Atletico Madrid rejected €150m offer for Joao Felix from Premier League club

first_img Goal can confirm City were interested in Felix before his move to Atleti although it’s unclear if Pep Guardiola’s side made the more recent follow-up approach, with it not being usual for the former Barcelona coach to go back in for a player who has previously opted against linking up with the Catalan. Felix’s underwhelming first campaign for Atletico has led some to suggest he would have been better off at another leading European side, with fellow countryman Carlos Carvalhal stating the Portugal international should have joined city rivals Real. The head coach at Primeira Liga side Rio Ave said: “Joao Felix is​​ a great player and I don’t want to create controversy with my statements. He is a player with incredible technical ability, but I’m not sure Atletico’s way of playing is the best for him. “That was my doubt when he signed for them. Diego Simeone is a great coach, his teams are very strong, very competitive, but Joao Felix does not seem to be the perfect player to be there. “In a different situation, we would see a great Joao Felix. It will be a little difficult and it will take more time. He will have to transform as a player. read also:La Liga: Injured Joao Felix to miss Madrid derby “If he had gone to a team like Real Madrid, he would be at a higher level. The context would be more favourable for him. “It’s not a criticism of Simeone, there is no doubt about what he has achieved. The work speaks for itself, I just believe this marriage is not the best.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 20-year-old Portuguese forward joined the Liga side last summer from Benfica although this did not stop intermediary acting on behalf of an English team approaching Atletico about a transfer prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The bid, which came from an unnamed club and would have seen Felix move this summer, was seen as being serious although it was immediately rejected by Atleti. Felix is highly regarded at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the club having shelled out €126m (£122m/$142m) to sign him from Benfica ahead of Antoine Griezmann’s departure for La Liga rivals Barcelona last year. He has not lived up to that immense price tag quite yet, with eight goals and three assists in 29 appearances this season in between niggling ankle injuries. He did, however, score twice in his first appearance after the resumption of La Liga following the coronavirus lockdown – a 5-0 away win over Osasuna – and he is regarded as a potential star of the future. Atletico managed to sign Felix ahead of interest from Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus and others, and are not keen on parting with a prized asset so quickly. It now remains to be seen whether leading clubs will be able to afford transfers on this scale for the foreseeable future, with the Covid-19 pandemic having had a serious effect on club finances with the loss of matchday revenue as teams are forced to play behind closed doors. Atletico Madrid turned down a €150 million (£135m/$168m) offer for forward Joao Felix from a Premier League club earlier this season, sources close to the Liga side have told Goal .center_img Loading…last_img read more

Martin rewrites record book at Independence

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Late Model veteran Curt Martin clinched an unprecedented 13th career track championship at Independence Motor Speedway on Saturday night. (Photo by Scott Weber, Black Hat Photography) By Jerry Mackey INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Aug. 1) – Saturday was a very special night at the Independence Motor Speedway as the Iowa Donor Network night brought 138 race teams to the track racing for a huge purse thanks to all the hard work by the Donor Network volunteers. The huge crowd on hand was treated to an outstanding night of racing with near perfect weather conditions providing a great racing experience.  Martin came into Saturday night holding a slim four-point lead in the season-long IMCA Sunoco Late Model point standings ahead of Jeff Aikey. With Aikey finishing sixth in the main event and Martin trailing Aikey in eighth, the title went to Martin by two points over Aikey. The IMS staff would like to thank Jess Ender and all the Iowa Donor Network Volunteers for making the race program Saturday night an outstanding event. Watch the Iowa Donor Network Facebook page for a grand total of dollars raised for the IDN. Winner Sean Johnson finished three points behind Martin.  The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks main event belonged to Kaden Reynolds, who drew the outside pole and led the race flag to flag. Second place finisher Nathan Ballard ran the rim of the race track the entire distance of the feature but was unable to mount a serious challenge on Reynolds. center_img The $1,000 to win IMCA Modified feature saw Kollin Hibdon score an impressive win. The 16-year-old Hibdon, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, took advantage of a front row draw and led the main event flag to flag. Hibdon’s mentor, Jeff Aikey fought through the pack from his eighth position start to finish second ahead of Troy Cordes.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event saw Cole Mather push his win streak to six consecutive and 12 of the last 13 at his home track. Mather raced down Leah Wroten and raced wheel to wheel with her for several laps before taking control of the main event. Chris Luloff was able to move past Wroten in the late going to take second as Wroten took third.  Curt Martin has been racing at his hometown track for five decades, taking his first green flag in 1978, when he started racing midway through the season. Saturday night saw Martin win his unprecedented 13th track championship with championships being recorded in five consecutive decades. Following the Late Model feature, Johnson generously donated $500 to the Iowa Donor Network and also offered track promoter Mick Trier $500 to add the Late Models to the final race at IMS next week. Initially, Trier declined the donation but with local businessman Doug Cue matching Johnson’s donation, Trier agreed to run the Late Models on Aug. 8.   The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw visitor Josh Most score the win in the 18 lap feature. Most was forced to make repairs following a last lap skirmish in his heat race. The hard work paid off as Most took the $1,000 first place prize money. Early leader Troy Bauer held on for second just ahead of Vern Jackson who advanced 21 positions after starting shotgun on the field. last_img read more

