Star studded Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force made flying start in the five-team Walton Victory Day Hockey Tournament '2020 beating their rivals in two opening day's matches on Saturday.
Bangladesh Navy earned a comfortable 7-2 goals victory over Bangladesh Police in the day's second match at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here this afternoon.
Ashraful Islam and Moinul Islam struck two goals each while Fazle Hossain Rabbi, Khorshedur Rahman and Roman Sarkar scored one goal each for the sailors team.
Mohammad Mohsin and Amirul Islam contributed one goal each for the Police team.
In the day's first match, Bangladesh Air Force beat Sonali Bank SRC by 5-2 goals at the dame venue.
Debashis struck three, Arshad and Sohan scored one each for the winners while Naimuddin and Robi contributed one each for the losers.
Earlier, Executive Director of the meet's sponsor Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar Dawn inaugurated the meet at a simple ceremony on Saturday.
Vice-Presidents of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Sajed AA Adel and Zaki Ahmed Ripon, and Tournament Secretary Badiul Islam Dipu were also present on the occasion.
Russia will not be able to use its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years after a ruling Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Lausanne-based court halved the four-year ban proposed last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency in a landmark case that accused Russia of state-ordered tampering of a testing laboratory database in Moscow. The ruling also blocked Russia from bidding to host major sporting events for two years.
Russian athletes and teams will still be allowed to compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, as well as world championships including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, if they are not banned for or suspected of doping.
One win for Russia is the proposed team name at major events. The name “Russia” can be retained on uniforms if the words “Neutral Athlete” or equivalents like “Neutral Team” have equal prominence, the court said.
The burden of proof was also shifted away from Russian athletes and more toward WADA when their doping history is vetted for selection to the Olympics or other sporting events.
Russian athletes and teams can also retain the national flag colors of red, white and blue in their uniforms at major events. That was not possible for Russians at the past two track world championships.
Even with those concessions, the court’s three judges imposed the most severe penalties on Russia since allegations of state-backed doping and cover-ups emerged after the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
WADA president Witold Bańka hailed the court’s decision despite its preferred ban being cut to two years.
“The (CAS) panel has clearly upheld our findings that the Russian authorities brazenly and illegally manipulated the Moscow Laboratory data in an effort to cover up an institutionalized doping scheme,” Bańka said in a statement.
The case centered on accusations that Russian state agencies altered and deleted parts of the database before handing it over to WADA investigators last year. It contained likely evidence to prosecute long-standing doping violations.
The CAS process was formally between WADA and the Russian anti-doping agency, which refused to accept last year’s four-year ban. The Russian agency, known as Rusada, was ruled non-compliant last year — a decision upheld Thursday by the three judges.
Rusada was also ordered to pay WADA $1.27 million to cover investigation costs, plus it was fined $100,000 and ordered to pay 400,000 Swiss francs ($452,000) toward legal costs.
The Russian agency can appeal the sanctions to the Swiss supreme court in Lausanne.
The acting CEO of Rusada, Mikhail Bukhanov, said at a news conference in Moscow “it appears that not all of the arguments presented by our lawyers were heard.”
The judges’ 186-page ruling is expected to be published by CAS in the next few weeks.
In a brief extract in the court’s statement, the judges said their decision to impose punishments less severe than WADA wanted “should not, however, be read as any validation of the conduct of Rusada or the Russian authorities.”
The ruling does allow Russian government officials, including President Vladimir Putin, to attend major sporting events if invited by the host nation’s head of state.
When a four-day hearing was held in Lausanne last month, 43 Russian athletes and their lawyers took part as third parties arguing they should not be punished for misconduct by state officials not working in sports.
Giving WADA the lab database by a December 2018 deadline was a key condition for Rusada being reinstated three months earlier when a previous expulsion from the anti-doping community was lifted.
WADA investigators in Moscow eventually got the data one month late. Evidence of doping tests and emails appeared to have been deleted or changed, and whistleblowers like former lab director Grigory Rodchenkov were implicated.
WADA investigators went to Moscow two years ago to collect the database and begin verifying evidence that would help sports governing bodies prosecute suspected doping violations dating back several years.
Although Russia would be stripped of hosting world championships in the next two years, events can be reprieved. Governing bodies have been advised to find a new host “unless it is legally or practically impossible to do so.”
Russia is scheduled to host the 2022 world championships in men’s volleyball and shooting. The president of the shooting federation is Vladimir Lisin, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin.
Last year, the International Olympic Committee described the database tampering as “flagrant manipulation” and “an insult to the sporting movement.”
On Thursday, the IOC merely noted the verdict, adding it would consult sports governing bodies and the International Paralympic Committee “with a view to having a consistent approach in the implementation of the award.”
Final matches of all the six events of the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Victory Day Archery Tournament'2020 will be held on Wednesday at Archer Training center of the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the three-day meet Wednesday afternoon and later he will distribute the prizes.
In the day's recurve mixed team, Prodipta Chakma partnering with Diya Siddiqui won the event's bronze medal beating Roman Shana and Mehnaj Akhter Monira by 5-4 sets points.
In the event's final, Imdadul Haque Milon pairing with Ety Khatun to play Abdur Rahman Alif and Beauty Roy partner on Wednesday.
In the day's compound mixed team, Susmita Bonik and Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman earned the event's bronze medal defeating Asif Mahmud and Shymoli Roy by 153-149 score at the same venue.
