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Brazil is the 2016 South American Women's Champion

BARQUISIMETO, May 27, 2016 – Brazil defeated Venezuela by the score of 94-75 and won the Gold Medal of the 2016 South American Championship. Iziane was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.It was a complete domination right from tip-off from a Brazilian squad that played to its advantages focusing their offensive attack on establishing a transition game whenever possible and feeding the post in half-court situations. Iziane was outstanding on the open floor and started the game with 15 points in the first 13 minutes of play, responsible for the 16 point Brazilian lead at ...

RIO 2016

ZERO TOLERANCE: Omega increases its level of Olympic preparation

By Philippe Silacci
BOUDEVILLIERS, May 22, 2016 - On 5 August 2016, the flame, celebrating the Games of the XXXI Olympiad will illuminate Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the entire South American continent, hosting the event for the first time in its history. On the starting list: 10,500 athletes representing 206 National Olympic Committees.For most of them, the essential goal will be to participate, according to the motto of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. However, for 306 of them, there will be a gold medal. They will be the Olympic champions of the 306 events on the program. For them, the Olympic gold will mean global media ...
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IOC Member Valeriy Borzov visits Moldova

KISINAU, May 25, 2016 - On May 20-21, Member of the International Olympic Committee, double Olympic Champion Valeriy Borzov travelled to Chisinau for an official visit, following the invitation of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of the  Republic of Moldova. Legendary Ukrainian sprinter met with the President of the NOSC, double Olympic Champion Nicolae Juravschi and his colleagues to examine the current situation in the country and Moldova's efforts of implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020, thestrategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Valeriy Borzov highlighted ...

FOOTBALL

Kattner latest sacking in never-ending FIFA fall-out

By Keir Radnedge
ZURICH, May 24, 2016 - Yet another head has fallen from the derided old FIFA 'inner circle' with the sacking of Markus Kattner, the finance director who has been interim secretary-general since last summer.   Kattner, 45-year-old German, joined the world football federation in 2003 from business consultancy corporation McKinsey in the restructuring which followed the near-financial catastrophe of the collapse of commercial agent ISL and broadcast partner Kirch.   He remained largely out of the headlines and in the public shadow ...
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