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Farah faces Blues bash session
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NSW hooker Robbie Farah is set for a Blues bash session on Saturday as his troublesome left shoulder is put to the ultimate test.
The Blues enjoyed a day off at their Coffs Harbour base on Friday after two ballwork sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, both of which Farah participated in.
NSW will ramp up their preparation for the must-win State of Origin at Nike Hypervenom Phantom FG the MCG with a full contact session on Saturday in which Farah will take part.
The Wests Tigers skipper hasn’t played since injuring his shoulder in NSW’s loss in Origin I. He is rated by the Blues as certain to play in Melbourne on Wednesday.
To make sure, the Blues’ big boppers Aaron Woods, James Tamou, Paul Gallen and David Klemmer are set to give Farah’s shoulder a searching examination at training on Saturday.
"We have a full contact session on Saturday and Sunday so hopefully Robbie pulls up good," Woods said.
"You can’t really hide when you get stuck in the middle, he gets targeted a lot during Nike Kyrie 1 Chaussure games as well. So at training, Jimmy, myself, Big Gal, will be running at him, we will see how he goes then."
Farah has been regularly spotted around the Blues’ hotel with an icepack strapped to his shoulder that looks like it has been calved from an iceberg. He will probably require a painkilling injection to take his place in the Blues’ side for Origin II.
Woods doesn’t have any doubt his Tigers teammate will be good Nike Tiempo Calcetto to go.
"Robbie is the always first guy out of the line to try and put a shot on, he doesn’t care how big the bloke is, he has no fear, and he won’t let anyone down," Woods said.
Muirfield mauls Tiger Wood
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Former world No.1 Tiger Woods has been mauled by Muirfield Village, shooting a 13-over 85, his worst score as scarpa Running a professional, to fall to dead last early in the third round of the Memorial Tournament.
A day after Woods made a clutch-par putt to make the cut on the number, the five-time event and 14-time major champion struggled royally, making just one birdie while carding six bogeys, two double bogeys and a quadruple bogey.
He now sits 71st at 12-over par, 24 shots off second-round leader David Lingmerth, who is still to start his third round.
For Woods it was three shots poorer than his previous worst, an 82 he shot earlier this year at the Phoenix Open, and is just the third time in his professional career he has failed to break 80 after an 81 in the 2002 British Open.
Having already sunk to 172nd in the world rankings, Woods found water hazards four times in his round.
After three opening pars on Saturday, Woods’ woes began with back-to-back Cheap Visual Sunglasses bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes.
A four-foot par miss on the fourth was followed by a three putt from 28 feet on the next for another bogey.
The par-three eighth took him from bunker to bunker en route to a double bogey, the same score he took Supra Atom on nine after dumping his approach in the water.
Another trip to the Muirfield Village creeks on the 11th led to a bogey and a missed green on the par-three 12th pushed him to eight over.
His fifth bogey of the day came on the 14th hole when he failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker before he managed his lone birdie on the par-five 15th.
Just when it appeared he might have a chance to break 80 his approach on the 17th caught a tree and dropped into the drink, resulting in another bogey before an absolute disaster struck on the last.
Taking three-wood off the tee, Woods pulled his shot into a creek and after a drop could only muscle his ball short of the green.
He caught his chip shot heavy and watched his ball roll back down a steep slope back off the green and then chunked his next attempt into a bunker.
Unable to get up and down from the sand he was forced to take an eight, ensuring his worst-ever score.
As was the case over the opening two rounds, Woods struggled to find the fairways, getting just seven of 14, leaving him with 16 of 42 over three rounds.
He declined to talk to the media after the round.
DENVER (AP) NFL teams are reviewing the way they handle rookie minicamps after season-ending knee injuries to two prized picks less than a week after all the hugs and handshakes of draft night.
Locker rooms and front offices were jolted when defensive end Dante Fowler, the third overall pick, blew out his left knee on the first day of Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp. Twenty-four hours later, tight end Jeff Heuerman, Denver’s third-round selection, tore his left ACL covering a kickoff.
