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German Athletics Association voices concern about ‘”prison-like conditions” at Tokyo 2020 Posted On August 1, 2021 Report: Sandro Micallef Athleten Deutschland has slammed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for allowing athletes to spend their quarantine period in “prison-like conditions” at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics here. The German athlete body claims there is an “insufficient provision of fresh air” in quarantine hotels with athletes feeling “left alone” and forced to clean their clothes in the sink. Measures imposed on those that tested positive for COVID-19 have been described as “grotesque” by the Athleten Deutschland. It has now called on the IOC…

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Tokyo 2020: Two Georgian judoka ordered to leave Tokyo for breaking COVID-19 rules Posted On August 1, 2021 Report: Sandro Micallef Two Georgian judoka who won silver medals at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics here were told to leave the Games after breaking COVID-19 rules by going sightseeing, it has emerged. A spokesperson for the Georgian National Olympic Committee (GNOC) confirmed Vazha Margvelashvili and Lasha Shavdatuashvili had breached the regulations in place at the Games. The two competitors are among six to have been stripped of their accreditation at the Games for violating the COVID-19 rules, which organisers have claimed…

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Three South African football team memebrs test positive for COVID-19 as they arrive in Tokyo ahead of Games’ opening ceremony Posted On July 18, 2021 Report: Sandro Micallef South Africa have confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases in their soccer squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, including players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi. Video Analyst Mario Masha also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday. As a result, the team has been quarantined until cleared to train, waiting for results from tests earlier on Sunday. A fourth South African Olympic team…

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Posted On July 18, 2021 FIFA said it was pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kay Madati as Chief Commercial Officer. Kay, with a 20-year background in the international media, sports and entertainment industries will assume his duties at FIFA on 19 July 2021. Kay’s experience includes leading teams around the world at Twitter, Viacom, Facebook, Time Warner and LinkedIn. He brings to FIFA his expertise in developing global partnerships, marketing, brand strategies and customer engagement techniques, as well as creative and innovative approaches to digital marketing and harnessing the potential of the social media landscape. Speaking about the…

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The Covid-19 pandemic also left its negative mark on these courses, abruptly halting one of them prompting the Malta FA to make arrangements for participants to switch to online sessions. “Today is all about you” Malta FA Technical Centre Chief and National Teams Head Coach Devis Mangia told participants. Head Coach Mangia applauded all participants for striving hard in recent months to overcome all hurdles posed by the pandemic and successfully finishing the respective courses. Devis Mangia added, “I am sure that you learnt a lot from these courses but it’s more important that you will continue to update yourself, everyday we…

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FIFA badge referee Matthew Degabriele has been appointed to control the UEFA Champions League match between Linfield FC from Northern Ireland and FK Žalgiris Vilnius of Lithuania. The match on Tuesday will be contested at the Northern Irish National Stadium in Windsor Park and kicks off at 19:45h. As part of the team flying to the UK for this appointment, Degabriele will be joined by Jurgen Spiteri and Mitchell Scerri as Assistant Referees, whereas Malcolm Spiteri will also be part of the team performing as fourth official. Meanwhile a prestigious appointment for Pierre Bonnici representing our referees sector abroad this…

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Shooter Eleanor Bezzina and Swimmer Andrew Chetcuti given the honour to be Malta’s flag bearers at Tokyo 2020 opening cememony Posted On July 12, 2021 Following the change in rules from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow National Olympic Committees to nominate a female and a male athlete to jointly bear their flag during the opening ceremony, Malta has announced that Olympians Eleanor Bezzina and Andrew Chetcuti will be carrying the Maltese flag during the opening ceremony on the 23rd July. The change in rules follow the announcement that the Tokyo Games will be the “first gender-balanced Olympic Games…

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