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Tab Ramos to Continue as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director

Former U.S. Men's National Team player Tab Ramos will continue as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director and U-20 Men's National Team head coach after agreeing to an extension. Ramos has served as Youth Technical Director since Nov. 2013 and head coach of the U-20 MNT since Oct. 2011.

In his role, Ramos oversees the full integration of the Youth National Team program, now structured to provide a full developmental pathway from the U-14 level up through the U-20 level. Earlier this year, Ramos led the U-20 Men's National Team to its first CONCACAF U-20 Championship title and a quarterfinal run at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic.


IOC elects eight new Members

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today elected eight new Members as well as a new Vice-President and three new Members of its Executive Board during the IOC Session.

Ms Anita L. DeFrantz (USA), who joined the IOC in 1985, was elected as an IOC Vice-President. She already occupied this position from 1997 to 2001.


IOC names Worldwide TOP Partner Dow as Official Carbon Partner

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and The Dow Chemical Company, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, today announced that Dow has become the Official Carbon Partner of the IOC.

In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, which has sustainability as one of its three key pillars, the new partnership will deliver an innovative global carbon mitigation programme to compensate carbon emissions from the IOC's daily operations, as well as other projects to be identified within the Olympic Movement.


IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to head its Ethics Commission

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected a new Chair, and elected or re-elected four members of its Ethics Commission during the IOC Session today, following a proposal by its Executive Board in July.

"I believe that ethics is essential to the success of any organisation. That is why I did everything possible to strengthen the culture of ethics at the United Nations. I promoted transparency and accountability in every way I could, and I tried to lead by example," said Mr Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and newly-elected Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission.


ECB adds Rubicon to its commercial family

The England and Wales Cricket Board today announced soft drinks supplier Rubicon as the latest addition to its commercial family and extended Kia Motors’ sponsorship of women’s cricket.

Rubicon will become the official soft drink of the England cricket team as part of a three-year deal which embraces England Men’s, England Women’s and England Disability teams across all three formats of the game.


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