee shops in 50 countries around the world. Most of them are located in the USA – more than 11 thousand establishments, then Canada – more than 1 thousand and Great Britain – 700 coffee shops. The first Starbucks coffee shop opened in Seattle in 1971.The first Starbucks opened in Russia in September 2007. At the moment, there are more than 40 chain coffee shops in Moscow.
90,000 Results of the second day of the 2021 World Figure Skating Team Championship: video and comments
On April 15-18, the World Figure Skating Team Championship is held in Osaka. .
On Friday, April 16, a short program competition was held for sports couples, and men and dance duets performed in free program and dance.At the end of the second day of the competition, the Russian team takes the first place, having an advantage of 8 points over the closest pursuers – the US team.
Anastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov won the short program among sports pairs, Victoria Sinitsina – Nikita Katsalapov took first place in the free dance. Mikhail Kolyada and Evgeny Semenenko were able to improve their positions compared to yesterday, taking the third and fifth places, respectively.In total, Semenenko and Kolyada were able to bring the team more points than the American and Japanese figure skaters – 18 points. Nathan Chen won the free skate, but Jason Brown made many serious mistakes and finished only eighth. A similar situation happened with the Japanese team – Yuzuru Hanyu took second place, but Sema Uno, as in the short one, also performed unsuccessfully and became only sixth.
Thus, the Russian team is leading with a serious advantage, and hardly anyone will be able to prevent tomorrow Anna Shcherbakova and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva to bring the country the first ever gold in the World Team Championship.
In this material you will find an archive of the online broadcast of the competition day, comments and videos of the performances of the best skaters.
Scoring and prize fund
How points are counted in a tournament, the winner is determined and the prize fund is distributed – read in our material.
Results of the first competition day
How was the first competition day with comments read here. In the material you will find video skates and comments Elizaveta Tuktamysheva , Anna Shcherbakova , Mikhail Kolyada , Yuzuru Hanyu , Nathan Chen and other strongest skaters.
14:00 GMT +3 | Team classification after men’s free program
- Russia (91 points, 18 points per segment)
- USA (83 points, 17 points per segment)
- Japan (78 points, 17 points per segment)
- France (56 points, 13 points per segment)
- Italy (53 points, 6 points per segment)
- Canada (42 points, 5 points per segment)
Nathan Chen, comments after the rental
Question from a journalist: please tell us what this competition has become for you?
– Just being able to compete this season is something I am eternally grateful for.After the World Cup was canceled last year, we started this season not completely sure which of the tournaments will take place and which will not. So the opportunity to participate in competitions – at Skate America, at the US national championship, and, of course, at the World Championships, and now at the team tournament really means a lot to the athlete. The ability to compete gives us meaning in life. We are at the rink every day, we train hard and invest a lot of energy and time in our sport.Of course we love figure skating and all that, no doubt about it. But being able to compete in front of the audience gives meaning to everything we do. And I’m really grateful for this opportunity!
Question from a journalist: this season there were few competitions, but you won all that you participated in. Is there something that you focus on, or what drives you, helps you win?
– Victory in sports depends not only on me. This is not something that I can control.Of course, this is what I want. All athletes want this – to come to the tournament and win it. They want to go out on the ice, show their best skating without mistakes and win. But this does not always work out. Thoughts of victory do not help me to perform better, they probably even hinder me. Now that I participate in all these competitions, I am happy that I have succeeded in such a series. But someday it will end – in this competition or the next. These guys, my rivals, are very good, so I cannot rest on my laurels.The rivals are getting stronger and stronger, especially as the Olympic season approaches. I’m happy about that, to be honest. After all, this is what drives our sport forward. And I will try to match.
Journalist’s question: how do you manage to show such stable rentals?
– Well, as you can see today, my rental has not been that stable – I made a small mistake on the flip, even a big mistake should not be underestimated. But in general, in the past, at least, I was more or less stable in jumping, simply because I am surrounded by wonderful people.Back when I was a kid, I had amazing coaches in Salt Lake City, then I moved to California to work with Raphael. And there was always a large number of people around who helped me on my way. And they all gave me important knowledge and a grain of their technical expertise. They helped me to collect the equipment that I need. Well, in general, just constant work and repetition. Of course, there are a lot of variables here, but in the end, the main component is the people who helped me find my technique.
Question from a journalist: this is the end of the season. The next season is already Olympic. What are your hopes and expectations for the Beijing Olympics?
