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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Bermuda Officials Attend International Athletes Forum

Some 350 Athletes representatives from 185 National Olympic Committee (NOC) including Bermuda, 50 International Federations (IFS), Five Continental Athletes Commissions (ACS), The ACS of all the Organizing Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met over a Three Day period in Lausanne for the 9th Edition of the International Athletes Forum. (IAF)

This was the biggest ever gathering of official athlete representatives, to which athletes from all 206 NOC’s were invited.

Also attending was IOC President Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion in Fencing in Montreal 1976 and member of the first IOC Athletes Commission in 1981.

The discussions produced the following recommendations from the IAF, which were unanimously supported in a vote during in the closing session:

1. To strengthen athletes’ representation:

- The participants of the IAF underlined that, for the legitimacy of athlete representation by their peers, it is essential that the elections for ACs should take place in every NOC and every IF, as is done at the Olympic Games for the IOC AC. It was emphasised that, based on this election having a voice and a vote within the decision making bodies, this is the most powerful and legitimate form of athlete representation.

2. To strengthen the solidarity funding model:

- The athletes emphasised the need to continue and strengthen the solidarity funding model because it serves all athletes from all 206 NOCs and all Olympic sports. It was noted that the athletes participate in the Olympic Games as a team of their NOC. Therefore, the financial support from the IOC should go to the Olympic team, i.e. the NOC.

- In this context, the IOC and NOCs should continue to make the funding streams to all stakeholders even more transparent and communicate more clearly about their impact, in order to create a reference point for the athletes to follow up on the implementation of the IOC programmes and to monitor them more closely.

- The same principle of transparency should apply to IFs. In this context, the IOC should form a working group with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) to develop a set of principles and guidelines in which an identified share of the Olympic funding would be dedicated to specific athlete support programmes including athlete representation. These principles and guidelines should be finalised and implemented for the next Olympic cycle, starting after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

3. To strengthen direct financial support for NOC Athletes’ Commissions:

- Taking into consideration the need for the ACs to conduct regular engagement activities with their fellow athletes, the IAF recommends that the IOC AC proposes to the IOC Executive Board (EB) that the IOC financially supports the ACs of NOCs and Continental Associations of NOCs. The proposal would be for subsidies of up to USD 10,000 per commission, per year, which could be available on application to the NOCs and eventually could add up to a support programme of about USD 10 million per Olympiad. The IOC President has committed to supporting this proposal when discussed by the IOC EB.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Leverock & Nottinghamshire Begin Seconds XI Championship

Northamptonshire Seconds 315 Nottinghamshire Second 51/3

Kamau Leverock turned out for Nottinghamshire Seconds in their Second XI Championship at the County Ground, Northampton.

At the close of play on Day One of Three Day’s Nottinghamshire Seconds trail by 264 runs with 7 wickets remaining.

Northamptonshire Seconds batted first and were bowled out for 315, Emilio Gay was the top scorer with 80, Mark Footitt was the pick of the Nottinghamshire Seconds bowlers returning figures of 17-5-51-3, Leverock finished with figures of 6-0-39-0.

At the close of play Nottinghamshire Seconds were 51/3.

Northamptonshire Seconds 1st Inning

..17 (29) SA Zaib c Hall b Footitt
..80 (122) E Gay LBW Footitt
..06 (12) MD Lezar b Footitt
..65 (111) CO Thurston b Patterson-White
..33 (54) SM Imtiaz c Hall b James
..26 (50) B Claydon c Bhabra b Blatherwick
..11 (25) ASB Bramley c Hall b James
..12 (30) James Cronie b Cook
..17 (44) CPW Haddow Not Out

..05 (09) BM Kitt c James b Cook
..08 (26) J Twigger b Blatherwick
..35 Extras (6b-17lb-12nb)
315 Total All Out after 84.3 overs

Fall of Wickets: 1-36 (Zaib), 2-58 (Lezar), 3-182 (Gay), 4-226 (Thurston), 5-232 (Imtiaz), 6-264 (Bramley), 7-276 (Claydon), 8-288 (Cronie), 9-296 (Kitt), 10-315 (Twigger)

Nottinghamshire Seconds Bowlers

17.-5-51-3 MHA Footitt
15.3-3-56-2 JM Blatherwick
7.0-2-17-2 JD Cook
15.-5-52-2 LW James
6.0-0-39-0 Kamau Leverock
24.-5-77-1 LA Patterson-White

Nottinghamshire Seconds 1st Inning

..23 (37) GF Gibson Not Out

..07 (27) LW James b Parsons
..00 (08) LA Patterson-White c Zaib b Parsons
..13 (12) SG Budinger LBW Zaib
..02 (18) JM Blatherwick Not Out
..06 Extras (6lb)
..51 Total for 3 Wickets after 17 overs

Fall of Wickets: 1-23 (James), 2-31 (Patterson-White), 3-48 (Budinger)

Northamptonshire Seconds Bowlers

9.0-1-25-2 C Parsons
5.0-2-11-0 J Twigger
3.0-1-09-1 SA Zaib
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Daley Heats Up MAC April Invitational

Elijah Daley warmed up for the Carifta Swimming Championships with a 3 Record Broken, 7 Personal Best, 3 Gold, 3 Silver and a Bronze Medal performance during the MAC April Invitational in Canada.

Daley first broke the Bermuda 11-12 Boy’s Long Course 200m Butterfly record when he touched the wall in a Gold Medal time of 2:23.65, breaking his own record time of 2:32.24, set back on April 2nd 2018 during the XXXIII Carifta Swimming Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

Daley captured another Gold Medal, this time in the 11-12 Boy’s 200m Long Course Individual Medley when he clocked 2:27.00, breaking Sam Williamson’s time of 2:33.74 set back on January 14th, 2017 during the BASA LC Qualifying Meet at the National Sports Center.

Gold Medal number three would come during the 11-12 Boy’s 100m Long Course Butterfly when he was clocked at 1:06.70.

Daley won the Silver Medal while competing in the 11-12 Boy’s 200m Breaststroke touching the wall in a time of 2:52.27. Daley also captured the 1-12 Boy’s 100m Breaststroke Silver Medal when he was clocked in a time of 1:19.90.

Record number three came during his 11-12 Boy’s 200m Backstroke Silver Medal performance when he was clocked across the line in a time of 2:31.23, this time broke his own record of 2:32.42 he set back on April 3rd 2018 during the XXXIII Carifta Swimming Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

Daley captured the Bronze Medal during the 11-12 Boy’s 400m Long Course Freestyle clocking a time of 4:43.77.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Bermuda Inside Sports Talk Radio Live @ 12:15pm

Inside Sports Talk Radio will air on www.islandstats.com today Monday April 15th at 12:15pm.

This Live Radio Sports Talk Show is hosted weekly by Ian Rawlins and co-hosted by Earl Basden will be in the offices of Argus.

The show is for a 90 minute period that includes interviews and members of the public calling in.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hopkins Wins Road Race & Crit in Codd's Lake

Kaden Hopkins won his first Collegiate A Men’s Race during the Cobb’s Lake Road Race hosted by Colorado State University.

Freshman Hopkins representing Fort Lewis College rode to victory in the 68 Mile race when he clocked a time of 2:38.31, Caiden Plummer and Garrett Gerchar finished second and third with the same time.

Hopkins then followed this up winning the Oval Criterium as part of the same race weekend.
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