IOC to lead anti-doping taskforce ahead of Rio 2016

first_imgUK Anti-Doping (UKAD) will serve as the secretariat of the body, which will aim to ensure a co-ordinated effort between all countries ahead of the Games in Brazil.A primary objective is to identify potential testing gaps around the world in all Olympic sports, with the taskforce due to work with all relevant National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs).The news comes at a time when doping scandals are embroiling sport, including Russia’s suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and a spate of drug test failures for newly banned heart attack drug meldonium.UKAD’s appointment has been announced by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which will manage the taskforce under the IOC’s leadership.”This is an important step forward for global sport and the protection of clean athletes,” said UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead.  “It is an opportunity for International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organisations to collaborate to ensure pre-Games testing programmes are targeted, meaningful and effective.“It’s the first time something like this has been done.”Global cooperation is a vital aspect of protecting clean sport and developing a level playing field for all athletes.” Anti-doping organisations in Denmark, Japan, Australia and South Africa will also be involved with the operational activities of the taskforce.Among the tasks will be sharing regional intelligence and the identification of “high risk” athletes.A “transfer of knowledge” will be provided to the IOC before the Olympics begin in Rio, to allow the organisation to shape its drug strategy during the Games.Earlier this month it was confirmed that independent adjudicators selected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will assume control from the IOC of all anti-doping decisions in Rio, including handing out sanctions.This followed a proposal at last year’s Olympic Summit in Lausanne for drug testing to be made independent of sporting bodies.Recommendations by the taskforce will be made to International Federations and NADOs where necessary, with the IOC and WADA kept informed throughout.Russia’s IAAF ban came after two reports by the WADA Independent Commission revealed evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping in the country.If the ban is not lifted then Russia’s athletes will not be able to compete in Rio, with UKAD currently working with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as they bid to return to the fold.Meldonium, which was only added to the WADA banned list on January 1, has provided another headache for Russian officials with tennis ace Maria Sharapova the most high-profile of their athletes to have failed so far.There have been 99 failures since it was outlawed, with WADA claiming evidence of athletes using it for enhancing performance.last_img read more

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Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU had an eight-point, 67-59, lead midway through the fourth after Prince Orizu forced his way inside for a layup but Ateneo slowly cut it down and eventually tied the game at 69 with 3:41 left in regulation after Mike Nieto drilled a three-pointer.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 17 points and seven rebounds while Chibueze Ikeh had a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double.Matt also finished with 16 points, six coming off the overtime period, while Go had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jasper Parker had a game-high 19 points to lead to the Tamaraws while Tolentino added 13 points. The No. 1 Blue Eagles set up a best-of-three finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Green Archers beginning Saturday.Go sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, 75-all, with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneNieto followed suit in the extra session.The gritty point guard punished Arvin Tolentino for five straight points first with a short jumper that gave Ateneo an 82-80 lead with 1:30 left in overtime. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ He then, unleashed a booming triple with 46.9 seconds left that put the Blue Eagles up, 85-80.Go closed things out in improbable fashion, hitting a bank shot on one knee with 22.5 seconds remaining for an 87-82 edge.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said FEU’s 7-7 record in the elimination round was never a factor and that they expected to play a give-and-take game for 40 minutes.“We were ready to play a close game and that’s what happened, of course credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focus and stuck to the game plan,” said Arespacochaga.“There were ups and downs but what a great game and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo survived Far Eastern University, 88-84, in overtime to book the last finals slot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles leaned on Matt Nieto and Isaac Go in the endgame to overcome a gallant stand by the fourth-seeded Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

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‘Build Partnership and Set Clear Goals’

