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The African Games is a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020 (Part 2)

The outstanding representatives of Swimming are Michael Houlie, who will also take the flag for the South African sports delegation at this conference, having won a 50m butterfly gold medal at the 2018 Toronto Youth Olympics and 4x100m male bronze medal at the Games. sport of the Commonwealth of Gold Coast 2018. Medal Sports congress of the Commonwealth of Gold 2018 Mona Pretorius will be the hope of the weightlifting team.

At the 2015 African Games in Congo, the capital of Brazzaville, South Africa won a total of 122 medals, including 41 golds, 41 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals – thereby finishing third in the overall medal table. group. Egypt ranked first and runner-up position belongs to Nigeria.

Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games as associate members

Accordingly, Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games together as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council. This decision was also adopted by the Pacific Sports Games Council. This is the second time, Australia and New Zealand attended a Games as an associate member, before the Games took place in Papua New Guinea four years ago.

Australia will compete in athletics, beach volleyball, seven-player rugby, sailing, taekwondo and weightlifting at the Games. New Zealand athletes will compete in archery, athletics, taekwondo and weightlifting.

Attending the competition as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council will help raise the standard and develop the reputation of the Games. Associated members of the Pacific Games Council are granted to the nations and territories by the Pacific Sports Games Board.

This allows affiliated members to compete at the Pacific Games and the miniature Pacific Games, provided they comply with the terms set by the Executive Board.

Australia and New Zealand are the first associate members. Associate members will not have the right to vote and may not participate in the campaign to host one of the two events mentioned above.

African sports league

The African Games is a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020 (Part 1)

South African Sports Federation and Olympic Committee Chairman Gideon Sam said South African athletes will attend the African Games in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat as a quality measurement event in preparation. towards Tokyo 2020.

The African Games will be a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020

 South Africa will send 153 athletes and officials to attend the twelfth session of the continent’s largest multi-sport event, scheduled to take place from August 19 to 31. South African athletes will compete in 11 of the 26 sports of the program: archery, athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, canoeing, bicycle, judo, swimming, table tennis, tennis and weightlifting.

President Gideon Sam said that the African Games is a very important event in the South African sports competition program, the most competitive event in the continent. , The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will officially begin and this is truly a measurement event for the athletes in preparation for the biggest sports card event in the world.

According to President Sam, representatives of South Africa are experienced athletes and the goal is to win tickets to the Olympic Games. Players will also accumulate more experience from this Games to enter the more competitive playground of Tokyo 2020 if they win tickets to go on.

As usual when attending the African Games, South Africa will be the largest sports team and will participate mainly in Athletics with a total of 38 athletes, followed by Swimming with 24 athletes. In which Antonio Alkana and Lindsay Hanekom will be the hopes of the 110m and 400m fences respectively. This is also the core force of the South African track and field with Zenéy van der Walt 400m fenced and Sunette Viljoen threw javelin.

The four athletes mentioned above are among Africa’s top athletes at major sporting events. The core force of sailing is Bridgitte Hartley, who won 2012 London Olympic Games K1 500m for women.


Africa changed the schedule for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The African Football Federation (CAF) has rescheduled the 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule and the 2021 African Football Cup qualifiers. Like the Esports247 fanpage to see the top PES football!

The move comes after CAF decided to move the 2021 African Football Cup Final in Cameroon from Summer (June to July) to Winter (from January to February).

The 2021 African Cup qualifier will start in March this year instead of August as originally planned. Meanwhile, Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifier has also been postponed to October this year to accommodate the change.

The first two qualifiers for the 2021 African Football Cup will be held in March and June before the final qualifying round takes place from August 31 to September 8. When 24 teams to the 2021 Africa Cup final are determined, the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin in October.

The person who is dissatisfied with CAF’s decision to change is Gambia’s coach, Tom Saintfiet.

“It’s absolutely not necessary to make these changes because after the Africa Cup qualifier ends in September, the teams will still have to play in the World Cup qualifiers, so in my eyes that. is an unnecessary move, “Tom Saintfiet told the BBC.

“It was an unnecessary move because it created a lot of problems for us who were planning friendly matches and had agreements with sponsors.

