December 11, 2017

FIFA to cut off cash flow to force football associations into transparency

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Reuters From The Indian Express In more serious cases, FIFA can intervene or even suspend FAs. Soccer’s governing body FIFA is cutting off cash to national football associations that fail to meet basic standards of transparency as its new boss works to clean up the sport after years of corruption scandals. FIFA president Gianni Infantino […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Three more Irish officials investigated in ticket-scalping probe

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By OSSIAN SHINE From Stuff Brazilian police raided Irish Olympic officials on the last day of the Rio Games on Sunday (Monday NZ Time), seizing passports, computers, mobile phones and unused tickets in a rapidly expanding investigation into allegations of an illegal ticketing scam. The raids, on hotel rooms and offices in Rio, follow last week’s […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt reaches men’s 200m final but Justin Gatlin out

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From BBC Usain Bolt ran his fastest time of the season to win his Olympic 200m semi-final in 19.78 seconds as Justin Gatlin missed out on a place in the final. Jamaica’s Bolt has already won the 100m and is now aiming for an eighth Olympic gold by retaining his 200m title. But American Gatlin, […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Elaine Thompson wins women’s 200m gold

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From BBC Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won Olympic gold in the 200m to complete a sprint double in Rio. Thompson, 24, clocked 21.78 seconds to beat Netherlands’ world champion Dafne Schippers by 0.13sec and add the 200m title to the gold she won in the 100m. USA’s Tori Bowie took bronze in 22.15, while Great Britain’s […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second, Andre de Grasse bronze

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From BBC Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt […]

The Editor Speaks: Olympics, Dancing, Jamaica, Feeling Alright

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Was it divine guidance or just coincidence when Jamaica’s 54th Anniversary of Independence was almost the same day as the opening of the XXXI Olympic Games? Jamaica was one day later. It is Jamaica’s 14th appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation, and Usain Bolt is quoted as saying, “It’s a great day […]

The Games are here. Play your part

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From WALK FREE.ORG Last Friday (5), we witnessed the spectacular opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics 2016. The first Olympic and Paralympic Games ever held in South America will host over 15,000 competing athletes. Their amazing efforts have got them to this historic event. Your efforts can play a part, too. Share this video (at […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony best and worst dressed [Cayman Islands #2 BEST

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By Jenna Clarke and Mary Ward From The Sydney Morning Herald The Olympic Ceremony: Where the sport is always great and the outfits resemble a Contiki tour. BEST DRESSED AUSTRALIA: As fresh as a lemon, lime and bitters on a hot day. CAYMAN ISLANDS: With their unassuming straw hats and little cotton dresses they look […]

Rio-bound Cray rips national mark in Japan tilt

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By Joey Villar From Philstar Global MANILA, Philippines – Fil-Am Eric Cray stepped up his buildup for the Rio Olympics, churning out a record-setting run in the Golden Grand Prix 2016 at the Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki, Japan yesterday. The 27-year-old Cray, one of the country’s representatives to the quadrennial games set Aug. 5-21 in […]

Gadget of the week

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This BMW-designed racing wheelchair for the Rio Olympics is like a carbon-fiber spaceship By William Fierman From Business Insider Looking more like a carbon-fiber spaceship than a piece of racing equipment, a new wheelchair designed by BMW of North America for the United States Paralympic team should give athletes a serious edge in Rio this […]