DOC expresses sadness over the death of its president John Charles

first_imgLocalNews DOC expresses sadness over the death of its president John Charles by: – March 29, 2012 John Charles. Photo credit: en-olympic.orgThe International Olympic Committee, the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), the local affiliates and the National Olympic Committees of the Caribbean and the Americas have expressed sadness on the death of businessman and pharmacist John A Charles.Charles who was the president of the Dominica Olympic Committee died on suddenly on Sunday March 25, 2012 at the Princess Margaret Hospital.A press statement issued by the Committee on Thursday states that Charles was elected president in April 2009, a position which he accepted “with eagerness to spearhead the development of national associations which then needed refocusing”. Although the commencement of his leadership was faced with challenges, the “zeal and determination” which Charles possessed “drove him to a high, in building better relationships with and instill new enthusiasm in the national associations affiliated to the DOC”. According to the release, “Charles was persuaded to encourage good ethics in the minds of the affiliates and this may have won him a name in the Book of Prominence for Sports Administrators”.He was “well known within the Caribbean region and further a-field having had working relations with most if not all the Olympic colleagues and other Sporting fraternities regionally and internationally”. The release describes Charles as “very passionate about sports, particularly boxing” and often attempted to “seek less fortunate and promising potential athletes, particularly from the Kalinago Territory to train and become proficient and qualified boxers”. Charles who was also the president of the Dominica Boxing Association and Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for Sport Medicine and Anti-Doping Committee of the Dominica Olympic Committee is credited for reviving boxing in Dominica.He also served as a Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Board member for three years and was “diligently pursuing” approval for the Anti-Doping Convention set out by the World Anti-doping Association (WADA) and UNESCO at the time of his death.The release also notes that Charles “proudly represented” Dominica on March 16, 2010 the DOC in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen Baton relay which toured the world and thrilled Dominicans with a relay around the city and Cultural Extravaganza at the Windsor Park National Stadium. Charles had “ambitious plans” for sporting activities in Dominica, the release explains listing the development of athletes to compete for the Olympics Games bringing a gold medal home and building a multi-purpose among them.According to the DOC, Charles was anticipating “attending the London Games 2012 commencing July 27, to cheer our several athletes proudly representing and flying the Commonwealth of Dominica Flag”.All three committees which Charles played an essential role in “pay tribute, to a keen sports enthusiast with great devotion to the Olympic MovementDominica Vibes News 45 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more


Virtual success in Europe points to bright future for Golden Race

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Golden Race has predicted that revenues for virtual sports will eventually surpass those generated by real events, after referencing the concept’s growing popularity in Italy.Speaking to Gambling Insider, the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter said that the “numbers in countries like Italy show that virtual sports has become one of the most popular games next to sports betting”.He added: “Our metrics also show that, in many other countries, the volume and traffic on virtual sports is almost the same size as in real, and way ahead of any other gaming revenue streams.”Seeking to explain this shift in behaviour, Wachter said: “I don’t think players see virtual sports as a replacement of the real thing, but rather a complementary gaming experience that revolves around their favourite sport – one they can play at any time of the day, every two or three minutes.“When we look at a soccer game for instance, the player has the opportunity to back his or her favourite team multiple times a day, and not only once a week.”Wachter was also asked about big trends in virtual sports, prompting him to speak of the prominent role played by the ‘On Demand’ service in Golden Race’s Mobile 2.0 and Desktop 3.0 versions.“A popular trend at the moment is making virtual games available on demand,” he commented. “Players can start the games right after choosing their bets, rather than waiting for the games to start following a fixed schedule.“This play method has great value, especially when players play by themselves on their computers or mobile phones. Golden Race released ‘On Demand’ versions of our top played games a while ago and both our clients and players love it!”In addition to 3D Horse Racing and 3×3 Basket, Golden Race has populated its 2018 roadmap with new game releases dedicated to speedway, motorbikes, American football, dirt track, tennis and basketball, as well as a complete fight league.When asked how Golden Race decides which sports are developed into virtual games, Wachter said: “To know what kind of sports you should develop next and for it to be successful is a bit like playing lottery: you never know if the players will like it.“We use market data to understand what real sports are most popular in each region. When deciding whether to bring a sport to virtual or not, it is important to consider whether we can create a virtual format that is not only appealing to players, but also remains comparable to the real sport.”Meanwhile, Golden Race has also launched the ‘Golden Race World Cup 2018’, a virtual football tournament featuring the 32 qualified teams for Russia. There will be a group phase, round of 16, quarter finals, semi final and final, with penalties to decide the winner for any knockout match ending in a draw. TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more