“We had planned to test some players in March and June (in friendly matches) but now that will not be possible before the match against Gabon (European Cup qualifier). Africa 2021) “.

The 2022 World Cup qualifying round for Africa is expected to take place on January 21. And the 2021 African Football Cup finals will start on January 9 due to adverse weather conditions in Cameroon. in June and July.

The 2021 African Cup finals, which means January, will not coincide with the FIFA Club World Cup, held in China in June 2021.


African football has a headache with the missing of national players

African football is having a headache over news that Eritrea’s soccer players went missing in Uganda in a regional tournament.

AFP quoted the statement of an East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) official on Tuesday, saying that five Eritrea players had disappeared while traveling to Uganda to attend a tournament in the region and were likely trying. Asylum. Eritrea has been banned from Africa’s football leagues in the past because its players often fled while playing abroad.

Rogers Mulindwa, a CECAFA official, told AFP that the five players had been missing since September 29 and that efforts to track down the whereabouts are underway. Police have conducted a search around the Jinja area in eastern Uganda, where players were last seen, including several players from other teams. The official declined to say whether the players had disappeared to seek asylum.

Eritrea was accepted back to CECAFA in May after a 6-year ban due to tensions with Ethiopia. In particular, football of this country has been banned from other leagues of the black continent in the past because the players are constantly fleeing.

In 2015, Botswana granted asylum to 10 Eritrea footballers when these people refused to return home after their match with the national team. Earlier, in 2012, 18 Eritrea players applied for asylum in Uganda after a match in the country. Six other players fled while competing in Angola in 2007 and another 12 did the same thing in Kenya in 2009.

Millions of football fans are watching the AFC Africa Cup 2019 in Egypt, and the Black Continental football championship is always a tournament that attracts a large number of football fans and professionals. especially in Europe. It is also the third largest tournament in FIFA’s official tournament system after the World Cup and European Cup.

Often held in the winter, this is the first time the African Football Cup has been held in the summer, with outdoor temperatures sometimes reaching 40 ° C. But the African Football Confederation has decided to change so that African players who play abroad can join the full team.


MU will earn lots of money if joining in the friendly match in India

MU will earn a significant amount of money if they reach a friendly agreement with the East Bengal club of India.

According to sources from the UK, MU is negotiating with East Bengal Club for the first time making a tour of India. The four-person delegation of MU led by the Director of football affairs – Mr. Alan Dawson led to India to conduct talks to come to the conclusion of an agreement between the parties.

If the East Bengal club finds sponsors, it is likely that this team will pay MU a bribe amount of up to £3 million. It is expected that the friendly match will be held on August 1. The match will be held on Yuvabharati Krirancan Stadium and this is also the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the East Bengal team.

India is a potential market with many big teams in the world with a large population and a stable economy. However, not many European clubs have exploited this market in recent years.

Currently, MU is in the process of retiring according to the Winter Break schedule for the first time applied by the Premier League orginizer. The Reds will return to Premier League matches on February 17 with the match against Chelsea.

Manchester United are in talks with the East Bengal club for a friendly match in India this summer 2020, thereby earning £ 3 million for just 90 minutes of almost performing.

News from the foggy media reported that Manchester United are negotiating with the East Bengal club to make their first trip to India this summer 2020. Since last year, a delegation of four from the English club, led by Chief Executive Alan Dawson, came to conduct talks for the signing of an agreement between the parties.

If East Bengal finds sponsors, it is likely that this team will pay MU a bribe amount of up to £ 3 million. It is expected that the friendly match will be held on August 1.

On the threshold of this season, MU has originally traveled in Asia and according to the interwoven routine, they will return to North America in the summer of 2020. With fertile land of India, there is potential and a fair opportunity to advertise. image, the Red Devils are considering the possibility of breaking.


The 200-year-old traditional martial arts in Nigeria

Dambe is a fighting martial art that has a history of 200 years in Nigeria, and has turned from a brutal martial art to a recreational sports like today.

In this martial art, boxers often use one hand to fight, the other shield, and sometimes use their feet to strike. They often try to lower the game, forcing the opponent to surrender as quickly as possible.