In the event's final on Wednesday, Ashim Kumar Das partnering with Tania Rima will meet Sohel Rana and Bonnya Akhter.
Besides, finals of recurve men's singles, recurve women's singles, compound men's singles and compound women's singles will also be held on Wednesday at the same venue.
Bangladeshi FIDE Master Subrota Biswas earned 3 points in Open (Under-19) Group after the 5th round of the FIDE Online World Cadet and Youth Rapid Chess Championships'2020, Under-10, 12, 14, 18 and 16 Open Girls Division of the Asian Continental Selection Games, held on online chess platform Tornelo on Saturday.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th round games were held on Saturday.
After the day's 5th round games, Nusrat Jahan Alo in Girls Under-14 Group earned 2.5 points while Mortuza Mahthir Islam in Open U-16 Group, WFM Noshin Anjum in Girls Under-16 Group, Swarnavo Choudhury in Open Under-14 Group, Wadifa Ahmed in Girls U-12 Group and Sakline Mostafa Sajid in Open U-10 Group earned 2 points each.
Kazi Zarin Tasnim in Girls U-16 Group and Syed Ridwan in Open U-12 Group earned 1 point each.
In the 3rd round games, FM Subrota beat FM Bulgankhan Ganzorig of Mongolia; Mortuza drew with Khaled Waleed Abdullah of Yemen, Swarnavo lost to IM Bharath Subramaniyam of India, Sajid beat Adwa Fattah Achmad of Indonesia, Ridwan lost to Sreyas Payyappat of India.
In Girls Section, WFM Noshin beat Nour Saleh Jasim of UAE, Alo beat Amin-Erdene Bayanmunkh of Mongolia, Zarin lost to Assoum Nour of Lebanon and Wadifa lost to Feng Eunice of Hong Kong.
In the 4th Round games of Open Section, FM Subrota beat IM Sankalp Gupta of India, Mortuza beat Hamad Bader of UAE, Swarnavo beat Abdullah Mohammed Al Homaid of Qatar, Sajid beat Rashid Husain Alhammadi of UAE and Ridwan lost to Soud Jaber of UAE.
In the 4th round games of Girls Section, Zarin beat Aishath Himya Ibrahim Mujah of Maldives, Alo drew with WFM Munkhzul Davaakhuu of Mongolia, Wadifa beat Aizharyk Kaliza of Kazakistan and WFM Noshin lost to Cai Youyang of Hong Kong.
In the 5th round game, Wadifa beat Maryam Mishka Migdhaadh of Maldives, Mortuza drew with Bilal Hammad of Palestine, Ridwan got bye, FM Subrota lost to Gholami Orimi Mahdi of Iran, Swarnavo lost to Sun Jiajun of China, Sajid lost to Yeganegi Barad of Iran, WFM Noshin lost to WFM Altantuya Boldbaatar of Mongolia, Alo lost to Renganayaki V of India and Zarin lost to WCM Tharushi T H D Niklesha of Sri Lanka.
The 6th and 7th round games will be held on Sunday.
Four Bangladeshi players earned one point each from two age groups in the Asian Continental Selection matches of the FIDE Online World Cadet and Youth Rapid Chess (Under-10, 12, 14, 18, 16 Open and Girls Division) Championship '20 that began on online chess platform Tornelo on Friday.
The first and second round matches were held on the opening day and after the second round matches, four Bangladeshi players have won one game each to earn one point.
They are -- FIDE Master Subrata Biswas in Open Under-19 Group, FIDE Master Noshin Anjum in Girls Under-16 Group, Swarnavo Choudhury in Open Under-14 Group and Nusrat Jahan Alo in Girls Under-14 Group.
Five other Bangladeshi players, who lost both of their matches are -- Sakline Mostafa Sajid in Open U-10 Group, Syed Ridwan in Open U-12 Group, Wadifa Ahmed in Girls U-12 Group, Mortuza Mahthir Islam in Open U-16 Group and Kazi Jarin Tasnim in Girls U-16 Group.
In the first round matches, FM Subrota beat Yazan Abo Khalaf of Palestine, Alo beat Kiyan Mohamed Usamath of Maldives, WFM Noshin lost to Nuha Rilwan of Maldives, Zarin lost to WFM Zahedifar Anahita of Iran, Mortuza lost to FM Amartuvshin Ganzorig of Mongolia, Swarnavo lost to IM Daneshvar Bardiya of Iran, Riwan lost to Xiao Tong(Qd) of China, Wadifa lost to Zhunusbekova Aymonchok of Kyrgyzstan and Sajid lost to CM Nurgaliyev Sauat of Uzbekistan.
In the second round, WFM Noshin beat Van Sebille Sulia of Australia, Swarnavo beat Kaung Mon Thar of Myanmar, FM Subrota lost to GM P Iniyan of India, Zarin lost to Estur Grace Co of Guam, Mortuza lost to Sarmiento Cyle of Guam, Alo lost to WFM Vishwa Vasnawala of India, Ridwan lost to Ashraf Artin of Iran, Wadifa lost to Wang Xiao Jiao of Indonesia and Sajid lost to El Habboub Hicham of Lebanon.
The Asian Continental selection game will be held on 7-round Swiss-league format in three days. Three players of each group will qualify in the final stage.
Third, fourth and fifth round games will be held on Saturday.