Former Sierra Leone National Athlete and Father of Olympian Maggie Barrie Launches innovative commercially Brewed Palm Wine
US based native of Sierra Leone and former national athlete Andrew Barrie who represented Sierra Leone at the 1991 World University Games in Sheffield England and Father of Sierra Leone’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games hero and now national record holder for all 3 women’s national Sprint records; Maggie Barrie designs and launches innovative product.
ASVG’s Project 144 2023/24 Africa High Schools Basketball Showcase season kicks off in Cape Verde with a Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp
Africa Sports Ventures Group Country Director Mr. Gy Cabral launched the 2023/24 Edition of the Africa High Schools Basketball Showcase with a basketball fundamentals summer training camp to get the kids ready for a more engaging schools year that will see one of the schools represent the Island of Cape Verde at the Continental Showcase against 11 other Countries in Accra Ghana on February/March of next year.
Cameroon’s African Sports Ventures Group Project 144 team meets with the Ministry of Sports Director of Schools Sports in Official Visit.
As member country teams with the Africa Sports Ventures Groups’ Project 144 High Schools Basketball Showcase program prep up for the 2023/24 season, the Cameroonian Team led by Christian Henri Belle paid a courtesy visit to the nations Director of School Sports with the Ministry of Sports for a number of reasons.
ASVG’s Project 144 Africa High School Basketball Showcase in Nigeria gets newly minted Court and home for future National Tournaments and Continental Showcase
Project Director for Africa Sports Ventures Group’s Project 144 High School Basketball Showcase in Nigeria Mr. Abayomi Ajowele took the initiative to create a stable environment for the showcase with the renovation of his former High School Basketball Courts by soliciting funds from fellow alumni to not just provide a better facility for the school’s team but for the facility to become the home and host of the annual ASVG Project 144 Tournament and an eventual host for the continental showcase when the event eventually moves to Lagos, Nigeria.
NBA Africa’s CEO and Wife Encourage Sierra Leonean players at Basketball Without Borders Camp in South Africa
The CEO of NBA Africa Victor Williams and his wife Mrs. Memuna Williams, who are both originally from Sierra Leone, welcomed and offered encouragement to Sierra Leone’s lone basketball star in last season's Basketball Africa League (BAL) Sitah Conteh, who currently plays for the Cape Town Tigers, and Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa camper from Freetown, Sheriffa Rahman, in Johannesburg, South Africa where the BWB Africa camp was held in late July 2023. It marked the 19th time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program was held on the continent.
IBA secures budget for 4-year cycle and continues the positive messages regarding its long-standing history as the only International Federation for boxing
Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Boxing Association (IBA) has secured its budget for the upcoming 4-year cycle that allows the organization to have no barriers towards implementing all ambitious projects planned. This includes IBA’s events portfolio, prize money fund, Financial Support Program (FSP) and various development initiatives.
The IBA continues to be the Home of Boxing for five Confederations, with nearly 200 National Federations and thousands of boxers, coaches, and officials from around the globe. The organization does not prevent anyone from participating in the Olympic Games or Olympic qualification events and welcomes all boxers and officials to IBA’s events regardless of their National Federation status.
Speaking at the opening of the Second FIFA Women's Football Convention in Sydney, the FIFA President thanked Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand for co-hosting "simply the best and greatest and biggest FIFA Women's World Cup ever".
FIFA President Infantino thanks Australia and New Zealand for co-hosting "simply the best and greatest and biggest FIFA Women's World Cup ever"
SYDNEY, Australia, August 18, 2023/ -- FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ (https://www.FIFA.com) has transformed the face of women's football and appealed to broadcasters, governments and member associations to help keep the momentum going towards equality once the tournament ends on Sunday.
Speaking at the opening of the FIFA Women's Football Convention in Sydney Gadigal, the FIFA President thanked Australia and New Zealand for co-hosting "simply the best and greatest and biggest FIFA Women's World Cup ever."
Increased investment in competition, events and development paid dividends in 2022 while cash remained strong and like-for-like revenues increased, the World Athletics Congress was told today when the 2022 Annual Report and Accounts were presented.
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe was elected for a third term at the 54th World Athletics Congress in Budapest on Thursday (17).
Ximena Restrepo was re-elected as a Vice President and will be joined by newly elected Vice Presidents Raul Chapado, Adille Sumariwalla and Jackson Tuwei.
A total of 192 voting members of Congress voted for Coe and three abstained. Under the World Athletics Constitution, this will be Coe’s final term as President.
World Athletics and Deloitte today (17) announced a new global partnership to support and accelerate the digital transformation and innovation needs of World Athletics over the next six years.
Deloitte, the world’s largest management consulting firm, will provide a wide range of digital consulting services and sports operations and platforms to World Athletics and the World Athletics Series events from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2029.
This partnership builds on the strength of the existing relationship between World Athletics and Deloitte and will develop synergies with Deloitte’s recent IOC TOP Partnership.
IBA encourages National Federations to objectively assess the risks before leaving to join other organizations
Lausanne, Switzerland - A dynamic risk assessment and a carefully thought-out long-term plan should be considered by those National Federations before they make any irreversible membership decisions. IBA does not accept dual membership, which is a crucial choice for each entity and requires a pragmatic approach.
The recent example set by the Dutch Boxing Federation, which is currently a suspended IBA member, demonstrates that this organization understands and acknowledges all uncertainties of the possible breakup with the IBA. On the other side, there are zero competitions, zero predicted financial support from above, and zero proof of so called “good governance principles” that are being loosely communicated.
Togo and Ghana will play a friendly amputee football game at the State De Omnisports De Lome on Friday August 18 2023.
The match is to test the preparedness pf the teams ahead of the First African Para Games to be hosted in Accra Ghana from 3rd to 12th September.
