Secretary General for the International Ski & Snowboard Federation declared Wednesday that the FIS Council could consider allowing Russian snowboarders and skiers to take part – in neutral form – at World Cup competitions this season at the next FIS Council meeting. However, they will have to be approved by the International Olympic Committee will have to be able to accept. Russian conversations about the possibility of building events and other organizations that could challenge the IOC has been around for nearly 100 years that have all were unsuccessful, as per Olympic expert Bill Mallon. In the meantime, French Interior Minister expressed concerns about the amount of security personnel required for Paris 2024.
She has developed a few ideas of ways to address the alleged shortage. Prior to this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, FOX Sports is showing an innovative, mobile technology system that can help significantly cut the amount of security personnel required on site, and it will be transported to Doha in the shape of a Boeing 747! The achievements that these U.S. wrestling Freestyle squads during the most last UWW Worlds are worth celebrating and include 17 national records that were either set or tied. One of the best is tied for World and Olympic medals over the past eight years!
1.FIS could look into allowing Russian skiers to return this winter
A report from the Russian media outlet TASS announced on Thursday that there was a possibility that International Ski & Snowboard Federation (FIS) might consider the possibility of allowing Russian athletes to resume the sport this year as neutrals in the FIS Council meeting scheduled for in October.
“‘The agenda has not yet been approved, but the issue of the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes can be considered,’ the international federation noted.”
The following day, FIS Secretary General Michel Vion (FRA) made comments to Eurosport regarding the possibility of returning to events:
“Perhaps this will happen in December, then the teams of both countries, of course, without the national flag and anthem, will be able to compete at the World Championships.”
Vion has also said to that the Norwegian paper Verdens Gang: “FIS will absolutely not take this step without a clear and unambiguous recommendation of the IOC. This means that we’re all on the same page in this matter, and we should all be in sync. The FIS is looking forward to clear suggestions of the IOC.”
There are many who do not believe that. Russian national team’s coach Yuri Borodavko told TASS:
“Statements like those given by the FIS Secretary General could be described as a good look in the face of a bad match. In 60 percent of the cases, I consider Vion’s statements to be an attempt to influence the political scene. If we’re allowedto do so, then obviously it would be super. However, as the political climate as well as the sporting situation are changing and this isn’t adding to the sense of optimism.”
But, the head of the Russian Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Federation, Dmitry Dubrovsky, said that his athletes were prepared to compete “if we are admitted in any status.”
2. A possible alternative for the Olympics? A few have tried it, but all have failed.
In continuation of our story of earlier this week regarding the upcoming, Russian-led challenge for the Olympic Games, Olympedia.org co-founder and historian Dr. Bill Mallon (USA) looked at the history of events that were designed to complement or even challenge and possibly even overthrow Olympstats.com’s International Olympic Committee on Olympstats.com.
On Tuesday, Russian’s Irina Viner, who is the head of the Council for Physical Culture and Sports of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development was very clear on the strategy, which will begin with events that will be coordinated by China and Russia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Chinese and the Russian-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation:
“We are prepared to talk with China to host different events, ranging starting with joint training camps and events. As our presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin declared, we now need to create a multi-sports body that is not part from IOC.” IOC.”
Mallon examined the beginning of the Olympic Movement and identified five events that merited re-examination as possible Olympic complementsor to be Olympic substitutes for:
* 1919 is the only year: Inter-Allied Games
* 1925-37 The International Workers’ Olympics
” 1963-66″: Games of the New Emerging Forces
The only exception is 1984. Friendship Games
• 1986 to 2001: Goodwill Games
The Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games proved to be the most successful, having five editions in the winter and summer however, following the fall of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991, the purpose for the event was largely lost.
Mallon’s bottom line
“It is very likely that Russia should continue to be barred from international sports will be able to create an international multi-sport event and host its international partners to play. It is more than likely that they will be extremely short-lived, or not ever again held.”
3.French Interior Minister worried over Paris 2024 security personnel
A conversation with Los Echos published Thursday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said “We need around 25,000 more private security agents for the Olympics, or 20% of the total for the profession, which has 130,000 people [in France].”
Therefore, the issue will be what to do to locate the players. This is a concern for the government, who is responsible for the security of the Games as well as Darmanin will establish an “business division” in the Interior Ministry to liaise with private companies for staffing.
He would also prefer to recruit college students who could fill these roles “With training, there is no reason why they cannot become private security guards” and will appeal to “prefectures, in conjunction with Pole emploi [the French national unemployment agency], to call the tens of thousands of people in France who have a professional card but are registered as unemployed to motivate them to come and work in the sector again.”
Two years less left and plenty to be accomplished.
4.FOX Sports debuting stunning mobile “Flypack” tech at World Cup
In the past broadcasters were required to transport loads of equipment and thousands or even hundreds of spectators to events such as for instance the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup. The situation is changing now with it was the Sports Business Journal showcased the new initiative to conserve space, money and people by FOX Sports ahead of the November World Cup in Qatar.