first_imgVice President Jewel Howard Taylor (center) named fear, lack of support and limited access to education, as some of the barriers affecting women’s participation.VP Taylor, former Pres. Sirleaf urge women to set achievable visionIn an effort to increase women’s political participation and leadership, NAYMOTE in partnership with UN Women-Liberia has launched a one-year Young Women Political Empowerment and Leadership Mentoring program for 75 young women across Liberia’s 15 counties. The exercise aims at grooming young women for national leadership in the next 3-15 years.The program, which has already exhausted two regional workshops targeting 50 young emerging female leaders, brought together two exemplary women leaders as motivational speakers.The first training, which was held in Gbarnga, Bong County was facilitated by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, who named fear, lack of support and limited access to education, as some of the barriers affecting women’s participation.VP Taylor then motivated the young women to build partnerships and networks to strike a balance with their male counterparts for national leadership stating that “only people with passion do what they want to do, and can continue despite the odds.”Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spoke at the 2nd regional training in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, shared her challenges and success on how she made it through her political journey. Her comment inspired many of the participants, who applauded her.Madam Sirleaf underscored the need for women to set clear goals, vision; be determined and consistent for what they want to be in life.On the participants’ questions, she described dishonesty, laziness and poor education system as some challenges during her 12 years of leadership, and encouraged women interested in politics to be honest, hardworking, educated, knowledgeable of issues, and to be prepared to stand for what they really believe in.UN Women Deputy Country Representative Sangeeta Thapa (middle) and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (right)UN Women Deputy Country Representative, Madam Sangeeta Thapa, also highlighted the need for full participation of women in leadership, and decision-making if the country’s development drive must be achieved as the number of women participation in national government is very low. She described this as “a national emergency that must be treated with urgency.”Both Vice President Taylor and former President Sirleaf applauded UN Women for supporting NAYMOTE to implement such a program. They pledged their individual commitment to support the project, which they believe will enhance women’s participation and representation.NAYMOTE believes in developing the skills and knowledge of the young progressive women will help to overcome barriers and enhance effective participation, representation and leadership for a better Liberia.The 10 participating counties include, Lofa, Bong, Montserrado, Bassa, Margibi, Nimba, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, River Cess and Gbarpolu, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Health officials say now is the time for flu shots

first_imgBy Rachel Jones Staff Writer With flu season under way, area health officials are encouraging people to get flu shots, and a number of clinics in San Pedro are offering the vaccine in the comings weeks. “There’s ,” said Dawn Galante, the infection control practitioner at Little Company of Mary – San Pedro Hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The shot is very important for people with long-term health problems, including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS or asthma. It is also suggested for children 6 months to 5 years old, and women who are pregnant. almost always a reason for people to get a flu shot Even those who do not fall into these categories can get the shot to avoid spreading the flu when they spend time with children, grandparents or other people who are high risk. “People don’t seem to understand how important it is to not only prevent getting sick themselves but to prevent other people from getting sick,” Galante said. “Somebody who’s young and healthy thinks `I don’t need the flu shot.”‘ And contrary to urban legend, it is impossible to catch the flu from a flu shot, Galante said. “That’s like saying the dead spider in the corner is going to get up and come bite you,” she explained. The vaccine is made from a portion of the dead virus, not live cultures. Other tips to stay healthy during flu season include washing hands, avoiding contact with eyes or mouth and covering a cough with the arm instead of the hand. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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In pictures: How the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season unfolded

first_img 27 Jonny Evans heads West Brom into the lead against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium 27 27 27 27 Chelsea captain John Terry receives a guard of honour as he leaves the Stamford Bridge pitch for the final time in the 28th minute 27 Harry Kane clutches onto the match ball at the final whistle after claiming the Golden Boot with 29 league goals Hector Bellerin’s early strike for Arsenal piled the pressure on Liverpool in the race for the top four 27 Georginio Wijnaldum calms the nerves around Anfield to hand Liverpool a crucial advantage in the race for Champions League football 27 Gabriel Jesus scores Manchester City’s fifth of the afternoon in what was Walter Mazzarri’s final game in charge of Watford 27 27 27 Paul Pogba doubles United’s lead before being substituted ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final 27 27 Andre Ayew secured a comeback victory for West Ham away to Burnley at Turf Moor Romelu Lukaku scores from the penalty spot to halve the deficit at the Emirates Stadium Eden Hazard gives Chelsea the lead to help Chelsea secure a record 30th league win Peter Crouch becomes the first Premier League player to score 50 headed goals Sunderland’s joy proved to be short lived as Willian equalised for the champions minutes later Vincent Kompany hands Manchester City a fifth minute lead against Watford at Vicarage Road Jamie Vardy equalises for Leicester City as the Foxes ended the campaign with a draw against Bournemouth Sergio Aguero scores Manchester City’s second goal of the afternoon against Watford 27 27 27 27 Philippe Coutinho all but secured Champions League qualification for the Reds after scoring a second half free-kick Fernando Llorente strikes late on to help Swansea to a 15th place finish and victory on the final day 27 Javier Manquillo gives relegated Sunderland a shock lead against champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Harry Kane gets the scoring underway at the KCOM Stadium to all but secure the Golden Boot Kane bags his second of the afternoon to put Tottenham firmly in control 27 Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s third goal of the afternoon, but it proved to be in vain, as the Gunners missed out on Champions League football 27 Adam Lallana and Emre Can celebrate Liverpool’s third goal against Middlesbrough 27 Josh Harrop scores on his Premier League debut to give Manchester United the lead against Crystal Palace 27 Antonio Conte celebrates with Carlo Cudicini at full time to start Chelsea’s title celebrations 27 27 Dele Alli gets on the scoresheet as Spurs headed into the half time break with a 3-0 lead against Hull 27 Laurent Koscielny sees red for Arsenal after a nasty challenge on Everton striker Enner Valencia Sam Vokes fires Burnley ahead against West Ham at Turf Moor The full time whistle has just blown on the 2016/17 Premier League season.Chelsea crowned their title celebrations with a record 30th victory as they brushed aside Championship bound Sunderland.There was to be no final day reprieve for Arsenal, as both Liverpool and Manchester City consigned the Gunners to a fifth place finish and Europa League football.And Harry Kane capped off a memorable individual campaign with another hat-trick to claim the Golden Boot ahead of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.Click the arrow above, right, to see pictures of how the final day unfolded.  27 27last_img read more