Both were practicing under standard injury protection waivers. Fowler later received a fully guaranteed four-year, $23.5 million contract, same as he would have had he not been injured. Heuerman has yet to sign.
While some coaches insist injuries are as unavoidable as they are unfortunate, John Lynch, the former hard-hitting safety and current television commentator, said players might be overdoing it leading up to the draft.
After the college season ends, they work out relentlessly for their pro days, team visits and the NFL combine. This exhaustive process, he said, can endanger top prospects as they go from getting wined, dined and timed to gearing up for the first time in months.
”They never get a break,” Lynch said. ”Sometimes I think they’re just worn out. Maybe break them in a little easier.”
Saints rookie cornerback P.J. Williams agrees that the months-long auditioning can put some draft picks in jeopardy as they abruptly shift their focus from physical fitness back to football.
”You get out there and you want to make an impression on the coaches and go hard,” Williams said. ”Coming from not doing much is definitely tough.”
Fowler agreed he wasn’t in ”football shape,” having trained not so much to chase down quarterbacks but to bench press and run in a straight line and a T-shirt.
”You have the combine, pro day, visiting teams, so it’s kind of hard to stay in shape with things like that,” Fowler said. ”I was going to get accustomed to that in minicamp and camp.”
Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Nike Air Max 90 Cheap suggested moving rookie minicamps back another week or two to help reduce the risk of injury: ”They’re just off the street, really, doing their own training and then going straight to practice,” he said. ”That’s hard. That’s dangerous.”
Some teams say they’re already doing everything they can to protect their players, however.
”It’s part of the game and it’s an unfortunate part of the business and things happen that are out of your control,” Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. ”Right now we are worried about teaching the players the way we need to practice. Injuries are just part of the game.”
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he re-evaluates his rookie minicamp every year, and he agrees with Lynch that scrapping it altogether would do more harm than good.
”What’s that saying, `You can’t learn to swim by reading a book’? For these guys it’s the same mentality,” Bradley said. Plus, he said it prepares them for the rest of the offseason workouts with the veterans.
San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula said the Jaguars did everything right.
”They were practicing. They were doing everything in the way you do football. We looked at it closely to make sure, `Hey, is there anything that’s going on here that we’re doing that we shouldn’t do?’ No. We (decided to do) the same things Jacksonville was doing,” Tomsula said.
Dialing down the intensity isn’t the answer, either, Broncos general manager John Elway said.
”When you’re a rookie, you get excited about it. I remember my first minicamp. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off, too,” Elway said. ”So, it’s always hard to pull the reins back.”
That’s especially true when the draft class of soon-to-be millionaires is mixed in with undrafted college free agents and players on a weekend tryout just itching to make an impression.
Slowing things down a bit might be the happy middle ground.
”It’s fair to say they’re behind from a football physical standpoint of being in shape,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. ”So it’s important for us to make sure the transition here isn’t too fast physically. In other words, we have to get them up to speed.”
The collective bargaining agreement allows for teams to hold their rookie botas de futbol personalizadas minicamps either the first or second weekend following the draft. Along with the Saints, only the Chargers, Chiefs, 49ers and Titans waited a week.
”By having the second weekend, it has allowed us to have Scarpe Nike Free Flyknit four days with them and really get a gauge on where they’re at” and set the tempo accordingly, Payton said.
Despite all the safeguards, injuries are a fact of football, Payton said, ”and those are tough things, especially when it’s a high-profile player you’ve invested a lot of research in.”
AP Sports Writers Bernie Wilson, Dave Skretta, Janie McCauley and Mark Long contributed along with AP freelancers Bradley Handwerger and Terry McCormick.
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By Nathaniel Grow
Eight Major League Baseball teamswon an initial victory on Wednesdayin two federal lawsuits contesting MLB’s minor league pay practices under the minimum wage and overtime laws. At the same time, however, the judge denied the league a potentially more sweeping victory in the cases.
Thetwo lawsuits were filed in California last yearby former minor league players who allege that they received as little as $3,300 per year, without overtime, despite routinely being required to work 50 or more hours per week during the playing season (in addition to mandatory off-season training). MLB and its thirty teams responded to the suit by challenging the plaintiffs’ claims on a variety of grounds. Wednesday’s decision considered two of these defenses in particular.
