wamlrnka

Today We Celebrate and Say ‘So Long For Now’ to Our Friend Matthew F. Medley

first_img NEOSI Staff Today at Medina Community Church in front of a crowd that was overflowing we said our final good-bye to our friend and co-editor Matt Medley.Matt passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 1st while on vacation with his dad Jack down in Georgia.Despite passing at just 25 years old, from memories shared by Pastor David Timm to NEOSI Co-Founder Matt Loede to a stirring eulogy and message from Pastor Doug Davidson, it was a service that was appreciated by all of his friends and family.Matt was born on January 31st, 1992 and and raised in Strongsville, and his passion was Cleveland sports inside and out, following and loving the hometown Cavs, Browns and Indians.He graduated from Lutheran High School West, and went on to the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, which is where his career in broadcasting began and his star really began to shine.Writing for the Lorain Morning Journal, working as a board-op for AM 930 WEOL, covering Ohio State football and the Cavs for Associated Press, and taking the reigns as the top co-editor at NEOSI, Matt was always busy doing what he loved – something in broadcast media.We won’t get to see how far his star will rise, but we appreciate all the love and laughs that he gave us, and we’re happy to share with our readers, many who have spoken very highly of Matt the last two week, a look at some pictures of Sunday’s service in Media. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Related TopicsMatt Medleylast_img read more

wamlrnka

On Friday, the Cougars tip-off at 1:30 pm; Lady Cougars play at 3:30 pm.

first_imgThese games are radio only broadcasts over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network. That’s over AM 1450 and FM 100.9, and you can also LISTEN here.Thank you to our corporate partners who make coverage of the Cougars on WLAF possible:Terry’s PharmacyAlco Builders and RealtyB & M TiresByrge Screen PrintingThe Campbell County Chamber of CommerceCharley’s PizzaCHETCampbell County Christian Learning CenterCommunity Trust BankCumberland Gap MedicalDoyle’s Tire ShopDr. Jill Browning #30Fazoli’sFirst National BankGrace RehabGray InsuranceJacksboro Body ShopLace to PearlsLa Follette Medical CenterLUBPeoples Bank of the SouthPCUDRepresentative Dennis PowersRice Oil – MarathonRidge RoofingSenator Ken YagerTCATTravis Thompson Norris Lake InsuranceUnited Cumberland BankValley Roofing2019-2020 CCHS Basketball ScheduleEach Game is Boys/Girls unless otherwise noted:November19 at Oneida (Hall of Fame)  Girls L 53-50   Boys L 59-5523 Scott County Hall of Fame Play Day (Boys and Girls)Cougars 82 1st Baptist Academy-Powell 63Bearden 57 Lady Cougars 34Scott 85 Cougars 59Lady Cougars 61 Scott 5226, 29, 30 Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament (Boys and Girls)Lady Cougars 54  Cocke County 53Fulton 55 Cougars 51Lady Cougars vs. FarragutCougars vs. CentralDecember3 at Powell6 at Oak Ridge10 Central Home12 Whitley County Home13 Anderson County Home17 at Fulton19, 20, 21 Anderson Christmas Tourney – Boys Only26, 27, 28 Lenoir City Christmas Tourney – Girls OnlyJanuary3 at Bearden7 Karns Home10 at Clinton14 at Halls17 at Karns21 Powell Home24 Clinton Home28 Halls Home31 at Anderson CountyFebruary1 at Science Hill – Girls Only4 at Central7 Oak Ridge Home14 Science Hill Home – Girls Only(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED-11/27/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Play for Campbell County continues Friday afternoon in The Reeder Chevrolet Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Farragut High School.  WLAF’s Josh Parker, “Voice of the Cougars,” and Adam Ellison bring you all the fun.   LISTEN here over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network for these radio only broadcasts.The Cougars battle Central’s Bobcats at 1:30 pm while the Lady Cougars take on the host Farragut Admirals in a 3:30 pm tip off at Lynn Sexton Gym at Farragut.last_img read more

