Boston Marathon Blocks Runners from Russia and Belarus

Runners from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon this month – another example of the countries’ deepening isolation over Ukraine’s occupation, race organizers said on Wednesday. “Like many people around the world, we were horrified and outraged by what we saw and learned from the news in Ukraine,” …

Amazon Web Services Blocks New Registrations from Russia and Belarus

Amazon has quietly stopped customers in Russia and Belarus from opening new cloud computing accounts. According to an internal communication viewed by The New York Times, the policy change for Amazon Web Services began over the weekend, but Not made public until Tuesday. “Given the current events in Russia and the uncertainty and lack of …

Paralympic Games Reverse Course and Ban Athletes from Russia and Belarus

BEIJING — A day after the organizers of the Paralympic Winter Games announced that they would allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete, the organizing board made a stunning comeback on Thursday, banning athletes from both countries on the eve of the opening ceremony. Citing growing discontent among other athletes in the Paralympic village and …

US extends technology restrictions to Belarus and Russia

The Biden administration on Wednesday increased restrictions on the export of certain technologies to Russia and Belarus, the actions said would reduce its ability to conduct a military campaign against Ukraine. The new controls will prevent American companies from exporting certain sensitive items that will support the defense, aerospace and shipping industries in Belarus, which …

Tennis Suspends Russia and Belarus, But Will Allow Their Players

Organizations that oversee professional tennis will ban Russia and Belarus from competing in team events, but will allow players from these countries to participate in tournaments without any national identity. The statement on Tuesday came a day later. The International Olympic Committee recommended that sports organizations banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from events. Other groups, …