Trinidad’s Nakhid questions credentials of Platini

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):FIFA presidential candidate David Nakhid, the former Trinidad and Tobago captain, is questioning the credentials of rival Michel Platini, who is also seeking to replace Sepp Blatter as president of the world’s football governing body.Nakhid, who is seeking the support of the Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) 25 FIFA nations, is also questioning Platini’s long-standing association with Blatter and his ability to enact changes to a global body that has been rocked by scandal.Platini, the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), has been a FIFA executive committee member for 13 years.”Platini has been positioning himself as a reformer, but how can that be?” Nakhid said.”Those who are vying for the post should be scrutinised and looked at. How can someone claim to be free or not tainted when he has been part of the circle that has basically brought football down a sorry path?”Promise of consultationsNakhid has focused his campaign on a promise to consult rather than impose changes to the 32-team World Cup and to ensure that richer nations spread their wealth to the developing world.He also wants to overhaul FIFA’s management structures to ensure that technocrats rather than people like disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner would sit on audit and finance committees.”There has not been the scrutiny placed on (Platini) as has been placed on, for example, Sepp Blatter,” Nakhid said.”On several occasions, I was blacklisted by Jack Warner for the national team because I advocated the rights of players who were inadequately paid. We need to change that type of leadership from that maximum power leadership. Something that involves consultation, that will lessen the corruption, that goes on and increase expertise.”Nakhid needs the support of five of FIFA’s 209 federations by October 26 to compete in the FIFA presidential elections carded for February 26.”I fought against Jack Warner since I was 24 years old,” said Nakhid, who played in Europe between 1988 and 1995 for Grasshoppers in Switzerland, Waregem in Belgium and PAOK in Greece.”I fought against him when everyone was afraid to fight against him and I paid the consequences. Now, it’s in vogue to do it.”Nakhid moved to Lebanon to join Al Ansar before signing up with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer between 1997 and 1998.Before ending his career at Al Ansar between 2000 and 2001, he played at Al Emirates in the United Arab Emirates.last_img read more

Brodeur back to defend High Mountain 10K title

first_imgLast year’s men’s 10K winner, Andrew Brodeur, is back to defend his title in today’s 2015 High Mountain Coffee 10K in Williamsfield, Manchester.Danielle Tauro, the 2015 women’s champion, will be absent but another massive turnout from both local and overseas participants is anticipated again this year.Brodeur, from the Shore Athletic Club in New Jersey, United States, won last year’s 10K race in 31:38. The Duke University student was virtually unchallenged after the 3K mark as he romped to the title.With the inclusion of the 5K Walk, 5K Run and wheelchair race this year, the day’s activities will begin at 2 p.m. The main event, the 10K race, is set to start at 3:30 p.m.The High Mountain Coffee road race started in 1983 and is the island’s longest-running road race. It is also the foundation of many of the nation’s top past distant runners, including Mardrea Hyman, Kemoy Campbell and Natoya Goule.Meet chairman John Minott says the event continues to be a landmark in Jamaica’s road racing.”This is a wonderful event that we are extremely proud of. We have seen it grow in excitement and the involvement of not just participants but the Jamaican public on a whole. The race has contributed to the development of many Jamaican distant runners, through their participation from schools they attended, and a number of them have gone on to carve out running careers overseas,” he noted.More than $300,000 are up for grabs in cash and prizes. Adults will pay an entrance fee of $1,000 for all events. There is no fee for children.Knutsford Express has arranged a special fare for persons living in Kingston who wish to view or compete in the event. Same-day return is $2,900 while same-day one-way is $1,800.Proceeds from the race will go to the Mandeville Regional Hospital’s renal unit for the fourth straight year.last_img read more

Leadership style set up Daley for St James FA presidency

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:GREGORY DALEY says his all-inclusive approach contributed to the overwhelming manner in which he was returned as president of the St James Football Association.Daley was returned at Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making, and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change. We understand the culture they work under and help each club, administratively, to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development, and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” he added.Daley noted infrastructural development and upkeep, coaching, refereeing, discipline of players on and off the field as important areas that will be getting major attention.”We must come to understand what is the best way to reach these clubs, all of which, attract players, mainly from inner-city communities. So for us to get the best out of them it cannot be an ‘I said so, so it must be done’ approach,” Daley said in a clear reference to Powell’s perceived style of leadership.It is the second time in nearly four months that the Montego Bay United owner was losing a football-related election.FAILED BIDPowell failed in his bid to garner enough affiliate support in his move to challenge Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.The tempestuous St James FA election of officers brought out a well-known secret that Powell was a man not afraid of speaking his mind, and he wasted little opportunity in letting the nearly 100 affiliate members hear his voice, calling into question the constitutionality of how things panned out.Bruce Gaynor, the outgoing general secretary came in for special attention from a heated Powell, who slammed his approach to how the night’s activity was to go down, but by time the votes were cast, a dejected Powell quietly left the Montego Bay Cricket Club, which hosted the night’s affair.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