First, 11 of the MLB franchises argued that they were not subject to the California court’s jurisdiction and therefore must be dismissed from the lawsuit. Second, all 30 MLB teams argued that the case should be transferred from California to a federal court in Florida, which they argued would be a more convenient location for the trial.In its decision on Wednesday, the court granted MLB a partial victory, agreeing to dismiss eight of the MLB defendant franchises from the suit due to a lack of personal jurisdiction, but refusing to transfer the case to Florida.
With respect to the jurisdiction issue, 11 MLB teams (Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland, Detroit, the New York Yankees, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and Washington) all contended that they did not have any physical presence in California, and therefore were not subject to the California court’s jurisdiction.As I noted on Tuesday, courts will generally only force a party to defend itself in a particular state if it maintains a permanent presence or a sufficient level of business operations in the jurisdiction. This prevents parties from having to defend themselves in far away states that have little to do with the dispute.
The 11 teams each argued in particular that they do not have any offices located in California, do not affiliate with any California-based minor league teams, employ only a handful of scouts in the state, and travel to California at most only a few times per season to play a dozen or so MLB games. Taken together, the teams argued that these contacts were insufficient to force the clubs to defend themselves in California, pointing to a number of prior court decisions holding that professional sports teams are not subject to jurisdiction in a different state simply because they play a few Scarpe Nike Kobe games there each year.
In response, the minor league plaintiffs argued that jurisdiction did exist over these teams in light of the fact that they each, on average, employ six scouts in California, while also each employing roughly 25 minor league players from the state. Moreover, they noted, because MLB teams share 34% of their local revenues, all franchises profit from games played in California. Along these same lines, the plaintiffs pointed out that every MLB franchise receives over $113,000 each year in revenue generated in California by MLB Advanced Media – the company that runs the MLB.tv streaming service – and another $52,000 per year in California-based profits from the MLB Network.
The presiding judge in the case – Judge Joseph C. Spero – largely sided with the MLB defendants on the jurisdiction issuein his decision on Wednesday. Specifically, he ruled that his court did not have jurisdiction over eight of the teams due to their lack of a sufficient presence in California. However, he determined that three of the teams – Detroit, Pittsburgh, and the Yankees – had each subjected themselves to jurisdiction in the state by specifically scouting and communicating with one or more of the plaintiffs in California (the other eight teams had not been shown to have scouted any of the minor leaguers named as plaintiffs in the suit in the state). As a result, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, the White Sox, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, and Washington were all dismissed from the case.
With regards to the motion to transfer the case to Florida, however, Judge Spero ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, opting to keep the suit in California. MLB had argued that Florida Chaussure Nike Flash Pack would be a more convenient location for the case, citing the fact that 15 MLB teams hold spring training in Florida, while another 30 minor league teams are located in the state (compared to just 12 in California). In reality, though, MLB was undoubtedly hoping to take advantage of favorable legal precedent in Florida, as courts in the state have previously held that minor league baseball teams areseasonal operations immune from the federal minimum wage and overtime requirements.
The plaintiffs, meanwhile, asserted that California was the most convenient location for the suit since many more minor leaguers hail from the state than anywhere else (including Florida), with 40% of the named plaintiffs in the case living in or around California. Judge Spero agreed with the minor leaguers, concluding that California was at least an equally, if not more, convenient state for the parties on the whole.
Ultimately, neither of Judge Spero’s ruling were unexpected, ashe had previously suggested back in Februarythat he was inclined to dismiss several of the defendants from the suit on jurisdiction grounds, but deny MLB’s motion to transfer the case.
Moving forward, although the plaintiffs are undoubtedly disappointed that the court dismissed eight of the teams from the case, winning the right to keep the suit in California was certainly the more important of the two issues decided by the court. Indeed, in light of the legal precedent discussed above, had the case been moved to Florida, MLB would likely have succeeded in having all of the plaintiff’s federal legal claims dismissed, forcing the minor leaguers to rely on a hodgepodge of different state-level minimum wage laws. This would have made it more difficult for the plaintiffs to achieve their goal of changing MLB’s minor league pay practices nationwide.