New system for players breaching ICC code of conduct

first_imgPLAYERS who repeatedly breach misconduct rules will face harsher punishments under changes introduced by the International Cricket Council.Yesterday the ICC introduced ‘demerit points’ to its code of conduct, which will be added each time a player offends during a two-year period.Punishments, usually fines, will remain for minor offences such as showing dissent and using obscene language.But players guilty of offences can be suspended if they break rules again.All players start on zero point.The ICC confirmed that planned changes to the decision review system (DRS) – making it easier to overturn not-out lbw decisions – also came into effect yesterday.For on-field lbw decisions to be reversed by the television umpire, at least half of the ball must be shown to be hitting any part of the stumps.Previously, half of the ball would need to be hitting a zone between the centre of leg and off stumps.last_img read more

Samuels fails as Sammy’s Zalmi suffer heartbreak

first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Marlon Samuels failed again while captain Darren Sammy was left stranded at the other end, as Peshawar Zalmi suffered a last-over heartbreak in a one-run loss to Quetta Gladiators in the first semi-final of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Set an imposing 201 for victory at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Zalmi pulled themselves off the ropes at three runs for two wickets in the second over to be within touching distance of victory, at 194 for six heading into the final over.Sammy was kept scoreless off the first ball from off-spinner Mohammad Nawaz but survived a difficult dropped chance at point off the next ball, with Tymal Mills adding insult to injury by parrying the ball into the boundary.A single off the next ball put Barbados-born England all-rounder Chris Jordan on strike with two runs needed from the last three balls.However, Sammy then watched helplessly from the non-striker’s end as Jordan, Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali perished to first-ball ducks – the last two via run-outs – as Zalmi’s chances of a spot in the final slipped through their grasp.Sammy finished on 11 not out.Samuels had earlier run himself out for one before Mohammad Hafeez smashed 77 from 47 balls and English opener Dawid Malan, 56 off 30 deliveries, in a 139-run, third-wicket stand which breathed new life into the run chase.Superstar Shahid Afridi then further tilted the balance Zalmi’s way with a 13-ball 34 which was laced with a four and four sixes.Sent in, Gladiators got a stunning 71 off 38 balls from opener Ahmed Shehzad and 40 from England’s Kevin Pietersen, the two posting 90 for the second wicket.last_img read more