– You know, I’m preparing from competition to competition. Of course, I’m looking forward to the Olympic Games, but there is still a whole season before them. So it’s too early to actually talk. I don’t know what form my opponents will be in. I don’t know how the season will turn out, how many competitions we will have in the end. So now I just enjoy the current season, then I will have time to rest, recover and gain strength for the new season.
Journalist question: When you look back over the past year, how the pandemic affected figure skating in the United States, can you name what was the most difficult for figure skating in the United States? Did the national team of the country, the federation help you during the pandemic?
– I think during the pandemic I tried to focus not so much on myself as on others. I am very lucky because none of my family got sick, and I hope that this will continue. They could self-isolate at home and work online, so they didn’t have to come to the office.So financially, my brothers and sisters were doing well, and they helped me, for which I am very grateful. As an athlete, I also cannot complain, I had the opportunity to train in the park with my coach via FaceTime: he helped me virtually, me and Maria Bell. In the summer we could get together and keep fit, and then we were able to get to the skating rink with a small number of people. The workers of the Great Park skating rink, where I worked, did so much for us, they supported us very much: they allocated us time on the ice, allocated the necessary resources so that we could stay in shape.It seems to me that we should rather pay attention to how many lives have changed dramatically due to the pandemic, people lost their lives, lost their jobs, experienced tragic events. So even the smallest things we can do — wearing masks, keeping social distance, washing our hands, or using a sanitizer — all help a lot. And I really sympathize with everyone who suffered during the pandemic, and I hope that we can get out of it in the near future.
13:52 GMT +3 | Nathan Chen (USA) 203.34 points
Nathan Chen today did not try to perform five quads, but four jumps were enough for him to bypass his main competitor – Yuzuru Hanyu. Chen made only one mistake in the program – in combination with a quadruple toe loop, it turned out to make only a single flip instead of a triple one. One of the main results of this season is that Nathan Chen is still undefeated.
13:44 GMT +3 | Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) 193.76 points
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu did not succeed again today.Of the four announced quadruple jumps, Hanyu made only three, again making a mistake on the quadruple salchow. If at the World Championships Yuzuru did not finish this jump, today he simply made a “butterfly”, having received less point for an element. All the same, Yuzuru gains more than 190 points and takes first place. Mikhail Kolyada is at least third today.
Yuzuru explained the problem with the quadruple salchow by unevenness on the ice:
“I had no problems with asthma at this tournament. I felt good, came up very confident for both skates.Yes, in the short program I had a small error, in the free program, of course, the error was more serious. Well, I’ll train more. On the salchow, it seems to me, a pothole in the ice prevented. I usually do my jumps from the same place on the rink, and so I just hit it and it somehow knocked me down. I’m quite sure that this is the hole from my prong, I probably made it when I was jumping in the warm-up. What to do to prevent this from happening again? I don’t know, he can jump in different places of the rink. But I tried this, and I like my way more.On the contrary, I think that this is one of my advantages – to jump so steadily from the same place. Yesterday I made an excellent quadruple salchow, which was so highly appreciated. So yeah, just unlucky. ”
Hanyu is still talking about plans for the next season without specifics. One thing is clear that the quadruple axel is the white whale of the Japanese figure skater. And in the Olympic season, perhaps this goal will even eclipse the third gold of the games.
To be honest, I don’t think about the Games in Beijing yet, first you need to have the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.And I hope this will happen. For next season, I’m still aiming for a quad axel. And, of course, make and show you a program where this jump will be organic.
This season I didn’t always get a triple axel, at the World Championships, for example. And I was, of course, shocked – I have problems with a triple axel! And today I was directly attuned to this jump. I really wanted to do the triple axel cleanly, because this is my way to the quadruple jump. I was very tired at the end of the program, but it worked out.It seems to me that it was the best triple axel that I can show now (Yuzuru really received high allowances for this jump from the judges for the quality of the element’s performance – approx. OS). ”
13:36 GMT +3 | Jason Brown (USA) 160.33 points
Jason Brown does not give up trying to conquer quadruple jumps, but so far these are only attempts. The American skater tried to jump a quadruple salchow. And although there was no fall, it did not work to tighten the jump. Other jumps did not work either – Jason fell from a triple lutz and made a butterfly on a triple axel.Jason only ranks sixth.
13:28 GMT +3 | Kevin Aimose (FRA) 169.13 points
Another king of the elements – Kevin Aimose – made a lot of mistakes on landing jumps today, but still gets the best score of the season. He loses to Mikhail Kolyada by more than 11 points, but Evgenia Semenenko, unfortunately, bypasses. Kevin is currently ranked second.
