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  1. Tokyo 2020 Qualification Events

    Golf's Olympic format, qualifying process remain the same AUSTIN, Texas – Potential Olympic golfers for the 2020 Games in Tokyo were informed on Monday that the qualification process for both the men’s and women’s competitions will remain unchanged. According to a memo sent to PGA Tour players, the qualification process begins on July 1, 2018, and will end on June 22, 2020, for the men, with the top 59 players from the Olympic Golf Rankings, which is drawn from the Official World Golf Ranking, earning a spot in Tokyo (the host country is assured a spot in the 60-player field). The women’s qualification process begins on July 8, 2018, and ends on June 29, 2020. The format, 72-holes of individual stroke play, for the ’20 Games will also remain unchanged. The ’20 Olympics will be held July 24 through Aug. 9, and the men’s competition will be played the week before the women’s event at Kasumigaseki Country Club. http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/golfs-olympic-format-qualifying-process-remain-same/
  2. Tokyo 2020 Qualification Events

    World Archery Olympic qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020 released The document outlines how the 128 places will be allocated. The qualification system for the archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been officially approved by the International Olympic Committee and released by World Archery. The document outlines the number of quota places, the events at which they are available, and the deadlines for entries. There will be 128 archery competitors – 64 men and 64 women at Tokyo 2020 – with nearly half of the quota available at the main qualifying tournament, the 2019 World Archery Championships. Of the 64 places, 59 will be available in competition, three reserved for the host country and two allocated via the tripartite commission. The minimum qualifying standard for men is set at 640 points and women at 605 points. Some changes have been implemented since Rio following the addition of the mixed team event, bringing archery’s total medal total to five for the first time. Tokyo 2020 quota availability 24 places via eight teams - main team competition at the 2019 World Archery Championships 4 places – highest-ranked athletes not qualified via team event at 2019 World Archery Championships 5 places via five mixed teams – mixed team competition at continental Games 3 places – highest-ranked athletes at continental Games 13 places – continental qualification tournaments (4 Europe, 3 Asia, 3 Americas, 2 Africa, 1 Oceania) 9 places via three teams – eligible team competition at the final qualification tournament* 1 place – eligible athletes at final qualification tournament* *Reallocation procedures may reassign additional quota to the final qualification tournament. The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin on 24 July. https://worldarchery.org/news/157475/olympic-qualification-procedure-tokyo-2020-released
  3. Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    Romania qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 Romania take the Europe 1 ticket to Rugby World Cup 2019 after rivals Spain lose 18-10 to Belgium in their final match in the Rugby Europe Championship. https://www.worldrugby.org/news/320148
  4. Tokyo 2020 Qualification Events

    International Olympic Committee and ISA Confirm Qualification Process for Surfing Competition at Tokyo 2020 The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today welcomed the release by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the approved qualification system for Surfing’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best professional surfers as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers from around the world at the Games. To view the complete Olympic Qualification System for Surfing in Tokyo 2020, click here. The key elements of the qualification system are as follows: 20 men, 20 women. Maximum of 2 surfers per gender per National Olympic Committee (NOC). Qualification spots will be earned on an individual basis, by name. In accordance with IOC guidelines, the qualification events have been determined in hierarchical order of qualification, as further explained below; If two surfers of a gender have qualified through the first hierarchical order, that NOC will not be able to qualify more surfers of that gender through qualifying events lower in hierarchical order. All surfers selected by their respective National Federations for their national teams must participate in 2019 and 2020 ISA World Surfing Games in order to be eligible for Olympic qualification. The final details of the eligibility requirements are still under review by the ISA and the IOC. The hierarchical order of qualification will be as follows: 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour: First 10 eligible men and first 8 eligible women. 2020 ISA World Surfing Games: First 4 eligible men and first 6 eligible women. 2019 ISA World Surfing Games: 4 men and 4 women selected based on their continent. Top finishing eligible surfer of each gender from Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. 2019 Pan American Games: First eligible man and first eligible woman in the surfing competitions. Host nation slot: One man and one woman slot will be guaranteed for the host nation of Japan, unless already filled through the above hierarchies. Should athletes from Japan qualify regularly, their slots will be reallocated to the highest ranked eligible surfers from the 2020 World Surfing Games. Following a landmark agreement with the World Surf League (WSL) in December 2017, the ISA formulated a proposal to the IOC for the complete qualification system. In the months that ensued, the IOC and ISA worked hand in hand to refine the process to promote universal opportunities for surfers and enable for the world’s best surfers to compete in the Games, arriving at the process that has been announced today. Discussing the news, ISA President Fernando Aguerre said: “This is another historic moment for the sport of Surfing, and for all of us who have dreamt of our sport’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. The release of the qualification process is a key step on our journey towards Tokyo 2020 and surfers around the world now have a clear path to their Olympic dream. I am excited to see how these incredibly talented athletes perform in qualification with the target of the Olympic podium now within their sight. This process assures true geographical universality, while providing a pathway for participation by the top professionals. “Olympic Surfing’s debut at Tokyo 2020 promises to be a unique moment. Together with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 we have pledged to bring Surfing’s vibrant culture and youthful energy to the Games in the form of an Olympic Beach Festival, which will run alongside the competition, and give an exciting dimension to the Olympic Surfing experience. “We are delighted to continue to work alongside the IOC and the Tokyo Organising Committee to put together the best conditions for Surfing’s Olympic debut. I wish the many athletes from around the world the best of luck as they embark on this exciting journey through qualification.” https://www.isasurf.org/international-olympic-committee-and-isa-confirm-qualification-process-for-surfing-competition-at-tokyo-2020/
  5. RIP Stephen Hawking

