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Remembering Pietro Mennea - the Arrow of the South

By Gianfranco Coppola, USSI Vice President
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United's Europa victory 'some cheer in difficult times' says Mayor

By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman

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LA Memorial Coliseum achieves 'zero-waste' status to reinforce LA 2024's Greenest Games goal

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2017 - The LA Memorial Coliseum is now officially a “zero waste” sports venue, an achievement that reinforces LA 2024's pledge to stage the Greenest Games in history and establish the Olympic Movement at the forefront of sustainable major event hosting.   The 90,000-seat venue is set to undergo a $270 million privately-funded upgrade to be finished for the 2019 college football season. Just two years after the LA Memorial Coliseum was sending all its waste to landfills, the iconic, 93-year-old stadium has now joined an elite ...


EYOF flame lit up in Rome, arrives in Gyor

GYOR, May 24, 2017 - The Roman monument from ancient times, Ara Pacis Augustae witnessed a really special event: the flame of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor and the golden oil branch were lifted in an exceptional ceremony. The Ara Pacis Augustae, or the Altar of the Augustinian Peace was a symbolic place for the ceremony. This is where the mayor of Gyor Zsolt Borkai took over the flame of the EYOF. The flame was raised in the air by Olympic champion gymnast Krisztián Berki, Anita Görbicz, three times Champions League winner handball player, ...
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Five years before 2022 FIFA World Cup, Khalifa International Stadium sells out at inauguration - 45th Emir Cup Final match

By Shaikha Al Thani
DOHA, May 24, 2017 - In September 2016, during a visit abroad with His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Los Angeles, a question was raised by students during the event in which major Qatari projects took part, including the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the entity in charge of the delivery of the infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup: “Is it worth it?”Since winning the bid in 2010, there were various elements to this question – did we deserve the press that targeted us with false headlines? Were we supposed to fight fire with fire? Were we losing ...


First 'Swim for all, swim for life' clinic

Last week's Swimming for all, Swimming for Life Clinic in Bangkok, chaired by FINA Vice-President and IOC Executive Board Member Sam Ramsamy, was a very fruitful and successful first edition. High-profile speakers addressed key topics and discussions over the three-day rendezvous, which are all detailed in the text below.Dual health benefits A World Health Organization (WHO) global report on drowning of November 2014 said 372,000 people die each year due to drowning. As the guardians of aquatic sports, FINA could not face this reality without acting. Addressing the delegates, ...
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