Stanton Rose Jr signs with  University of St Mary’s

first_imgBy Rawle ToneySTANTON Rose Jr, the flashy point guard who created history in 2018 when he captained Guyana to their maiden Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) title, announced that he is moving to the San Antonio, Texas-based University of St Mary’s, to continue his collegiate career and journey to professional basketball.Rose will now compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-2 with University of St Mary’s, after featuring in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with Jacksonville College and Panola College.“Blessed to announce that I’m going to continue my basketball and academic career at the St Mary’s University….a big thank you to all those been riding with me from start and will be there in the end,” the talented guard said.“Thank you coach Aaron Smith for allowing me to show my talent; Ann Gordon and Dave Causeway, you guys created something special. Thank you to Coach Christopher Jackson Charles, I’ve learned a lot from you in a very short time. I will never forget the teaching of coach Willon Cameron, Junior Hercules, Lugard Mohan,  Chris Bowman; special thank you to you guys because you all played a major role in my basketball career,” said Rose.He also thanked current president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), Michael Singh, who also served as president of Bounty Colts basketball Club, for moving him to Georgetown and allowed him to be part of his club.Rose, who hails from Kwakwani, a small community in Region 10, located on the Berbice River, wrote his name in Guyana basketball’s history books, when he, as an 18-year-old, captained the country to their first CBC Championship, when the tournament was hosted in Suriname.The flamboyant player was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament for his sensational performances, which also include a tournament-high 41 points performance which came in Guyana’s 104 – 102 double overtime win against St Vincent and the Grenadines.He totaled 106 points (third overall), led the tournament in steals, totaling 15 at an average of 2.5 per game, was third in points per game (17.7), third in assist per game, eighth in Rebounds per game and was the fourth best efficient player.Stanton Rose placed his named amongst players like Lugard Mohan, Auric Tappin, Stanislaus Hadmon, Lorenzo Withrite and Leon Christian (just to name a few) as some of the most talented to ever suit up for Guyana, but what separates him from the aforementioned great ‘ballers’, is that he able to bring the ‘elusive’ John Yates trophy back to Guyana, and being the youngest ever to do so.last_img read more

Eduwo, Tornadoes’ Adeyemo, Gombe’s Usman Listed for VAT Wonder Goal 14

first_imgNiger Tornadoes’ Bolaji Adeyemo, Gombe United’s Musa Usman and Kingsley Eduwo of Lobi Stars made the shortlist for VAT Wonder Goal 14.The three were picked from the total of 20 goals scored on Match-day 33 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to vie for popular votes from fans for the N150,000 prize money. Eduwo netted twice in the fixture against Abia Warriors which Lobi Stars eventually lost 4-2 to the Umuahia side. Eduwo who led the CHAN Eagles attack in Kano last Saturday had sprang an off-side trap to calmly hook the ball over the head of Abia Warriors goalkeeper before slamming the ball with left footed shot into the empty net.“I like the goal because of Eduwo’s reading of the opponent’s backline. His run was timely and there was the confidence he showed by first controlling with his laps and hooking over the goalkeeper. It was brilliant”, commented George Akpayen, a writer with supersport.comOn the 58th minute of the match against Shooting Stars in Ibadan, Musa Usman had received a through pass few yards away from the half line and made two quick steps with the ball with two ball watching Shooting Stars players on either side of him before he released a half rising shot that the goalkeeper mistimed. It gave Gombe United the lead before Seun Akinyemi and Nojeem Olukokun responded for the Oluyole Warriors to end the match 2-1.The third pick is a daring goal by Adeyemo which gifted all three points to Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja against El-Kanemi Warriors. The encounter was heading to a stalemate and with just 13 minutes to end of regulation time when Tornadoes attacked from the right corner flank releasing a cross which Adeyemo met with a low flying header that flew into the net.“The hallmark of his goal was the fearlessness he displayed to execute that flying header amongst the sea of legs and the onrushing goalkeeper. He just took the game by the scruff of the neck “, remarked Tola Badekale, a producer with Supersport.The video of the three goals have been uploaded on the league’s website; and on the twitter handle @lmcnpfl for voting which will end at 11.59pm on Sunday, August 27The VAT Wonder Goal Award is a social investment initiative of the League Management Company (LMC) to build stronger ties between NPFL Clubs and the community and is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) which seeks to spread its tax education program through football.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UFC President Denies Knowledge of Mayweather-Nurmagomedov Talk