Meanwhile, despite seeing eight MLB teams released from the case, the minor league plaintiffs can still proceed in the suit against the other 22 clubs. And should they succeed in proving that these remaining franchises have violated the law, then any ruling in the case would almost certainly result in all MLB teams modifying their pay practices. So the plaintiffs’ goal of reforming the minor league salary scale is still very much alive despite Wednesday’s ruling. Moreover, the plaintiffs could still pursue their claims against the eight teams that were dismissed from the suit by filing new cases against them in different states.
That having been said, although the eight dismissed teams could still potentially see new cases filed against them elsewhere, for the time being Wednesday’s decision was an important victory for these franchises. Not only are they no longer at risk of being found to have violated the law in the existing suit, but they also will not need to provide any additional information to the plaintiffs during the discovery phase of the case. This Chaussures Nike Hyperchase 2015 means that they will not have to make their executives available for depositions, for instance, nor collect and produce the thousands of pages of evidence the plaintiffs will likely request from the remaining defendants.
All in all, though, the two minor league minimum wage lawsuits continue to pose a significant threat to MLB’s current minor league pay practices. One can thus expect that MLB will continue to pursue every possible legal avenue in defense of its existing minor league pay scale. Indeed, just earlier this week MLB filed a different motion to dismisssome of the plaintiffs’ claimson the grounds that various teams should not be subject to particular states’ minimum wage laws in the suit. Whether these efforts by MLB will be enough to preserve the existing system, however, remains to be seen.
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In no other American sport do so many people root for the same result, especially a result that’s never guaranteed. It’s so far from a guarantee, in fact, that some wondered whether?it would?happen again. But if it did, it would take a special effort.
On Saturday, it happened. For the first time in 37 years, a special horse delivered a special performance to capture the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown.?American Pharoah is now a horse racing legend, and his effort in the 2015 Belmont Stakes ― not just the victory ―?was proof of that.
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But his Kentucky Derby win wasn’t particularly impressive. His performance in the Preakness over a wet track two weeks later was, but the diluted field and conditions made some doubt its true merit.?He hadn’t yet provided the nation with that?signature performance worthy of horse racing lore.
To be mentioned in the same breath as Secretariat and Citation or Seattle Slew and War Admiral, he’d need a special ride under jockey Victor Espinoza.?Since we dream of this one result ― one so rare?and so mystical?― we?all wanted it to be unforgettable.
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Saturday, the Bob Baffert-trained colt delivered an?effort that eluded 13 hopeful horses in the past 37 years. The?wire-to-wire win in the sixth-fastest time in race history at its current distance was special, and it won’t soon be forgotten.
“You have to have Lebron 12 Chaussures the horse,” Baffert told reporters after the race. “He’s a very special horse. I didn’t win it. He’s the one that won it.”
It takes a special horse to win the Triple Crown. Just three had done it since 1948 before Saturday for a number Nike Air Max 90 Essential of reasons, including the spacing of the three races and the distance of the Belmont. But Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed were all special. Nobody can argue that, and after watching that race Saturday, nobody can argue with American Pharoah’s inclusion among?racing’s elite.
Baffert was ready for defeat, though. Three times previous he’d brought a horse to Belmont Park with a chance at the Triple Crown, and three times he’d watched it slip away. A handful of other trainers had been through the same over the past 37 years, as had thousands and thousands of American sports fans.?
“I was prepared for a loss,” Baffert said. “But this horse had been so magical this spring through all these races. Everything’s gone so smooth with him.”
Still, American horse racing is far from flourishing. This victory won’t change that. No casual fan will suddenly watch a Grade 3 Stakes race at Gulfstream Park in April because of American Pharoah.
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But that’s what makes the Triple Crown so unique. Once a year, the most casual of observers tune into the Kentucky Derby hoping there’s a truly special horse in the field. Most of the time, there’s not, and we wait. There’s no greater disparity in interest in the same event depending on the year than there is in the Belmont Stakes. It’s unlike anything else in American sports.