wamlrnka

Orlando Thunder Logo

first_img All Activity orlando Page 1 of 2   2,139 Posted May 25, 2014 28 Share this post 149 1,643 posts Share this post 28 28 Posted May 27, 2014 orlando_thunder Location:Marietta Sports Logo News 2,139 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators 3,287 edge1 Mascot Turned Announcer 9,766 posts Share on other sites 28 edge1 Recommended Posts 0 what the hell is ccslc? Share this post Location:Marietta Forums Home 844 By edge1, May 25, 2014 in Sports Logo News 0 edge1 6 Forums Home Edge1 edge1 Vamos Hector! Link to post 28 Link to post 28 0 17,487 posts Share this post 28 Orlando Thunder Logo 28 1,643 posts 28 28 Posted May 26, 2014 Well, ok – have to admit there is a lot of junk you can find out on the web. And then there are some gems. I finally found a credible, decent-sized picture of the Orlando Thunder helmet logo. I noticed CCSL didn’t have it, so I am linking to it/posting here. Also on the host site, there is a ton of reference material for placement, etc. Hopefully, this can be added to CCSL. I’m not 100% worried about the colors as we can have someone clean it up to be accurate. But at least this is close. Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Members 3,236 posts 8,685 Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share on other sites edge1 Members Share this post 567 Share on other sites 82 Share this post I made these last year. Members edge1 Posted May 27, 2014 BBTV Share on other sites Posted May 25, 2014 buckeyenut Location:Marietta 6,930 posts TheRicSlick Orlando Thunder Logo Share this post Fresno St. Alum Members 28 Edge1 28 28 edge1 1 Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators Posted May 25, 2014 Link to post 0 edge1 also happened to find a better World Bowl 91 logo thunder 1,643 posts Edge1 Members 28 567 Members Nice!Do you have more that can be added to the main site? Members All Activity Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators Posted May 25, 2014 Members 0 Share this post 17,998 567 46,550 posts 2,139 Next 973 121 Link to post Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators 0 872 posts edge1 Link to post this one needs to be cleaned up slightly 0 Members Sports Logos Location:Reedley, CA Members Sport 28 6 and the Sacramento Surge helmet logo Link to post 1,095 posts Those giant facemask were popular for awhile in the 90’s. Anthony Munoz wore that style almost his whole career.They were called the World League mask, and while a few NFL players wore them (Reggie White also wore it for a couple of seasons) it didn’t catch on. I can’t even think of a skill player who wore one I’ve got official vector versions of these…I’ll try to post them on my blog….oh, and color-wise, all of these swatches represent the official Pantone colors:http://www.colorwerx.us/research/TeamColors/Football_Outdoor/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball.htmok cool. look forward to it.I’ve seen the swatches of the color palates…there were definitely some unusual combos in the WLAF 13,075 Link to post Share this post Members 270 WSU151 8,685 Location:DC area 8,685 28 Share this post 2 I’ve got official vector versions of these…I’ll try to post them on my blog….oh, and color-wise, all of these swatches represent the official Pantone colors:http://www.colorwerx.us/research/TeamColors/Football_Outdoor/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball/WorldLeagueOfAmericanFootball.htm Posted May 25, 2014 I made these last year.A few of these aren’t correct. Montreal had light red/navy/light red helmet stripes, the NY/NJ Knights helmet was a traditional silver with gold/black/gold helmet stripes, your Thunder decal look like it glows in the dark, and the San Antonio helmet had white/gold/white stripes. Share on other sites 0 270 Favourite Logos:All WLAF logos, Bucs pirate flag, Arizona State pitchfork, Notre Dame leprechaun, Albany Firebirds, Iowa Barnstormers, SD State eagle warrior AgentColon Members TruColor Link to post Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots buckeyenut Location:Marietta 844 0 5,735 posts Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators Next had never seen this logo before….was apparently for the 11th “practice squad” team so if anyone got injured, they just sent them directly to the team with the injury Posted May 27, 2014 SNBSlugger 28 this next one is also pretty close to the helmet graphic for the London Monarchs….same host site as above 14,762 posts edge1 Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing Followers 1 SportsLogos.Net They were ugly as sin but I loved those Orlando Thunder uniforms as a kid. TruColor 13,075 this next one is also pretty close to the helmet graphic for the London Monarchs….same host site as aboveThis is one of my favorite logos of all-time. 0 1 Link to post Those giant facemask were popular for awhile in the 90’s. Anthony Munoz wore that style almost his whole career. 0 Share this post Share on other sites 149 Seriously, are we not doing ‘phrasing’ anymore? Share this post 149 nuordr Posted May 25, 2014 neo_prankster 322 posts Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs Location:somewhere in Kansas… Soarindude Sign in to follow this   Link to post Soarindude 121 Posted May 25, 2014 SportsLogos.Net Page 1 of 2   121 I wouldn’t exactly call them ugly. For the decade they weren’t too “out there” and the only thing somewhat weird about them is the neon green color scheme. 973 6 Share on other sites Share this post 13,075 SNBSlugger 0 Edge1 Share this post “Sports Aesthetics” 1,643 posts Share this post edge1 Posted May 27, 2014 nuordr 26,438 posts 0 Members Posted May 25, 2014 Share this post Share on other sites Location:Marietta 17,998 Link to post Location:Bangor, Maine. Abdicated to Charlotte, North Carolina Location:Marietta Link to post Posted May 27, 2014 28 Posted May 27, 2014 Share this post Link to post Edge1 sc49erfan15 270 0 Share on other sites edge1 3,287 Posted May 25, 2014 10,038 posts Location:Greensboro, NC 28 had never seen this logo before….was apparently for the 11th “practice squad” team so if anyone got injured, they just sent them directly to the team with the injuryI have never heard of this “Team Dallas” before… obscure and fascinating. Members Members Initialisms Suck Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators 82 Posted May 25, 2014 82 Link to post sc49erfan15 Members neo_prankster I hated those facemasks. 0 Location:Kentucky Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 752 posts TheRicSlick Edge1 Favourite Logos:Lightning/Jaguars/Seahawks/Gators Members Link to post Sports Logos Posted May 27, 2014 Share on other sites Share on other sites Prev 1,643 posts Fresno St. Alum Location:Marietta Share on other sites 0 Posted May 28, 2014 Share this post 844 Edge1 Link to post I hated those facemasks.I know, to me those looked liked toys. Similar to Kyle Orton’s facemask with the Chiefs. Share this post Location:Cincinnati Location:Burnsville, MN I hated those facemasks.My middle school had two options – the thick plastic facemasks with the bar in the middle or the thick plastic facemasks without the bar. Hard to say which looked less goofy. Our helmets looked just like the Texas State Armadillos in Necessary Roughness without the logo decals. Kelly green with white plastic facemasks. I ended up playing cornerback with the lineman’s facemask and it bothered me the whole season. Sign in to follow this   0 0 3,287 0 Link to post 28 Link to post Share on other sites Members 973 Favourite Logos:Boston Red Sox San Francisco 49ers Orlando Magic (1989-2000) Detroit Red Wings Hartford Whalers Charlotte Checkers (Current) edge1 Members 1,643 posts WSU151 1,643 posts 17,998 Share this post Share on other sites Prev This topic is now closed to further replies. 2 Members edge1 Posted May 27, 2014 Share on other sites Followers 1 Sport AgentColon 28 BBTV wlaf 1 Orlando Thunder Logolast_img read more