first_imgUFC president Dana White says he has not been contacted by anyone associated with Floyd Mayweather regarding a boxing match against Khabib Nurmagomedov, despite both camps expressing interest in public.“Don’t pay attention to it,” White told ESPN. “First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all. Khabib is under contract with the UFC. Floyd is very good about getting his name out there when he wants to.”Nurmagomedov (27-0), the UFC’s lightweight champion, is coming off a submission victory against Conor McGregor in the highest-selling fight in UFC history. He recently appeared in an online video alongside Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe, telling Mayweather, “we have to fight.” The currently retired Mayweather (50-0) has since responded, telling TMZ earlier this week his team can “make it happen.”Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday that Nurmagomedov would certainly entertain the idea.“I’m talking to everybody right now,” Abdelaziz said. “At the end of the day, Khabib is a UFC fighter. He has a contract with the UFC and we respect the contract. … But we’re open, if Floyd wants to box Khabib.“You have a guy who is 50-0, a guy who is 27-0. Both have never tasted defeat. Khabib brings 2.5 billion Muslims around the world, some of the richest countries in the world, and they’re behind him. Floyd Mayweather is a megastar. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. If the two forces clash, that’s a real fight.”As far as Nurmagomedov’s next fight in the UFC, White said the promotion has not given it serious thought. Nurmagomedov is currently under temporary suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his post-fight actions at UFC 229, and is facing a disciplinary suspension that would likely spill into 2019.McGregor (21-4) is already campaigning for a rematch. Abdelaziz said he doubts the Irish star truly wants one.“He say he want it, but he don’t want it,” Abdelaziz said. “How you want something like that? How you want a nightmare hunting you for 25 minutes? You have to understand, Khabib carried this boy. Khabib could have finished in the first, second, third round. He finished him in the fourth round. He carried him to punish him.“Conor was an enemy, a true enemy to all of us. When you defeat an enemy, you move on — especially when the enemy surrenders.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FH : Connecticut defense shuts down Louisville in Big East semifinal victory

first_img Comments Cara Silverman redirected Ali Blankmeyer’s strike from the middle of the shooting circle into the back of the net to give Connecticut its first lead with just under 10 minutes remaining.The late second-half goal elicited an eruption of cheers from the UConn bench as the Huskies finally took control of the game.‘We just weren’t going to lose,’ senior back Jestine Angelini said. ‘We all knew what we had to do.’Silverman’s goal capped a 3-2 comeback victory for No. 4 Connecticut (17-1, 6-0 Big East) as it knocked off Louisville (10-9, 3-3) in the semifinals of the Big East tournament at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The top-seeded Huskies overcame a gritty first-half effort by the fourth-seeded Cardinals, scoring three unanswered goals to avoid the upset. Connecticut dominated possession of the ball and applied constant pressure in the second half to advance to its fourth consecutive championship game against the host No. 5 Syracuse on Sunday at 1 p.m.The Cardinals came out ready to play in the first half against Connecticut, who has won 11 of the 13 meetings in the series. Senior midfielder Hayley Turner gave Louisville an early 1-0 advantage 2:21 into the game, scoring off a penalty corner.  Sophomore forward Elizabeth Vance followed suit eight minutes later, knocking in a beautiful cross by Erin Schneidtmiller from the right side to push Louisville’s lead to two goals. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDissatisfied with her team’s start, Connecticut head coach Nancy Stevens called a timeout at the 24:34 mark and gave her players a chance to collect themselves. ‘You get one timeout a game, and you have to use it to stop their momentum, like icing a kicker in football,’ Stevens said. ‘It’s about taking the timeout, stopping their momentum and building from that. From that moment on, we felt we were going to win.’The timeout proved to be the turning point in the game, as Angelini scored minutes later to help Connecticut steal the momentum from its opponent.The Huskies’ defense stifled the Louisville forwards for the remainder of the contest, holding them without a shot after the Cardinals scored their second and final goal at the 10:26 mark of the first half. Angelini, who made key contributions on offense, led the stellar defensive effort following the timeout. The Cardinals were unable to dribble the ball through the middle of the field because of Angelini’s effective tackling. Her presence on the field forced Louisville to filter the ball through the forwards down the sidelines, which proved ineffective against the Connecticut defensive pressure. ‘She’s special,’ Stevens said. ‘To anchor the defense, to allow no shots in the second half, and to have a goal and an assist, she was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year for a reason and I think she played well today.’Louisville’s game plan in the first half revolved around feeding Turner the ball down the right sideline. After a productive first half in which Turner displayed her talented dribbling and helped set up the play for the Cardinals’ second goal, Angelini and the Connecticut backs knew they had to make an adjustment heading into halftime. Stevens gave her team some advice during the break for the second half.‘The emphasis was to keep the intensity up and play hard for a full half,’ Angelini said.And the Huskies responded in a big way.Led by Angelini and the rest of the seniors, the Huskies didn’t allow an inch of space for the Louisville forwards to attack. The Cardinals possessions were short, choppy and often interrupted by tackles by the Connecticut backs.That strong defensive effort fueled the team’s comeback in the second half. And though it wasn’t the Huskies most convincing victory this season, it was enough to move on to the championship game.‘It’s difficult to come back in a sport like field hockey from two goals down. Goals are precious,’ Stevens said. ‘We start six seniors, they’re experienced, they didn’t panic, and we were able to come back and win.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 4, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Panelists connect religion to nature in discussion