    He passes away on Einstein's birthday and pi Day. RIP
  6. Paris 2024

    IPC change Paris 2024 Paralympics dates The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have announced that the dates for the Paris 2024 Summer Paralympic Games have been changed with the event now set to take place from August 28 to September 9. The decision by the IPC Governing Board at a meeting here sees the Games in the French capital move from September 4 to 15 so they are now one week earlier than originally proposed. The new dates mean the first half of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will now take place during the school holidays - a move approved by both the IPC and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a bid to give the Paralympic Games more exposure. Last month, it was reported that the Olympic Games would start one week earlier than planned between July 26 and August 11. .... https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1062331/ipc-change-paris-2024-paralympics-dates
  7. ITF introduces Continental Qualification Places For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event The ITF today announced the introduction of six Continental Qualification places for both the men’s and women’s singles events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event. The new qualification places have been approved by the IOC Executive Board as part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System for tennis that will be released by the IOC in the coming weeks. The 2020 Olympic Tennis Event will once again feature five disciplines: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Each singles draw will comprise 64 players, with a maximum of four players per nation. There will be 56 direct acceptances as at previous Games, and eight ITF places, including the six Continental Qualification places. For the first time in Olympic history, players will have a chance to earn their place in the Olympic Tennis Event through success at one of the regional multi-sport games, including the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 African and Pan American Games. In addition, one place will be awarded to the highest ranked man and woman in both Europe and Oceania from a country not yet represented in singles. The following will qualify for a Continental Qualification place provided their ranking is within the Top 300 on the singles rankings of 8 June 2020, and provided the quota for that nation has not yet been filled by four direct acceptances: ITF President David Haggerty said: “The introduction of Continental Qualification places is a significant and positive change that we believe will help strengthen participation in these important regional games, and will provide opportunities for additional nations to contest the Olympic Tennis Event. This initiative forms part of our commitment under the ITF2024 strategy to secure mutually beneficial partnerships, and we look forward to working with our Regional Associations to ensure successful implementation.” Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as a demonstration event at 1984 Los Angeles and as a full medal sport at 1988 Seoul. Fifty-six nations took part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event, with Andy Murray (GBR) and Monica Puig (PUR) winning the singles gold medals. http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/15241
  8. TOKYO 2020 Venue Plan

    Tokyo: Work to build Olympic venues running smoothly The site of the Olympic Aquatics Center for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Feb. 6 (Tatsuya Shimada) The Canoe Slalom Course for the 2020 Olympics is under construction in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward on Feb. 6. (Tatsuya Shimada) Up to 20 percent of construction work has been completed as scheduled on four venues--with a total price tag of 130.5 billion yen ($1.2 billion)--for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, officials said. The four sites are: the Olympic Aquatics Center for swimming, diving and synchronized swimming (56.7 billion yen); the Sea Forest Waterway for canoe sprint and rowing (30.8 billion yen); the Ariake Arena for volleyball and wheelchair basketball (35.7 billion yen); and the Canoe Slalom Course (7.3 billion yen). The Tokyo metropolitan government showed the progress of construction work to reporters on Feb. 6. The Canoe Slalom Course is located in Edogawa Ward while the other three venues are being built in Koto Ward. At the Olympic Aquatics Center, four 40-meter-tall pillars that will support the entire building have been erected. Parts of the roof are now evident. This summer, the roof parts will be lifted a further 20 meters for installation to cover the building. The four venues are expected to be completed in 2019, when test events will be held at the sites, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government official. After the Olympics, the facilities will be open for use by the public. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201802070045.html
  9. The IOC Membership

    Czech NOC President Jiří Kejval elected as new IOC Member The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Jiří Kejval as a new Member, while Nenad Lalovic was elected to the Executive Board (EB) and Zaiqing Yu was re-elected as EB Vice-President during the IOC Session today. President of the Czech National Olympic Committee (NOC) since 2012 and a member of the IOC’s Marketing Commission, Jiří Kejval was elected as an Independent Individual for an eight-year term of office. ... https://www.olympic.org/news/czech-noc-president-jiri-kejval-elected-as-new-ioc-member
  10. Paris 2024

    Paris 2024 to start week earlier than planned after IOC approve date change https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1061155/paris-2024-to-start-week-earlier-than-planned-after-ioc-approve-date-change