The details are as follows:
Company name: Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Jorge Garduño, President
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Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Expand Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship
Tokyo, 28 November 2018 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced that it has expanded its sponsorship agreements with Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Both companies will additionally become sponsors in the newly-added business category of "Coffee Beans and Instant Coffee Powder/Granules".
The details are as follows:
Company name: Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd. Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Jorge Garduño, President
Tug of War is a simple sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength in which the teams pull on opposite ends of a rope with the goal being to bring the marked midline of the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team’s pull.
Tug of War is one of the most ancient of games on earth. The contest of pulling on the rope originates from ancient ceremonies and rituals in countries such as Egypt and India.
Tug of War has been one of the traditional games in Ghana. During the traditional festivals, which serve to bring the people together, the programme of activities include Tug of War. Communities participated in Tug of War on recreational basis and also as a form of entertainment.
Due to the great interest it generates and the simple equipment it requires, Tug of War is participated in by churches, groups, etc at different occasions for fun.
Tug of War requires strength and endurance. Strength is the amount of force which can be applied by a muscle or muscle groups in a single contraction whilst endurance is the ability to contract or use your muscle repeatedly.
Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen – Michel Obi Advices African Sports Journalists
Michel Obi, AIPS Africa President has called on journalists truthful, accurate, fair and balanced in performing their duties as professionals.
Addressing sports journalists covering the 11th African Women’s Football Championship (AWCON 2018) who took time to attend the first ever seminar organized by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) in collaboration with the Association of International Sports Press (AIPS) at the Alisa Swiss Spirit Hotel in Accra, he everybody wants to be heard in the modern dispensation, but the chosen ones always glitter and stand out among the lot.
Delivering on the topic on ethics and journalism, he said training is very important and journalists must get their facts right before presenting to the public.
Mr. Obi who also stood in for ace Nigerian sports journalist and astute administrator, Aisha Falode adviced young sports journalists to be sincere in this digital age of social media and stand out as the best while carrying their duties.
He urged experienced journalists to set the agenda and be in the forefront in the quest for better development. He noted that journalism has not changed, but rather the tools, and journalists should take advantage to improve upon their work.
Third Generation Model is the Pinnacle Open-Top Grand Tourer
Bentley has introduced its all-new Continental GT Convertible. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain – and representing all Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers – the GT Convertible is the very essence of the luxury brand.
The Mzansi Super League (MSL) announced itself in emphatic fashion when it attracted a live TV audience in excess of 3.4-million viewers from the four T20 matches played over the opening weekend.
The Sports Audience Analysis carried out independently by Nielsen Sport revealed that a unique audience of 3 418 594 viewed the four matches. The top figure of 1 665 546 unique viewers was recorded for the Saturday night fixture between the Jozi Stars and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants with all 4 matches going beyond the 1.3-million mark.
NBA ACADEMY AFRICA OPENS NEW FACILITY
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the opening of a new elite basketball training center in Saly, Senegal.
The new facility, which features two indoor basketball courts, a multidimensional activity center, a weight room, conference rooms as well as dormitories and educational facilities, will be the primary training location for NBA Academy Africa prospects from across the continent.
The new basketball facility features an eco-friendly structure that utilizes safe, durable and repurposed shipping containers as well as large-span steel trusses and fabric roofing.
The opening ceremony was attended by Senegalese Minister of Sport, Matar Ba; Mayor of Saly, Ousmane Gueye; NBA Deputy Commissioner, Mark Tatum; NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall; FIBA Africa President, Hamane Niang; Diambars President, Saer Seck, and former NBA and WNBA players, Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), Cheikh Samb (Senegal), Shareef-Abdur Rahim (U.S.), DeSagana Diop (Senegal) and Olumide Oyedeji (Nigeria).
The second NBA Academy Africa Women’s camp, which brought together 24 female prospects ages 17 and under from nine African countries, was held at the new facility from Oct. 25-28. 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – oversaw the camp.
ASG, owner and importer of cycling brands, has joined forces with South Africa’s online retailer, Takealot.com, to elevate the Tour of Good Hope to an international level.
Starting with the country’s premier road cycling tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 next year, the two industry leaders are committed to building a product that can match similar international races.
ASG Group chief executive Heinrich Dannhauser said they had a wonderful opportunity to transform the Tour of Good Hope into an event that would generate an even bigger international focus.