And when it comes to horse racing, few have a pre-existing rooting interests. We pull for history. In no other sport do so many fans root for this single result,?only to be disappointed year after year.
American sports are playoff and championship driven, so we judge athletes not on their entire bodies of work, but by what they do in the most trying of times. There have been some great 3-year-old horses to run the Triple Crown circuit over the past 37 years and fall short.?
American Pharoah is a special horse, and his wire-to-wire victory?solidifies him as such.?It will be a day and an effort American sports fans don’t soon forget.
It was the day a horse did something everyone wanted to see but nobody could actually do for 37 years. Saturday,?June 6, 2015, at Belmont Park was when American Pharoah turned in a performance that made him worthy of the sport’s greatest prize.
The Glendale City Council’s decision to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement with the Coyotes was a formality. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and councilmembers Lauren Tolmachoff and Bart Turner had made up their minds long before Wednesday’s litany of speakers used the session’s open forum to voice their opinions.
Far less clear, however, is whether the city has a legal leg to stand on after it voted 5-2 to void the deal. Glendale’s sole basis for the move is Arizona Statute 38-511, which allows an agency to cancel a contract if an employee directly involved with the agreement becomes an employee or agent to the other party.
Craig Tindall resigned as Glendale City attorney in late February 2013 (the resignation became official on April 1 of that year). He became general counsel for the Coyotes the following August.
Per the statute, Glendale must prove that Tindall was involved in creating the current arena lease agreement.
One of the words that they will need to focus on in that statute is the word ‘significantly,’ said Rodney Smith, director of the sports law and business program at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of law. They’re going to have to prove that he had a significant level of involvement and I think it will be a very uphill battle for the City of Glendale.
Tindall left the city well before negotiations with Renaissance Sports Entertainment (now IceArizona) began on the arena lease agreement in late May. However, Glendale kept Tindall on a six-month retainer and he was paid his full salary through September 2013, so the city likely will argue he served a role in creating the lease agreement.
Two sources familiar with the situation said Tindall had no role in drafting the current agreement, although it is similar to one he helped draft when Greg Jamison attempted to buy the team. One source said Tindall had a limited role as an advisor on the current agreement.
In November 2013, then-Councilman Phil Lieberman filed an ethics complaint with the State Bar of Arizona concerning Tindall. Lieberman alleged Tindall went to work for the Coyotes in 2013 while he was still paid the Glendale severance. The State Bar dismissed that claim.
The fact that there was a complaint and the State Bar found no violations can be very persuasive. But the statute only says that there has to be conflict of interest, said Monica Lindstrom, KTAR’s legal analyst. If council can show any kind of fraud on the part of Coyotes or IceArizona or Tindall then its case strengthens.
The majority of the speakers during the open forum on Wednesday criticized the council for its impending action, but Weiers Nike Air Force 1 Prezzo said those in attendance didn’t have all the facts.
What we have witnessed here tonight is possibly the most shameful exhibition of government I have ever witnessed
Anthony LeBlanc,Coyotes co-owner
We’ve all taken a beating tonight here, and I think it’s all unjust because most of the fans don’t understand the complexity of this issue, Nike Roshe Run Zalando he said. The complexity of this issue is the fact that you don’t have all the information. When you have more information, I think you will have a better understanding. This is to protect the taxpayers. I believe (the Coyotes) violated the law.
Coyotes outside counsel Nick Wood delivered a potentially damaging blow to the council’s effort when he reminded it that it had waived any conflict of interest concerns for Tindall, a point that councilmember Gary Sherwood confirmed Wednesday night from Salt Lake City, where he was attending a League of Cities meeting.
If they waived the conflict of interest issues then the Coyotes will have a firm leg to stand on, Lindstrom said.
Lindstrom also questioned how Glendale would prove Tindall had significant involvement in the deal.
This was a contract that was negotiated in and out, up and down and sideways for at least two months during June and July when Tindall was not working for the City of Glendale or the Coyotes so he wasn’t involved during the lion’s share of the work for this particular contract, she said.
