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Bach calls for Olympic Movement to look into “proliferation of sports events”…

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called on the Olympic Movement to “look more closely into the proliferation of sports events” in an open letter on the coronavirus pandemic. Loading… “History tells us that significant crises or systemic shocks, like the coronavirus pandemic, have profound and far-reaching impacts on society at large. “Therefore, we have to imagine in what kind of post-coronavirus world sport, the Olympic values and the Olympic Games will find themselves in.” With all sport suspended, many IFs have turned to hosting virtual events during the pandemic. Bach acknowledged this and suggest it may have an impact on the relationship between the Olympic Movement and e-sports. “We shall also have to consider what social distancing may mean for our relations with e-sports,” he said. “Some IFs have already been very creative by organising remote competitions. “We should further strengthen these moves and encourage our joint working group to address this new challenge and opportunity.” The pandemic has already caused the postponement of Tokyo 2020, with the Olympics now set to take place from July 23 to August 8 2021, followed by the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5. Bach thanked the parties involved in the postponement of Tokyo 2020, including NOCs, IFs and the IOC Athletes’ Commission, before discussing the “unprecedented challenge” of organising a rescheduled Games, claiming that “solidarity, creativity, determination and flexibility” will be needed. He confirmed that the IOC would continue to be responsible for its share of the costs for the postponed Games, although a final figure has not yet been decided on. Bach finished the letter by proposing a “wide-ranging consultation among all of us under the guidance of the IOC Executive Board and the IOC Session”. “Let us take this opportunity in a way of unity and creativity to emerge from this crisis even stronger than before,” he said. read also:IOC, Olympics organisers parley on Executive Project Review “The post-coronavirus world will need sport, and we are ready to contribute to shaping it with our Olympic values.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 With sport severely impacted by the pandemic, Bach wrote an open letter to the Olympic Movement to initiate a debate on the challenges and opportunities the situation presents. In the letter, the 66-year-old seemed to suggest the need to streamline the sporting calendar, both within the IOC and in the wider sporting world. “What is clear, however, is that probably none of us will be able to sustain every single initiative or event that we were planning before this crisis hit,” he said. “We will all need to take a close look at the scope of some of our activities and make the necessary adjustments to the new realities. “In this context, the IOC administration is reviewing the IOC’s budget and priorities. “This review will shortly be presented to the IOC Executive Board for discussion and approval.” Bach reiterated this point further down in the letter. “For the Olympic Movement as a whole, we may also have to look more closely into the proliferation of sports events, as we already discussed at previous Olympic Summits,” he said. “The financial pressure on all the stakeholders, including National Olympic Committees (NOC), International Federations (IF) and Organising Committees, may require more consolidation in this respect.” Throughout the letter, Bach also emphasised the need to imagine the post-pandemic world, and how the Olympic Movement will fit in it. “As challenging and difficult as the circumstances may appear right now, if we draw the right lessons from the current situation, we can shape our future to even strengthen the relevance of our Olympic Movement in the world,” he said. “Therefore we should drive further the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, in particular with regard to sustainability, in order to address this crisis. “To accomplish this, as a responsible organisation we should dare to look into the future of the world after this crisis. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists Baffledlast_img read more

Kayla Treanor looks to continue dominance on draw in ACC tournament

first_imgWhen Kayla Treanor stepped into the draw circle in the season opener against Loyola, it marked a new layer added to her illustrious career. And just like most everything else she’s done, Treanor thrived on the draw that day, setting a school record with 19 draw controls and putting any concerns of former faceoff specialist Kailah Kempney’s departure in the rearview mirror.SU’s 14.28 draw controls per game is the fourth-best mark in the country and Treanor’s individual mark of 9.06 per game is the best in the country. SU has won almost 90 more draws than its opponents through 18 games.“No, not at all,” assistant coach Michelle Tumolo said of whether SU’s in-conference mark is cause for concern.On Saturday, Treanor and the Orange made a statement. Louisville draw specialist Kaylin Morissette led the nation in draw controls coming into the game, yet SU won 16 draws, losing just 9.Syracuse (14-4, 5-2 ACC) starts ACC Tournament play on Thursday and it’s the first time it’s playing an opponent twice. Treanor will face players who already neutralized her in the draw circle once before. For Syracuse to have success against Boston College (10-7, 2-5), a team that beat SU, 13-8, this year, and won the draw battle, 13-10, Treanor and SU will have to earn more possessions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think Kayla’s dialed in, she’s got it covered,” Tumolo continued. “I think we’re hitting better competition, and they have a lot of legit draw people on these teams.”Treanor is skilled enough in the draw circle to employ different tactics, whether it’s flicking the ball up high to herself, or aiming it at a specific teammate or area. The SU senior and head coach Gary Gait said that the reason other teams have had some more success on the draw is because their draw specialists try to pull the ball toward players on the outside to make it a groundball scramble.Tumolo said that if SU knows that the opponent’s draw specialist pulls the ball away from Treanor, it reacts by placing extra players in those areas. If Treanor can’t win the draw herself, SU relies on its outside players to scoop up the groundballs. Facing teams’ draw specialists for the second time gives Syracuse the advantage, Gait said.“The great thing about it is now we’ll have film on every opponent that we’ve played and we can make adjustments,” Gait said. “And that’s a good thing to have.”Taking the draw requires additional preparation before the game, Treanor said, and while most in-game play is natural instincts, the draw requires rigorously honed techniques. Treanor said she suffered from tendinitis in her wrists at the start of the season because she practiced the draw so much.Now, the pain in her wrists has subdued. And with the postseason coming up, she has no plans on asking for a break from her draw duties. Gait wants his best player at the draw circle with the game on the line, and Treanor wants to be there, too.“When the game gets down to the wire it comes down to who can get control of the draw,” Treanor said. “You feel that pressure a lot, it’s definitely an added pressure, but it’s nice to have control over that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more