wamlrnka

Chetsons onboard with second annual Guinness Cage street-ball c/ships

first_imgClothing giant, Chetsons ‘Home of Originals’ became the latest entity to throw its support behind the second annual Guinness Cage street-ball championships by  donating an undisclosed sum and several footballs. The simple but significant presentation occurred last Thursday at the entity’s Wellington Street headquarters, home of several notable sporting brands inclusive of Under Armour and ADIDAS, as well as being the official authorized agent of the popular and established English footwear Clarks.Inshaan Ramkellawan, Managing Director of the entity, donated four replica size four ADIDAS ‘Telstar’ FIFA World Cup balls to tournament. The company is the authorized distributor of the World Cup ball, which can be purchased in several sizes for $6000. Receiving the gesture was Rawle Welch, Principal of Three Peat Promotions. During brief remarks, Ramkellawan said that he was pleased to support the initiative, as a way of giving back to the respective communities which will foster social cohesion and camaraderie amongst the participants.Welch, in his response, thanked the Managing Director for his company’s timely support which, he said, will contribute significantly to the success of the event. He added that all efforts will be taken to ensure that the vision of integrating communities and its citizens is achieved, while a similar exertion will be made to guarantee fans safety.The tournament, which had its inaugural introduction last year at the National Gymnasium, will be staged at the Haslington Market tarmac from August 7th-September 1st. Some 24 teams will feature in the event, with 12 from the East Coast villages and the remaining sides coming from the environs of Georgetown, Linden and West Demerara.This year’s edition has been dubbed ‘East Coast Best versus the Rest’, with over $800, 000 in cash and prizes up for grabs at the end of the exciting five nights.last_img read more

