"As the evaluation reports submitted to the World Rugby Council said there were two outstanding bids, New Zealand and Australia submitted very compelling propositions and either could have done a good job"."Auckland is well experienced at organising these events with the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and the World Masters Games a year ago, and we'll be excellent hosts"."I also want to acknowledge the passionate support we received from Newcastle and the Hunter Valley Rugby communities behind our bid"."This government is committed to more women and girls getting involved in sport, so we are enthusiastic supporters of bringing this elite women's tournament to New Zealand".Mayor Phil Goff says it is great news that Auckland will be jointly hosting this exciting event.She said it wouldn't change anything in regards to the development of the Wallaroos squad."Although we are very passionate about women's rugby very few of our fans have seen the Black Ferns play at home against the best in the … [Read more...] about Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women’s Rugby World Cup
Chuck Gibson Special to The Enquirer Published 5:17 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Bob Arledge attempted his first pole vault more than 70 years ago. On Sept. 12, 2018, in the seaside town of Malaga, Spain, at the age of 85, he vaulted his way to the gold medal in the World Masters Track and Field Championship. “It was a beautiful stadium,” said Arledge. “They were having an unusual hot spell. Down on the field where we were vaulting it was 110.” Arledge began to feel leg cramps. “That kind of heat is not conducive for old men,” Arledge noted. “I was able to win. I was pretty happy about it.” Arledge lives with Gail, his wife of 61 years, at Otterbein Senior Life in Lebanon, Ohio. Otterbein also has retirement communities in Loveland and Union Township, among other locations. Anna Gallagher, Otterbein marketing director, told how the whole Otterbein YMCA was cheering for him and took great joy in seeing his courage to chase the dream and … [Read more...] about World champion: At age 85, pole vaulter brings Gold home to Otterbein
The opening ceremony of the World Masters Championships will herald the beginning of two weeks of competition for over 8000 athletes from 101 countries! MALAGA, SPAIN, September 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- 445 USATF MASTERS ATHLETES ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MALAGA, ON SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL, TO COMPETE IN THE 2018 WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS! AS PART OF THAT ELITE GROUP ARE 13 USATF MASTERS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS, 15 WORLD RECORD HOLDERS AND OVER 20 AMERICAN RECORD HOLDERS! Today is the opening ceremony of the World Masters Athletics Championships. As thousands march in it will herald the beginning of two weeks of competition for over 8000 athletes from 101 countries! The USA is sending over 400 representatives of Team USATF from all over the country including some of the best in the world! Included on #TeamUSATF is 2017 (and 2012) WMA Outstanding Male Athlete of the year Bob Lida, 81, of Wichita, KS, who set world M80 records in both the 200M and 400M at the WMA Indoor … [Read more...] about 445 USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes head to the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Malaga, Spain!
2018 tournament participants cheer for a great event at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin The biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries. Bringing golfers together for the best time of their life is what we do. Listening to golfers has inspired many innovations that add to player enjoyment.”— Go Golfing’s Peter McCarthy HUA HIN, THAILAND, June 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Billed as the biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries, sharing in US$50,000 in prizes, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship has rightly earned this tagline. While the numbers are impressive, talking to the players you come to understand this event has a certain magic that makes it both unique and compelling. Maria Kohut from Melbourne Australia says this event pampers you from start to finish. “Big international … [Read more...] about Magic Happens at the Centara World Masters
CAIRO (AP) — In a surreal scene from the 2001 film "Vanilla Sky," Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.Open your eyes anywhere in Egypt these days, and you'll see billboards, banners and posters hailing the general-turned-president, who will stand for re-election next week against a little-known politician who has made no effort to challenge him.The outcome of the election is a foregone conclusion, so the advertising blitz appears aimed at encouraging turnout to try and bolster the vote's legitimacy.In the meantime, the displays have provoked a wave of grim satire on social media, one of the last remaining avenues for dissent amid a sweeping crackdown that has escalated in the lead-up to the March 26-28 vote.A still photo cropped from the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic" shows Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet seated … [Read more...] about World In Egypt, wall-to-wall el-Sissi banners inspire satire