IWF insists Ajan must not return as President

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Aján has denied all allegations made against him, and said in a statement earlier this month: “I continue to believe that the ongoing independent investigation will demonstrate the ARD’s allegations to be baseless where they concern the IWF and me personally”. The Hungarian has held senior roles at the IWF for 44 years. He was general secretary from 1976 to 2000, and has been President since then. His fifth term is due to expire in April 2021, by when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may or may not have taken place. He was an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member for 10 years from 2000, and an honorary member since 2010, but he resigned from his honorary membership on March 3 because, he said, he wanted “to save the Olympic Movement from negative rumours and subsequent inconvenience.” Papandrea’s term as Acting President could be extended further “at the sole discretion of the Executive Board” according to the new document, which features 26 terms of reference for her own role, plus 12 other conditions. One of the terms of reference states that the Acting President “will oversee, manage and delegate relations with National Federations, the IOC, the Sport Accord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), National Olympic Committees and other organisations and individuals”. When leaders of 33 International Federations took part in a teleconference organised by the IOC on March 18, the IWF was represented by Aján. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change Members of the IWF Board, including Maxim Agapitov of Russia and Nicu Vlad of Romania, criticised Aján in late January. Agapitov said Aján was “continuing to do what he likes and not what the Executive Board had in mind when it determined to elect Ursula Papandrea as Acting President”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months. Aján originally agreed to step aside for 90 days from January 22 while Richard McLaren’s team of investigators looked into allegations of corruption, which were raised in a German TV documentary. He intended to resume his duties on April 22 but the IWF Executive Board has mandated Ursula Papandrea to continue as Acting President until June 19. The IWF’s Oversight and Integrity Commission, which is chaired by Papandrea, has also been mandated to continue its work until June 19. The Commission was set up in January to oversee the McLaren investigation, and IWF operations while those investigations are ongoing, No announcement has been made by the IWF and Papandrea did not wish to comment, but new documents have been posted on the IWF website. “On January 5, 2020 the ARD Television station aired the show Der Herr de Heber, a video by Hajo Seppelt, Nick Butler and Gritt Hartmann detailing allegations primarily against the IWF President, Dr Tamás Aján. “Within the documentary, allegations were raised with respect to financial irregularities, corruption, doping control distribution, doping sample manipulation, doping payment irregularities, doping activities in specific nations and nepotism. “On January 22, 2020, the Executive Board appointed IWF vice-president Ursula Garza Papandrea to the post of IWF Acting President for 90 days, with oversight responsibility for the investigation and the IWF’s day-to-day operations. “On March 21, 2020, the Executive Board extended the mandate for the Acting President to end June 19 2020.” The document was posted yesterday, and the signatories “for and on behalf of the IWF” are Papandrea and the IWF general secretary Mohammed Jalood.last_img read more

Batesville Police Warn Residents Of Home Invasion, Assault

first_imgAuthorities in Batesville are searching for an alleged home intruder that attempted to assault a young woman on Saturday.The Batesville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning reporting an intruder at a home on Washington St.The road is located between S. Mulberry Street and Huntersville Road, near the Batesville Intermediate School.“A 17-year-old female reported a male subject entered her bedroom and attempted to sexually assault her,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said in a news release to local media.The victim told police she fought off the man and he left the home.The suspect is described as approximately six foot tall, thin build and wearing a dark hoody.Police hope to gather more information that could lead to the identity of the suspect.Anyone with information should contact the Batesville Police Department at (812) 934-3131. Tips can remain anonymous.They are also reminding citizens to secure their homes by locking all doors and windows.last_img read more

Questionnable Youth Leaders

first_imgMore and more youth athletic leagues are running into problems by hiring a coach and finding out later he has, or is, involved with unlawful behavior of juveniles.  Most of these leagues do background checks, but these individuals seem to be able to hide this behavior quite well.  With school systems hiring more and more lay coaches, the school administration is opening itself for a possible bad hiring choice.  In most small communities the school system stays with individuals who have shown over a long enough period of time to be just as safe for the children as school personnel.  No one can be 100% certain today who might be lurking out there just waiting for an opportunity.  As you have seen, teachers are not immune to this type of behavior either.  For the most part, the lay coaches are dedicated volunteers who only have the young people’s athletic development at heart.  Without these people, school systems would not be able to keep their athletic program afloat.  Due to sheer numbers of volunteers needed and the increased number of dollars not available to schools, the school administration cannot afford to pay certified teacher rates for all coaching positions–especially in intermediate and middle schools.  Some of these individuals actually volunteer their time.  Many thanks to them!last_img read more