wamlrnka

Svechnikov in concussion protocol after Ovechkin fight

first_imgTeenage rookie Svechnikov appeared to be knocked out after being punched by Caps star Ovechkin as the two Russians faced off in Carolina’s 5-0 victory over Washington in game three on Monday.Svechnikov needed to be helped off the ice by his team-mates following the brawl in the first period and was later examined in hospital after going through the concussion protocol.Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Tuesday he had spoken to Svechnikov following the incident.“It was good to see him,” Brind’Amour said. “He did go to the hospital and everything was checked out there. He looks normal and he feels great so that’s a real positive sign.”However Brind’Amour said he expected Svechnikov to be unavailable for Thursday’s game four.“We’re going to be real careful,” Brind’Amour said. “We’re always careful. This year, we’ve dealt with concussions with I don’t know how many guys and when they were ready to come back, we waited weeks after.“So we’re certainly not going to rush him back.”Svechnikov is one of the brightest young talents in ice hockey, having been chosen with the number two pick in the 2018 draft. He has two goals and one assist in the first three games of his Stanley Cup career.The 33-year-old Ovechkin, who is reportedly around 40 pounds heavier than Svechnikov — the youngest player in the NHL — said after Monday’s brawl he hoped his compatriot was not seriously injured.“First of all, I hope he’s OK,” Ovechkin said. “I’m not a big fighter, and he’s the same. He asked me to fight and said, ‘Let’s go.’ I hope he’s OK. You don’t want to see a guy get hurt or something. And you just go a different way.”Washington, the defending Stanley Cup champions, lead the series 2-1.last_img read more

wamlrnka

From the outside looking in

first_imgAn external body will play a key role in developing a new strategic plan for community football and netball in Gippsland.While clubs throughout the region will be asked to provide their feedback through a survey, as well as take part in consultation sessions at the end of the month, the decision to appoint an external body to oversee the Gippsland 2025 Strategic Plan – or ‘G25’ – is one that has already started to raise eyebrows at local level.Earlier this year the AFL Gippsland commission was sacked, and former region general manager Ben Joske’s position was made redundant.The interim commission is currently made up of AFL employees.In late August, clubs of the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition made it clear to AFL Gippsland that they want greater input in the decision-making process in the WGFNC.It’s the wish of the clubs that a majority vote of 75 per cent would be necessary to accept any new clubs into the fold, with no appeals process allowed for clubs that failed to reach that majority.There’s a common view emerging from clubland that the WGFNC clubs won’t be voting in favour of Wonthaggi entering the competition.And there has also been some talk doing the rounds that the clubs of West Gippsland could even look to incorporate as their own body if the G25 document points to significant change happening within the WGFNC.Earlier this week, former AFL Gippsland commissioner John White finally received a response by the office of Victorian Sport Minister Martin Pakula to his call for a review of the relationship between AFL Victoria and community football netball clubs. White wrote to the minister’s office on 17 May, 11 June, and 28 August, and also set up a change.org petition that garnered thousands of signatures and comments of support.“In June, the Minister publicly stated that matters relating to the governance and management of local football leagues and commissions are a matter for AFL Victoria, and that there is no basis for the Government to intervene in such matters,” said the minister’s chief of staff, Adrian Browne, in the official response to White.White is among those who clearly have serious doubts when it comes to G25.“I suspect there’ll be some disappointment throughout Gippsland as the terms of reference offer little in the way of a strategic plan for the future,” he said.“It was the understanding of the communities that the AFL would release a document following the fanfare associated with the G25 announcement.“It’s also a bit of a concern that of the much sought-after $18m injection into country football, tens of thousands of dollars of that seem to be destined for an external company overseeing the (G25) review.“All of Gippsland can only hope that good comes of this, as the AFL has continued to plague our region for the past several years.”Late last month, the Gazette reported on the dismay of many within clubland of the WGFNC at Joske being given his marching orders by AFL Victoria.Chris Ross, the president of the powerhouse Phillip Island Football Netball Club – which has won back-to-back senior premierships, and this year won flags in the fourths, thirds, and seniors – made it clear just how irate he was at the decision to let Joske go, with his position officially being made redundant.“It’s a disgrace,” Ross said of the decision.“Ben was unbelievably approachable and he had the clubs’ best interests at heart.“I’m gutted, to be honest.”When asked if he thought Joske had been made a scapegoat for the turmoil in the Gippsland region in recent times, Ross said: “100 per cent”.Nar Nar Goon Football Club president Dene Missen also spoke about Joske’s ousting, from the perspective of his own club – one of the biggest in West Gippsland.“The Nar Nar Goon Football Club felt that Ben Joske – as head of AFL Gippsland – was making a concerted effort to listen to the clubs and their concerns moving forward,” he said.“We are angry and bewildered with Ben’s sacking without any consultation with the clubs and are anxious about the future direction of football in Gippsland.” By sports editor Russell Bennettlast_img read more

