|August 8th news update.|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 07:33|
FIFA released a statement this morning saying there will be no disciplinary action taken against the Canadian women’s soccer team for actions following their semi-final loss to USA, prior to their bronze medal game against France. “In view of the elements currently at its disposal, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considers that further investigation will be needed regarding incidents that occurred after the conclusion of the match between Canada and the USA on 6 August at Old Trafford." “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee is therefore not in a position to take any decision at present. Further information will be provided in due course, but not prior to the bronze medal match between Canada and France on 9 August.” Following the FIFA announcement on, the Canadian Soccer Association released a statement.
Don Scott will be making an announcement in the near future regarding Alberta Health Services hiring. This comes in the aftermath of the Allaudin Merali expense claims situation. Merali stepped down from his position as a senior executive with AHS after expense claims from his time as CFO of the former Capital Health Authority were made public. The MLA for the Fort McMurray-Conklin riding will be speaking about a further review of AHS hiring practices. The initiative will look at selection and contracting priorities.
Fall is just around the corning and so is registration at MacDonald Island Park. Aquatics, fitness and dance academy programs are available for viewing and sports, recreation and leisure programs will go online this Friday. Registration will be available exclusively online at macdonaldisland.ca/programs, Aug. 16 and in-person at the guest services counter starting Aug. 18.
Canada’s Adam van Koeverden won Olympic silver in the men’s K-1 1000m on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 30-year-old from Oakville, Ont., had a powerful start and held the lead for the first 750 metres of the race, but a strong golden sprint by Norway's Eirik Veras Larsen was too much to hold off. Max Hoff won the bronze for Germany.
Canada's Mark Oldershaw won Olympic bronze in the men's C-1 1000m on Day 12 of the London Games; and he accomplished it in the same city where the Oldershaw Olympic legacy all started. His grandfather, Bert Oldershaw, began the tradition at the London 1948 Olympic Games. Mark's father and two of his uncles also competed in previous Olympics. Just before the race, the 29-year-old canoeist from Burlington, Ontario, rubbed the Oldershaw on the side of his canoe.