PARIS: Urban sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games such as skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX cycling and climbing may be contested right in the heart of the city, several sources told AFP on Tuesday.From the proposed venue of Place de la Concorde fans will have a clear view of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe landmarks.They will also have direct access to the newly pedestrianised walkways along the river Seine and the Tuileries gardens, and they will be just a stone´s throw away from both the Louvre Museum and the Champs Elysees shopping district.Historically it was the site of a string of gruesome executions during the French revolution, including that of King Louis XVI, and the revolutionaries Georges Danton and Maximilien Robespierre.It is also the site of the 3000 year-old Luxor Obelisk brought to Paris in the 1830s.The news comes from an official from a rival site outside the city-limits who told AFP the president of the organising committee Tony Estanguet had … [Read more...] about Iconic Place de la Concorde earmarked for Paris Olympics urban sports
The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job as men's national team coach is safe despite some disappointing results. Berhalter was hired last December after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in July, was beaten 3-0 by El Tri in a September exhibition and lost 2-0 at Canada last month in the CONCACAF Nations League. The Americans have nine wins, five losses and two draws this year. "When I evaluate Gregg and the coaching staff and what I've seen to date, I'm a pleased man, and an individual result is not going to change that. It's just not," sporting director Earnie Stewart said during a conference call with reporters Tuesday. Stewart, then the men's national team general manager, made the recommendation to hire Berhalter, which was endorsed by the USSF board of directors. Stewart, who played in three World Cups for the U.S., was promoted to sporting director in August, in … [Read more...] about US sporting director Stewart says Berhalter’s job is safe
As the 2010s draws to a close, we want to celebrate the greatest sports moments from the last 10 years. A panel of Sky Sports experts has drawn up a list of the 50 moments we've enjoyed the most between 2010 and 2019 - and we want YOU to decide the best of all. Also See: Festive football schedule Live events on Sky Sergio Aguero's injury-time winner? Super Saturday at the 2012 Olympics? Ben Stokes' heroics? The choice is yours - but pick wisely as you can only vote for ONE of our 50 options.Which iconic event will top the poll? The greatest sports moment of the decade will be revealed on Sky Sports in December. … [Read more...] about Greatest sports moments of the decade: Vote now in Sky Sports poll
The Indian Olympic Association has opposed the proposal to restrict the age limit of office-bearers in National Sports Federations (NSFs) to 70 years and ‘strongly objected’ to the exclusion of state Olympic Associations from the IOA as per the draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports (NCGGS) 2017. In its feedback submitted to the sports ministry on Sunday, the IOA also disapproved of the provision in the draft code for the government to nominate or constitute an Athletes’ Commission, arguing they are ‘duty bound to protect autonomy of sports federations’, while seeking clarity on a clause pertaining to exemption from revealing details about commercial contracts under the Right to Information Act. The sports ministry shared the draft of the NCGGS with the sports federations on October 7 and later set November 10 as the deadline to submit feedback. In the meantime, the ministry has relegated the code to the back-burner and it has been suggested … [Read more...] about IOA cries foul over age limit, autonomy issues in draft Sports Code
England Women will begin their bid to regain the Ashes from Australia on Tuesday. Watch every ball on Sky Sports Cricket. Heather Knight's team are aiming to and avenge their defeat to Australia in the recent World T20 final in the Caribbean - when they battle the Southern Stars throughout July. England, who are the reigning 50-over World Cup champions, and Australia will contest the fifth multi-format edition of the Ashes, with the series comprising three ODIs, a solitary Test and three IT20s. Australia won the Ashes in England 2015, triumphing 10-6 on points, and then retained the trophy at home last winter after the series ended 8-8. "Australia will be sure to provide a great challenge for us as well as skilful, entertaining cricket for the growing fan-base for the women's game," Clare Connor, Director of England Women's Cricket, said."Every Ashes summer is a privilege for us all to be part of and we're looking forward to collaborating with all our venues to ensure we deliver … [Read more...] about Women’s Ashes TV schedule on Sky Sports: How to watch every ball of 2019 series live!
Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. How do you know vampires are good at baseball? They carry their own bats everywhere. DODGERSSo it turns out that when the Houston Astros defeated the Dodgers in the 2017, they were stealing signs. Well, we should say allegedly stealing signs, but the evidence was brought forth on Tuesday.An article published on the Athletic website contends that the Astros stole signs electronically — an illegal practice — during the 2017 season. Two people told the Athletic that the Astros’ use of the system extended into the 2017 playoffs. Another person denied that, saying the system ended before the postseason. Advertisement The story describes how the Astros relayed catchers’ signs in real time at home games using a camera in the outfield and a monitor placed in a tunnel between their dugout and clubhouse. A noise from the dugout would then help the batter know what pitch was coming. Mike Fiers, a pitcher on the Astros that … [Read more...] about The Sports Report: Missing a sign at your house? Check with the Houston Astros