In the past, fighters fought for their wives, land, and other valuables. But today, boxers can make between $ 400 and $ 900 in major tournaments, which are taped and posted to payers.

Before competing, boxers will wrap “kara” to protect their hands. In the past, they even crumpled kara with glass splinters to inflict greater injuries, but today, that has been banned.

Yahaya (pictured), 28, is a Dambe boxer of the Arewa school, one of the three traditional schools, including Jamus and Guruwada. Yahaya told Reuters from Lagos, Nigeria, that he had been practicing martial arts since he was a child, and survived by fighting.

Boxers like Yahaya now make money with this profession thanks to the growing number of online followers.

A boxer is pouring water on his head during a half-time break in Abuja, Nigeria. In 2017, Anthony Okeleke and Chidi Anyina founded “Dambe Warriors” – the company that produces martial arts video programs, to promote the martial art.

Initially they had to pay for boxers, but now they have grown, organized tournaments, and collected tickets.

An audience excitedly watched the Battle of Dambe in Abuja. In the two years, the company had 100,000 registered users and received 24 million views (views) from Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines and the United States.

After filming, the company will go back to the studio to edit and match the sound, before posting it online. In the photo, a boxer in Lagos.

They also plan to set up a separate space for martial arts matches to attract tourists, and discuss with local satellite TV channels to increase views. In the photo, a boxer smiles after the match in Lagos.


Boxing using glass gloves in Africa

If you’ve never heard of Dambe, ancient African sport, this article will blow your soul.

Dambe was invented in West Africa by the Hausa and is traditionally a sport for the lower classes of society. Battles will take place at festivals at the end of the harvest season when tribes will slaughter cattle to celebrate.

Money and betting from the ancient times have been closely associated with this sport. To this day, audience bets and pockets of prize money for boxers remain an important aspect of the festival.

Today, the participants are usually young people from the city and they play year round. Although the boxers no longer come from the Hausa, but with the national spirit, they still participate in the community and compete at festivals.

Traditionally, Dambe included wrestling, called Kokawa, but today it is mostly a boxing competition. Weapons are strong fists with one hand. The glove is a cloth and is wrapped with laces. Some boxers even put glass fragments inside, although this is illegal.

The other hand and two legs will be left free and used to hold the opponent, attack and defend. Because wrestling was used as a goal to knock the opponent down, kicks today are much more popular than traditional matches.

A match will have 3 innings but there is no time limit for each inning. Instead, a round ends when any of the following occurs

1) Two fighters no longer play

2) One of the 2 boxers asks to stop the match

3) When the hands, knees or body of the boxers touch the ground. The matches also do not have official weight, boxers will compete with people of the same size as themselves.

In traditional matches, amulets are often used as forms of magic. Amulets are sometimes used in modern competitions, but officials discourage the use of magical protection because it is said to be unfair.

There is small pillow that boxers will put in gloves. However, the amulets themselves often leave scars on their arms. Some modern Dambe organizers even banned smoking before fighting. Looks like this is a suitable sport for Nick and Nate Diaz!


The secret of the East African amazing running (Part 2)

The presence of managers such as Van de Veen helps African athletes focus on competition, thereby achieving better results and improving income without having to worry about commercial and sponsorship factors.

The 66-year-old manager and his team are not just negotiating contracts for runner. They also make sure they can comfortably focus on jogging. They arrange flights, hotels, visas, venues and guides to practice and promote the brand.

In return, Volare Sports will take a share of the income, usually 15%. To be effective, competition allocations must be carefully planned. “We only do it with the agreement of the players,” Van de Veen assured.

In Africa, Volare Sport has an extensive recruiting and training network, but Van de Veen still prefers to find talent himself. “You have to recognize that talent. I saw Geoffrey Mutai in a youth race in Kenya.

He came second. I was advised to sign a winner, but I just wanted Mutai. He had a way.” run unique. Mutai then won all three Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and Berlin Marathon, “the manager recounted.

The list of successful runner managed by Van de Veen is very long. For many people, jogging is enough for them to live, but not enough to have a carefree future. Van de Veen finds it risky if they encounter mentors or doctors who take advantage of the runner’s situation. “We’re in Europe. Runner is in Africa. We can’t track them 24 hours a day.”