first_imgThe USC Environmental Student Assembly hosted an event last night called “Sacred Earth,” which analyzed ways in which religion and environment are intertwined and how religion can help solve climate change.Lena Altaffer | Daily TrojanEnvironmental importance · Jeremy Kagan, a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, spoke about the sanctity of life in the Jewish faith.The panel included Victoria Petryshyn, a lecturer in geobiology at USC; Ignacio Castuera, a United Methodist minister; Jeremy Kagan, a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts; Asma Mahdi, communications and public relations manager at the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge; and Mugdha Yeolekar, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. The panel consisted of experts on climate change and the Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu faiths. Those who represented their faiths gave tangible examples of how their religion has advocated for the protection of the environment.According to Yeolekar, for those who follow Hinduism, all natural things are sacred and there is a connection between nature and a higher power. Yeolekar quoted a passage from a Hindu religious text, in saying that “one tree is equal to 10 suns,” illustrating the value placed on life and the importance of non-violence toward all living creatures. This value stems from the fact that the environment and humans share the same space on Earth.“We are sharing the environment in a participatory model of religion,” Yeolekar said.There are many historical examples in which the value of the Earth has prompted Hindus to act for the good of the environment, Yeolekar said.In Hindu culture, whenever food is received, it is a gift from a higher power that should be repaid, often by planting saplings. For example, in the 1980s, Hindus started a movement to hug trees to prevent them from being cut down, calling them their “children.”The Torah, the central text in Judaism, advocates for much of the same divine relationship between humans and their environment as in Hinduism. Kagan said that in Judaism all things are held sacred, and thus everything on the Earth should be protected by humans.“If you do harm to the Earth, you are doing harm to the God that created you and Earth,” Kagan said. “Everything here, including your life, is alone from God and you are responsible to be a shepherd.”Even though the Torah advocates respecting the environment and participating in rituals that close the gap between humans and nature, Kagan said the majority of Jews do not practice those principles.Castuera, who represented the Catholic faith, admitted that Catholic leaders and institutions have historically been the biggest culprits of environmental degradation and the exploitation of indigenous people.“We had the false sense that the Earth was going to be there forever and we can exploit it,” Castuera said. “Historically, Christianity has been the creator of the image that we can keep on exploiting this earth.”Even with the negative images associated with Catholic institutions, Castuera believes that there is progress to be made, and that the current dialogue by Pope Francis and similar religious leaders are helping to set the church back in the right direction.“The element of tenderness is vital and it’s essential,” Castuera said. “The present Pope picks up also that element of tenderness.”Mahdi says that there are 750 verses in the Quran that reference nature. In most cases, it tells readers that it is our shared responsibility to return the environment to its purest possible form.But for Mahdi, the power of Muslims to effect change comes primarily in their numbers, and not the scripture. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, which Mahdi is an important start. She believes that unity can help bring together comprehensive climate reform.“We transcend every race, language and country,” Mahdi said.That climate reform is important, as Petryshyn argued, while showing scientific evidence pointing to the dangers of climate change. She said rising carbon dioxide levels and resultant temperature increase is a cause for worry, but agreements like the 2015 Paris Climate Conference put humanity on the right track.last_img read more

