June 15, 2021

2021 UEFA Foundation for Children awards announcement

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19 ORGANISATIONS REWARDED FOR THEIR DAILY SUPPORT OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN The board of trustees of the UEFA Foundation for Children met by videoconference on 3 June, with the UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin, in the chair. The board received updates on and discussed the foundation’s ongoing projects, with a special focus on the activities that will […]

How the Olympics can embrace non-binary athletes for the future

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BY HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable It’s hard to remember a time before the Olympics had very open, very gayathletes like we do now, but the first openly gay Olympian didn’t appear until 1988 in Seoul. Thirty years later, there’s still residual public outcry. Even Vice President Mike Pence had a low-key Twitter meltdown about openly […]

Trump’s travel ban could affect Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics

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By Abbey Schubert, Mic From Business Insider Two days after the New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during his father’s campaign after he was promised incriminating information on Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump is tweeting about everything except the situation at hand. Instead, his mind is on the […]

Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter’s positive test

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By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press From cbc Jamaica’s Beijing 4×100 title stripped Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic rules […]

How the International Olympic Committee is using technology to educate future host cities

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By Bérénice Magistretti FromTechCrunch As the Rio Games draw to a close and the competing athletes pack up, leaving the Brazilian metropolis behind, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is already hard at work laying the foundation for the future spectacle of Olympic games. Throughout the Games, the IOC’s Olympic Games Knowledge Management program has been […]

Sports Commentary: A gold medal for Rio staff and volunteers

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By Rene A. Henry From Caribbean News Now The International Olympic Committee needs to award one more gold medal. This gold needs to go to the volunteers and staff who made Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games a success. I do not remember any organizing committee ever faced with so many crises – a nearly bankrupt government; […]

Women athletes are still playing a very long game of catch-up with men at the Olympics

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By Laura Hills, The Conversation From Business Insider Rio 2016 is a celebration of the biggest and best achievements of men and women athletes from all parts of the globe. The Olympics have been particularly useful for showcasing the sporting prowess of women to the world. There have been a multitude of firsts for women over […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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US Convicted Pa. AG says she’ll resign on Wednesday Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general said she will step down from her post effective Wednesday afternoon following her conviction earlier this week on charges that she leaked confidential investigative material to a reporter and lied about it under oath. SOURCE: LAW360   Climate change causes world’s second […]

Sir Austin – committed to service

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By Dorian Bryan From Barbados Advocate FOR his commitment to the cause of the development of sports, not just in Barbados, but in the world, at large, former banker and veteran sports administrator, Austin Llewellyn Sealy, has been awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire (Kt Bach), in the Queen’s New […]

Caribbean Tsunami exercise

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The Cayman Islands joined other Countries in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise on Wednesday March 26, 2014. The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the Caribbean region and northern Western Atlantic. The exercise has been modeled by NOAA […]