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US Football Association will pay women as much as men
2:13 p.m.: The United States Football Association has made equal contract proposals to the men and women of the national team. The intention is to bring both parties together under one employment contract.
The association also wants to make efforts to equalize the prize money during World Cups. During the 2019 World Cup for women, the countries distributed more than 25 million euros, the men received more than 338 million euros in prize money a year earlier.
American soccer star Megan Rapinoe has been fighting for equal pay for men and women for years. “I’m not respected and ignored because I’m a woman,” Rapinoe said earlier this year. “And I’ve been told I don’t earn more because I’m a woman. For every trophy we win, and there are many, for every win, for every game, we get less.”
Michelin tire supplier in MotoGP until 2026
12:56 pm: Michelin will continue to be the tire supplier in MotoGP in the coming years. The French manufacturer on Wednesday extended the contract in the main racing series for motorcycle drivers until 2026.
Michelin has been supplying the tires since 2016. The French company was the successor to the Japanese company Bridgestone, which supplied the MotoGP with racing rubber the seven years before.
“Being a MotoGP partner is a valuable opportunity for Michelin to engage the public and riders across the board, in its vision, brand, tires and innovation. For Michelin, motorsport is a laboratory that encourages the transfer of its expertise and sustainable solutions for the benefit of all,” said Florent Ménégaux, Michelin CEO.
Belgian football club Beerschot fires trainer Maes
12.24 o’clock: The Belgian club Beerschot has fired trainer Peter Maes. The 57-year-old Maes had only been employed by the number 18 of the Jupiler Pro League for a few months.
The former goalkeeper of Germinal Beerschot only took 1 point with his team from the first seven matches. Last weekend, Beerschot lost 1-0 to STVV at home.
Maes succeeded Will Still this summer in Antwerp. He is the first coach to be fired in Belgium this season.
Cagliari finds new trainer in Mazzarri
11:03 a.m.: The Italian football club Cagliari has found a new coach in Walter Mazzarri. The 59-year-old Italian, former coach of Napoli and Internazionale, was without a club after his dismissal from Torino in February last year.
Cagliari announced the resignation of Leonardo Semplici on Monday. He was held responsible for the poor start to the season: Cagliari took only one point in three matches.
On Monday, the still scoreless Hellas Verona also fired the trainer: Eusebio Di Francesco. The Croat Igor Tudor, former assistant at Juventus, is the successor of Di Francesco.
Motocross rider Cairoli (35) retires after this season
08:57 am: Motocross rider Antonio Cairoli will end his career after the season, he announced during a press conference in Rome. The 35-year-old Italian has been a key competitor to Jeffrey Herlings in MXGP in recent years. Cairoli became world champion a total of nine times.
“This is not an easy decision. I’ve always said numbers and statistics didn’t mean much to me,” KTM’s Cairoli said. “I think it was an achievement for me and my family to win one world championship, so it’s very special to have had such a career. I feel this is the right time to stop. There is still a lot more to do in life after 2021, but for now our goal is very clear.”
In his eighteen-year career, Cairoli, who will remain with KTM as ambassador after this year, has already won 93 GPs and has been on the podium 177 times.
WADA will assess whether cannabis can be removed from the doping list in 2022
8.56 am: The world anti-doping agency WADA will consider next year whether cannabis can be removed from the list of banned substances. A scientific study will be conducted in 2022, WADA said in a statement after an executive committee meeting in Istanbul.
WADA received requests to review the status of cannabis. According to athletes and other stakeholders, the rules regarding cannabis are dated.
In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, there was a fuss about cannabis. American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson (21) was excluded because she tested positive after the trials in Eugene at the end of June. She admitted that she had taken marijuana to cope with the grief of her mother’s death.
“As I wrote on Twitter: I am human. As a human being, I want to be open and honest, whether it’s good or bad news,” Richardson said in an interview with NBC in early July. “But it’s about marijuana. The Richardson name will never be associated with anabolic steroids.”
Sebastian Coe, the head of WADA, supports the new assessment of cannabis. “It’s a good time to take a closer look,” he said during the Tokyo Games. “That seems sensible to me, for nothing is set in stone. You adapt and re-evaluate from time to time.”
Cannabis will remain on the list of banned substances in any case next year.
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