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John Foyne

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John Foyne last won the day on June 1 2020

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  1. In October, United States President Donald Trump signed the "Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amatuer Athletes Act" into law. This law grants the United States Congress the power to remove members of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC), along with giving Congress the power to decertify national governing bodies if they fail to follow SafeSport guidelines. Part of this law requires Congress to form a committee made up of at least eight current or former Olympic or Paralympic athletes. The Associated Press reported that former Olympians Norman Bellingham (Canoe
  2. The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) announced today that the Spanish city of Palma will serve as host for the 2021 version of the IFAF Flag Football World Championships from October 6-10. This comes several months after the 2020 IFAF Flag Football World Championships, which were supposed to be held in Denmark, were cancelled because of COVID-19. This is not a surprising move by IFAF since the Spanish Federation of American Football (FEFA) expressed immense interest in picking up the hosting duties since the cancellation of last year’s World Championships. Perh
  3. The International World Games Association's (IWGA) Annual General Meeting looked a lot different this year than in years past. Instead of meeting in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, the IWGA met virtually on Friday November 6th to discuss a variety of topics concerning the future of the IWGA, and their International Federations (IFs). The biggest change was seen in the athlete quota cap being raised from 4,200 to 5,000 athletes. This is no doubt a move by the IWGA to include more sports and events into their programme. Earlier this summer, the IWGA suffered some blowback from athle
  4. On Tuesday, Zeljko Karajica of SEH Sports & Entertainment Holding and Patrick Esume, probably the most well known and connected European in American Football, announced that they will launch the first fully professional American Football League since NFL Europe packed up and left the continent in 2007. In June of 2021, the European League of Football, or ELF, will launch with eight teams. Six will be located in Germany with teams calling the cities of Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hannover and Ingolstadt, home. The seventh team will feature the Wroclaw Panthers from P
  5. @Olympian1010 We both know that a public opinion poll is meaningless to the IOC. If there is a profit to be made “the games will go on!”
  6. That's fine. You do. You. This is probably the biggest news coming out of the NFL today. And this is an NFL thread. So... yeah.
  7. More big news coming out of Washington, DC - and it's not about the name change. The Washington Post looks prepared to drop an absolute bomb exposing some pretty dark stuff coming out of DC.
  8. An article was released last week by Around The Rings ( which claimed that American Football was headed to the World Games. The article, as you can read above, was super unclear and didn't mention and IF. Well this morning things got a little more clear as the World Games tweeted out that American Flag Football would be welcomed as the fourth invitational sport. I guess delaying the games by a year, gave the BLOC some more time to prepare and replace Wheelchair Basketball whic
  9. Someone is trolling the Washington American Football Team. A man in Virginia has already trademarked a bunch of possible new names for that the team is looking to use as replacements. The Washington team can’t use those names without paying them owner a huge fee.
  10. Just to play devil's advocate. What about the "Notre Dame Fighting Irish"? "The Fighting Irish might be one of most racist names out there, it was given to the school by a local sports writers, who described the play of the Catholic school as scrappy. This was at a time in American History where being Irish was only a step above being black or asian. The origins of the nickname stem from a desire to differentiate Notre Dame for its Catholicism. It is a negative portrayal of Catholics and immigrants. It is a stereotype of the violent Irish. Most of the young men who attended the sc
  11. And that's how I started my week. Waking up and seeing a post of two guys spinning a soccer ball out of their ass cracks, lol.
  12. Lacrosse is growing rapidly in Central and South America right now. I have a friend who is a coach with the Colombian Women's National Team and they went to the World Championships two summers ago. They didn't get far, but I can see in ten years maybe 6 quality nations out of the Americas. The problem is competitiveness. It's basically a battle for bronze after Canada and the United States.
  13. Wow. More World Games news today! Just came across this on Twitter. Not sure if this is 11 man, 9 man flag, or something else. Also the article does not mention IFAF at all. Should be very interesting to see how this plays out.
  14. @Olympian1010 does the Olympic Channel still have US broadcast rights? From what I remember their TV coverage was piss poor in 2017 with only an hour recap show on the Olympic Channel every night. They did have live events in their website, though. Eurosport’s was wayyy better basically action 24/7.
  15. Wow. Great work @Olympian1010! I was going through some of the stuff just now and also comparing it to the 2017 programme. I was also really surprised about the elimination of Men's Boules. But I also get it. It's not the most exciting sport, and I doubt it can contain the interest of American crowds for long. I also really, like REALLY don't like the additions of these new trends sports - drone flying (also not a sport, and does not belong any where near a multi-sport event), parkour, and breaking. I agree with you that the IOC is putting pressure on the IWGA to "test" out these new trend spo
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