Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
IOC ‘very fearful’ by reported ousting of IWF interim head
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) stated on Wednesday it was “very fearful” by the reported ousting of the interim president of weightlifting’s troubled governing physique. The game, rocked by revelations of doping cover-ups and a long time of corruption, was warned by the IOC in June that it dangers dropping its place on the Paris 2024 Olympics and future Video games.
Professional Bowl recreation won’t happen, league says
The 2021 NFL Professional Bowl recreation won’t happen in its normal format, the league stated on Wednesday, amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic that has pressured quite a few security precautions and changes in the course of the season. The Professional Bowl recreation brings collectively high gamers to compete in January, after the playoffs conclude and within the days main as much as the Super Bowl, however this 12 months will probably be changed by “quite a lot of participating actions”, the Nationwide Soccer League stated.
Alpine snowboarding: Vonn urges athletes to be aware of wellbeing amid unprecedented challenges
Winter Olympic athletes are dealing with huge challenges forward of the 2022 Beijing Video games, former Olympic Alpine snowboarding downhill champion Lindsey Vonn instructed Reuters, because the COVID-19 pandemic has upended “normalcy” throughout the globe. With the 2020 Summer time Olympics pushed again a 12 months, American Vonn, who retired in 2019 having claimed a girls’s report 82 World Cup victories, stated the challenges athletes are dealing with within the coronavirus period transcend any norm.
Former London marathon winner Wanjiru will get four-year ban
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon winner, has been banned for 4 years because of an Athlete Organic Passport violation, the game’s unbiased Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) stated. Wanjiru, who has denied any wrongdoing, was provisionally suspended in April.
Loaded area in Las Vegas for CJ Cup as Masters looms
Defending champion Justin Thomas returns to motion at this week’s CJ Cup in Las Vegas the place 4 of the world’s high six gamers head an elite area warming up for subsequent month’s Masters. The match is often a part of the PGA Tour’s Asian swing however was moved this 12 months to Shadow Creek Golf Course from 9 Bridges in South Korea due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded marketing campaign for Tokyo video games, paperwork present, regardless of Olympics contract
Dentsu Inc donated greater than $6 million to Tokyo’s profitable marketing campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, based on financial institution information seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the Worldwide Olympic Committee on behalf of the town, based on three folks concerned within the lobbying. The actions created a possible battle of curiosity for the Japanese promoting firm, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the video games. To help in its effort, Dentsu endorsed the hiring of a Singaporean guide by the Tokyo Olympic marketing campaign. The corporate’s position is specified by transcripts of interviews firm executives gave to investigators appointed by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to look at whether or not there had been any wrongdoing in the middle of Tokyo’s marketing campaign. French prosecutors investigating corruption in world sports activities suspect that guide, Tan Tong Han, performed a job in bribing Olympic voters for Tokyo in 2013, based on two folks acquainted with the French probe. Tan didn’t reply to requests for remark from Reuters.
Fognini checks constructive for COVID-19
Fabio Fognini of Italy withdrew from the Forte Village Sardegna Open after testing constructive for COVID-19. Fognini, who’s ranked sixteenth on the planet, introduced the information on Wednesday in an Instagram story.
Coaching throughout quarantine important for Australian Open: Tiley
The Australian Open will solely go forward in January if settlement might be reached with native authorities to permit gamers to observe whereas they endure quarantine in Melbourne, match director Craig Tiley stated on Thursday. Tiley is assured the Grand Slam will go forward however conceded that the ATP Cup and warm-up tournaments would possibly have to be switched to Melbourne if the borders between Australia’s states stay closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biking: Demare sprints to a different Giro stage win
Frenchman Arnaud Demare’s prolific Giro d’Italia continued as he claimed his fourth stage victory on this 12 months’s race after a bunch dash on the finish of Stage 11 in Rimini on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Groupama-FDJ rider was taken to the entrance by his lead-out males and completed the job in fashion.
McGregor accepts UFC provide to face Poirier on January 23
Confronted with a take-it-or-leave-it provide, Conor McGregor has apparently determined it was too good to cross up. McGregor, through a social media submit Wednesday, confirmed he has accepted the UFC’s provide for a bout towards Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23, 2021.