Mentors often commit to spending extra money, and doctors promise better results.

How long will the ‘African Empire’ last? The combination of evolution and habit has helped the East African runner dominate the marathon.

In other parts of the world, BMI is growing, meaning that it is very difficult for them to overthrow the “African empire” in the marathon. However, the “black continent” also brings a lot of knowledge to the runner in the world to eat, train better, break a personal record.


The secret of the East African amazing running (Part 1)

Endurance can be the secret weapon of East African runners. To win a marathon, athletes need the energy to beat the remaining opponents before the finish line, usually the last few kilometers – the deciding distance to success. Typically, the first place is always in the runner group to take the lead at the 30th kilometer mark.

At the last kilometers, their bodies switched to “self-driving” mode. All, from exercise efforts, nutrition to gene traits, will show. East African Runner often have thin ankles and thinner calves. They live at high altitudes, ideal conditions to help improve endurance.

Besides, they also have motivation to strive. ccan bring about a better life, faster runners will be economically better. Along with centuries of evolution, these factors have created athletes with extremely high endurance.

In most areas of East Africa, jogging training begins very early. Children typically walk an average of 8 kilometers per day. BMI – body mass index is calculated by your weight (kg) divided by the square of the height (m or cm) – the average of children only about 15.5 – will be considered abused if in America.

But they have the highest anaerobic threshold and Vo2 Max (the highest indicator of the body’s ability to transfer and use oxygen during exercise, ml/kg/min). same age in the world.

Light body but tall, long legs are also advantages of these “seeds”

Players are like pieces to help a tournament More attractive match. This is a common strategy and also benefits runner. “Berlin is an opportunity for me. If I run well here, the result will affect the future races,” Legese said. The value of a contestant is calculated by time and rank. The better the performance, the more likely the manager and the athlete are to request increased funding.

Through Volare Sports, he manages many elite athletes such as the Berlin Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai (2012), Wilson Kipsang (2013) and Dennis Kimetto (2014).


African runners are dominating the marathon tournaments of the world

Five of the first six places in the men’s and women’s events at the prestigious Berlin Marathon last week were athletes from Ethiopia.

Kenenisa Bekele, Birhanu Legese, Leul Gebrselassie and Sisay Lemma are described as Ethiopia’s strongest runners ahead of the Berlin Marathon in the German capital.

As a result, Bekele, 37, finished first in the men’s marathon with a time of 2 hours 1 minute 41 seconds. This is only two seconds behind the current world record set by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge last year. Kipchoge is absent to prepare for the 2-hour marathon challenge in Vienna, Austria on October 12.

The next two positions belong to Legese and Lemma respectively. “I’m sorry, I’m not lucky. But I can still surpass the current record. I don’t give up,” Bekele said.

Bekele finished first at the Berlin Marathon 2019

Ethiopia also dominates the women’s marathon with champion Ashete Bekere, 2 hours 20 minutes 14 seconds and runner-up Mare Dibaba (slower than 7 seconds). Kenyan runner, Sally Chepyego ranked third.

Business problems. “There is a strategic reason for prioritizing Ethiopian athletes,” explained Berlin Marathon Director Mark Milde. Unlike previous years, the organizers this year do not expect a world record. In 2018, Eliud Kipchoge completed the marathon in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds, raising the world record by more than a minute.

In order to attract more fans, the Berlin Marathon focuses on the excitement of the leading group, ideally until the finish. “To do so, we look for runners who can finish the marathon between 2 hours and 3 minutes and 2 hours and 5 minutes. This year, that means more Ethiopian runner,” Milde added.

African runners, especially Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa, have won nearly every marathon in the world in the last five decades, since the 1969 Mexico City Olympic Games. otherwise, they can also sprint amazingly fast.

The Berlin Marathon is one of the six most prestigious marathons in the world, part of the World Marathon Majors (WMM), alongside the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, New York City Marathon, London Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. Each season lasts for two years and the next begins when the previous season is half the way.

Eleven seasons have occurred since the first season of 2006 – 2007. Of these, Kenya topped ten seasons, and Ethiopia topped VII (2012 – 2013).