During the open forum, Wood said the city would face a $200 million lawsuit from the Coyotes if it chose to void the deal. That was part of the process he outlined afterward.
Our litigation team will be filing injunctive relief (Thursday), a temporary restraining order and we’ll also be going after the city for a couple hundred million dollars in potential damages, Wood said.
When asked if negotiating with the city was still possible, Wood said: At this point the damage has been done. How do we negotiate our way out of being shot in the head by the city?
Glendale released a statement Wednesday morning saying it was open to renegotiating the contract, but Coyotes president, CEO and co-owner Anthony LeBlanc also dismissed that out of hand.
Why would we even negotiate a deal that is less than two years old and has 13 years remaining? he said. What we witnessed here tonight is possibly the most shameful exhibition of government I have ever witnessed.
I don’t want to be viewed as just a bunch of people that are looking to take legal action. It is our right; it is a necessity. We have been absolutely wronged this evening by a group that is acting in incredibly bad faith.
Smith, who once served as city attorney for Bishop, Calif., said Glendale should be concerned with another potential ramification of its actions.
With my limited understanding of the details and facts, the city also needs to be very careful about its brand. Even if they eke out a victory in the short term — and I find that unlikely — they could still lose in the long term by damaging their brand for future negotiations.
I don’t want to disparage the members of council. They are Nike Air Yeezy 1 Sapatos probably doing what they consider to be in the best interest of the city but politics are so often short-term driven. They’re looking at the next election and that’s regrettable because this needs to be analyzed from a long-term perspective.
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zapatillas de baloncesto baratas The video, which has been posted on YouTube, shows the policeman aggressively throwing a 14-year-old girl to the ground and kneeling on top of her as residents yell at him to let her go.?
As some approach, the officer pulls out his gun causing them to run away. Throughout the video the girl can be heard screaming for her mother.
?WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE??McKinney Police Department said the chaos began after a fight broke out between two women at the?Craig Ranch North Community Pool.
A dozen police officers eventually responded where?private security and home owners "were pointing out juveniles who were creating the disturbance, fighting and refusing to leave."
Police Chief Greg Conley said a 14-year-old female was "temporarily detained" by one of the officers before she was released to her parents.
"Several concerns about the conduct of one of the officers at the scene have been raised," he wrote on the Department’s Facebook page.
"A formal investigation into the incident has been started and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation."
Brandon Brooks, who posted the video on YouTube, said police had Nike Air Force 1 Prezzo started handcuffing and ordering people onto the ground for no reason.
"This kind of force is uncalled for, especially on children and innocent bystanders," he wrote below the video.?
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) On the eve of the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan, the Netherlands on Wednesday pulled out of hosting the second edition of the multi-sport event in 2019.
The Dutch government said in a statement that there was insufficient support for funding the event, calling the 57.5 million euro ($65 million) price tag too high for local, provincial and national authorities.
The Dutch also questioned whether there would be enough top athletes at the games because sports including swimming and athletics already have European Championships that year.
The announcement came just two days before the opening of the first European Games in Baku, where athletes from 50 nations will compete in 20 sports.
The European Olympic Committees, which granted the Netherlands hosting rights last month, said it will now resume talks with five other potential hosts.
After being awarded hosting rights, the Dutch Olympic Committee said it would continue discussing its candidature with national and local authorities and would announce whether the bid had government backing around the time the inaugural edition of the games was staged.
The committee slammed national and local authorities for refusing to fund the Chaussures Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit event, accusing them in a statement of a ”lack of vision.”
The national Olympic committee and Dutch sports federation called it ”a major missed chance Kyrie 1 GS for the Netherlands to show how you can organize a big multi-sport event in an innovative way and on a normal scale spread across an entire country.”
EOC President Patrick Hickey said it was disappointing Chaussures Futsal the Dutch would not host the second edition, but was upbeat about the games in Baku, saying he was confident they ”will be the ideal showcase for this new event and its long-term sporting, social and economic benefits.”
”I have no doubt that we will be able to present a strong host for the 2019 European Games,” Hickey added, ”but right now our focus remains on ensuring this inaugural edition is the best possible launch pad for Europe’s first continental games.”