The Ghana National Paralympic Committee is arranging a bus for Ghanaian Sports Journalists who wish to cover the game.
The eighth edition of the KGL Millennium Marathon is coming on live in Accra on Saturday, September 2, 2023 after the impressive launch last Thursday at the Base Lounge at Cantonment in Accra.
Some few investigations conducted by Yours Truly revealed that other athletes in various sports disciplines like boxing, table tennis, tennis, golf, hockey, volleyball, basketball, MMA fighters, judokas, karatekas, cyclists and skaters are joining in the big sports extravaganza which starts at the Ministries Police Station and ends at the Independence Square.
President of the Ghana Skating Federation, Mr. Gameli Kportufe said his boys are coming to spice the event.
Fans can now register for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 tickets to secure their spot at experiencing the joy of cricket in one day. Starting today on Indian Independence Day, fans can now register for tickets, enabling them to receive on sale news first ahead of tickets going on sale on 25 August.
Registration for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup tickets which takes place between 5 October and 19 November across 12 Indian cities can be accessed here https://www.cricketworldcup.com/register from 15h30 IST today.
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Green skills for youth in focus, as United Nations (UN) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports celebrate the International Youth Day August 2023
The event encompassed a diverse array of activities and capacity-building sessions on green skills for green jobs
CAIRO, Egypt, August 16, 2023/ -- The event encompassed a diverse array of activities and capacity-building sessions on green skills for green jobs. Most notably a Green Exhibition a showcased a multitude of UN-supported youth-led projects, while an artistic intervention workshop brought together participants to create canvas paintings infused with green skills concepts.
The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the United Nations in Egypt and joined forces on 14 August 2023, to mark the International Youth Day in the Olympic City in Maadi, with a resounding call to action under the theme "Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World." The event served as a vibrant platform to underscore the critical role of youth in creating a better and more sustainable world for all on a healthier planet.
Energy Drink Partnership Marks CELSIUS’ First Major Professional Sports Deal
NEW YORK (Wednesday, August 16, 2023) – Major League Soccer (MLS) and CELSIUS®, Essential Energy, maker of its lifestyle energy drink, today announced an agreement that designates CELSIUS as the official energy drink of MLS in the U.S. through the 2026 season and marks the drink’s first professional, national and traditional sports partnership.
Through this agreement, CELSIUS will tap into the spirited fervor of soccer fandom, and theCELSIUS and MLS partnership will help forge a deeper connection with soccer’s engaged millennial and multicultural fan base by creating unique experiences that focus on healthy lifestyles.
Young Africans surpass previous generations, with 66% reaching secondary education, yet youth still grapple with unemployment
Despite their various challenges, youth show lower rates of political engagement than their elders across a variety of indicators
ACCRA, Ghana, August 16, 2023/ -- Young Africans are forging ahead of their predecessors, with 66% attaining secondary school education, according to a study unveiled on Thursday during a youth-led webinar hosted by Afrobarometer (www.Afrobarometer.org) and in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. This achievement, however, stands in stark contrast to the reality that the youth still grapple with unemployment.
Themed “Understanding the youth’s perspective: Exploring needs and aspirations,” the webinar brought together youth activists to shed light on critical issues concerning young Africans, including unemployment, views on democracy, and political participation.
NOUMéA, New Caledonia, August 16, 2023/ -- FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has inaugurated a headquarters for the New Caledonian Football Association (FCF), constructed with support from the FIFA Forward (https://apo-opa.info/3T9Q1s0) development programme, during a visit to the Pacific island.
The FIFA President also met Mickaël Forrest, the Minister for Youth, Sport and Culture, and discussed further development projects, especially regarding women’s football and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Professional League for men’s football which is planned to start in 2025.
The French overseas collectivity is a football-loving destination and Gianni Infantino said that the ongoing
FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, belonged to the entire region.
Statement from Rugby Africa President Herbert Mensah on the Passing of Kenya Lionesses Rugby Player Bernadette Olesia
Bernadette’s leadership as the Captain of the Northern Suburbs Ladies Team was a testament to her unwavering dedication
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 16, 2023/ -- With profound sadness, I learn of the passing of Kenya Lionesses rugby player, Bernadette Olesia. As the President of Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com), I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bernadette, who made a significant impact on our sport.
World Athletics will introduce a centralised licensing system for Athletes’ Representatives from 1 September 2023 after the regulatory framework was approved by the World Athletics Council this week.
The new system will set global minimum standards for becoming an Athletes’ Representative (AR) and maintaining a licence to act on behalf of athletes for any competition.
Under the new system, Member Federations (MFs) will not be permitted to regulate World Athletics ARs or charge any fees to them. If MFs wish to implement a framework to regulate ARs, they will only be permitted to regulate matters falling within their national jurisdiction but must meet the minimum standards of the World Athletics framework.
Bukom is the cradle of Boxing in Ghana, and as the boxers look for something to motivate and ginger them every time, they look out for sports / entertainment events and programmes that they can fit into.
One of such tourism backed ventures is the Marathon, and after experiencing the 2023 Accra Inter-City Marathon, the boxers want more.
Lucky for them the Millennium Marathon is around the corner. On September 2nd the 2023 edition, which is the eighth time it is happening (apart from the Covid era) live in Accra.
HONIARA, Solomon Islands, August 15, 2023/ -- FIFA President Gianni Infantino (https://www.FIFA.com) has visited the Solomon Islands to see for himself the work that is being done to develop football in the Pacific Island nation. The first FIFA President to visit the country, Mr Infantino was shown a new headquarters for the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and discussed future FIFA Forward (https://apo-opa.info/3T9Q1s0) projects and talent development with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.
During their meeting, the Prime Minister committed to allocating a stadium in the country to women’s football following a request from Gianni Infantino.