“As the country’s premier road tour, it has attracted an international field in the past and will continue to do so,” he said after today’s announcement.
“Our vision is to work with Takealot, as well as Cycling South Africa, to achieve our objective of establishing South Africa’s equivalent of the Tour Down Under in Australia.
PIRATES RETURN TO CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL
Orlando Pirates will make their return to continental football when they open their Total CAF Champions League campaign on the 28 November at Orlando Stadium – and to celebrate, they will be wearing a limited edition adidas jersey that will become the third shirt launched in the 2018/19 season.
As with this season’s home and away shirts, the new third jersey recalls iconic shirts from the Club’s rich past, with a classic white-on-white colour scheme that features a black and white Orlando Pirates logo.
The Buccaneers are one of only two South African teams and are also the first to lift the CAF Champions League, albeit having last played in the tournament in 2013 following a magical run that ended in defeat in the final.
IOC Athletes Commission to organise biggest-ever International Athletes Forum in April 2019
IOC increases its dialogue with athletes’ commissions around the world even further.
The IOC Athletes’ Commission is set to invite the largest ever contingent of international athlete representatives to Lausanne, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 April 2019 for the bi-annual IOC International Athletes’ Forum.Athlete representatives from all 206 National Olympic Committee athletes’ commissions will be added to the list of invitees for the first time, increasing the expected participation to around 350 athlete representatives and making this the biggest ever gathering of its kind.
Other participants on the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s invitation list include the athletes’ commissions of all the Olympic Summer and Winter International Sports Federations, the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Olympians Association (WOA).
Kamanda was elected unopposed as the President of Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) on Sunday in Remera, Kigali City. The former Secretary-General replaced Alexis Araire who showed no interest to return for the second term
KIGALI, Rwanda, November 27, 2018/ -- Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) The new executive committee of the Rwanda Rugby Federation chaired by newly elected President Tharcisse Kamanda has confirmed that his four-year tenure in office will focus on further development of the sport through the grassroots.
Kamanda was elected unopposed as the President of Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) on Sunday in Remera, Kigali City. The former Secretary-General replaced Alexis Araire who showed no interest to return for the second term.
He was elected in office alongside Vice President Gakirage Phillip, Secretary General Uwitonze Felix, Treasurer Ihirwe Delphine and the pair of auditors composed of Hakizimana Laurien and Mudaheranwa Claude.
Speaking to the local media, Kamanda said, “We major focus and resources will be focused on uplifting the sport from the grassroots level. For Rwandan rugby to reach its potential, we need to put in concrete strategies that will see the sport being played at a young age in primary and secondary schools.”
Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (Ghana Rugby), announced the intent of the Ghana Eagles to take part in the 2019 Rugby Africa international tournaments in a statement from his residence in Accra-Ghana.
The 2019 Rugby Africa tournament schedule for some of the competitions were announced by means of an invitation letter to participating unions this week.
The first tournament scheduled for 2019 is the U20 Barthes Trophy that will take place between 25 March 2019 and 14 April 2019 in three Pools. Venues for the tournaments are yet to be announced as participation Unions have till 15 January 2019 to put in a tender to host.
The Pools drawn for the U20 Barthes Trophy are:
Pool A: Namibia, Tunisia, Kenya, Senegal (25 March 2019 to 27 March 2019)
Pool B: Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Maroc, Madagascar (1 April 2019 to 7 April 2019)
Pool C: Uganda, Algeria, Zambia, Ghana (8 April 2019 to 14 April 2019)
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur leads a bunch of India batters making notable advances in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings while players from Australia and England have unsurprisingly made rapid gains in the latest update following the ICC Women’s World T20 2018.
Kaur, who was the second highest run-maker during the 10-team event after Australia opener Alyssa Healy, has gained three slots to reach third position. Kaur aggregated 183 runs including a match-winning 103 in the tournament opener against New Zealand.
Jemimah Rodrigues (up nine places to a career-best sixth) and left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana (up seven places to a career-best 10th) are the others from her team to move up after contributing in their team’s campaign in the Caribbean, which ended against England in the semi-finals.
Healy has gained four slots to reach eighth position for her player of the tournament effort, which saw her score 225 runs. Other batters to gain in the latest rankings update include Javeria Khan of Pakistan, who has gained seven places to reach a career-best 14th position, and Clare Shillington of Ireland, who has gained one slot to take the 19th slot.