wamlrnka

Helping others is fair trade

first_imgessentials_57572_06: Sixty-two year old George Fittock a family man and an electrician by trade. He is happily married, with three…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

wamlrnka

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam and Chaqui Z win $130,000 CP Grand Prix in Lexington

first_imgSweetnam guided the Spy Coast Farm-owned 10-year-old stallion Chaqui Z to victory, posting the fastest double clear round (38.13) when first to go in the 11 horse jump-off.When asked if he was expecting to win the class, Sweetnam replied, “No, absolutely not. I was pretty tight everywhere. I wasn’t galloping fast or taking big risks. So when I came out of the ring, I thought maybe top four or something like that but everything seemed to work out. Today was my day. “I show here at the Kentucky Horse Park all summer so it’s great to win here,” continued Sweetnam. “Chaqui Z’s a great stallion. We haven’t competed much together, but we’ve always been consistent. It’s great to win a class like this.”Course designer Michel Vaillancourt built a technical first-round track with a tight time-allowed, where only 11 combinations cleared all 13 obstacles with no time faults. Only five would go on to master Vaillancourt’s short course with no penalties.“I did a turn from fences two to three in the first round – I think I was the only one who did it because I thought I was going to have a time fault if I would have stayed around so I had to do something about it,” said Sweetnam. “The slower horses did struggle unless they did something different like turning back on the last line. If they stayed wide they were always going to be in trouble. The combinations took a little bit of riding. The last line was causing problems. I have a good horse; I was most concerned with the time.”As Sweetnam kicked off the tiebreaker with a blazing fast and clear effort, it was fellow Irishman and winner of Wednesday’s $35,000 Welcome Speed Class, Richie Moloney, aboard Equinimity LLC’s Carrabis Z, who produced the next clear round to move into second place in 46.57 seconds.Charlie Jacobs (USA) and Cassinja S, owned by CMJ Sporthorse, LLC, followed Moloney’s path to also finish clear in 40.69 seconds – six full seconds ahead of Moloney’s time, which would garner him second place honors in the final results, while Moloney would eventually take fifth place.America’s Margie Engle and Elm Rock Partners, LLC’s Abunola also kept the faultless streak alive, crossing the finish line in 41.40 seconds to move ahead of Moloney and secure fourth place.Last to go in the jump-off was Katie Dinan (USA) and The Irish Sport Horse Dougie Douglas, owned by Grant Road Partners LLC. They were the final horse and rider to finish double clear and, paired with their impressive speed, rounded out the top three rankings of the class in 40.74 seconds.“I was super happy with my horse,” said Dinan. “He jumped great. I went in to the jump-off hoping to be clear and competitive, but still have a good round. I was thinking a little bit about Saturday but I was really happy with him.”With the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals on the horizon, everyone is working to gain valuable ranking points to qualify for Omaha, including Dinan, who purchased Dougie Douglas (ISH) at the Goresbridge Supreme Sale of Show Jumpers in Ireland this time last year.“If I qualify and feel ready to go, I’d love the opportunity to go to World Cup Finals,” said Dinan. “To represent the U.S. at the World Cup would be a huge privilege, but I will take it one day at a time. I’ve only been riding [Dougie Douglas] since the beginning of this year. I’m very lucky to have him. I think we have really built up a partnership with him over the past 11 months. He is a privilege to ride and I’m thrilled to be his rider.”