International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential hopeful Denis Oswald distanced himself from the body's current leadership on Monday, saying wrestling's 2020 Olympics exit could have been handled better and that more sports could join the Games.
The Swiss head of the international rowing federation, who as a long-time IOC Executive Board member was part of the decision-making process until 2012, said the IOC's February exclusion of wrestling from the 2020 Games was not well handled.
The ancient sport, part of all Games since 1896 apart from the 1900 Olympics, would no doubt win back its Games spot after make a three-sport shortlist for inclusion in 2020, Oswald said.
Canadian sports body upholds turban ban
Toronto: The World Sikh Organisation has expressed sadness at the decision of Canadian football organisation's decision to uphold a ban on turbans on field.
The board of directors of the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has decided to continue its ban on players wearing turbans on field despite a directive by the Canadian Soccer Association to referees last April to permit head coverings on field, CBC News reported.
Oscar family ‘shaken’ by bathroom images
Johannesburg: The family of Oscar Pistorius says it is “shaken” by the leaked graphic photos of the blood-spattered bathroom where the world-renowned athlete shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
“We were shaken by the graphic images, leaked into the public domain..., of the accident scene at Oscar's house,” Arnold Pistorius, who speaks on behalf of the family, said in a statement dated Monday.
BWF postpones use of review technology
Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said Monday it was delaying indefinitely the live implementation of line-call review technology to address "last-minute issues" that have cropped up in testing.
After testing its system in the Malaysian Open this year and last month's Sudirman Cup in Kuala Lumpur, the sport's world governing body had planned to go live at next week's Indonesia Open.
Instead, the BWF "will continue testing the line-call technology in an effort to resolve some last-minute issues which arose during the recent testing", it said in a statement.