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#1 gotosy

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition final event and equipment selections has been confirmed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).



The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men’s and women’s board events and confirmed the equipment that will be used for the Women’s Skiff and Mixed Multihull Events.

The Mackay FX, referred to as the 49er FX, was selected yesterday as the two person women’s skiff and today the Nacra 17 joins the Olympic equipment family after being selected for the two person mixed multihull event.
The 49er FX received the majority of votes from the ISAF Council in the first round after the six evaluation trial entries were narrowed down to just three; the 29erXX, the RS900 and the 49er FX.

There was an equally animated debate on the final morning of the Council meeting at this year’s ISAF Mid-Year Meeting to decide the equipment to be selected for the mixed multihull event. After discussing the recommendations from the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment Committee and the Events Committee, Council voted between the Nacra 17 and the Viper with the Nacra 17 securing the majority.

The final discussion on the events and equipment for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition was about the men’s and women’s board events with Council voting in favour or kiteboarding.

In November 2011 an evaluation group was appointed to examine kiteboarding formats with the board events for Rio 2016 defined as ‘windsurfing and/or kiteboarding’. The Evaluation Group recommended that kiteboarding be included in the ISAF Event family including the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the ISAF Sailing World Championships but Council went one step further and selected kiteboarding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition as well.

The ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee will consider and make further recommendations to Council on the implementation of the inclusion of kiteboarding at their meeting in November 2012 at the ISAF Annual Conference.

ISAF President Göran Petersson said, 'These announcements mark a new era for sailing and we welcome the new classes into the ISAF family. The equipment selections have fulfilled the criteria set out by the Evaluation Panel and we look forward to seeing the boats not only at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but the ISAF Sailing World Cup and ISAF Sailing World Championships.

'Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition to the sailing programme for the 2016 Olympic Games.'
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The events to be contested at the 2016 Olympic Games are confirmed as:

Men’s Kiteboarding
Women’s Kiteboarding
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s One Person Dinghy (heavy) – Finn
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy - 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s skiff – 49er FX
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

UK Home Nations can qualify a British rugby sevens team for Rio 2016


England, Scotland and Wales will all have the ability to qualify a Great Britain rugby sevens team for the Rio 2016 Olympics, combining to create one team for the Games.

The provisional plan to qualify for the Olympic sevens rugby tournament sees the four top teams qualify for Rio 2016 directly from the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series.

England, Scotland and Wales are set to compete in the event as individual countries in both the men's and women's event and as long as one of them finishes in the top four, Britain will qualify for the Olympics.

Should all three miss out on a top four ranking, they will then attempt to qualify through a regional qualifying tournament and subsequently a special Olympic qualification tournament.

If one of the three qualifies for the event, Britain would then be likely to form one team for the Olympics, but it would be up to each nation and the British Olympic Association (BOA) to decide how it is set up.


In theory, it could mean that England could qualify Britain for the Games, but the team be made up of largely of Scottish players although International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset (pictured above) believes that it is the fairest solution.

"There is a proposal on the table to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about the Olympic qualification that will be put in place for the UK," Lapasset told insidethegames.

"Nothing has yet been confirmed but we believe that the proposal will soon be confirmed.

"We need to be fair to each region and this appears to be the fairest way while it also respects the protocol on the Olympic Charter."

Rio 2016 will see rugby sevens appear at the Games for the first time since the Paris 1924 Olympics after the IOC voted to re-admit the sport at their Session in Copenhagen in 2009.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:12 PM

IOC Rules out Beach Soccer, Futsal at Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled out the possibility of including beach soccer and futsal at the 2016 Rio Games.
IOC president Jacques Rogge said Saturday that the two could gain Olympic status, but only after the 2016 Games.
"There is no possibility to increase the number of sports for 2016," Rogge noted.
"There are negotiations taking place with FIFA (world soccer governing body) but we are still undertaking studies. It's something for the future," he added.
In 2011, FIFA president Joseph Blatter announced the plans to back beach soccer and futsal's inclusion at the Rio Olympics.

http://english.cri.c...3241s713026.htm


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:49 AM

IOC Rules out Beach Soccer, Futsal at Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled out the possibility of including beach soccer and futsal at the 2016 Rio Games.
IOC president Jacques Rogge said Saturday that the two could gain Olympic status, but only after the 2016 Games.
"There is no possibility to increase the number of sports for 2016," Rogge noted.
"There are negotiations taking place with FIFA (world soccer governing body) but we are still undertaking studies. It's something for the future," he added.
In 2011, FIFA president Joseph Blatter announced the plans to back beach soccer and futsal's inclusion at the Rio Olympics.

http://english.cri.c...3241s713026.htm


Other problem against those two: AFAIK there is no women's Futsal and Beach Soccer world cups.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Amateur boxing president wants more female boxers in Rio after Olympic debut in London


The head of amateur boxing’s governing body sees the Olympic debut of women’s boxing as one of his major achievements. Now he plans to do more.
Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Amateur Boxing Association, said Saturday he wants to see more female boxers at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
AIBA plans to ask the IOC to increase the sport’s overall athlete allocation so women’s boxing will have more than London’s 36 fighters in three weight classes in Brazil. Although Wu is unsure of his chances of success, he is in good position to do that lobbying as a newly elected member of the IOC’s executive board.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

One question, will the tennis be played in clay court?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

One question, will the tennis be played in clay court?


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

One question, will the tennis be played in clay court?


a quote from AP

Tennis at the 2016 Games will be much different from this year's event. Officials in Brazil plan construction of a tennis complex projected to cost more than $40 million, with hard courts the likely surface - a big change from the hallowed grass courts of the All England Club.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

IRB president presents plans for Rugby Sevens at Rio

Bernard Lapasset tells Around the Rings the International Rugby Board is doing everything possible to develop the sport in Brazil ahead of rugby sevens debut at Rio 2016 – but admits the host nation’s men’s team may struggle.
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“They have good quality women players,” he said, adding that the IRB was pumping investment into the men’s and women’s games at all levels including schools “to create more opportunities to detect some new players...and they are progressing very well.”

Developing the men’s game to a level that Brazil can compete with the traditional powerhouses of world rugby – including Australia, England, France and South Africa – was a “more complicated” challenge, he conceded, due to the scale of what needed to be achieved in just four years.

The IRB delivered notice of its intentions to promote the shorter format of the sport in Brazil when it signed an agreement with Brazil Rugby Union in May to launch the first women’s sevens circuit in South America in Brazil. Brazil’s women have been South American champion eight times in a row.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Team GB women's football is 'unlikely' at Rio 2016, says FA


The Football Association have delivered a blow to coach Hope Powell's hope of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics after general secretary Alex Horne confessed that it is "unlikely" that the concept of a unified Team GB would reappear in at the Games in Brazil.


Within the men's game it is not going to happen again – and on the women's side I am going to say it's unlikely, but you can understand why it's more compelling, Olympic football for women is the pinnacle," Horne said.

The attitude will come as a blow to coach Hope Powell, who had hoped to repeat the success of the London Games where her team reached the quarter final and the support peaked with a 70,000 strong crowd in their final group game against Brazil on Wembley.

The stance will also be disappointing for the men's team, Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverly said: "The way sport was showcased in the Olympics was an example for everyone in every sport, it was unbelievable, something to look back on, even now, as being just amazing," the England international said before the friendly against Italy in Berne on Wednesday.

Both the men's and women's football team qualified for the 2012 Olympics on the basis of being host nation, but the idea of unifying the four home nations was considered a one-time arrangement.

Spurred on by the home crowd, both the teams reached the quarter finals in the Olympics.

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