Katerina Belorusskaya: How the Parimatch Foundation gives back to the community

first_img Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Submit Giving back to the local community and supporting charitable causes has been a core feature of the Parimatch DNA according to Katerina Belorusskaya, Chairwoman at Parimatch Foundation. Speaking to SBC, she explained that important for gambling operators to implement their social corporate responsibility at the local level, with a focus upon ‘taking care of the future generation.’Can you tell SBC readers a bit more about why the Parimatch Foundation was created?The creation of the fund is a balanced and very informed decision that came to us back in 2018, but it took some time for it to mature and form a concept.In essence, the Parimatch Foundation is a continuation of social corporate responsibility which has been followed by Parimatch for 25 years. Helping others and charity have always been a part of our corporate culture; it is embedded in the company’s DNA.The creation of a separate (non-profitable) structure allows us to keep our focus and do not random “good actions”, but to implement well-thought-out, long-term programs that are aimed at solving a specific problem. Thanks to this we know exactly what impact we are bringing to society.Also, one of the significant reasons why the fund was created is to be an example of how business, the public sector and public organizations can be united around solving specific social problems. Partnership is a key principle of the Parimatch Foundation.Why is it so important for gambling operators like Parimatch to support local communities?This is important for any large business. And it works in all directions. Firstly, I believe that any large company that needs to develop the community where its clients (customers) and its employees are located, it is important to implement their social corporate responsibility at the local level. Then the business will feel the result of the CSR activities, because all the main stakeholders will be involved and their living standards will improve due to the investment of the business in society.Can you give us an example of some of the work that the Foundation has done?For almost a year, we have managed to do quite a lot. For example, we launched a comprehensive program (“Yes, I Can”) aimed at supporting children with disabilities by involving them in sports. It turned out to be especially relevant for Ukraine, since the number of children with disabilities is extremely high and not everyone gets decent conditions. In addition, there is a problem of understanding and attitudes towards disability in society, which especially hurts children. Unfortunately, children with disabilities often have to deal with stigma and discrimination in society, which leads to irreversible consequences on a psycho-emotional level.As part of this program, we support the talented children of athletes with disabilities by providing them with monthly scholarships, which provides them with the opportunity to continue to play sports and achieve new victories. Also, within the framework of the same program, we, together with Sakhtar Social, conducted inclusive football training for children with mental and psycho-emotional disorders (autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.) in four cities of Ukraine. It really helps these kids to socialize and develop.Also, for almost a year in Cyprus we have been supporting the KidIT program. These are weekend classes for children from 5 to 12 years old on the basics of programming. A very useful thing for children and it helps a child to understand why he needs a personal device, such as for example a tablet. It is important that the child understands that this is not only for the game, but that he himself can create something if he makes an effort. Two groups of children work on weekends at the central office of Parimatch in Limassol, of course, our employees also have the opportunity to bring their children to the groups.There are many other projects that we managed to do, mainly all of them are related to sports and the development of the child through involvement in sports. Because sport is a great tool for unlocking a potential in childhood. Sport directly affects the child’s physical development and promotes healthy habits, improves the child’s psycho-emotional state and fosters leadership qualities, as well as understanding what healthy competition and tolerance are. That is why we focus on unlocking the potential of the child by teaching him/her and involving him/her in sports.In 2020, we want to focus on this. And to achieve the maximum effect, we will work with children, motivating them to engage in physical activity. We plan to motivate through gamification and popular among children bloggers (opinion leaders). With physical education teachers and trainers, giving them new, modern tools to work with school children. That physical education lessons became more interesting and children wanted to go on them. And with parents, explaining to them the advantage of an active lifestyle for their child.What can the industry learn from initiatives such as this?That you need to take care of the future generation. One dollar spent on a child development programs returns to society under the guise of a reduction in social spending by seven dollars.Programs aimed at ensuring the healthy and full development of children are the direct investment in the economic and social well-being of society. Sharelast_img read more