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  • #ICYMI: LA28 Logo; Road Cycling Worlds Moved; New Athletes Commission


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    (ATR) Anyone can design their own logo for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics in an upending of design and copyright norms.

    A series of 26 official logos for the Games have been released, the first in a series of variations that will probably stretch into the thousands or more. Only the logo’s L and numbers two and eight are fixed. But the “A” is a dynamic symbol with organizers expecting people to use the A create their own logo.

    “Because there’s not one way to represent LA we want to make sure right of the bat, the LA28 emblem captures the infinite storytelling possibilities through a collective of voices,” LA 2028 chair Casey Wasserman explained in a briefing ahead of the logo launch.

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    Italy New Host of Road Cycling World Championships

    The 2020 event scheduled for Switzerland was cancelled on August 12. (UCI)
    (ATR) The 2020 Road World Championships will be staged in the Italian city of Imola following the August 12 cancellation of the event previously scheduled for Switzerland.

    Cyclists will take to the roads of Imola and the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, Sept. 24-27. The Union Cycliste International (UCI) announced the change of venue on Wednesday morning.

    However, due to the current world health situation, the four-day event will be limited to elite riders in the road race and time trial events. Junior and Under 23 events will not be contested. According to the UCI, most of the world’s best cyclists are already racing in Europe, some in the ongoing Tour de France, which is not the case for various junior riders and their delegations, who would face travel restrictions imposed by many countries.

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    First Athletes Commission for Pan American Weightlifting

    David Samayoa of Canada will lead the Athletes Commission. (SWA)

    (ATR) The Executive Committee of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF) elected an Athletes Commission on Monday.

    It is the first Athletes Commission for the continental body.

    David Samayoa of Canada was chosen as its president.

    María Fernanda Valdéz (Chile), Keidomar Vallenilla (Venezuela), Seledina Nieve (Ecuador) and Erika Ortega (Panama) complete the group.

    Around the Rings has learned that the decision to choose Samayoa to lead the panel was influenced by the fact that Canada is the only one among the five countries represented on the commission that does not also have a member on the Executive Committee of the federation.

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