Related The Executive Board of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has decided to award the island of Ibiza, Spain, as the host of the 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships. The Mediterranean island, which hosted the European version of the championships in 2018, will welcome triathletes from all over the world for 10 days of racing.“The Multisport World Championships has been incredibly successful in the last few years since we launched this product, and we have seen not only a great interest from cities to bid to host this event, but also from athletes willing to compete,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado.“And we are extremely proud of Ibiza willing to host this event, as a clear proof of the legacy of our events, returning to the island only a few years after hosting the European event.”The World Championships will see duathlon, long distance triathlon, aquathon and cross triathlon championship races organized together during a week-long festival. This allows for athletes to compete in various multisport races, as opposed to electing only one each season. And participants can even vie for the ‘Multisport Legend’, a title reserved for those who compete in all four events.Ibiza was elected after presenting its bid to the members of the ITU Executive Board, who had the opportunity to compare the proposal from the Spanish island and from the city of Pesaro, in Italy, which was ‘encouraged to continue bidding in future editions’.The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its debut in the ITU calendar in 2017 in Penticton (Canada). This was followed by Fyn (Denmark) in 2018 and Pontevedra (Spain) in 2019. Next year the event will travel to the city of Almere (Netherlands), to be followed by Townsville (Australia) in 2021.www.triathlon.org
… BCB president tells U-17 teamPRESIDENT of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Hilbert Foster last Monday urged the Berbice 14-man Under-17 team to represent the Ancient County with pride, passion and commitment during the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Under-17 Tournament.The newly-elected president was speaking at a specially-arranged meeting of the players, their parents and team management at the Albion cricket ground.Berbice, Foster stated, was known around the cricketing world as the Home of Legends such as Rohan Kanhai, John Trim, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Ivan Madray, Alvin Kallicharran, Roy Fredericks and Leonard Baichan.Addressing the full house of cricketers and parents, Foster spoke widely on the importance of team unity, personal discipline, hard work and commitment.No form of indiscipline would be tolerated as the management of the team has been authorised to send home players who break the BCB Code of Conduct.The BCB president urged the attentive parents to be positive role models to their children and to instil in them the formula necessary for success.He committed the BCB to invest in the players’ future and announced that 2018 would be remembered as the year when Berbice Cricket was returned to its rightful place as the best in Guyana.Vice-president and Chairman of the BCB Cricket Development Committee, Albert Smith, urged the 14-man squad to work as a unit and to celebrate each other’s’ success.A highly successful cricket coach at the Inter-county and National levels, Smith stated that he was confident that the management team of former National players, Andre Percival and Delbert Hicks, would bring the best out of the teams. Smith also urged the cricketers’ parents to work along with the Berbice Cricket Board as the Board intends to create a working bond among itself, players, parents and the general public.Berbice are the defending champions and they face off today with the GCB Select Under-15 team at Bourda while Demerara clash with Essequibo at the Lusignan ground.
CSKA’s sports director Cristiano Jarretta has left the Army. The Italian returned to his homeland yesterday and it is not clear whether he will return at all. He himself is silent about his future, writes “Tema Sport”. His contract with the club was for a year and a half – from the beginning of 2019 until this summer.Thus, Jareta may no longer be part of the “Army”, but there is no official announcement regarding him. During the spring part of the championship, the Italian diverted questions about his expiring contract, saying only that the priority in CSKA is the results, not its future.Winbet – victory is an emotion! (18+)Jarrett helped transfer Kiril Despodov to Cagliari a year and a half ago and helped attract Italian players Diego Fabrini and Stefano Beltrame. The first came to the “Army” last summer, but only 90 days later, announced that he did not feel happy in our country and wanted to break up. Fabrini finished the season at Dinamo (Bucharest), where there is a lot of money and the club is about to be relegated from the elite. Yesterday there were reports that second division Italian clubs are showing interest in Fabrini.Beltrame is still part of the “army” at the moment. He was a starter at the beginning of the spring, but then he got injured. Tiago took his position on the field and made good matches with Stamen Belchev.photo: Anton Uzunov