July 21, 2017
Welcome Back To Our USASC Newsletter.
Highlighting important and relevant information on the Olympics and sports movement from WADA to the latest in emerging sports federations and sports culture. This time we're looking at the IOC's Extraordinary Session and the launch of the Olympic Channel plus a roundup of some of July's latest sports news.
- IOC Extraordinary Session in Lausanne
- The Helping Hand's Three Steps
- Olympic Channel Launches
- Play Smart. Play Safe.
"Sports has the power to change the world" - Nelson Mandela.
Watch the USA Sports Council's Mandela Day VIDEO.
Paris & L.A. Get Games as IOC Backs Dual Host Announcement
"It took a while and it was a little confusing but Thomas Bach eventually got what he wanted - unanimous backing for Paris and Los Angeles to become Olympic hosts..." via BBC Sport
The Helping Hand's Three Steps: Bringing Us Out of the Dark
"Through three simple steps, including protecting whistle-blowers, governments would render to sport the helping hand it so obviously needs, Jens Sejer Andersen said in his keynote speech at UNESCO's International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport." via Play the Game.
The Olympic Channel Launches
Sports Illustrated writes: "Why does such a channel exist? In 2014 the IOC, as part of its 2020 Agenda, prioritized the launch of a global digital Olympic TV channel. The digital/social version went live at the end of the Rio Games in 2016."
Play Smart. Play Safe.
"In September last year, the NFL launched a new protocol surrounding concussions. The initiative, known as 'Play Smart. Play Safe' now specifies that whenever a player is suspected to have incurred a possible concussion, he must be removed immediately from the field and analyzed by a team physician, as well as an unaffiliated neurotrauma doctor." via Excelle Sports
Watch Video of the L.A. 2024 Candidate City Presentation
LA2024 presented its case at the IOC 130th Session hosted in Lausanne.
IN OTHER NEWS...
- IOC sports director says composition of program for 2028 will remain same as 2024.
- Tatyana McFadden wins 4th Gold at the Para Athletics World Championships
- Lance Armstrong will "analyze, editorialize, and prognosticate" about doping & the TDF.
- The World Games 2017 kicks off in Wroclaw, Poland.
- Simone Biles wins Best Female US Olympic Athlete at 2017 ESPYS.
- "We Are Here" is a mantra to empower, motivate, and inspire action for all in sport.
- Athlete and Sports Business Travelers Alert and Update.
OVERHEARD ON SOCIAL MEDIA...
'Q: "Andy, Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam since 2009..."
Murray: "Male player."' - @svenja_mastro
"Today's an exciting step towards making LA’s Olympic dream a reality! Thanks to President Bach, & @Olympics & @Paris2024 for your partnership" LA2024 Chair @caseywasserman
"I cannot be only person who preferred #Paris2024 and #LA2024 at each other's throats to this tripartite love..." - reporter @NickJMButler
"'When in doubt... choose to include!' - @TimShriver accepts the @Cadillac Arthur Ashe Courage Award." - @ESPYS
"I wanna do it again!!" - @MichaelPhelps on his race with a great white shark for Shark Week.