AP Interview: All 33 sports ‘unanimously’ want Tokyo Games

first_imgROME (AP) — The IOC is adamant that the Tokyo Olympics will be held this year despite the pandemic. So are Japanese organizers. Now hear it from the man who represents all 33 sports in the Summer Games. Francesco Ricci Bitti says “we’re positive that the games will be held.” The president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations adds that all of the 33 sports “want the games.” The more pressing matter now is qualifying. Ricci Bitti says “we still have 30% of the athletes theoretically not qualified.”last_img

Dominica not equipped to provide real solutions to Youth Violence & the Law

first_img Tweet In photo: Tiyani Behanzin during his presentation at a Youth Symposium recently. A Former Magistrate in Dominica has said that the country is not equipped to find any real solutions to issues of youth violence.Tiyani Behanzin, who has been dubbed by many as a ‘strong-arm’ in minimizing youth violence on the island, believes that the answers to issues of youth violence lie within the intellect of the same young persons.During his address at a youth symposium on the topic ‘Youth Violence and the Law’, Behanzin said that the contribution of these same young people is critical in finding the solutions.“I have lost hope with those of the older generations who are grappling with the issue of youth violence and the law, and I think that we’re not equipped to be able to provide any real solutions and I think when we have an impasse, we need to look to the young people to make them contribute…”He said that the influence by international cultures on our youth is also a major barrier in dealing with the issue of Youth Violence.“Technology is what defines who we have become. And in that confusion sometimes, is a young person trying to find and define for themselves some identity and that creates some unique problems. The system that has defined us has never really accepted us as an equal player as they fashion for us the societies that we now run and manage and that has to cause conflict in terms of our identity”, he said.Behanzin, who sat on the bench for approximately one year in Dominica, was the initiator of a Peace Conference in Wesley and was also the featured speaker at many youth seminars, conferences and rallies.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share 21 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica not equipped to provide real solutions to Youth Violence & the Law by: – August 12, 2011last_img read more

Insider Trading: West Ham in for World Cup hero and Chelsea to miss out on Atletico Madrid star?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know brings us the latest on Alexis Sanchez’s move to Arsenal and says the deal will be announced imminently for approximately £33million.There are a couple of Premier League tussles for players going on with Tottenham and Liverpool fighting over Swansea’s Wilfried Bony, while Spurs are also trying to hijack Chelsea’s move for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.Warren also discusses West Ham’s bid for Ecuador World Cup star Enner Valencia, Steven Caulker’s proposed move to QPR and says Kieran Richardson is undergoing a medical at Aston Villa.Latest transfer news and rumours on talkSPORT.com:Arteta staying at Arsenal! Agent says Spaniard will not be joining FiorentinaBattle on for Bony! Liverpool hijack Tottenham’s move for Swansea strikerEvra to take break before completing move from Man United to JuventusPremier League transfer blow! Bayern Munich set sights on Costa Rica starGranero set for QPR stay despite Real Sociedad interest?Arsenal transfer blow! Juventus land highly-rated Real Madrid starTottenham in stunning bid to snatch Atletico ace from Chelsea’s grasplast_img read more