End of sum­mer jam

Scola among 4 ap­pointed by Bach to IOC ath­letes com­mis­sion

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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