An Independent Financial Audit will be conducted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) into grants it awards to the various International Federations and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) including the Bermuda Olympic Association in a bid to increase transparency within sport in the midst of corruption and doping scandals, Thomas Bach announced.
The process, to be initiated in 2016 and cover finances, as well as good governance aspects, was adopted by the IOC Executive Board at the conclusion of its meeting here.
It has the support of both the Federations and NOCs, according to the IOC, and 89 out of the 206 NOCs have already begun financial audits.
The news follows the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations adopting its own good governance task forces, which aims to "practically support the Federations’ intention to ensure good governance within their own structures".
Tyrone Smith continues the Road to Recovery in his bid to be prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Back on September 9th, Smith was due to take part in the Great CityGames showcase, however during the warm-up, Smith grabbed his leg and withdrew from the competition immediately, later stating on his social media page, “That's what it feels like to tear your hamstring.”
It has been more than 40 years since Bermuda was represented in rowing at the Olympics, Shelley Pearson wants to change all that.
The Oxford University student has dreamed of competing on the world stage ever since she took up the sport at school, and has been working towards her goal ever since.
However, for a time it seemed as if the 24-year-old’s dream might remain just that.
A fractured pelvis, torn tendon and nine surgeries over the course of just two years to combat an aneurysmal bone cyst, meant she had to temper her expectations. Not an easy task for someone for whom life without the sport is almost unimaginable.
“I can remember the moment I fell in love with the sport,” Pearson said. “I felt all the athletes in the boat rowing in perfect harmony. It was as if we were gliding weightlessly on top of the water. The moment you’ve experienced that feeling, it’s what you constantly strive toward.”