End of summer jam
Scola among 4 appointed by Bach to IOC athletes commission
The Malta BMX Association hosted an end of summer jam for their members as a fundraising event to collect funds to further improve the indoor facility for the winter season ahead.
Throughout the jam, a Bike competition was held for both beginners and advanced riders. The winners were Liam Azzopardi for Group B and Karl Naja for Group A.
Throughout the day, a total of €1000 in donations was collected and the association thanked all those who turned up for the jam and showed their support.
The Association’s next event will be held on 9-12 December where an International BMX competition will take place at the Indoor Skatepark in Pembroke. Many renowned PRO BMX riders will be competing. NBA player Luis Scola of Argentina is among four athletes appointed to the IOC athletes' commission.
The appointments were made by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. The others are Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal, Egyptian modern pentathlete Aya Medany, and Jordanian taekwondo athlete Nadin Dawani. The IOC says the four will not have IOC membership, however. They are in addition to the 12 members elected by athletes to the commission for eight-year terms.
The four were unsuccessful candidates in IOC athlete elections during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.