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Huddersfield vs Liverpool: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time, and teams

first_imgHuddersfield are still searching for their first win of the season as they host unbeaten Liverpool.David Wagner’s side put in a dominating performance against Burnley before the international break, but were guilty of some wasteful finishing which saw them return to Yorkshire with only a point. What are the teams?Huddersfield: Lossl, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Durm, Pritchard, Depoitre.Subs: Bacuna, Diakhaby, Hamer, van La Parra, Mbenza, Mounie, Stankovic.Liverpool: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Lallana, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Sturridge, Shaqiri.Subs: Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mignolet, Origi, Matip, Alexander-Arnold.Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland) Liverpool are still unbeaten in the league but, after a brilliant start, are without a win in four games Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move FOOTBALL LATEST Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Liverpool have been superb this season but were showing signs of fatigue before the break and haven’t won in four games across all competitions.They’ve only scored two goals during that period, but will be targeting this game as a chance to get back to winning ways.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash is set for Saturday, October 20.Kick-off in West Yorkshire is at 5.30pm.Last season the Reds ran out comfortable 3-0 winners when they visited this ground, thanks to goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT for full coverage from the John Smiths Stadium.Our feature game of the evening, you can listen via your DAB Radio, on 1089/1053, through our mobile app or the web player.center_img 1 MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE REVEALED RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED last_img read more

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Bournemouth vs Norwich: Carabao Cup match preview, team news, plus more

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Emotional Ferguson reveals Everton players were left in tears after Leicester defeat Callum Wilson scored twice at Fulham on Saturday Daniel Farke’s Championship outfit overcame Stevenage, Cardiff and Wycombe to make it this far, but now face their toughest test against the high-flying Cherries.Bournemouth currently sit sixth in the top-flight table having just beaten Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.However, Norwich are also on a good run, currently placed fourth in their division following a 1-0 win over Brentford. Latest Carabao Cup News on target Bournemouth host Norwich in the fourth round of the 2018/19 Carabao Cup, live on talkSPORT.Eddie Howe’s Premier League men will look to continue their run having beaten MK Dons and Blackburn to reach the last 16, with a quarter-final place just one win away. The message Klopp sent to Liverpool kids at half-time of Villa thrashing How To Listen On talkSPORTThis is our feature game of the evening and will be live on talkSPORT for a 7:45pm kick-off.The most popular way to listen is through our web player, whilst you can also tune in through our mobile apps.And talkSPORT is also available on your DAB radio and 1089 or 1053 AM. 3 Derby delight as Carabao Cup semi-final draw sets up intriguing 2020 clashes Liverpool starlets joining Club World Cup squad… after being thrashed by Villa promoted draw done Man United v Colchester: talkSPORT commentary as League Two side eye upset 3 Oxford vs Man City live: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash center_img RESULTS gutted be brave game on Emi Buendia bagged Norwich’s winner at the weekend 3 magic of the cup Everton vs Leicester LIVE: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash disrespect Man City beat Oxford, Man United ease past Colchester and Leicester edge Everton cup clash What The Managers Are SayingEddie Howe: “They’re a dangerous team, one of the form teams in the country, so we know how hard it will be.“Their strength this season has been with their team, they have an attacking philosophy and they have momentum so we have to be very careful that we don’t drop our standards.”Daniel Farke: “We are dangerous! The facts are quite obvious, we can’t deny or avoid our really good form, we are in the top position in the Championship (for form) at the moment, we’re on a really good run with many wins.“Our performances are pretty good, after the international break we have had three wins in a row, so it’s quite normal that everyone knows we are in good form but he also knows that his team have had a really good start.“They are on fire as well, have had some pretty good recent results and they also know they are the favourites.” Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side started the season strongly Klopp accused of ‘hanging Liverpool’s kids out to dry’ for his ‘vanity mission’ Team NewsBournemouth: Joshua King currently has an ankle injury and so Jermain Defoe may start in what is expected to be a much-changed first XI.Norwich: Teemu Pukki could return to the side after recovering from an injury, however Todd Cantwell is sidelined with a hamstring problem and Marco Stiepermann is ill.last_img read more

