Speculation suggests Sheikh Ahmad may become successor to current IOC President, Thomas Bach

Standard

We cannot know the ambitions of Sheikh Ahmad, ruling family Kuwaiti, Olympic official extraordinaire. Speculation suggests becoming successor to Thomas Bach,IOC President. If so, yesterday’s announcement of ANOC’s inaugural Gala Awards this autumn is a master-stroke on a par with the political initiative of the late Primo Nebiolo. “It is a project I am particularly passionate about,” the Sheikh stated.

Continue reading

The World Cup Bite and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Standard

Luis Suarez’s bite on player Giorgio Chiellini – seen around the World during the 2014 FIFA World Cup – will likely come to the docket of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The connection between a spiteful bite in Rio de Janeiro and CAS in Switzerland is an example of the international sports law system known as lex sportiva. The idea is to use arbitration by experts in sports in a quick, and low cost, dispute resolution system with globally enforceable decisions. The jurisdiction of the CAS is founded on the consensus of the parties to a dispute through private international law and contract principles.

Continue reading

Thunder and Lightning Storm Safety

Standard

Dr. Les Dutko, Ed.D, LAT, ATC

As a coach it is important to remember that all thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous.  Lightning deaths have been decreasing over the last 30 years; lightning still is the top 3rd killer in storm related deaths in America.  During 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries.  Most victims of lightning strikes do survive they usually have lifelong debilitating injuries.    Florida (49 deaths) and Texas (32 deaths) had the highest number of lightning fatalities and injuries in the country.  This is mostly due to the fact that these states have the majority of fatalities because they have the majority of lightning strikes per year.

Continue reading

World Marathon Majors have chosen Infront Sports & Media as long-term partner

Standard

The World Marathon Majors have chosen Infront Sports & Media as long-term partner to support their marketing operations. Infront will exclusively handle the first-ever integrated sponsorship platform across the intercontinental series, consisting of the six most aspired marathons – Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and , New York. The Swiss-based company will also contribute its international know-how and expertise in the active lifestyle segment to build the World Marathon Majors brand, alongside an impactful
commercialization strategy.  Continue reading