Brathwaite shines as Delhi down Narine’s KKR

first_img Six outings First game NEW DELHI, India (CMC): Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite once again put his all-round qualities on display with a superb Man-of-the-Match effort as Delhi Daredevils trounced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. In his first game in two weeks, Brathwaite belted a whirlwind 34 from a mere 11 deliveries as Delhi stormed to 186 for eight off 20 overs after being asked to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The West Indies all-rounder then returned with his medium pace to claim three for 47 as KKR were restricted to 159 all out off 18.3 overs. For Delhi, the victory was their fourth in six outings and it moved them into second spot on eight points while KKR lost their third in seven games and slipped to third, remaining on eight points. Brathwaite was a vital part of Delhi’s revival after the hosts slipped to 32 for three in the fifth over. Karun Nair top-scored with 68 from 50 deliveries, adding 105 for the fourth wicket with Englishman Sam Billings, whose 54 came from 34 balls and included three fours and two sixes. When Nair and Chris Morris (0) fell in the space of three deliveries in the 17th over, Delhi were stuttering on 137 for five, but Brathwaite and Billings put on a frenetic 37 off just 12 balls to give the innings impetus. The first two deliveries that Brathwaite faced disappeared for boundaries and he followed up by smashing left-arm spinner Brad Hogg over square leg for six in the next over, which leaked 18 runs. In the final over, he slammed the first ball from West Indies teammate Andre Russell over midwicket for six, but fell to the next delivery, caught at short fine leg off a slower ball. Seamer Russell conceded only four runs from the remaining four deliveries to finish with the excellent figures of three for 26 from his four overs. Off-spinner Sunil Narine, meanwhile, claimed three for 22 from three overs. West Indies Test and one-day captain Jason Holder finished with none for 35 from four overs in his first game of the season. In reply, opener Robin Uthappa stroked 72 from 52 balls, but Suryakumar Yadav, with 21, was the only other batsman to pass 20, as KKR collapsed. Brathwaite proved the architect of their demise, slicing through the middle order with a potent spell. He removed the dangerous Yusuf Pathan for 10 in his first over – the eighth of the innings – before accounting for Yadav in his third over and Rajagopal Satish for 17 in his final over.last_img read more

Top shot Tavares Finson thrills

first_img Sub Junior B Sub Junior A Darren Gordon (44) Shoot off win Rajhir DaCosta (44) Raheed DaCosta (43) Junior B Young marksman Roman Tavares-Finson was unstoppable with close-to-perfect shooting, setting the stage with a brilliant 49 of 50 birds, which saw him claim the High Overall Champion spot at the Digicel Inter-School Clay 50 Birds Championship on Sunday at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine. The 13-year-old, who was claiming his first major title, missed just one target on his way to upstaging a very compact field. In the Super Six round, he hit a table-topping 64 birds. The Hillel Academy standout shooter scored 15 in the Super Six to lead his school to a winning score of 215, a seven point advantage over the American International School of Kingston (AISK), which shot 208, and Champion College 204 in third. Jamaica College finished fourth with 176 points. “I have won a couple times, but not as big as this one, I guess it was more of adrenaline happening. I am very happy with the win,” he told The Gleaner. Roman, the son of prominent lawyer and government senator, Tom Tavares-Finson, said the course was a challenging one. “If I thought about it in my head, I wouldn’t have done it, so I just maintained my momentum and concentrated,” he said. The competition saw more than 70 upcoming junior shooters give a good account of themselves, with Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan giving them much credit. “I didn’t think we would have more than a high score of 45, Roman shot 49, and this gives me an idea of where we are and how we are really achieving a lot from year to year, and where we go and how we are to overseas standards,” Azan noted. “I think we are getting closer.” He also credited second overall runner-up, Danzel Knight, who bravely shot with a broken hand. Meanwhile, the category winners received $1,500 credit from main sponsor Digicel along with their other prizes. The Super Six top finishers were Roman Tavares-Finson (64), Zachary Chen (58), and third Danzel Knight (58). Jonah Subaran scored 56, followed by Zachary Lazarus and Mark Desnoes 55, respectively. Peter Mahfood hit 52 and Zachary Duncan was the next best with 51. Zack Lazarus (42) Shoot off Second Zachary Duncan (42) Shoot off Third Sebastian Levy (41) First Jordan Vaz (47) Thomas Gore (45) Richard Todd (43) Juniors A Girls C Abigail McMaster (41) shoot off win Christina ChangPong (41) Kimberly McNally (39) Nikolai Azan (41) John Chin (38) Amir Azan (38) Adam Fletcher (39) Dylan Williams (37) Jack Tickle (35) Girls A Isabelle Chin (39) Leah Azan (36) Savannah Miller (30) Girls B Savannah Miller (45) Anna Issa (38) Annabelle Chung (37)center_img Sub Junior C Junior C Sub Junior Roman Tavares-Finson (49) Jonah Subaran (42) Mark Desnoes (42) Sub Junior D Danzel Knight (45) Zachary Chen (42) Peter Mahfood (42) Jonathan Ralston (49) Matthew Holness (40) Alexander Desnoes (33) Sub Junior E Class Winnerslast_img read more

