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Fixing, a cancer in cricket and sports

By Hishan Welmilla, Editor in Chief Secretary General Sri Lanka Sports Writers Association
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IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2026

LAUSANNE, October 18, 2018 - The Evaluation Commission that will assess the Candidate Cities for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – Calgary (Canada), Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden) – has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Commission is formed of IOC Members and Olympic Movement representatives. Some of these were already part of the Working Group that was responsible for reporting on the feasibility of the Interested Cities that joined the Dialogue Stage of the new, two-stage Candidature Process:   Chair Octavian ...


German Paralympic star Anna Schaffelhuber announced as Laureus Ambassador

PARIS, October 17, 2018 – Seven-time Paralympic and nine-time World champion para-alpine skier Anna Schaffelhuber has been announced as Laureus’ newest Ambassador. Anna first experienced skiing as a five year old and received a scholarship to join a national skiing programme aged 14, despite being born with an incomplete spinal cord and paraplegia.   Anna, who is also a brand Ambassador for Allianz, has competed in three Paralympic Games, winning seven golds, one silver and one bronze medal. At the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, she won gold in the downhill, super-G, slalom, ...
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IJF signs contract for new Grand Prix in Montreal, Canada for 2019

LAUSANNE, October 17, 2018 - The International Judo Federation and Judo Canada signed a contract for a new Grand Prix in Montreal for 2019 while in Nassau, Bahamas ahead of the Junior World Championships on Tuesday.The new IJF World Judo Tour event will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July in Montreal a week before the Budapest Grand Prix and the agreement is for one year.Mr. Marius L. Vizer, IJF President, said: “We are looking forward to taking the IJF World Judo Tour to Canada for the inaugural Montreal Grand Prix. This is a tremendous opportunity to further develop judo in Canada and ...


European Athletics announces finalists for the men's and women's European Athlete of the Year

LAUSANNE, October 17, 2018 - After weeks of voting, European Athletics has revealed the men's and women's European Athlete of the Year finalists. There were four components to the first stage of voting which all made up 25 percent of the vote: the social media vote, the Member Federations vote, the European Athletics Experts Panel vote and the media vote. Voting closed at noon CET on Friday 5 October. The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the Golden Tracks award ceremony which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday 26 October. Last year’s male ...
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