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Chelsea boss Sarri desperate to sign Barcelona star Suarez – reports

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea are eyeing up a January move for out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to reports.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is a long-standing admirer of the Spaniard and tried desperately to sign him for Napoli without success. Latest Transfer News But now he could finally get his man, with Suarez reportedly looking to leave the Nou Camp when the winter window opens.The 24-year-old has made just one appearance this season under Barca boss Ernesto Valverde – a Copa del Rey victory at Cultural Leonesa.He had previously played 63 times for the Nou Camp giants, bagging six goals and ten assists after moving from Manchester City in 2013. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED moving on LATEST 1 IN DEMAND center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED targets Denis Suarez has struggled to break into the Barcelona team under Ernesto Valverde Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January And according to Spanish publication Marca, Suarez has accepted he needs to move to further his career and Chelsea are one of several clubs eager to bring him in.Sarri’s former club Napoli and Valencia have also expressed interest in the midfielder, Marca claims.A potential move to Stamford Bridge would come as bad news for England midfielders Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who already face fierce competition for places.last_img read more

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HEART-BREAKING SCENES AT FUNERALS OF TWO BOYS KILLED IN CAR CRASH

first_imgShaun and MatthewTHE town of Letterkenny was in mourning today as the funerals took place for the two young men killed in the weekend car crash outside Rathmullan.Shaun Graham was laid to rest after noon Mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral.At 3pm Matthew Crawford was buried after Mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs. Hundreds and hundreds of family and friends attended both funerals.Fr Éamonn McLaughlin told mourners at the funeral for 19-year-old Shaun that his parents had been overwhelmed by the good wishes of the people of the town and county following the tragedy.Among the mourners was Damian Gallagher who was in a wheelchair after also being injured in the crash.The driver of the car Noel Carr remains in a Dublin hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Fr McLaughlin urged young people to be “agents for change on our roads.”He said everyone had a duty to make Donegal’s roads safer to prevent future tragedies.The priest also said Shaun’s parents Michael and Caitriona were like all parents who worried when their children went out.Young people, he said, should do everything to be safe when they were out at night.Fr McLaughlin then travelled to the second funeral in Letterkenny for Mr Crawford where mourners heard Fr Brian Quinn say that people were struggling to come to terms with the weekend tragedy. Afterwards a friend of Matthew’s said: “They were just boys; always happy and always smiling. I’ll never get over it.”HEART-BREAKING SCENES AT FUNERALS OF TWO BOYS KILLED IN CAR CRASH was last modified: August 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:car crashfuneralsletterkennyRathmullanlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN, 30, FOUND DEAD IN SAUDI ARABIA

first_imgA 30 year old Donegal man has died in Saudi Arabia.The man, who was a male nurse, was discovered at his home in Riyadh on Sunday last.The man was travelling on a UK passport. The man’s family have been told of their son’s death DONEGAL MAN, 30, FOUND DEAD IN SAUDI ARABIA was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:man found deadSaudi Arabialast_img

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