Samuels will not walk away from football

first_imgLong-time football administrator and now prospective mayoral candidate of Lucea, Sheridan Samuels, says he does not plan to leave football administration while fulfilling his ambitions in politics. Samuels is one of four People’s National Party (PNP) candidates in Hanover who were successful in winning their divisions in the recent local government elections. With seven electoral divisions in Hanover, one of the PNP councillors will be selected to chair the Hanover Municipal Corporation and become mayor of Lucea. Some amount of jostling is now taking place among the winning PNP councillors. Samuels has experience in his favour, as he previously served as a councillor in the Hanover Parish Council. He is also the president of the Hanover Football Association and treasurer of the Western Confederation of the Jamaica Football Federation, which covers the parishes of Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland. STICKING TO TASK In an interview with The Gleaner, Samuels, when asked if he would relinquish his football association positions if he is selected to serve as chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation and mayor of Lucea, gave an emphatic no, claiming he has unfinished business in football. “Well, I have met with the executive of the associations, and we had some discussions, and they have asked me to stay on, if selected. If there is no regulation against me staying on as the president of the association, then I will stay there until we have achieved the objectives that we had set out from day one,” he stated. “I will definitely not walk away from the football. If I am selected as the mayor, I think it will help the football more, because I will get the chance now to assist them even financially, because that is the area that we really have some constraints, so I know that I could use that office and lobby for the development of football in the parish,” he emphasised. He said that there is a lot of work still to be done in the football administration in the parish and the region. Focusing his attention on the chairmanship of the Hanover Municipal Corporation, Samuels said he has learnt a lot while serving previously as a councillor in the parish, and is prepared to do things differently from previous mayors. “I was born and bred in the nearest community to the Lucea town centre, and I know the concerns from day one, so I will ensure that I go out there and do whatever I can to keep this town (Lucea) clean,” he stated, adding that he knows that cleanliness of the parish in general – and the town of Lucea in particular – is one of the main concern of residents in the parish.last_img read more