All prefectures participating in government initiative to foster international exchanges
Tokyo, 27 November 2018 – A growing number of cities all over Japan are choosing to participate in a national government initiative that offers them the opportunity to become host towns in the run up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Already 341 municipalities from all 47 Japanese prefectures have registered as host towns, supporting the vision that the Tokyo 2020 Games should impact and benefit the whole country. They will invite Olympic and Paralympic teams from all over the world, giving their residents the opportunity to interact with their overseas guests at a variety of sporting, cultural and hospitality events. Many towns also host pre-Games training camps.
Various individual Olympic and Paralympic teams, National Olympic and Paralympic Committees and city authorities from more than 100 countries/regions have already registered under the programme, with participating bodies permitted to partner with more than one host town. It is hoped that the municipalities of the host towns will foster ongoing human, economic and cultural exchanges with the countries whose athletes and officials they will be welcoming, creating lasting connections.
The Ghana BodyBuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA) has scheduled Saturday December 1 as date for the 11th edition of the Man Ghana contest at the National Theater in Accra.
Mr Abdul Hayye Yartey, President of GBFA in a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, November 21, who outlined the activities for the event, said, there would be two an introduction of two new disciplines on the night.
He said that in addition to the usual men bodybuilding contest would be the female bikini and the men physic.
He explained that the female bikini would see females, who keep their body fitness, a priority flex in their bikinis, whilst men physic would showcase men who do not have muscles but have kept their bodies fit also flex for honours.
He noted that, as the only Bodybuilding and Fitness Association recognized by the National Sports Authority under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the top performers of the various categories would be selected into the national team, to represent the country at international events.
Mr Yartey added it was the aim of the GBFA to use the upcoming event to harness more talents and guide them with technical training to become professionals adding that top performers on the night, would be presented with certificates, trophies, and medals.
Mr Yartey noted that, everyone was qualified to participate as long as the person was fit and registers to participate.
The Man Ghana competition started in 2006 and has since seen six champions.
TAMALE COMPLETES THE HUNT FOR THE TOP 40 CONTENDERS IN MALTAVATOR CHALLENGE SEASON II
The thrilling four-week recruitment journey for the Maltavator Challenge Season 2 was climaxed at the Tamale Stadium Annex over the weekend.
The venue was packed with hundreds of hopefuls looking to grab a place in the most sought-after 6-person team to represent Ghana at the Pan African Championship to be held in South Africa in 2019.
A fiercely fought competition among over 200 people ended with 10 finalists coming out tops, and they will join 30 other finalists from Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi in the Ghana grand finale slated for January 2019.
An ecstatic winner of the Tamale Challenge, Alhassan Fuseini, is hopeful he will make the Ghana team for the ultimate in South Africa.
MTN Ghana has been adjudged the number one company of the year 2017 at the 17th Ghana Club 100 awards organized by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). At the same event MTN Ghana was recognized as the Highest Tax Payer of the Year 2017 and Largest Company in Ghana.
Receiving the three awards, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Koranteng said, “This award is a testament to our forthright commitment to deliver a distinct customer experience. It also demonstrates the strength of our business model and innovative strategies, as well our quest to contribute our quota towards the country’s economic development agenda.”
Commenting on the Club 100 awards, the CEO of MTN Ghana Mr. Selorm Adadevoh said “receiving these awards is remarkable; it speaks volumes about the company and the trust bestowed upon us. The recognition by the GC 100 team challenges us to do more, as the adage goes, to who much is given, much is expected and we as a business we are focused on leading in the delivery of a bold new digital world to Ghanaians.”
With eight days to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018, the finalists for the IAAF Photograph of the Year award have been selected.
From the 70 images that were submitted, a panel of judges – comprising Anthony Edgar, Bob Martin, Raquel Cavaco-Nunes and Dwight Phillips – were given the task to whittle down the entries to three. A tie for third resulted in four finalists this year. You can view the nominated images here.
The nominated photographers:Felix Sanchez Arrazola, for his image of Selemon Barega after winning at the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza. A frequent contributor to Runner's World Spain since 2005, Sanchez regularly contributes to Spanish newspapers Marca, AS, El Mundo among many others.
John Sibley, for his image of Elisavet Pesiridou after a fall in the 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018. A staff photographer at Action Images and Reuters since 1991, Sibley has covered three Summer Olympic Games and several world and European athletics championships.
