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Russia is ready to respond to the Olympic Games: the BRICS Games will begin soon. What do you need to know about them?

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 04:48:05

Among the main tournaments for Russian athletes deprived of the right to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games, following the news about the probable postponement of the Friendship Games, the BRICS Games, which will be held in Kazan in June, took first place.

The BRICS Games will be Russia’s main sports forum in 2024.

It’s time to discover everything important about this tournament.

What are the BRICS? Why do you need games?

BRICS is an interstate political and economic association. In 2006, it included Brazil, Russia, India and China. Later: South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Egypt and Ethiopia. This bloc usually opposes the “united West” in global world politics.

Russians are reluctantly allowed to participate in the Olympic Games:

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You may be surprised, but the BRICS Games will be held for the fifth time. Naturally, before they remained in the shadow of the Olympic Games and did not have the same reach as now. For example, the first competitions took place in Guangzhou, China, and the program consisted only of basketball, volleyball and wushu.

In 2018 and 2023, the capitals of the Games were Johannesburg and Durban, respectively (both South Africa). From 2019 to 2022, the competition was held online due to the coronavirus. And already in 2024, Kazan took over. This will be the largest competition in BRICS history.

When and where will the tournament take place?

The BRICS Games will be held in Kazan from June 12 to 23.

The opening ceremony of the sports forum will take place exactly on Russia Day. The tournament will end on the penultimate Sunday in June. It is on this day that the annual national holiday Sabantuy will be celebrated in Tatarstan.

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What kind of sports will there be?

387 prize games will be competed in 27 sports.

In the competition program, for example, there is also a place for traditional disciplines such as athletics, swimming, tennis, fencing, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, martial arts, chess and rowing.

But the organizers did not stop there. Guests at the BRICS Games will be able to get acquainted with koresh, the national form of wrestling of Tatarstan. A new fidget tournament format also appeared. Basketball and soccer aces will compete in interactive and real spaces.

sofia the great

Photo: RIA Novosti

On the initiative of the federations of acrobatic rock and roll and breaking, competitions in these sports will be held within the framework of the BRICS Games, but not in the capital of Tatarstan, but in Moscow, at the Dynamo Sports Academy.

A large number of spectators are expected in the stands. Organizers recently announced that there were no tickets left for the seven-sport finals.

How many countries will participate in the Games?

It is worth noting that the BRICS Games program changed a few days before the start. Handball and beach volleyball, as well as skateboarding, disappeared from the program without a trace. The reason is simple: there are not enough countries.

However, the Minister of Sports, Mikhail Degtyarev, stated that the participation of athletes from 93 countries is confirmed. There is no final list of participants yet. But it is clear that Russia and Belarus will have the most powerful delegations.

Russian athletes with flag.

Photo: RIA Novosti

Will the stars perform at the Games?

The organizing committee of the tournament reports that spectators of the Games will be able to see Russian sports stars. These will be the ones who will definitely not go to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games:

The participation of star athletes from other countries in competitions is still in doubt. Official lineups for the Games have not yet been announced.

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Puck Henry
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