From the Sports Desk
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.