Thomas Bach encourages people to stay active, Ultrarunning cancels Congress, God postponed the Olympics

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The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is Monday, March 6.

The International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is encouraging people to stay active, strong and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Day is a United Nations initiative.

“We are all in the same situation right now, we all cannot live our normal lives,” he said via video message while spinning.

Bach also suggested that the Tokyo Olympics can be called the Festival of Resilience.

“If you are staying active, if you are staying strong, if you are staying healthy, we can celebrate them all together as a great festival of resilience, as a great festival of our solidarity, and as a great festival of the unity of humankind in all of our diversity – join this campaign.”

Ultrarunning

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) has announced that its congress and 100-kilometres World Championships have been cancelled.

They were to take place in Winschoten, Netherlands.

They are working to add new dates for the two events.

Currently, there are 1, 292, 472 positive Coronavirus cases. Globally 70, 797 have died, while 272,529 have recovered according to www.worldometer.com.

God and Russia

Two-time Olympic gold medallist in gymnast Svetlana Khorkina has made a claim that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is God’s punishment to the sports community and the world for the removing Russia from leading international competitions.

Individually-cleared Russian athletes were set to be allowed to compete neutrally.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport that has yet to be heard.

Khorkina has now stated the postponement is karma for Russia being exiled.

Some believe karma happens after you die, while dharma happens while you are living, so right there her credibility is shot.

“I think this all happened because they shouldn’t have offended Russia, including our athletes,” she told Sport Express.

“There is a reason why there is a line in our national anthem that says our land is protected by the Lord.”

“I think this was God’s punishment,” she added.