“It’s a bit far away, but if I do well this week and at Toronto next week…you never know,” said Sweetnam. “I’ll see how it goes! We’re also working towards the European Championships in Sweden next year. He’s the right age at 11 years old. We didn’t have a team at the Olympics this year, and last year he was a bit too green to do the European Championships in Aachen. Next year could be a good year for him, but we will see.”Prior to Thursday’s Grand Prix, Jessica Springsteen and Stone Hill Farm’s Davendy S topped the leaderboard in the $35,000 Suncast Speed Class. They edged out Wednesday night’s winners, Richie Moloney and Equinimity LLC’s Slieveanorra (ISH) who took runner-up spot.Results: $130,000 CP Grand Prix CSI4* Lexington USARider/Country/Horse/Owner/First Round Faults/Second Round Faults/Time1. Shane Sweetnam/IRL/Chaqui Z/Spy Coast Farm LLC/0/0/38.132. Charlie Jacobs/USA/Cassinja S/CMJ Sporthorse LLC/0/0/40.693. Katherine Dinan/USA/Dougie Douglas (ISH)/Grand Road Partners LLC/0/0/40.694. Margie Engle/USA/Abunola/Elm Rock Partners LLC/0/0/41.405. Richie Moloney/IRL/Carrabis Z/Equinimity LLC/0/0/46.576. Aaron Vale/USA/Finou 4/Thinks Like A Horse/0/4/35.42print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email FOLLOWING an opening day win for Kilkenny’s Richie Moloney and Slieveanorra (ISH) at the CP National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky USA, Cork’s Shane Sweetnam added to Irish success with victory in the $130,000 CP Grand Prix at the same venue in the early hours of this morning.last_img read more

wamlrnka

Kyrgios slams ‘racist’ Olympic great Fraser

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneyNick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a “blatant racist” after the former champion swimmer said tennis players should “go back to where their parents came from” if they did not set a better example to Australian youth.Kyrgios was the subject of a barrage of criticism back home for his on-court antics when he was beaten by Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon on Tuesday.The 20-year-old was accused of giving up, or ‘tanking’, in one game, received a warning for an audible obscenity and conducted a running debate with the umpire throughout the match.Fraser, who has been one of Australia’s best known sporting figures since she won the 100 metres freestyle at three successive Olympic Games from 1956, was invited to comment on his behaviour on a popular morning TV show.“It’s absolutely disgusting. I am so shocked to think that he went out there to play and he tanked, he did all that tanking, that’s terrible,” the 77-year-old said.“They should be setting a better example for the younger generation of this country, a great country of ours.“If they don’t like it, go back to where their fathers or their parents came from. We don’t need them here in this country if they act like that.”Kyrgios responded by linking to a video of Fraser’s comment on his Facebook page.“Throwing a racket, brat. Debating the rules, disrespectful. Frustrated when competing, spoilt. Showing emotion, arrogant.”“Blatant racist, Australian legend.”Attempts by Reuters to contact Fraser by telephone and email were not immediately successful but she later denied being a racist.“I’m not a racist person, if you take it that way then I’m sorry that you take it that way, but I’m not racist at all,” she told the Canberra Times.“I said, ‘If they don’t want to be Australians then maybe they should go back to the country where their parents come from’. That’s not being racist.“I said they were not good Australians by behaving the way they are on court. Do you think they are? He’s just bad mannered. He’s just a bad sport.”Kyrgios’ Wimbledon exit came a couple of days after Bernard Tomic was dumped from Australia’s Davis Cup team for launching a tirade at Tennis Australia officials in the wake of his third round exit at the All England Club.Kyrgios, who was born and raised in Australia’s capital Canberra, has Greek and Malaysian-born parents.Tomic was born in Germany but moved to Queensland when he was three with his Yugoslavia-born parents.At the time of the last census in 2011, 43.1 per cent of Australians had one or more parent born outside the country.Ironically, Fraser was something of an anti-authoritarian figure in her heyday.A 10-year ban for various misdemeanours during the 1964 Tokyo Games, including taking a flag from outside the Japanese emperor’s palace, scuppered her hopes of winning a fourth straight Olympic title in Mexico in 1968.last_img read more