DQ upset after star leaves for Calabar

first_img CONTROL MOVEMENT Principal of the Donald Quarrie High School Talbert Wire is still crying foul five months after the institution’s track star Jordan Anderson’s move to Calabar High School. Anderson won Donald Quarrie’s first-ever medal at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships last year, capturing the bronze medal the boys Class Three 800m. His exploits didn’t go unnoticed, with champions, Calabar, providing a more attractive option for the youngster, who turned up for school last September in the black and green of the Red Hills Road-based school. Wire has accused Calabar of taking away his school’s only star athlete without any consultation. “I am not very pleased at all because I wasn’t even called by my counterpart to say that ‘your school (Calabar) is going to be taking one of my students’,” said Wire, who claimed to have learnt of the situation after Anderson did not show up for classes at September’s start of the current school year. “At ISSA meetings, we keep saying to our principal counterparts that they should not do these things. Allow us to groom our students, and if it is a situation that you are going to take the child because the young man has the talent, then communicate with us, but up to this minute, my principal counterpart has not said anything to me and to the Donald Quarrie High School, and we are not pleased,” Wire blasted in reference to Calabar principal Albert Corcho, who also serves as an ISSA executive. “The school celebrated forty years of existence last week and this is our first medal we have ever won at the Boys and Girls’ Championships, and we were anticipating that we would use this young man as a stepping stone to obtaining even more medals this year,” Wire continued. Corcho, through his secretary, said he would not comment on the matter. The Ministry of Education’s stipulation for the transfer of students from one school to another is that schools must provide the ministry with an acceptance letter and a release. The ministry will then sanction the transfer with a third letter. These letters must be submitted to the ministry before he or she can participate in any ISSA-run competition. This rule was signed off in 2015, but it came into effect at the start of the new school year in September 2016. ISSA’s vice-president Keith Wellington noted that the association will only investigate the matter when the student attempts to represent Calabar. “For us at ISSA, we do not control students moving from one school to another, so when a student transfers from one member school to another, our stipulation is that they sit out a year before they become eligible to participate for their new school,” said Wellington. “Therefore, we have no interest in a student transferring from one school to the next until attempt to represent their new school,” said Wellington, who is the principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School. However, all does not seem lost for the eastern Kingston-based institution, with head coach of the school’s track and field programme, Nicholas Pommells, expecting his charges to do well this season despite Anderson’s absence. “I am disappointed that he left because the medal that he won last year has highlighted the school, but the show must go on and we have athletes that are capable of winning medals at Champs this year,” said Pommells.last_img read more

2017 Contender: Champs or Chumps?

first_img PROVEN THEMSELVES LEGITIMATE PLATFORM However, Brown, refutes this saying that although these boxers’ professional records may suggest they do not have enough experience, they have proven themselves on the amateur circuit. “Well we can only go on records, I don’t see anybody on their list who is like (DeMarcus) Chop Chop Corley (last year’s winner, who is a former World Boxing Organisation, light welterweight champion) but I see four or five boxers there with good enough records to show that they are competitive and I expect a very keen competition. “We took a look at their amateur records because what their promoter said is that they have a couple of promising youngsters who have good amateur records and they are now coming into the pro field and we think they can hold their own. I had reservations about the boxers but on the Jamaican side, we’re also looking at a couple of boxers who also don’t have many fights.” During the 2015 season of the series, Kemahl “The Hitman” Russell, who went on to win the competition, said that he believed himself to be better than the opponents he faced and was just using the tournament to prepare for future bouts overseas and to potentially challenge for world titles. His manager Leiza-Mae Keane, who is also the director of K’NRG Manage-ment, says that The Contender should be seen first of all as a television show for entertainment, then as an athletic competition. “I’m not bashing The Contender because it is a platform, somewhat,” Keane said. Jamaica Boxing Board of Control general secretary Leroy Brown has defended the decision to invite Canadian boxers in to this year’s Wray and Nephew Contender Light-Middleweight Boxing Series, saying these fighters’ were chosen because of good records on the amateur circuit. The competition has been criticised over the past two seasons for featuring opponents which many say are not on the same level as local professionals, either because they do not have enough experience in the ring or because many of them have spent long periods inactive. This criticism may seem fair as only four of the eight Canadians have six or more wins to their names, while four have only competed in four or less professional bouts. “But for it to be a legitimate platform, the boxers have to have proper management. “You can put guys with talent in it. Look at Russell, he went in with three fights. They didn’t think he was gonna do well but it gave him that platform. “The Contender over the years is catering to the old boxers that carry the crowd. The Tsetsi Davis, the Richard Holmes the Devon Moncriffe – if none of those boxers make it to the final, The Contender is gonna have a problem.”last_img read more