Inter chief rules out Martinez move to Barcelona

first_img Read Also: Koeman, Messi disagree over Barcelona transfer options Martinez’s current deal in Italy runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club a reported €22.7m for his services and he has swiftly established himself as a star in Italy. Barcelona’s attack looks likely to be revamped next season with Luis Suarez expected to join Juventus and greater prominence given to Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better “There is respect between the clubs, there are players who have a clause and a club comes and pays that, so then there would be little we could do. But in the case of Lautaro he is very happy at Inter and I notice it when he is happy.” Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti has ruled out striker Lautaro Martinez joining Barcelona this summer: “He is our present and future.” Barcelona transfer news has been defined by their interest in Martinez this summer and claims from Diario Sport in July said the striker’s €111m release clause has now expired, although it is unclear if the Catalan giants were ever prepared to sanction such a fee. The striker scored 21 goals in 49 appearances for the Nerazzurri last season and has firmly established himself as one of the elite strikers in European football – helping the club to the Europa League final. “Lautaro is not leaving Inter. Not only does Barcelona notice him, but Lautaro is clear that he is at a great club like ours and he is happy,” Zanetti told Fox Sports, as cited by Marca. “For not now he is not going, he is our present and future.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Sunday win at I-37 goes to Minten

first_imgBy J.M. HallasPLEASANTON, Texas (April 22) – Talon Minten outlasted the field to take home Sunday’s IMCA Modified main event at I-37 Speedway.Minten got the lead from early point man Chris Morris, who drives with only hand controls, then outpaced the remaining field for the win.“We had a good car,” said Minten. “With the wrecks and cautions I’m glad I started up front and stayed clear of it all. The track wasn’t too bad for our feature, I felt like the top line was dominant so whoever got up there first would likely stay out front.”Dillon Tindall was second and Morris ended his night in third.The scheduled Saturday show at Pleasanton was rescheduled because of inclement weather and wet pit conditions.last_img

McDowell up to eighth

first_img McDowell, who defeated US Open champion Webb Simpson in a play-off at Hilton Head, moves from 18th to eighth in the latest standings, while Luke Donald’s share of third place was enough to see him climb from sixth to fifth. France’s Raphael Jacquelin, who won a record-equalling nine-hole play-off in the Spanish Open, climbs from 146th to 94th. Graeme McDowell’s victory in the RBC Heritage has lifted the Northern Irishman back into the top 10 of golf’s world rankings. Latest leading positions in world rankings: 1 Tiger Woods (12.05), 2 Rory McIlroy (10.90), 3 Adam Scott (8.01), 4 Justin Rose (6.80), 5 Luke Donald (6.64), 6 Brandt Snedeker (6.37), 7 Louis Oosthuizen (5.78), 8 Graeme McDowell (5.56), 9 Steve Stricker (5.53), 10 Matt Kuchar (5.33), 11 Phil Mickelson (5.15), 12 Lee Westwood (5.07) 13 Keegan Bradley (5.01), 14 Sergio Garcia (4.86) 15 Charl Schwartzel (4.859), 16 Bubba Watson (4.858), 17 Ian Poulter (4.85), 18 Webb Simpson (4.78), 19 Dustin Johnson (4.57) 20 Jason Dufner (4.53). center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lambert in dark over Villa future