South Africa’s most loved sporting goods provider, Sportsmans Warehouse gets behind the Mzansi Super League by being on the front of all six franchise shirts.
Having launched on the 16 November 2018, the Mzansi Super League was immediately backed by powerhouse Sportsmans Warehouse with the front of shirt sponsorship for all six franchises and thus all 32 matches.
Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe warmly welcomes the brand into the CSA stable;
“We are thrilled to welcome Sportsmans Warehouse as our shirt sponsor of the 2018 Mzansi Super League and thank them for their valuable input into this proudly Mzansi product. Sportsmans is a great South African institution and we as the league are proud to be associated with them as generations have grown up feeling they're an intimate part of the cricket family.”
SKY ANSWERS EFL DEAL CRITICS
UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has defended its extended rights deal with the English Football League in the face of opposition from a number of leading Championship clubs, claiming no other media company was prepared to make the kind of commitment it has shown the competition.
The EFL’s decision to approve a five-season, £595m (€669m/$765m) deal with Sky last week has caused deep divisions within its membership. Clubs with large fanbases such as Leeds United, Aston Villa and Derby County are furious with the EFL board for signing the deal.
They believe the EFL – which organises the three leagues below the Premier League – has undervalued the rights and restricted clubs’ ability to sell their own digital subscription packages. They also believe the five-season term is too long.
IMG RENEW PREMIER LEAGUE RIGHTS
The IMG agency has renewed its in-flight and in-ship rights to the English Premier League in a new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22.
IMG has held in-flight and in-ship rights since the 2002-03 season, with its current three-season deal running from 2016-17 to 2018-19. The agency broadcasts matches on its Sport24 and Sport24 Extra channels.
The IOC Executive Board (EB) in a meeting by telephone conference today took the following decisions:
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed it has submitted a bid for the inclusion of T20 women’s cricket into the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022.
The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see one of the world’s fastest growing women’s team sports apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family.
Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpa where South Africa stood on top of the podium. The application for inclusion of women’s cricket for Birmingham 2022 is part of the global strategy for cricket to inspire and empower women and girls around the world and to drive greater levels of inclusivity and opportunity throughout the sport.
Bukom Fist Of Fury Boxing League Week 4 Thriller Draws Fans At Chorkor Extra O Park
The 4th edition of the Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing league came off last Friday 23rd November 2018 at Chorkor Extra 0 Park where the fans came in their numbers to see their idols live at home doing the show.
The event produced excellent results in terms of performance of the boxers, officials, organisers and the fans who really had a good evening and called for more boxing events.
Appearing first on the 16 bouts bill, Michael Nelson of Akotoku won his bout against Derrick Mensah of Attoh Quarshie, then Samuel Yaw Addo of Attoh Quarshie won his bout against Alfred Kotey of Akotoku Academy.
Shakur Samir of Akotoku won his bout against Ebenezer Quarshie of Attoh Quarshie, and Issa Inusah of Attoh Quarshie got a walkover.
Joseph Akai Nettey of Charles Quartey Boxing Foundation won his bout against Justice Crabbe of CSPY and Michael O. Dorku of CSPY won his bout due to the disqualification of his opponent, Chibeli Zentele of Charles Quartey Boxing Foundation due to a missing mouth guard.
Three players each from England and India selected in squad based on performances in the 10-team tournament held in the Caribbean
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the team of the tournament of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 based on performances during the 16-day tournament held across three venues in the West Indies.
Three players each from England and India, two from Australia and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies have been named in the eleven, which was selected by an esteemed selection panel that included three former international players.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, one of two captains to make the squad along with Pakistan’s Javeria Khan, has been named to lead the team, with player of the tournament Alyssa Healy of Australia, India’s left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana and England’s Amy Jones nominated to bat ahead of her.
CC Chief Executive David Richardson has congratulated Cricket West Indies for a fantastic ICC Women’s World T20 2018 that saw unprecedented attendances across three venues.
“On behalf of the ICC, I would like to congratulate Cricket West Indies for organising a tournament that proved to be a celebration of cricket. The crowds came out in thousands to watch and the tournament displayed the love people in this part of the world have for the game.
“We saw some memorable performances and milestones being achieved and I would like to thank all the teams for putting up their best and showing the world what women’s cricket is all about. The ICC is committed to backing both women’s cricket and the T20 format and this tournament has played a significant part in that,” Mr Richardson said.