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Alabama towns to honor FSU’s Jameis Win­ston

HUEY­TOWN, Ala. (AP) — Florida State quar­ter­back Jameis Win­ston will be hon­ored at an event at the field where he starred in high school.

Huey­town Cham­ber of Com­merce di­rec­tor Re­becca Wil­liams said Thurs­day that the reign­ing Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner is ex­pected to at­tend Satur­day night’s cer­e­mony. It will be held at Huey­town High School’s for­mer field, Gil­more-Vines Sta­dium.

Wil­liams says mem­bers of Win­ston’s fam­ily are also ex­pected to at­tend. She says the state of Alabama and the towns of Besse­mer and Huey­town will present procla­ma­tions honor­ing Win­ston, who led the Semi­noles to a na­tional cham­pi­onship and be­came the youngest Heis­man win­ner.

Wil­liams says Win­ston’s Youth Foot­ball League plans to present him with a framed jersey.

Win­ston was born in Besse­mer and starred in base­ball and foot­ball for Huey­town High.

Fi­nal 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Games

The In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee is set to meet ahead of press time Mon­day to de­cide on a num­ber of Olympics is­sues, and on ev­ery­one’s mind is who will host the 2022 Olympic games.

Af­ter a se­ries of voter re­jec­tions and city with­drawals, only three con­tenders are left stand­ing — and the fu­ture of one re­mains un­cer­tain.

The In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee ex­ec­u­tive board is ex­pected to keep all three re­main­ing can­di­dates: Al­maty, Kaza­khstan; Bei­jing; and Oslo.

Also on the agenda for the three-day meet­ing in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land, is an up­date on Rio de Janeiro’s de­layed prepa­ra­tions for the 2016 Olympics, pos­si­ble venue changes for the 2020 Tokyo Games and a re­view of IOC Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach’s plans for the fu­ture of the Olympic move­ment.

A main fo­cus of the meet­ings will be “Olympic Agenda 2020,” Bach’s blue­print for the fu­ture. Four­teen work­ing groups re­cently met in Lau­sanne to be­gin for­mu­lat­ing pro­pos­als. Key ar­eas in­clude pos­si­ble changes to the bid­ding process, sports pro­gram and age lim­its for IOC mem­bers, and cre­ation of an Olympic TV chan­nel. Rec­om­men­da­tions will be voted on in Monaco in De­cem­ber.

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