The main American channel shuns the Beijing Olympics
The American television network NBC has announced that it will not send any commentators to China to cover the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, (February 4-20), due to Covid-19 fears. Journalists will cover the event from the United States because of the health risks, but also the draconian restrictions of the Chinese authorities. This is more bad news for the organizers, because NBC has been the main broadcaster of the Olympics since 1988.
Benoît Paire finds Stefanos Tsitsipas
After two seasons fraught with behavioral issues, Frenchman Benoît Paire broke through in his second round of the Australian Open to defeat Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov, seeded number 26, in four sets, including two ended in a decisive game. For his third participation in the third round in Melbourne, he will find on his way, on the night of Friday 21 to Saturday 22, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded number 4, who struggled to qualify against the Argentinian Sebastian Baez .
The rally finally goes hybrid
After the adoption of a share of electric motorization in Formula 1, endurance and rally-raid, the rally dragged on the road. Nearly fifty years after its creation in 1973, the world championship has finally gone electric, with a first stage contested on Thursday 20 at the legendary Monte Carlo rally. The contribution in watts remains modest, since it boils down to a small assistance motor recovering energy when the car brakes. This self-produced electricity is then used during brief timed sectors and above all liaison runs, particularly when arriving in urban areas.