The P&O Pacific Partnership has committed to supporting the Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball team in its quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the team encouraged by its bronze medal win at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.Support from the Partnership, which is funded by voluntary contributions from P&O Cruises’ passengers, will help the team’s new pairing, Miller Pata and Shersyn Toko, to compete in international events to meet tough qualifying requirements.P&O Cruises, Australia’s home-grown cruise line which has been cruising to the South Pacific for more than 85 years, supported the Vanuatu team with accommodation costs outside the official athletes’ village during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.Miller, who won the bronze in partnership with Linline Matauatu, was unable to stay in the village because she was nursing her son, seven-month old Tommy, as she campaigned for Vanuatu’s first team Commonwealth Games … [Read more...] about P&O pacific partnership support for Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball on path to Tokyo Olympic Games
2016 rio olympics volleyball
Kirkby triathlete Libby Coleman, 17, has been named as part of the British Olympic Association’s 42-strong Team GB for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games The Games, which run from 6th-18th October, will see Team GB compete in 17 of the 32 sports on the programme across 12 days of competition.The team consists of athletes aged between 14 and 18 years old, with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) playing a crucial role in the development of young athletes from the United Kingdom and across the world.The Youth Olympic Games provides crucial multi-sport experience for aspiring Olympians and Team GB’s class of 2018 will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tom Daley, Jade Jones and Duncan Scott who all went on to win medals at an Olympic Games having first competed at a YOG.Buenos Aires 2018 is expected to welcome just under 4,000 of the world’s best young athletes from 206 nations for the third edition of the Games following Singapore 2010 and Nanjing … [Read more...] about Kirkby Olympics hopeful Libby gets Team GB call-up for Buenos Aires
The accident occurred when Bett's vehicle hit a bump on the road between Eldoret and Kapsabet and rolled over. "He died on the spot," said Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani. "Our condolences to his family and the entire athletics fraternity," Athletics Kenya said on social media. The IAAF, athletics' world governing body, added: "The IAAF is deeply saddened and shocked to hear that Kenya’s 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett, 28, died in a car accident. RIP." As a youngster, Bett's preferred sport was volleyball. After switching to athletics, he initially showed promise in the 110m hurdles but gravitated towards the longer event. He coached himself for several years into a 49-second performer. In 2014 the Kenyan coach Vincent Mumo introduced the then 24-year-old Bett to Jukka Harkonen, who became his agent and organised a link-up with the South African coach Hennie Kotze. Bett’s training stints in Finland and South Africa led to significant technical … [Read more...] about Kenyan champion hurdler Nicholas Bett dies in car accident
(CNN)Here's some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. The 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo. Paris is slated to be the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games. The 2028 Olympic Games will be held in Los Angeles, marking the first time since 1996 the competition is taking place in the United States. In 2016, the Games were held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro. Read More Summer Olympics:The first revival of the Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 to April 15, 1896. The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly (USA), who won the triple jump event. Fourteen nations and 241 athletes (all men) competed in 43 events at the first modern Olympic Games. The Olympic Flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Aquatics:1896 - Swimming is part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens. The first events are freestyle and breaststroke.1900 - Men's water polo is added … [Read more...] about Summer Olympics Competitions Fast Facts
Story highlights Croatia to play France in World Cup final Country of four million competing in its first final Final to be played July 15, 16:00 BST (CNN)On the morning after the night before, eyes learning to refocus again after giddily celebrating Croatia reaching a first World Cup final, Anita Sambol jumped into her car and made the 60 kilometer journey to Zagreb. She needed a passport. Urgently. She, like her country's footballers, was on her way to Moscow for the World Cup final, to be a witness to a momentous moment in her country's history. "It's been really crazy, crazy, crazy here during the World Cup," she says, speaking to CNN Sport from her Croatian home. "Wednesday it all went on a completely other level. It was just pure happiness, pure celebrations." Follow @cnnsport It was on floodlit Wednesday night in the Russian capital, of course, that Croatia's footballers dug into their infinite reserves of energy to crush English dreams in a gripping World Cup … [Read more...] about What’s the secret to Croatia’s footballing success?