July 7, 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 Evaluation Commission, Trump & Bach's meeting, the latest on SafeSport plus a roundup of some of July's sports news.
- IOC Evaluation Commission Report for 2024
- Skateboarding Split?
- 2021 Athletics World Championships Investigation
- Bach Meets Trump
- SafeSport Bill Introduced
We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!
IOC Evaluation Commission Report for 2024...
This week, IOC released the report by the Evaluation Commission on LA2024 and Paris2024.
Following reforms set out by Agenda 2020, the evaluation report "reflects the dynamism of two world-class cities and gives credit to the work undertaken by both cities, while underlining the close collaboration with the IOC during the whole evaluation process."
IOC 'Extraordinary' Session Details...
The daily schedule for July 9-12 IOC Meetings in Lausanne, is available, coffee breaks and all.
Skateboarding Warned of Split if FIRS & ISF Merger Happens.
Exclusive from Inside the Games: "Skateboarding faces a damaging split if a proposed merger with the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) goes ahead before the sport makes its debut on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020...
FIRS and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) are set to form a new body called World Skate."
FBI Investigating 2021 Athletics World Championships Award:
"The controversial decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene, Oregon, is being investigated" by the FBI and the Criminal Division of the IRS.
The US city was awarded the event in 2015 with athletics' governing body the IAAF bypassing the usual formal bidding process." via BBC Sport.
Bach Meets Trump.
"President Trump "pledged his full support" for the Los Angeles bid to host a future Summer Olympics, the White House said Friday after an Oval Office meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee." via LA TIMES.
Law would make SafeSport Eligible for Federal Funding...
Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), announced a bill that would allow SafeSport to be established as an independent entity eligible to receive federal funding.
ISA Gains Recognition from IPC.
“Adaptive Surfing is a vibrant sport infused with youthful energy and high-performance qualities that we think would add great value to the Paralympic Games. We feel that Paralympic recognition is the next step forward in the ISA’s ultimate goal of seeing Adaptive Surfing included in the Paralympic Sports Program.” - ISA President Fernando Aguerre.
IN OTHER NEWS...
- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ends Wimbledon run in "a very weird position".
- USA Cycling releases updated policy on transgender athletes.
- Three Visions for the Future of Aquatic Sports.
- IAAF confirms documents were leaked by Russian hackers.
- Playing through a Concussion, a first-hand look.
- Venus Williams "lawfully entered" intersection in fatal car crash.
- Measuring Muscle Gap "helps players back on their feet".
- Facebook, Twitter, & Snap seeking online rights to video from next year's World Cup.
Overheard On Social Media:
"You know UR competitive when texting a friend and he says he raced a shark and my question wasn't, are you ok. It was, who won? #swimmers" - @AmyVanDyken
"Innovative #2024Report is finally out. Olympic #Agenda2020 is a real game changer. Proud to be part of this experience with all colleagues" - @PBaumann_FIBA
"If we don't teach our children the fun inside of the process of winning AND losing then what are we teaching them? #play #learn #grow" - LA2024 Athletes' Advisory Committee member @kobebryant
"dear past, thank you for all the lessons. dear future, i'm ready." - @gabrielledoug
Results from the IOC's 'Extraordinary' Session in Lausanne plus USA Sports Council Board Elections.
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