Other Sports WADA Criticism On Russia Sanctions For Doping Mounts, US Olympic Committee Rebukes Decision

first_imgLausanne: Criticism of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s sanctions against Russia mushroomed with a rebuke from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee coming on the heels of the outraged resignation of a member of the WADA athlete committee. The USOPC and British Paralympian Victoria Aggar each expressed their disagreement with WADA’s decision not to issue a blanket ban on the Russians in wake of evidence that government officials doctored data that was supposed to be used to prosecute cases stemming from the country’s long-running doping scandal.Aggar, a Paralympic rower, announced her resignation from WADA’s athlete committee, saying “I simply can no longer be part of an organization that places politics over principle.” Hours later at its quarterly meeting, the USOPC board debated the wisdom of sanctions that called for innocent athletes to be able to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics, even though determining who really is innocent has been made more difficult because of the data manipulation.”It’s very difficult for us to see how justice can be served and how there will be a true deterrent versus future corruption if any of the athletes from Russia have a right to compete in Tokyo under any flag, neutral or otherwise,” USOPC chair Susanne Lyons said. “If the data truly has been corrupted … it’s very unclear how you can decide and siphon out who’s been part of the doping and who has not.”Earlier in the week, the chair of the British Olympic Association called for “the fullest possible sanctions to be taken against Russia at Tokyo 2020.” It was the same stance that a majority of the WADA athlete committee took last weekend, before WADA executives met to rubber-stamp the recommendation that would allow Russians to compete as neutrals. The decision forced Aggar’s hand, and led her to release a statement saying WADA’s actions “have fundamentally shaken my belief in an organization that I felt initially served a great purpose in protecting the integrity of sports.”Also Read | Russia Banned For Four Years By WADA, To Not Be Part Of 2020 Tokyo OlympicsThe USOPC’s Athletes Advisory Council was among those supporting Aggar. “WADA’s decision to ignore the majority of its own Athlete Committee … is out of touch and the current sanctions will not be enough to cause significant change in Russia,” the AAC said in a statement. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, WADA compliance chairman Jonathan Taylor said disallowing the Russian flag and its Olympic officials from the Tokyo Games, but not barring all its athletes, “was the appropriate line to draw.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Sunderland v QPR player ratings

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are still waiting for their first away win of the season following the 1-1 draw at Sunderland. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player at the Stadium of Light.Alex Smithies: 7Produced an excellent save in the first half. Didn’t have that much to do after that.AdChoices广告Alex Baptiste: 7Showed his commitment and experience in a very solid display, the highlight of which was a superb block to deny Duncan Watmore late in the game.Embed from Getty ImagesJoel Lynch: 6Won a fair number of aerial challenges but never looked that comfortable. Unconvincing.Jake Bidwell: 6Moved into a more defensive role in the absence of the injured Jack Robinson and was solid throughout.Pawel Wszolek: 6Worked tremendously hard but the end product just wasn’t there for the out-of-form Wszolek. He squandered a great chance to score and made the wrong decision on the ball on several occasions. Looks jaded.Josh Scowen: 7Embed from Getty ImagesBattled hard in midfield, particularly during a second-half spell in which Rangers were on top and the home side were struggling badly.Massimo Luongo: 7Ditto. Back from international duty and lasted the 90 minutes without any sign of fatigue.Ryan Manning: 6Worked hard on the left, although Sunderland had some joy on that side in the first half.Luke Freeman: 7Embed from Getty ImagesTook up some great positions and his movement caused Sunderland problems. Linked up nicely with Jamie Mackie a number of times.Jamie Mackie: 6Like Wszolek, worked hard but lacked quality and missed a good chance.Idrissa Sylla: 7Embed from Getty ImagesSloppy on more than a few occasions but his overall display – and his goal – justified his selection. Could have scored again in the second half and always looked a handful.Conor Washington: 6Lively after coming on midway through the second half and helped set up a late chance for Sylla. Also saw an effort of his own saved. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Sylla scores as QPR draw at SunderlandQPR ‘getting better and better’ – Hollowaylast_img read more

