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Timing your peak – how athletes manage to be on form at the right time ... University of Birmingham Opinion
Athletes spend years of their lives devoted to training and performing, from getting selected and qualifying to hitting the big competitions and matches. As sporting stars spend their last few days preparing for the Commonwealth Games, how do they make sure they are in peak condition at the right time? What’s more, how do they manage a packed schedule of events?
What more could be done to keep doping out of elite sport? ... University of Birmingham Opinion
Boxer Shakul Samed from Ghana is the first athlete testing positive for a banned substance at the Commonwealth games in Birmingham. Despite the efforts of both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to keep the games 100% clean, anti-doping violations like this, threaten to taint the Games and athletes’ desire for a fair competition. Doping is particularly prevalent in sports that require strength and power such as boxing, thus it is not entirely surprising that the positive drug test was found in a boxer’s sample.
Kenyan athlete Martin Tirop Kimurgor and Ghana’s Sakat Lariba share honors at first Accra inter-city marathon
Over 600 athletes took part in the first inter-city marathon in the Ghanaian capital of Accra Saturday to usher the 2022 Homowo celebrations, a festival that marks the beginning of food harvest among the native Ga ethnic group of Accra.
Both male and female participants from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Kenya, China, and some other countries and regions joined the race.
Ghana’s Joseph Commey has today joined Abdul Wahid Omar, Abubarkari Quartey and Abraham Mensah in the Round of 16 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in the boxing events after beating Betero Aaree of Kiriti this afternoon by 5-0.
Joseph Commey has therefore booked a date with Allan Oaike from Papau New Guinea for the round of 16 showdown on Monday, August 1.
The West Indies team have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first T20I against India in Trinidad on Friday.
Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after the West Indies were ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Abu Dhabi Media and STARZPLAY Partner to Win Exclusive Rights to Stream the Italian Serie A Football League for the Next Three Seasons
ABU DHABI, UAE, July 31, 2022 -- Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), UAE's leading public service broadcaster and media company, and STARZPLAY, MENA region's fastest growing SVOD service, have secured exclusive rights to stream premium Italian League ("Serie A"), "Coppa Italia" (Italy Cup), and "Supercoppa Italiana" (Italian Super Cup), for next three seasons beginning this year.
The Italian Football Federation granted rights after a competitive bid by ADM and STARZPLAY to win rights to broadcast the European league to offer football fans best quality viewing at highest broadcasting standards.
Ghana Beach Volleyball Coach Moro Mumuni Urges His Girls To Embrace The Big Challenge
With their opening game against the defending champions from CANADA, most experts have written off the chances of Ghana at the Commonwealth Games here in Birmingham.
However Coach Moro Mumuni and his players have different ideas and are ready to embrace the opportunity and limelight of being the huge under-dogs.
New Zealand will follow for the Black Spikers of Ghana before an outing with fellow Africans Kenya.
EDMONTON (Canada) - Canada won their first Women's Series Stop of the year at the Edmonton Stop on July 29-30.
Just one month after claiming silver at the Crelan FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022, Canada won their first Women's Series event of 2022 in front of their home fans at the Edmonton Stop defeating USA 21-17 in the final. Michelle Plouffe led the Canadians in the final with 13 points, including the game-winner. Linnae Harper was USA's top scorer in the title game with 10 points.
PRAGUE (Czech Republic) - Lithuania claimed their first-ever 3x3 Women's Series Stop win in Prague on July 29-30.
Lithuania defeated 3x3 Europe Cup 2021 winners Spain 14-13 in Prague to win their first-ever Women's Series Stop. With less than 10 seconds to go and with the game tied 13-13, Gabriele Sulske scored the game-winner for the Lithuanians.
Monika Grigalauskyte was named MVP of the competition after leading all players in P-Val. She scored 12 points in Lithuania's win over China in the semi-finals, the team who prevented them from winning the bronze medal at the Crelan FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022 just one month ago.
MIAMI (United States) - The FIBA AmeriCup 2022 tickets are now officially on sale to the general public.
Fans can now secure the opportunity to be part of the excitement when the most prestigious competition for senior men's basketball in the Americas returns to Brazil for the first time since 1984.
All 26 games will be held at Recife's Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães, between September 2 and 11.
Kwan Pa, the multiple award winning, thriving and very dynamic indigenous band in Ghana that performs and promotes indigenous music of Africa in various forms is five years old.
They are performing at the Zen Garden at Labone in Accra on Saturday, July 30, 2022
Kwan Pa is a multiple award winning, thriving and very dynamic indigenous band in Ghana that performs and promotes indigenous music of Africa in various forms. Kwan Pa believes in the assertion that Africa has a very rich music culture which is worth flaunting to the world. We believe that African music is never outdated or perhaps irrelevant as some people may perceive it to be.
Asst. Sprints Coach at the University of Minnesota and former Sierra Leone International Expresses his frustration at lack of progress in Sierra Leone Athletics
Former International Sprinter for Sierra Leone now Assistant Sprints Coach at the University of Minnesota, Ibrahim Kabia on Thursday July 28th, 2022 voiced his outright frustration at the lack of showing by Sierra Leone at global sporting events; citing the lone athlete entry phenomena for a series of major International competitions in recent years with rising star Dallas/Fort Worth based Fatmata Awolo being the latest at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene Oregon USA.
