At the first-ever Olympic Games in the year 1896, there were actually just nine sports contested. Since that particular time, many sports have been added and also removed a well from the program. This latest Olympic Games would be the one in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from the 24th of July to the 9th of August 2020, the event was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than canceled. This recent year of the Olympic Games will see the introduction of brand new competitions. Under new IOC policies, which allow the host organizing committee to add new sports to the Olympic program to augment the permanent core events, these Games will see new games as well as the return of some old games for the first time since 2008.
The best surfers in the world will celebrate the Olympic debut of their sport on the spectacular Pacific coast of Japan. The state of the waves, the direction and strength of the wind, and the flow of the tide make surfing an event in which athletes compete against each other while facing the changing conditions of nature.
The Organising Committee incorporated a sport as young and vibrant as skateboarding into the Olympic program. There will be two categories and that is street which will take place on a straight route that imitates a street with stairs, handrails, kerbs, slopes, and others, and also park which will take place on a surface with slopes and complicated curves.
3) Sport climbing
Finger strength will decide which athletes will wear the medal around their neck in this new sport. Taking place on the colorful and characteristic dams, the climbers will put their skill and strength into practice on a vertical wall. There will be three disciplines and that are speed, boulder or block climbing, and also lead or difficulty.
Karate originated in Okinawa (Japan) during the Ryukyu Dynasty and has since spread throughout the world. For this reason, this sport could not be missing in Tokyo. Its struggle to be part of the program dates back to the 1970s and its debut will be on the best possible stage that is the Nippon Budokan which is the spiritual home of Japanese martial arts.
Baseball and softball are returning to the Games. Their last appearance was in Beijing 2008. So, spectators will once again enjoy watching the pitcher challenge the batter with fast pitches of up to 100 miles per hour and precision, as well as spectacular effects.
Halal Or Not? This Is What You Need To Know About ‘Royce’ Chocolate’
Royce’ actually comes from Hokkaido and is the most active brand in making the currently famous nama chocolate. One of the main ingredients in its products is fresh cream from local sources. It prepares many types of aromatic, smooth, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate by mixing cacao with fresh cream, tea, and unfortunately types of alcohol.
According to the particular Royce’ Chocolate Malaysia webpage, Royce’ chocolates indeed are not certified Halal as some of their chocolates contain liquor. However, the majority of their chocolate selection is entirely liquor-free and gelatin-free, made from plant-based ingredients. For Muslims out there, make sure you read the label before buying.
If you wanted to buy some of these, the selections for Royce’ chocolates that are completely liquor-free are:
1) Nama Mild Cacao
2) Nama Ecuador Sweet
3) Nama Ghana Bitter
4) Nama Mild White
Only a few Royce’ Chocolates contain liquor and Muslims should take note of them so that they would not accidentally buy them, namely Nama Chocolate Champagne Pierre Mignon, Nama Chocolate Bitter, Nama Chocolate Au Lait, Nama Chocolate Matcha, and Bar Chocolate Rum and Raisin.
Sources: Royce’ Chocolate Malaysia.
5 Die After Minister’s Son Runs Car Over Protesting Farmers In India
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 — At least five people, including two farmers, have been killed and a dozen people injured in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, said an official.
The incident took place in the city of Lakhimpur when farmers were protesting against three farm laws ahead of an event which was to be attended by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra.
Widespread violence was witnessed after the union minister’s son Ajay Mishra allegedly ran his car over the protesting farmers. Angry farmers allegedly set two vehicles on fire.
Arvind Chaurasia, the district magistrate of Lakhimpur, has confirmed the incident.
“Five people were killed in the incident. Two farmers were crushed to death by a car,” Chaurasia told Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Kisan Union, a body of farmers, claimed that at least four farmers have died.
“The farmers were killed after Ashish Mishra… allegedly ran his car over the protesting farmers,” Guramneet Mangal, a farmer leader, told Anadolu Agency.
The farmers union also claimed that a farmer died after being fired upon by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. They demanded that the union minister be immediately dismissed from the council of ministers.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has condemned the incident. He said the one who is silent even after seeing this inhumane massacre is already dead, but we will not let this sacrifice go in vain. “We support the farmers protesting peacefully for a just cause,” he said.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted: “Crushing of the farmers who were peacefully opposing the agricultural laws by the son of the Minister of State for Home of the BJP government is a very inhumane and cruel act.”
Uttar Pradesh is ruled by Hindu monk Yogi Adityanath. The state is going to the polls next year.
Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at Delhi’s borders since November last year.
They are demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws enacted by the government.
Farmers fear that the laws will end the Minimum Support Price system — the minimum or guaranteed price at which the government purchases certain major crops like wheat, paddy, and soybeans from them.
But the government is touting these laws as major agricultural reforms.
While several rounds of talks with the government have fallen through, farmer leaders insist on the total repeal of the laws. The movement, one of the biggest challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced since coming to power in 2014, has also attracted international support.
Prophet Muhammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks Dies In Car Crash
STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 — Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, known for his derogatory depiction of Prophet Muhammad, died in a car accident Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting local media.
Two police officers who had been assigned to protect him were also killed in the crash, the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter reported.
The car carrying Vilks and the officers collided with a truck and both vehicles caught fire, Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT reported.
The truck driver was injured.
Vilks had been living under police protection since the controversial 2007 sketch due to death threats.
Police said they have launched an investigation into the incident.
In 2007, Sweden’s local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published Vilks’ cartoon insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Since then, he had been living in a secret location with police guards.
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