13:20 GMT +3 | Mikhail Kolyada (RUS) 180.72 points
Today Mikhail Kolyada coped with all multi-turn jumps, but, unfortunately, could not cope with triple jumps.A single rittberger turned out to be only double, but Mikhail still updated his personal record of the season – at the World Championships he fell from a triple salchow and the score was lower. Unfortunately, today’s rental of Nureyev is still not ideal. But Kolyada has not yet denied that he and Mishin and may decide to leave the free program for the Olympic season. So, perhaps, we will see the standard release of this production by Ilya Averbukh . Mikhail takes an intermediate first place, Semenenko – second.
13:13 GMT +3 | Roman Sadovsky (CAN), 134.80 points
Today Roman Sadovsky , representing Canada, cannot get around Evgeny Semenenko, which means that the Russian skater will finish at least sixth. Most likely, it is the men’s competition that will decide the fate of the gold medal, for which the teams of Russia and the United States are now fighting, which means that every point will count here.
12:57 GMT +3 | Evgeny Semenenko (RUS), 166.33 points
Evgeny Semenenko after an unstable start to the season, continues to delight fans with his clean skates.Evgeny lost a little in points compared to the World Championship – this time the skater did not manage to get the highest level for all tracks and spins. Nevertheless, Semenko bypasses Uno and so far occupies the first line of the tournament table. This means that Evgeny will bring the Russian team at least six points today.
My impressions, of course, are very positive. I am very glad that we managed to get to such an important start for our team, I am glad that there are so many spectators in the stands. I liked all this atmosphere in Japan, I like Japan itself very much, I am here for the first time.
12:41 GMT +3 | Sema Uno (JPN), 164.96 points
Sema Uno today made an attempt to perform the most difficult cascade triple axel – quadruple toe loop . Unfortunately, the attempt was not the most successful – Sema landed the first jump, but fell off the sheepskin coat. With two falls, Sema is gaining 164.96 points, which is worse than his personal record by more than 30 points.
12:00 GMT +3 | Team classification after free dance
- Russia (73 points, 12 points per segment)
- USA (66 points, 10 points per segment)
- Japan (60 points, 8 points per segment)
- Italy (47 points, 11 points per segment)
- France (43 points, 9 points per segment)
- Canada (37 points, 7 points per segment)
12:00 GMT +3 | Ice dancing, the results of the free dance
Victoria Sinitsina – Nikita Katsalapov following the rhythm dance, the free dance also wins.The duo lost 3 points to their own result in the World Championship – 130.15 points against 133.02. So, couples and dancers have no records yet, even no personal ones.
After their last performance this season, Vika and Nikita talked about how this season went for them and their hopes for the Olympic year:
“This season was not easy, and first of all we supported each other. Our entire team, our loved ones helped us, it gave us strength. And Vika and I never give up at all.We have a very interesting sporting path, and we are very happy that this year we received such an invaluable experience.
What are our hopes for the Olympic season? To be honest, the main hope is that next season we all have fewer problems and difficulties than this one. And I really hope that all the planned competitions before the Olympic Games will take place, that we will be healthy. Now there is a feeling that we are moving in the right direction, and, of course, we want to fight for the highest places. “
10:20 GMT +3 | Team classification after the short program of sports pairs
- Russia (61 points, 12 points per segment)
- USA (56 points, 9 points per segment)
- Japan (52 points, 10 points per segment)
- Italy (36 points, 11 points per segment)
- France (34 points, 8 points per segment)
- Canada (30 points, 7 points per segment)
10:15 GMT +3 | Sports couples, short program results
World champions among sports couples Anastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov in this tournament are competing with themselves.Even with a mistake on the triple salchow, the Russian pair bypasses the closest rivals by 7 points.
After the performance, the athletes did not analyze their rental, but Anastasia summed up the couple’s feelings from the past season.
During this year, many events have happened in our life: we changed the coach, the coronavirus happened … Probably, the pandemic slowed down our development, but we still progressed very much. And, of course, we are happy with the result of this season.
The fact that we are now training in the same group with another strong pair (European champions 2020 and bronze medalists of the 2021 World Championship, pair Boykova – Kozlovsky also train in the group Tamara Moskvina and Arthur Minchuk – approx.OS), of course, affects us. But only positively, because when you train with strong athletes, it only moves both pairs forward. ”
Schedule of live broadcasts
The World Figure Skating Team Championship is shown live on Channel One on its website ( broadcast link ), and also partially on television. The competition is also broadcasted by the Eurosport channel.