first_imgVictory over Hull may have all but assured Aston Villa safety from relegation, but manager Paul Lambert remains in the dark about owner Randy Lerner’s intentions for the club. Press Association Speculation that Lerner will look to sell the club this summer has been growing since he released a vague statement last month which indicated only that he would clarify his own position at the end of the season. With Barclays Premier League football now virtually assured following the 3-1 victory at Villa Park, all eyes are on the American businessman’s next move. “They came through it and if they came through that they can come through everything in their careers. “I thought they were outstanding and we deserved to win.” Hull boss Steve Bruce, whose side slipped below Villa and into 15th place after their third successive game without a win, admitted FA Cup final fever has had an effect on his side. Attention in East Yorkshire has been focused firmly on the May 17 trip to Wembley since last month’s semi-final success over Sheffield United, but Bruce has been battling hard to keep his players on the task at hand. As yet, it is a battle he has been losing. “I’ve said for the last couple of weeks we have to keep focused,” he said. “The whole city is talking about the FA Cup final and why shouldn’t it be? But it’s been very, very difficult to keep a lid on it when we’ve still got a little bit of work to do. “It’s at the forefront of everybody’s mind and that’s only human nature because it’s something we’re all looking forward to. “But we didn’t do enough to win this game. We were so sloppy, awful in our defending. “We didn’t get started and didn’t show that resilience you need to win a game or draw a game in the Premier League.” But Lambert, whose own future is uncertain as a result of perceived instability at the top, has no inside track. Asked what developments he expected at boardroom level, the Scot said: “You’re asking me a question I can’t give an answer to and that’s me being honest. “The chairman will come out and say what he’s going to say and I really don’t know what he will say. His statement is what it is. I understand what has gone on in the last few weeks and I’m pretty sure people will find out soon.” Lambert was more comfortable reflecting on footballing matters, with a first win in seven matches delivered by Ashley Westwood’s opener inside the first minute and a pair of headers from Andreas Weimann. Pressure had been mounting by the week and Lambert was pleased to see the response he wanted both on and off the field. “The crowd was excellent,” he said. “I think people were probably thinking there would be some animosity towards myself – and if that happens you’ve got to accept it – but the start we got put everybody in a good frame of mind. “This game was huge. I’ve been involved in some massive games before, but the pressure on this one was incredible. last_img read more

Cricket News South African all-rounder Albie Morkel retires from all forms of cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: Star South African all-rounder Albie Morkel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket months before the 2019 World Cup scheduled to be held in England later this year. “Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game,” 37-year-old Morkel said in a statement. Morkel thanked the Cricket South Africa, friends, family members and fans for their support throughout this career as a professional cricketer that lasted close to 20 years. He had made his ODI debut in 2004 against New Zealand after his impressive performance in List A games in the 2003-04 season.“Professional sport can be a ruthless space to operate in, and it’s impossible to do it without a solid support system. I want to say a big thanks to Cricket South Africa because it was a huge honour to represent my country. Thank you to my family, friends, supporters and sponsors who were there for me through thick and thin, and most importantly my wife who played an unbelievable supporting role, allowing me to do what I love,” he added further.Also Read | Rohit Sharma reveals India’s world cup squad selection plan, says THIS on MS Dhoni’s inclusionMorkel started his cricketing career in 1999. He made his first-class debut for Easterns against Northerns in the 1999-2000 domestic season and it took him four years to earn a call-up in the national squad.In the 58 ODIs he played for South Africa, the all-rounder has scored 782 runs with the highest score of 97 against Zimbabwe in 2007. He has also taken 50 wickets in the limited overs format. In Tests, Morkel could not do much and played just one game scoring 58 runs and taking just one wicket.However, it was T20 where he made his own reputation and has 4247 runs and 247 wickets to his name. Morkel was also a key player for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 91 IPL matches, Morkel has scored 974 runs with a strike rate of 141.98 and taken 85 wickets with an average of 27.75. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Freshman Marasco steps up in win, records 2 goals 1 assist

