XXXIV World Triathlon Congress sets out a strong new agenda for the sport to Paris 2024 and beyond

During three days of virtual meetings and culminating with Sunday’s 34th Congress, World Triathlon’s committees, commissions, National Federation members and their Continental Confederations came together to lay out the blueprint to take triathlon to new heights of participation, competition and sustainability over the coming years. At the end of the...
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International Olympic Committee to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pc by 2030

Athens [Greece], October 24 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will cut its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030, as part of its commitment to tackling climate change. The announcement was made by IOC President Thomas Bach during the General...

IOC President thanks NOCs for their overwhelming support for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

“We did it. We did it for the athletes and we did it together. And I would like to thank everyone of you for your contribution to the overwhelming success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Without your determination, these Olympic Games would not have happened. Or at least, they would not have happened in such a successful and safe way,” President Bach said at the first in-person meeting of the ANOC General Assembly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Some 148 NOCs have sent representatives to the Greek island, while the others are participating virtually.

Seung Min Ryu appointed to the IOC Olympic Program Commission – TUSEN

ITTF Executive Committee member Seung Min Ryu has been appointed to the IOC Olympic Program Commission. “It is a great honor for me to join this inspiring commission and I will do my best to strengthen the voice of athletes in the important work of the Olympic Program Commission,” said Ryu.

Emperor Hirohito visited the Budokan one day for the world biggest judo shock

In 1964, Geesink was 30 years old. His first Olympic roll of the dice would also be his last. He knew this. The tall redwood of the kingdom of Orange had hoped to feature at the Rome Games of 1960, as part of the Dutch Greco-Roman wrestling team into which he had been initiated. But the IOC closed the door on him on the rather tenuous grounds of professionalism, given his status as judo instructor and coach. His Olympic game of double or quits therefore came down to that evening at the Budokan. All that remained was for Geesink to conquer Mount Olympus.

Jan Snijders awarded with international Anton Geesink Award

Former IJF Head of Refereeing Jan Snijders was awarded the Anton Geesink award by the Dutch Judo Association. Anton Geesink was the first non-Asian who became world and Olympic judo champion in the heavyweight category. During the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 he defeated the Japanese Akio Kaminaga. Jan Snijders is from the generation of Geesink and said farewell as IJF Referee director this year.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Italian President Sergio Mattarella (R) welcomes his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic (L) at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, on October 22, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Quirinal Press Office/Paolo Giandotti . A farmer on a tractor cultivates a field for autumn sowing near the Bulgarian town of Razgrad on October 21, 202​1....