In a short clip, Michael Davies, the FOX Sports Senior Vice Field & Technical Operations, explained the mobile “FlyPack” program that will be launched at Doha in a parking area just outside the FOX Sports broadcast center in Charlotte, North Carolina:
“This tent we’ve got is about the same size that we’re hoping to be using in Doha at a minimum in the Corniche area. It can help us visualize the space and the way we’ll be able to use it. …
“It’s one thing to build an enormous thing such as this. But the majority of the equipment there also allows us to create programming by individuals who aren’t there. Therefore, a significant portion of the equipment connects to the production studio located in L.A. In order to work on productions working from L.A. instead of sending everyone to Doha.
“The most significant change you can see here is that this is entirely based on [Internet Protocol]. There’s no video to be running around in any way … It isn’t connected to baseband video, except for the very very end. There are a lot of extremely innovative, new items here, but this is the main innovation that is”the FlyPack.”
The project is scheduled to be used for FOX television broadcasts for The NFL Super Bowl, future World Cups and future UEFA continental championships. Each system is fully backed and redundant to guarantee continuity.
It’s heading to Qatar in the near future, aboard “a 747 that will take all of this stuff plus a variety of other things that is going to fill up the plane and will go into Doha and be trucked to our two different sites in that city.”
These are significant technological innovations which will ease the pressure on event organizers to offer thousands of square feet in addition to millions of dollars to the construction of a massive media center to broadcast an event. It will also lower expenses for broadcasters who are able to maintain their entire personnel at home, with smaller teams on site. In anticipation of Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, TOP sponsors Alibaba launched a new “Olympic Cloud” service which permitted broadcasters who hold rights to receive Host Broadcast signals from their homes in real-time instead of being present at for the International Broadcast Center.
FOX’s FlyPack provides a different approach to receiving the host signals on site and able to have the majority of staff in their homes and work together live – in real time – over the world through IP and live-streamed programming. It’s a behind-the-scenes but vital and cost-saving feature for big events of every kind.
5.USA Wrestling celebrates record-shattering World Champs
It’s hard to think of the U.S. National Governing Body who is more happy today more than USA Wrestling, enjoying one of its greatest performances ever at the World Championships.
Over the course of nine weeks of action at the Stark Arena in Belgrade (SRB) The American team set or set 17 national records thanks to its women’s and men’s Freestyle teams. The most notable:
* First-time leader in total medals at Worlds 15 to be a leader Japan (13) as well as Iran (10).
Most championships combined seven total, including four of them being won by the Freestyle men’s team, and three from the women’s Freestyle team. The highest before that was five for team members from Worlds team in the years 1995, 2019,, and 2021.
* The most total medals won 2022: 15 medals equals that of the team from 2021 (5-5-5). .
* The most finalists in a sport: 8 in the men’s freestyle (4-4-0) surpassing the record set in 1991 of World team record that was Six (3-3-0). The eight medals tied the previous record, established in 1987. Seven medals from Women’s Freestyle team are the most impressive ever by the teams of 2021 and 2003 and the five runners-up (3-2-0) is the same as the team from 2003 (1-4-0).
* The most mixed Olympic as well as Worlds championships seven By Jordan Burroughs (6 Worlds, 1 Olympic) which broke an unbroken tie John Smith (men’s Freestyle) and Adeline Gray (women’s Freestyle), each having six.
* The most World Championships: 6 for Burroughs which is tied with Gray who was not able to attend the 2022 Worlds after giving twins on July. She is expected to return the mat and look towards 2024’s Paris Games.
The most remarkable feat is that of the 97 kg superstar Kyle Snyder, who tied Bruce Baumgartner with medals in eight consecutive Olympic Games or World Championships. Baumgartner was a medal winner from 1983 to 1990 (2-3-2) at 130kg and Snyder has earned six Worlds medals as well as two Olympic medals in the span of 2015-22 (4-3-1) and, at only 26 years old the athlete is still in good shape!
Are there any negatives? USA Wrestling is well aware of the difficulties of keeping this production going and recognizes that it must improve its Greco-Roman performances There will be no medals for 2022, ahead to Paris 2024. It can however take a sip of champagne now.
* Basketball The U.S. won its opening game in Group A of the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup, by a score of 87-72 against Belgium as well as the second game was the 106-42 win over Puerto Rico.
The American women held the lead at halftime 48-39 in the opening quarter and grew it by three periods to 72-56. The American women they then cruised to their 23rd straight win during World Cup play. Forward Breanna Stewart was the star with 22 points, shooting 8-18 and was assisted by guard Jewell Loyd and forward Alyssa Thomas, who each scored 14 points each.
In Friday’s match it was 54-21 at halftime while it was 54-21 at the half. U.S. cruised in with center Shakira Austin leading the way with 19 points forward Kahleah Cooper scoring 16 points as well as center Brionna Jones scoring 15. Puerto Rico shot only 20.6 percent from the field, and the American women shot 53.5 percent from their shot.
The next stop next is China (1-0) next Saturday.