wamlrnka

Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test

first_imgJamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Nesta Carter has returned an anti-doping violation for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, two sources familiar with the case have told Reuters.The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said traces of Methylhexanamine were discovered in Carter’s “A” sample, part of a batch of 454 from the 2008 Games that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ordered to be re-tested.Carter could face sanctions only if his “B” sample also tests positive for the substance.Reuters has not seen the laboratory results.Neither Carter, who won gold in the 4×100 metres relay with Jamaican team mates Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater in Beijing, nor his agent replied to repeated requests for comment.Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Michael Fennell declined to comment. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Warren Blake told Reuters his organisation had not been notified of any rule violation.Methylhexanamine has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code prohibited list since 2004, although it was reclassified on the 2011 list as a “specified substance”.WADA defines specified substances as those that are more susceptible to a “credible, non-doping explanation”.Sold as a nasal decongestant in the United States until 1983, Methylhexanamine has been used more recently as an ingredient in dietary supplements.REVISITING SAMPLESThe IOC programme of revisiting samples is aimed at using developments in testing techniques to expose traces of drugs that were undetectable in 2008 or 2012.Doping cases are usually handled by the relevant national federations and national anti-doping agencies but the IOC has decided that any arising from the re-tests will be dealt with directly by them.“We want to keep dopers away from the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now,” IOC president Thomas Bach said last week when announcing the re-testing of 265 samples from the London Olympics.“I have already appointed a disciplinary commission, which has the full power to take all decisions on behalf of the IOC.”First-leg relay specialist Carter has been a vital member of Jamaica’s dominant 4x100m squad, helping the Caribbean island win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and the 2011, 2013 and 2015 world championships.The 30-year-old has not run this season, citing a foot injury, but is expected to race in the next few weeks ahead of Jamaica’s Olympic trials from June 30 to July 3.Historically, the sanction for the use of Methylhexanamine has been a suspension of six months to a year and the loss of results from the period concerned.PUBLIC WARNINGSanctions for use of a stimulant can range from a public warning upwards.Although his relay team mates are not accused of doping, it is possible that the IOC could strip them of their gold medals if Carter’s B-sample tests positive.For instance, all members of the victorious American 4x400m relay squad at the 2000 Sydney Olympics were subsequently stripped of their medals after Antonio Pettigrew admitted a doping offence.However, when American Marion Jones was stripped of her two relay medals from the Sydney Games for doping offences, her team mates kept theirs after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.IOC spokesman Mark Adams said discussions over what to do with the medals won by any dope cheats exposed by the re-testing were ongoing.“It is still being worked out,” he said. “What we want to do, and are trying to do, is target athletes who have positive results and stop them from competing in Rio.”The IOC said last month that more than 30 athletes from six different sports had tested positive in the re-testing of 2008 samples and that it had launched disciplinary action against the as yet unidentified athletes from 12 countries.Twenty-three more positives were found following a re-test of 265 samples from the 2012 Olympics, the IOC said last week.Russia has said 14 of its athletes from the 2008 Olympics had tested positive for banned substances and eight more from the 2012 Games.Russia’s athletics team has been suspended from international competition following a 2015 WADA commission report that accused the country of state-sponsored doping.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which suspended Russia, will vote on June 17 over whether to reinstate the sporting superpower’s athletics team and allow it to compete in Rio.The Rio de Janeiro Olympics take place from Aug. 5-21.last_img read more