first_img Published on March 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments GENEVA, N.Y. — For Hobart goalie Max Silberlicht, it was the second time he’s seen JoJo Marasco work in person on a lacrosse field. Although, the first time was more of a scouting session for Silberlicht — he watched his own brother, Jake, play with Marasco in the 2008 Empire Games. But even then, watching Marasco as a high-schooler, Silberlicht saw potential. And that’s why he wasn’t surprised with Marasco’s breakout game Tuesday. ‘He was a workhorse for ‘Cuse today,’ Silberlicht said of Marasco. ‘He filled in some shoes as a freshman. That was pretty good.’Marasco looked like anything but a freshman Tuesday night, busting out with two goals and one assist in Syracuse’s come-from-behind 9-8 overtime victory over Hobart on Monday. Controlling the ball for large chunks of time, he saw extended time at both midfield and attack, making his presence felt in all aspects of the game.Looking like a seasoned veteran, Marasco took on extended roles without the presence of attack Tim Desko, who missed his second straight game Tuesday night with an injury.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen he found an opening, Marasco took it to the net. And he found those openings on two big occasions in the latter portion of the Orange’s win. First, he answered the call in the middle of the third quarter. SU’s offense was slumping, fresh in the midst of a 26-minute-plus scoring drought that extended from the end of the first quarter to the middle of the third.Shot after shot was turned away by Silberlicht. The Orange fired one errant shot after another. Then, Marasco finally got his team going. He worked in a one-on-one matchup behind the net, coming around and firing past Silberlicht to pull Syracuse within two at 5-3 with five minutes left in the third quarter. ‘We had (Hobart midfielder) Mike Lazore absolutely manhandle him, I thought,’ Silberlicht said. ‘So he didn’t really get much. But when he did, he made the best of his opportunities, and that’s what a good player does. He’s a good player.’Just like that, Marasco sparked SU’s rejuvenated second-half offense. But he wasn’t even close to done. A freshman might’ve been discouraged at Silberlicht’s save on his behind-the-back attempt that seemed sure to hit the back of the net. Not Marasco. He got the ball right back on the Orange’s next possession. Spinning and shooting left-handed, he tied the game up at 6-6, jumping into senior midfielder Max Bartig’s arms in celebration after his momentous goal.‘I was able to show that I can dodge from up top and from behind,’ Marasco said. ‘I was able to get a couple goals in. So yeah, I think this could be a game that I was finally able to come out, and it worked out great.’And yet, Marasco was equally as important aside from the points he scored. Midway through the fourth quarter, he set the pick that let senior attack Chris Daniello run behind the net and tie the game up again at 7-7.It was late in the fourth quarter when Marasco looked well beyond his years. Checking the clock, he saw 2:10 remaining. He thought about dodging toward the goal but pulled back. He then milked another 40 seconds off the clock from the back of the net before giving the ball up.‘I tried to use my game sense with that,’ Marasco said. ‘Coach (John Desko) always talks about relaxing, getting the ball around and using some time up. I looked around and it was kind of unsettled — it wasn’t really set. Just by pulling it out, it helps the offense to finally get everyone on the field.’When the Kraus-Simmons trophy was presented to Desko, he smiled, paused and called over his two captains, Joel White and Daniello. Marasco could only cheer on the celebration enthusiastically. For now, anyway. But on a cold, rainy night at McCooey Field, Marasco looked just as much the part as his fellow upperclassmen. And the veterans, including junior attack Stephen Keogh, took notice.‘I thought he stepped up big time,’ Keogh said. ‘He went hard to the cage. He can dodge from up top and behind. He’s a good player. He’s going to be a playmaker for us, and he stepped up big time for us today.’bplogiur@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp’s ‘resolve’ sees them overcome Cork

first_imgTipp were 12 points down on the 53rd minute and fought back with goals from Kieran Bergin and Jason Forde. Noel McGrath then secured a win for Tipp with a late point on the 69th minute to send the Premier County into a quarter final tie against Offaly. The full time score was Tipperary 2-28 Cork 4-21. O’Shea always believed his side could win the game.Killian Whelan and Ken Hogan were at the game for Tipp FM Sport. The other games in Division 1A finished:Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 2-19Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14.In Division 1B they finished:Wexford 0-16 Waterford 0-22Limerick 1-25 Laois 1-19Antrim 0-19  Offaly 2-17The National Hurling League quarter-final pairings will have Tipperary take on Offaly with the home venue to be decided by the toss of a coin as the two teams have had two home games each.The other quarter finals sees Cork take on Wexford, Dublin are up against Limerick and Galway will battle it out with Waterford, and the Deise men will have home advantage in that encounter. All the other quarter finals will have home venue decided by the toss of a coin and those games will be played next Sunday. Kilkenny will play Clare in the Division 1A relegation play-off.In camogie, Tipperary’s Division 1 League game against Wexford finished Tipperary 2-7 Wexford 1-15. In the Munster U16 A Shield semi-final, the full time score was Tipperary 3-8 Limerick 0-13.In the Quarter finals of the Dr Fogarty Cup it finished Cappawhite 2-09 Lorrha 3-18 and Burgess 3-16 Éire Óg/Annacarty 0-12.The Jim Devitt Cup quarter final finished Holycross Ballycahill 0-12 Silvermines 1-12. Full-time in the Johnny Ryan Cup Quarter final Tommevara 1-14 Templederry Kenyons 0-11. In the James Holohan Cup quarter final it finished JK Brackens 3-12 Knockavilla 1-12. Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea has praised his side’s character after they overcame Cork by the narrowest of margins this afternoon. Tipp have topped Division 1A of the National League after beat Munster rivals Cork by a single point in Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork led at half time by 15 points to 13 and came out in the second half and scored four quick-fire goals last_img read more