China Ice Hockey Team Remains in Olympics

The China National Ice Hockey Team will face the medal competition at the Beijing Olympics. This resolution was made even though many world hockey communities are afraid of such a result.

At the moment, according to the results of the tournament, China is in 12th place in the standings, which is not a very good result, but one should not underestimate their national team. China is in the same group as the United States, Canada, and Germany. China took part in this tournament only because of the existing tradition since 2006. According to this rule, each host has the rule to take part in the tournament.
The International Ice Hockey Federation held a meeting on November 2nd. But even there, their decision did not change. They insist that China continue to compete at the level of other teams for the status of the world leader in hockey.

The IIHF will not even reconsider its own decision on China. The decision made is following international rules, so they do not seek to violate them. They also said they are helping China prepare their team for the Olympics.

Even though now China is showing not the most solid results in hockey, at the next Olympic Games we will be able to detect an enhancement in their play.

Source: ESPN

Horse riding is no longer an Olympic game since 2028

Horseback riding will no longer be featured in the 2028 Olympics to be held in Los Angeles. It was this sport that was excluded from the current pentathlon performance. Such a statement raises several problems associated with the exclusion of this sport from the Olympic Games. It is necessary to look for a replacement for this sport, and this is not so easy to do as it seems at first glance.
This decision was made after an incident at the Tokyo Olympics. It was then that the head coach of Germany began to beat the pony because she refused to continue racing and jump over an obstacle.

International Modern Pentathlon Union, that their decision may be harsh and shocking for someone, but in fact, they thought about this issue well and decided that this is the only way to save the equestrian sport from such incidents. Life in the Olympic Games is changing, so we have to adapt to every change that occurs.

Many animal rights organizations were positive about this decision. But they added that horse-riding should also be banned at the next Olympic Games, which are due to be held in Paris in 2024. But it is not yet clear whether the leadership of the Olympic Games listens to this advice.

Source: ESPN