Dakar’s 2022 Youth Olympics postponed until 2026

first_img“The IOC and Senegal understand that this news will be disappointing for many young athletes. Both parties can only appeal to their understanding,” it added.IOC chief Thomas Bach thanked Senegal president President Macky Sall for their “exceptional relationship of trust and quality”.”I am sure that, together, we will organize fantastic Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026 for Senegal, the entire African continent and all the young athletes of the world,” Bach said.The four-year delay was ratified by the IOC on the fist day of its conference moved from its intended location in Tokyo to video link. The 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar will now take place instead in 2026, the IOC and hosts Senegal announced on Wednesday.The four-year delay was forced by the global health crisis generated by coronavirus, and the holding back by a year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and a slew of other major international sporting competitions.”The postponement of Dakar 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees and the International Federations to better plan their activities, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” read a joint statement issued by Olympic rulers the IOC and Senegal. “I take this opportunity to reaffirm my confidence in the Executive Board and welcome the commitment of its teams, working side by side with us, to make Dakar 2026, the first Olympic event in Africa, a successful and memorable occasion,” said President Sall.Singapore held the inaugural Summer Youth Games in 2010.  center_img Topics :last_img read more

Federer avenges Tsonga reversal

first_img Third-seeded Federer now faces a scintillating showdown in the last four against top seed Novak Djokovic\[Ian Winterton\] for his eighth straight U.S. Open semi-finals appearance. Rafa Nadal had earlier advanced, then led a player revolt that pressured organisers into rearranging the schedule. She and will next play unseeded German Angelique Kerber in their quarter-final. Andy Murray and Andy Roddick won their matches to set up ties with John Isner and Nadal respectively. Roddick showed glimpses of the form that saw him win at Flushing Meadows in 2003 as he ousted Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-3 to set up a quarter-final clash with Nadal, while Isner beat Gilles Simon 7-6 3-6 7-6 7-6 to set up a showdown with Murray. The defending champion was quick to express his displeasure, in a little over two hours, after weather delays left him facing the daunting prospect of having to win four matches in as many days to retain his title. Andy Murray and Andy Roddick won their matches to set up ties with John Isner and Nadal respectively. Roddick later joined forces with Nadal and Murray to berate the tournament referee Wednesday when they were asked to play in light rain and let his feelings known again when the Louis Armstrong Stadium court started leaking water and staff tried in vain to dry the playing surface. “Find us a court,” Roddick snapped. “At a certain point that has to take precedence over what people can watch.” Meanwhile, Serena Williams progressed and faces Caroline Wozniacki after the Dane beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 6-1 7-6 in her semi. Australia’s Sam Stosur demolished world number two Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-3, stretching her winning streak over the Russian to eight matches, and looms as the dark horse after some impressive displays. center_img ROGER Federer avenged his surprise loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at this year’s Wimbledon by beating the Frenchman 6-4 6-3 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.last_img read more