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Surprised Ball after the debacle: I would expect us to approach…

first_imgThe West Czechs suffered a 1: 4 debacle in the 2nd league round in Liberec and the Slovak coach was very unpleasantly surprised by the performance. He described the two defeats in five days as very sensitive and will evaluate with management how to react to them.“We lacked teamwork, setting, emphasis, greater self-confidence at the beginning. Today it was also a psychological affair after Alkmaar. At the beginning of the match you could still feel the KO, but I don’t take this crutch,” Guľa told an online press conference Liberec three goals during the first 14 minutes.“Although something very unpleasant is behind us (Alkmaar), there is already a new match, a new day, a new season is starting. I expected that we would be different about it. I am really very surprised about it,” Guľa added.After the winter arrival in Viktoria, Západočechy significantly raised and returned them to the fight for the league title, but now he is probably experiencing the most difficult period with the team.“We were lucky that with our entry into the club, the team looked completely different than today. The team immediately got into trouble, everyone stepped on, it was nice. In these awkward situations, like now, you watch who is the leader, who takes on the biggest responsibility. We will go through all this, “said Guľa.He will solve the situation with the management. “It’s clear that after a performance like today, everyone would bang on it, but we need to evaluate it without emotion so that it is the right solution for the club. We need to respond to developments that have taken place. This involves evaluating the details that “The team is of good quality, the players are clearly good, but these two losses are very sensitive for us at this stage,” admitted Guľa.He welcomes the fact that it is the turn of the national team break.“Now that there is no league or cup match right now, there is enough space for us to analyze it all. And evaluate correctly what will be best for the club. Fans do not deserve to play as we do today,” Guľa added.last_img read more

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The father of the striker Messi will meet with the president…

first_img© Reuters Lionel Messi’s father and manager, Jorge Messi, will meet with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday, the Catalan Mundo Deportivo reported.Each side will try to take steps to achieve its goals in the midst of the crisis caused by the striker’s intention to part with the club. The six-time winner of the “Golden Ball” informed “Barcelona” that he wants to leave now, without money.According to the information, Jorge Messi will travel to Barcelona with the idea of ​​reaching an agreement on “friendly separation”. The opposite is Bartomeu’s intention – he will want the topic of conversation not to be a farewell, but a renewal of the Argentine’s contract. Messi is tied to Barcelona until 2021, with a buyout clause of 700m euros. In a letter announcing his intentions to the club, he referred to a clause in the contract, according to which he could leave freely until June 10. Messi and his lawyers say the date is linked to the end of the season, and now the season has dragged on for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.On Sunday, the striker did not appear for the team’s research prior to the start of preparations for the new season, which clearly showed his intentions.The Spanish La Liga intervened in the case, announcing that Messi has a valid contract with Barcelona.Earlier, it was alleged that Bartomeu had sent a message to the Argentine that he was ready to resign if the player blamed him for the situation.last_img read more

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Andris Vaņins joins the coaching corps of the “Sion” team represented…

first_imgVanin got to know the Zion team before, because he played in its ranks from 2009 to 2016.As early as February, it was known that Vanin would not remain in his current team “Zurich”. In March, in a conversation with the former footballer Jurijs Žigajevs, the player revealed that he is ready to continue his career in the show “On Football”, but only if he receives a solid offer.Given that Vanin joined the Zion coaching staff on Monday, it is understandable that the experienced goalkeeper put an end to the player’s career.Sion reports that Vanin will work with the new head coach Fabio Grosso and former goalkeeper Pierre de Calbermaten at the club.Vanins joined the “Zurich” team in 2016, but in the last two seasons he has lost the position of the main goalkeeper of the Zurich club.Before joining the Zurich unit, Vanins spent seven seasons in another Swiss team “Sion”, which in 2009 he joined from the Latvian club “Ventspils”. During his career, he also played in the infamous “Venta” and was a legionnaire in Russia for a short time.Vanins and “Ventspils” have become a three-time Latvian champion. He also triumphed three times in the Swiss Cup – twice with Sion and once with Zurich.Vanins has been recognized as the best player of the year in Latvia five times. He has played in the Latvian national team in 100 games.last_img read more

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Last training at the Tuscan GP – F1sport.cz

first_imgUpdate12:45: Hamilton 0.083 s for Bottas.12:43: Bottas 1: 16.53012:38: No, live timing error. Verstappen again in high school, but he returns to the pits, so maybe in a while …12:37: Verstappen on soft, so we’ll see what it shows.12:35: George Russell is the only one without time. Williams reports a problem with the brakes.12:33: According to Pirelli, the difference between soft and medium is 0.9 seconds.12:33: Verstappen takes the lead – 1: 17.116, more than a tenth ahead of Bottas and still in the middle.12:29: Bottas increased the lead over Hamilton, but jumped to second place there Verstappen +0.059 s in the middle.12:26: Mercedes, Williams and Alfa Romeo drivers on soft. Others in high school.HamBotStrLecWhiteRaiPerGasHollowNorYearsVetSaiRicGio12:24: Hamilton first with a lead of 0.022 s over Bottas. Leclerc came in third.12:17: Silence ends with alf romeo …12:12:12:08: Bottas is the first to record time – 1: 17.437, he rides on soft.12:05: There were seven riders on the track.12:00: Kevin Magnussen was the first to hit the track.11:55: Welcome to the online broadcast from the last training session at the Tuscan GP.last_img read more

