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  • ICYMI: Boxing Federation Moves Toward Reforms, Russia Faces Calamitous WADA Penalties


    12/01/19

    #ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve. Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want you to know about..

    Boxing Federation Moves Toward Reforms

    (ATR) The international federation for boxing takes steps to comply with reforms demanded by the IOC.
    The AIBA EC met Nov. 21 in Lausanne. (AIBA)

    A 12-member committee has been named to produce new statutes for AIBA. The IOC suspended the federation in June for an assortment of concerns that include governance, finance and refereeing. The IOC suspension, an unprecedented act against an Olympic federation, came with a roadmap to follow for AIBA’s return to the good graces of the IOC.

    The committee includes representatives of the national federations from the U.S., Russia and China, the presidents of the five continental federations and four lawyers.

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    Russia Faces Calamitous WADA Penalties


    (ATR) Manipulated drug testing data could cost Russia a place at the Olympics and other major sport events for the next four years.

    The World Anti Doping Agency has released the recommendation of its Compliance Review Commission over the manipulated data supplied to WADA by Russia earlier this year. The WADA Executive Committee will decide December 9 whether to accept the findings of the CRC.

    The report is recommending that Russian athletes be banned from competing at the Olympics or any other major event of a WADA signatory for the next four years, unless cleared to participate as a neutral athlete.


    That was the case for Russia in Rio and Pyeongchang. The IOC reinstated Russia as the 2018 Winter Olympics ended. Now the possibility looms that Tokyo 2020 will not fly the flag of the Russia nor include a team from Russia.

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    Una ODECABE Digital Anuncia Luisin Mejia


    Luis Mejía Oviedo (Colimdo)
    (ATR) Este sábado 30 de noviembre el nuevo ejecutivo de la Organización Deportiva de Centroamérica y el Caribe (ODECABE) y su flamante presidente Luis Mejía Oviedo tendrán su primera reunión presencial.

    El encuentro será en la Ciudad de Panamá, sede de los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de 2022, y será “presencial” porque ya sus miembros tuvieron un contacto días atrás por video conferencia a través de la Internet. La comunicación fue con 10 países y duró una hora.

    “Esta será una ODECABE digital” ha expresado Mejía a Around the Rings.

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    OpEd: 100th Anniversary of Los Angeles Olympic Dreams


    by David Simon
    LA skyline as seen from Venice (ATR)

    One hundred years ago today, a meeting took place which would change the history of both Los Angeles and the Olympic Games.

    It’s well known that in a few years Los Angeles will become a three-time Olympic host (1932, 1984, 2028). Not so well known is the story of how L.A.’s Olympic history got started.

    In 1919 the First World War had just ended. In the aftermath Los Angeles was seeking a way to attract both visitors and economic development. The details are outlined in the “Official Report of the Games of the Xth Olympiad” published in 1933 by the organizers of the first Los Angeles Games.

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