“Awards” On the evening of Thursday the University of New Haven Sports Integrity Center has announced its first Noble Purpose for Sports Integrity Award to Canadian law professor Richard McLaren for his work in investigating doping, corruption and governance issues in institutions by the McLaren Global Sports Solutions firm.
University of New Haven Associate Professor of Investigations Declan Hill tweeted:
“When the sport is in trouble whom do you contact? Richard McLaren”
In his acceptance speech, McLaren pointed out “the dangerous lack of accountability” in the field of sports to combat the dangers of abuse, doping, and other forms of corruption.
The other finalist included Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai who brought attention to the sexual assaults perpetrated by Chinese political leaders and is currently in the process of being placed in house detention, and basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom. a 30-year-old who is currently known as an American resident who’s spoken up against the repression that is happening in China and in his home country Turkey.
* Russia The President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov said during the Executive Committee meeting that even when Russian athletes are allowed to participate in a second time in international competitions there are still many questions to be addressed:
“Unfortunately there aren’t guidelines for the anticipated returns to Russians in international sports. this is in the control of the IOC who initiated these restrictions, as well as international federations, who are the official authorities for the Olympic qualifying process prior to the Games.
“But we know that the real possibility of participation by the Russian team at the Paris 2024 and [Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic Games will largely depend on a variety of non-sporting elements, including the visa system and the border customs procedure that has been established by the member countries within the European Union, the availability of direct flights, logistics, and restrictions on payments made across borders in rubles or foreign currencies and other aspects of technicality in our team and delegation.
“Since this is not a complete list of all potential problems as a result of unfriendly steps taken by the political leadership of a number of countries, we have worked out the so-called alternative scenarios.”
However, the specifics are yet to be determined.
* Athletics be enough of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene this summer, now is your chance to get some discount merchandise on the World Athletics shop site.
The method is to buy items that are priced in the British Pounds (PS) in lieu of U.S. dollars! Although there are no discounts listed at this U.S. dollar site, discounts as much as 50% can be found in GBP! Polo shirts are on sale for PS25.00 and T-shirts as low as PS15 and the list goes on. A bottle opener that is officially licensed is currently PS6.00.
The two most popular items however, the sweatshirt with a hood and the Legend mascot toy are both gone.
*Cycling *The Union Cycliste Internationale Congress, which was held at Australia in the World Road Championships, approved the Haute-Savoie region in France as the venue for the 2nd UCI World Championships, in 2027. The event will encompass each discipline in the sport.
The first all-discipline championship will take place next august at Glasgow (SCO) However, 2027 will be a bigger event to 19 total with six new championships added to the 13 that are scheduled for next year.
* Football FIFA announced the start of the final phase of ticketing for 2022’s FIFA World Cup located in Qatar beginning on the 27th of September online and run throughout the tournament for until tickets are accessible.
* Swimming * It’s possible to look forward to another swim by sprinters Simone Manuel of the U.S. and Sarah Sjostrom (SWE). Although both are veterans, they have indicated they’re focused on swimming.
Manuel 26-year-old Manuel who was the Rio 2016 100 m free co-champion, has been inactive for the last few months. She was not seen since Tokyo 2020 Games, first made an announcement about a transfer from TYR to Arizona State, working with famous trainer Bob Bowman (USA). The following day, the 26-year-old unveiled the signing of a new sponsorship deal with arena, which will leave TYR which were previously aligned. Manuel: Manuel:
“Going all the way back to my initial years as an elite athlete, I’ve always been awed by their equipment mostly for their performance and style, but also because of their Italian style. It’s wonderful to be part of a group which includes a lot of the best athletes in the world. As I begin an entirely new chapter in my life and career I’m excited about expanding my knowledge and getting my skills up a notch in the arena.”
Sweden’s Sjostrom 29, who is a four-time Olympic medallist and a 10 time World Champion in the 50 and 100 meters Fly, Free and Fly events, told Swimming World Magazine that a possibility of a sixth Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028 is on her radar (when she’ll be 34 years old).):
“Definitely. It is highly unlikely that I am doing it.
“Paris is my first year and I’m always trying to only take one year at the period of time. That’s the most important aspect.
“We’ll wait and see if I can discover the answer in the next two three years (and) I’m thinking, ‘ah it’s over, I’m done But I don’t believe I am. I’m thinking I’m going to be around for a long time …
“I’m extremely proud of my accomplishments and all that I have accomplished. I am extremely grateful that I’m capable of doing what I do, and I’m very happy that I’m a success in this field. I’m working extremely hard and I don’t believe it’s just for the medals each time.
“My primary goal is swimming as fast as I can. I’m working at improving all the time.
The focus of Sjostrom is legendary. She was able to overcome a near-broken elbow that she suffered in January 2021 to win the Tokyo silver medal in the 50m Free. She followed by 7 medals in the 2021 FINA 25 m Championships in December last year, as well as three awards at 2022’s FINA World Championships, and five during 2022’s European Championships!
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