Belo back in action for Elite, admits still groping for form

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Against the Beermen, the 24-year-old Belo came off the bench and had 13 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes and 32 seconds of play.Blackwater will need more of Belo as soon as possible. The loss to SMB was already Elite’s third in as many games.“We really need to work on a lot of things and it starts in practice. I have faith in coach and the rest of our coaching staff. They know what needs to be done to improve the team. For us players, we just need to play as one team.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Compton says absent Abueva dealing with ‘personal matters’ “Right now, I can’t really say that I’m 100 percent because I’m still undergoing rehab,” said Belo in Filipino after the Elite got blown out by the San Miguel Beermen, 118-93.“But I can already play. I already have clearance to play from the doctor. I also want to get used to playing again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The game against the Beermen isn’t exactly Belo’s first official game back after his injury. He played five out of the possible nine games with Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup in Taipei.And just like his performance in the Jones Cup, it’s clear that Belo has yet to regain his old game. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Mac Belo made his PBA return on Saturday after being sidelined for four months due to a knee injury.But the Blackwater rookie admitted he still groping for form and has yet to fully recover from a torn meniscus in his right knee.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

first_imgMayweather-McGregor is a stale act already The dual award of the games relieves the IOC of having to test the global interest in hosting the Summer Olympics for several years until the 2032 Games are up for grabs.Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called the agreement a “win-win-win scenario.”The opportunity to host the Games “is a golden occasion further strengthening Los Angeles — not just through bricks and mortar, but through new opportunities for our communities to watch, play and benefit from sport,” Wesson said. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a statement, the Paris bid committee welcomed the announcement in Los Angeles but stopped short of confirming the obvious, that Paris is in line for the 2024 Games.“Paris 2024 is proud to be working together with the IOC and our friends in Los Angeles to reach a positive solution for both cities, the Games and the whole Olympic Movement for 2024 and 2028,” committee co-chair Tony Estanguet said.In embracing what amounted to the second-place prize and an 11-year wait, LA will receive a financial sweetener.Under the terms of the deal, the IOC will advance funds to the Los Angeles organizing committee to recognize the extended planning period and to increase youth sports programs leading up to the Games. The IOC contribution could exceed $2 billion, according to LA officials. That figure takes into account the estimated value of existing sponsor agreements that would be renewed, as well as potential new marketing deals.The delay to 2028 opens a host of questions for Los Angeles, which is looking at the prospect of retooling its multibillion-dollar plans for more than a decade into the future. It would face challenges from maintaining public interest to recasting deals for stadiums, arenas and housing that have been in the works for months and even years.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite This July 11, 2017, file photo shows banners of Los Angeles 2024 candidacy, Paris 2024 candidacy and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Extraordinary Session, at the SwissTech Convention Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was announced Monday, July 31, that Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris.  APLOS ANGELES, United States — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after hosting the 1932 and 1984 Games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Speaking with reporters at a soccer stadium in Carson, just outside LA, Garcetti said the 2028 proposal was the better of the two, promising to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in additional benefits.The deal “was too good to pass up,” the mayor said.He also suggested the IOC would easily ratify the 2024-2028 deal in September.LA and Paris were the last two bids remaining after a tumultuous process that exposed the unwillingness of cities to bear the financial burden of hosting an event that has become synonymous with cost overruns.LA was not even the first American entrant in the contest. Boston withdrew two years ago as public support for its bid collapsed over concerns about use of taxpayer cash. The U.S. bid switched from the east to the West Coast as LA entered the race.But the same apprehensions that spooked politicians and the local population in Boston soon became evident in Europe where three cities pulled out.Uncomfortably for IOC President Thomas Bach, whose much-vaunted Agenda 2020 reforms were designed to make hosting more streamlined and less costly after the lavish 2014 Sochi Games, the first withdrawal came from his homeland of Germany.The lack of political unity for a bid in Hamburg was mirrored in Rome and Budapest as support for bids waned among local authorities and the population. It was clear they did not want to be saddled with skyrocketing bills for hosting the Olympics without reaping many of the economic benefits anticipated.Just like in the depleted field for the 2022 Winter Games which saw Beijing defeat Almaty, the IOC was left with only two candidates again.With two powerful cities left vying for 2024, Bach realized France or the U.S. could be deterred from going through another contest for 2028 if they lost. Bach floated the idea in December of making revisions to the bidding process to prevent it producing “too many losers,” building support that led to LA and Paris being able to figure out themselves how to share the 2024 and 2028 Games.center_img ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube With the agreement, the city is taking “a major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.He called it a “historic day for Los Angeles, for the United States” and the Olympic movement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The agreement follows a vote earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee to seek an unusual deal to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously. Paris is the only city left to host the 2024 Games.The Los Angeles City Council and U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors will consider the agreement in August. If approved, the IOC, LA and Paris could enter a three-part agreement, clearing the way for the IOC to award the 2024 Games to Paris, and the 2028 Games to LA. The IOC vote is scheduled for September, in Lima, Peru. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more