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Ardfinnan aiming high in County SFC

first_imgLast years county senior football finalists Ardfinnan are hoping to go on a similar run to the final in 2019.“The Village” recorded a 9 points to 2 win over Kiladangan at Golden yesterday, and like the other club sides in Tipperary will now play county league until the championship resumes in the Autumn.Hoping to build on last years run to the county final Tipp football star and Ardfinnan centre back Colm O Shaughnessy said it was great to get the 2019 championship off to a winning start. Photo © Ardfinnan GAA Facebooklast_img

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Exclusive: Former NPFL Top Scorer Moves To Kazakhstan

first_imgFormer Super Eagles striker, Gbolahan Salami has revealed exclusively to busybuddiesng.com that he has completed a move to Irtysh Pavlador.The Lagos-born forward nicknamed Enfant terrible because of his “bad boy behaviour” transfers on a free after spending a Couple of seasons in the Finnish Veikkausliiga with KuPS.He was joint top scorer for last season’s league runners up KuPS alongside Finnish forward, Urho Nissila. Both players ended the season with nine league goals.“I made friends and enjoyed playing football in Finland but it’s time for a new challenge,” said Salami who has signed a one year contract with Irtysh who finished fourth in the Kazakhstan league last season.Salami who has been keeping fit in the off season with Lagos based amateur club G12 FC is a former top scorer in the Nigerian league. He played for Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars, Shooting Stars and Enyimba FC before leaving for Europe in 2015. Relatedlast_img read more

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TABLE TENNIS: Africans Fail To Shine At World Championships

first_imgMajority of the African players that featured in the 2019 ITTF World Championships failed to make it beyond the group stages.Players from Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritius, and Madagascar all failed to win any match in their group to exit the tournament early.But the continent’s powerhouses – Nigeria and Egypt showed their class in all their matches with majority of the players winning at least one match in the group but the same majority could not make it to the main draw.Three of the continent’s best players – Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Egypt’s duo of Omar Assar and Dina Meshref did not compete from the group stage but were listed among the seeded players in the men and women singles. For this, the trio started their campaigns from the main draw.However, Egyptian veteran, Ahmed Saleh was the only player that fought his way from the group to the main draw while Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun who had initially topped his group but needed a win in the preliminary knockout to be sure of playing in the main draw fell to Saudi Arabia player in the deciding match to the main draw.Former African champion – Segun Toriola and Olajide Omotayo of Nigeria won one match each from their groups but this did not take them to the main draw. Mohamed El-Beiali and Khaled Assar of Egypt also won a match each in the group but they failed to advance to the main draw in the men’s singles.Also, Egypt’s Farah Abdel-Aziz narrowly missed the main draw after losing in the final group match while her compatriots – Yousra Helmy and Reem El-Eraky won their matches in the group to berth in the main draw but their first round match in the main draw ended in defeat.Germany-based Omar Assar failed in his attempt to go beyond the first round after he squandered a 3-1 lead against Portugal’s Joao Geraldo to lose 3-4 in the men’s singles.It was a narrow escape for Meshref in the first round of the women’s singles as she had to come from 3-0 down to defeat her opponent and advanced to the second round. But she ended her stay in Budapest in the second round when she fell 3-4, to Mo Zhang of Canada.The only shining of Africa in the men’s singles was Aruna Quadri who set a new record for himself at the world championships by making it to the third round (last 32) of the men’s singles. A feat the Nigerian described as another milestone in his career.Attention will now be shifted to the 2019 African Cup and Games holding later in the year.RelatedTABLE TENNIS: Battle for WJC Slots Begin in GhanaApril 7, 2019In “Events”TABLE TENNIS: Aruna Quadri Leads Africa’s Charge At The ITTF World ChampionshipsApril 23, 2019In “Sports”TABLE TENNIS: Nigerian Debutant Makes Winning Start At World ChampionshipsApril 22, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more

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Watch now: John Wick is on the run in ‘Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

first_imgLionsgate(NEW YORK) — Keanu Reeves is back in black in the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.The preview, which just debuted, shows “The Boogeyman” on the run.“A 14-million dollar bounty on his head, and everyone in the city wanting a piece of it,” says Winston, played by returning star Ian McShane.  Of Wick’s odds, he says, “I’d say it’s about even.”Set to Frank Sinatra’s cover of “The Impossible Dream,” the trailer contains all the hallmarks any John Wick fan has come to expect: eye-popping visuals, dogs, shadowy criminal doings, and baddies being dispatched in just about every conceivable way — from bullets to blades to books. This time around, Anjelica Huston joins the fun as some sort of criminal kingpin, as does fellow Oscar-winner Halle Berry.  She plays Sofia, a former associate of Wick’s who appears to be every bit the butt-kicker he is. The movie, with stuntman-turned director Chad Stahelski behind the camera once again, opens May 17.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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