Weekly Athletic News

Mo Farah becomes honorary citizen of new called “Trash Isles”

British Athletic legend Mo Farah and former United States President Al Gore are now honorary citizens of a new country called Trash Isles. They along with LADbible have come together in partnership with plastic ocean foundation to urge United Nations in a petition to recognise Trash Isles as a new country. The initiative is part of the awareness to be created against the amount of plastic waste that is in the Oceans. It is expected that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the Oceans than fish.

101-year-old Athlete refused visa for Asian Masters meet

Mann Kaur, a 101-year-old sprinter from Chandigarh, India was refused a visa for the ongoing Asian Masters Meet in China. Her son Gurudev Singh claims that they were refused a visa because they didn’t have an invitation from the organisers. Mann Kaur had won the 100 meters in the World Masters Games in Auckland. Both Mann Singh and her son were going to participate in the World Athletics meet in China. But they were very much surprised as everyone else when they were told a personal invitation was required. Mann Kaur said that it was extremely disappointing that this took place. She was training hard for the 100 m, the 200 m race as well as the shot put and javelin events. Her son Gurudev Singh would’ve participated in the long jump and the 100 and 200-meter races. In spite of having both their names on the list, both of them were denied a visa by the Chinese embassy in Delhi. Mann Kaur will fly to Canada with her son next month where she will be given a lifetime achievement award. She has also been nominated for the esteemed Laureus World’s Best Sporting Moment for 2017 award.

Dave Rimington named Interim Director of Athletics

The University of Nebraska has announced that Dave Rimington will be its new Interim Director of Athletics. The announcement was made official by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Rimington is the president Boomer Esiason Foundation, a New York-based foundation which is considered to be one of the best. Dave Rimington has agreed to take a leave of absence and serve as the Interim Director for Nebraska for 60 days. Rimington who is from Omaha is also a two-time Husker All American. University of Nebraska’s Chancellor said that he is extremely pleased that Rimington has taken time off to help the Athletics division with his experience. Rimington was happy with the opportunity he received and said that he was looking forward to meeting the staff and the students of Nebraska.