Tally Technology set to drive fan engagement at I-Tech Cup clash between AS Roma and Tottenham Hotspur
Tally platform to host prediction game around event between top European clubs that showcases cutting edge of advanced fan technology
LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2022 -- Tally Technology (www.PlayTally.com), the premier global fan engagement platform, has launched a global prediction game for the I-Tech Cup contest featuring UEFA Europa Conference League champions AS Roma and English Premier League giant Tottenham Hotspur.
Empowering Better World with Technology, Hisense and FIFA Create a Perfect Future through Long-term Collaborations English
QINGDAO, China, July 29, 2022 -- On July 27th, Dr. Lan Lin, Chairman of Hisense Group Holdings Co., Ltd., and Franjo Bobinac, Vice President of Hisense International Co., Ltd., were invited to visit and meet with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and executives at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. This was the first official meeting between Hisense and FIFA, and both organizations had in-depth communication on the long-term collaborations and toured around FIFA headquarters.
First Ethereum based Athletic Stadium for Metaverse sports , launched by Runnera in collaboration with Suffescom Solutions Inc., goes live in December
NEW CASTLE, Del., July 29, 2022 -- First athletic competition is set to launch in Metaverse by US based Move to Earn platform. The first competition will be held for the 100 meter race among 45 participants. The virtual stadium specifically focuses on bringing athletes, brands, and speculators to one spot and connecting real life with the digital world.
Canyon Bicycles Attracts Strategic Investment from LRMR Ventures and SC Holdings
The strategic investments of LRMR Ventures and SC Holdings, as well as the appointment of Robert Kyncl as Board Director, will help expand Canyon's US presence
KOBLENZ, Germany, July 29, 2022 -- Canyon Bicycles GmbH ("Canyon"), world-leading direct-to-consumer manufacturer of premium bikes in Koblenz, Germany, announces a strategic equity investment led by LRMR Ventures, the family office of global icon LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and SC Holdings, a US-based private equity firm focused on market-leading brands.
Two worlds converge: esports and traditional sports athletes compete in parallel
BIRMINGHAM, England, July 29, 2022 -- On 6 and 7 August 2022, esports athletes will take centre stage in Birmingham, UK, and compete at the Commonwealth Esports Championships for the very first time.
Over 100 athletes representing diverse Commonwealth nations and territories will go head-to-head in three esports titles – DOTA 2, eFootball™ series, and Rocket League for the honour of being crowned a champion.
Thursday July 28, 2022 will forever be remembered as a special day for sports in the Commonwealth as the opening ceremony of the Birmingham Games was just amazing and magnificent.
72 nations were on parade at the Alexander Stadium, represented by over 5,000 sportsmen and women, including coaches and Technical Officers.
The organization of the opening ceremony was great, as planning was fantastic, making the estimated 30,000 spectators at the stadium over excited.
The performances were superb and indeed memorable at the 22nd Games which is the third time that England is hosting after London 1934 and Manchester 2002.
The top nations on parade were Australia, England, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland, Kenya, Wales and Jamaica.
More artificial pitches will be installed in the future and FIFA will continue to support Cabo Verde
PRAIA, Cape Verde, July 29, 2022/ -- FIFA (www.FIFA.com) delegation pays a visit to Cabo Verde; Island nation engaged in several FIFA Forward projects; New facilities will help develop the game
A FIFA delegation completed a four-day visit of Cabo Verde on Thursday 28 July, during which it unveiled facilities such as new artificial pitches and the refurbished academy and headquarters of the Cabo Verdean Football Association (FCF), all funded by the FIFA Forward Programme.
Anti-Doping Rule Violation
The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has confirmed that the sample of Shakul Samed, a boxer from Ghana, violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent – Furosemide). He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect. He and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association have been informed
With the launch of the country’s 30-block licensing round by H.E. President Felix Tshisekedi, the DRC is ready to welcome a suite of investors to its high potential oil and gas sector
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 29, 2022/ -- In an exciting move for the African oil and gas industry, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has officially launched its highly anticipated bid licensing round. Opened by H.E. Felix Tshisekedi, President of the DRC. The round has 30 blocks on offer – 27 of which are oil and three are gas - positioning the country as one of the most attractive frontier hydrocarbon markets in 2022 and beyond. Launched ahead of the continent’s premier event for the oil and gas industry, African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) 2022 – taking place October 18-21 in Cape Town – the bid round is set to create an influx in foreign investment to the DRC, triggering newfound socioeconomic growth.
Canoe sports in Africa: The International Canoe Federation and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) sign partnership to help growth of Canoe Sports in Africa
The agreement included the launch of a pilot project funded by the ICF to help develop sustainable structures in national federations in Africa
ALGIERS, Algeria, July 29, 2022/ -- The International Canoe Federation (https://www.CanoeICF.com/) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) have signed an agreement on Thursday which will pave the way for future development of canoeing on the continent.
ANOCA President Mustapha Berraf and ICF President Thomas Konietzko signed a memorandum of understanding in the Algerian capital of Algiers to work together to make canoe and paracanoe sports more accessible to participants throughout Africa.
Eritrean track and field team members, who were reported to have disappeared from the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, have been found, according to a University of Oregon spokesperson.
The University of Oregon Police Department earlier said four athletes and their coach from the northeast African country absconded after participating in the World Championships held between July 15 and 24 in Eugene.