IOC suggests more Olympic host bidding changes

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee wants to keep considering changes that could result in both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded in September. An internal letter written by IOC President Thomas Bach’s spokesman suggests further adjustments are needed in the way Olympic hosts are chosen. It references Bach’s statement from last year, saying the “process produces too many losers”. In December, Bach floated the idea of awarding both the 2024 Games, as scheduled, along with the 2028 Games. Los Angeles and Paris are the remaining candidates from a list that began with five cities. Budapest, Hungary, said this week it was withdrawing. The letter, obtained yesterday by the Associated Press (AP), was first reported by Inside The Games. In an interview last week with the AP, Bach said continued speculation about awarding two Olympics at the IOC’s meeting in September “may give us some ideas”. “This procedure as it is … our political environment in such a fragile world just produces too many losers,” Bach said last Saturday. The letter echoed that phrasing, saying “the political situation in our fragile world requires us to further adjust the candidature procedure”. The IOC acknowledged Budapest’s withdrawal, which will be made official by Hungary’s Olympic committee. “It is clear that a promising Olympic Games candidature has been used to promote a broader domestic political agenda beyond the Olympic Games and was overtaken by local politics,” said the letter, written by Bach’s spokesman, Mark Adams. Adams defended Bach’s ‘Agenda 2020’, the core of which was to streamline the Olympics and make bidding more attractive and less expensive for cities. “All three candidates have made it clear that their candidatures would not have taken place without Olympic Agenda 2020,” Adams wrote. Still, the dwindling of the candidate pool raised questions about whether Agenda 2020 was really working. The point of the letter was that Agenda 2020 was only the start and more reforms are needed. If those reforms involve awarding the next two Summer Games this year, it will be a hard sell for both Paris and Los Angeles, each having insisted its proposals are good for only 2024. Replicating plans for 2028 would be possible but would also take significant retooling since many of the contracts in place for development and stadium use are for only the 2024 Olympics. FRAGILE WORLDlast_img read more

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DELIGHT FOR MOVILLE GAA STAR MALACHY MCDERMOTT AS HE MAKES INTER-COUNTY BOW

first_imgMalachy McDermott in action for Cockhill Celtic made his inter-county bow for Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup clash with Derry.Moville GAA NotesHAPPY NEW YEARWe hope all our members had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas. We would like to invite and encourage all members to take an active role in the club this year, whether it is umpiring, helping out with underage/senior training, or playing any part in the club no matter how small.Please feel free to volunteer your services to any club member and become part of it.TAG SEVENS COMETITONThe annual tag sevens competition ran on New Year’s Eve with huge success. Over 45 Men and woman took part in the event which seen Joe McBride and Ciara Hegarty’s team run out eventual winners over Maurice Harkins fiercely competitive side in the final. The games were played in great spirit and friendly banter. We look forward to seeing even more faces at next year’s event. We also would like to give a special thanks to Seamus Hegarty on organising the event and anyone who helped out on the day. CONGRATULATIONSThe club would like to congratulate senior player Malachy McDermott who made his inter county debut for Donegal against Derry in the Dr. McKenna cup last Sunday in Owenbeg. We wish Malachy the best of luck in the coming weeks and hope he can make an impact on the county stage.13 ASIDE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSCongratulations to Moville senior ladies who finished their season on a high by winning the Donegal 13 aside league. The girls defeated St Eunans in a 3-9 to 2-9 score line on Sunday in the Carrick Feild. Scores on the day came from Kathy McLaughlin (1-4), Marie Kelly and Nicole McDermott both (1-1), Aisleen McGuiness, Sinead McGuiness and Shannon McDonald all (0-1). Starting IV: 1.Aoife McLaughlin 2.Niamh Cavanagh 3.Sarah Faulkner 4.Michelle Logue 5.Gemma Faulkner 6.Racheal McLaughlin 7.Shannon McDonald 8.Nicole McDermott 9.Marie Kelly 10.Charmaine McDermott 11.Carraigh McGuiness 12.Ashleen McGuiness 13.Kathy McLaughlin subs used: Realtin McElhinney, Melissa McDermott, Sinead McGuiness and Aine Hannon.LOTTO There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 3, 5, 9, 19. The €50 runner-up prize goes to John Diver. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,000. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.CLUB DINNER DANCEThe club dinner dance will take place in the Redcastle Hotel on Saturday 24th January. Adult tickets are €25 and U16 tickets are €12.50. Tickets are available from any committee member so why not come along and enjoy the post festive dinner dance, it promises to be a great night.UNDERAGE TRAINING The underage training with resume from its winter break next Saturday the 10th of January. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. U12 boys training takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8pm and will not resume on January 28th. All new children welcome.MEMBERSHIPClub membership is now open for anyone who wishes to sign up: Juveniles €5, student €10, adult €20, family (up to 18 years) €30 and family with lotto for a year €100. County Board levies must be paid before end of January so important that all memberships are paid before that time.If anyone has any information or photographs that they would like included in the notes, the club website (www.movillegaa.ie) or the club facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MovilleGAA) feel free to e-mail it to the club PRO at the following e-mail address: pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ie.The senior ladies side who defeated St Eunans on Sunday to win the 13 aside LeagueDELIGHT FOR MOVILLE GAA STAR MALACHY MCDERMOTT AS HE MAKES INTER-COUNTY BOW was last modified: January 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

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