Earlier this week, police authorities here in Moscow closed the venue for the opening ceremonies of the Russian Open Games due to alleged bomb threats which authorities say had been received by the venue staff. No confirmation of these threats had been received by the Russian LGBT Sports Federation. Police authorities closed the venue but did not reopen it or bring the bomb squad to investigate, nor was a report brought back to Federation staff. The venue apparently refunded the money to the Russian LGBT Sports Federation under short notice to its representatives.
The Federation had to hastily organize the opening ceremonies at another venue which occurred late.