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GKC happy with IOC decision

first_imgTHE Guyana Karate College (GKC) has received with pure delight and gratification the news that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed at its 129th IOC session in Rio de Janeiro recently, to allow the martial art of Karate-do, as one of five additional sports that will be part of the next Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.Senior Instructor and vice-president of the GKC, Sensei Jeffrey Wong, advised that with just four years to go, his college intended to spare no effort in preparing to play its part and possibly a medal-winning performance in Tokyo.However, it will be a tall order bearing in mind that approximately 80 martial artists from around the world will qualify to vie for medals in Japan.He underscored the need for instructors and dojos to have the correct technical background and knowledge to prepare their karatekas for the games.Wong expressed the belief that the IOC took a historic step in bringing the games to young martial artists, which will allow young karatekas from around the world the chance at compete in the Olympic Games, the world’s greatest sporting stage.Since its establishment a decade ago, the GKC has done a phenomenal job, with more medals than any other Karate organisation in Guyana.They competed at the ISKF and IKD world tournaments held in Toronto, Canada. They also took part at the Pan American Championships, the South American Cup and the Caribbean Karate Championships held in St Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Timeline of Taco Time’s evolution

first_imgTaco Time in the Carrier Dome began in 1995 and this season marks the 20th anniversary of the promotion that’s become a tradition. Check out this timeline of Taco Time’s evolution:1980s — Syracuse legends Sherman Douglas and Derrick Coleman play three seasons as teammates from 1986-89. Burger King had a promotion in the 80s that fans could redeem for free french fries when SU scored over 100 points at home, which occurred 12 times in that span.1995-96 — Before Michael Veley’s first season as marketing director for SU Athletics, he creates a promotion with Taco Bell that when Syracuse scores more than 75 points, fans can redeem a free taco at participating restaurants.2004 — Taco Time is added at women’s basketball games but the benchmark to redeem free tacos is 65 points compared to 75 for men’s. It’s designed to be attainable to drive more fans to Taco Bell.2008 — An online survey asks SU students to rate their favorite promotion at men’s basketball games. Taco Time received more than double the number of votes as any other choice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAug. 2012 — The Taco Bell in Kimmel Food Court is closed and replaced with Queso’s. Taco Bell no longer has a restaurant on campus but the nearest one to the Carrier Dome is just 5 miles away.Feb. and March 2013 — Nike creates T-shirts that say “We want tacos.” They are discontinued after just two seasons despite successful sales at the SU Bookstore.Nov. 2015 — Number of points in order to reach Taco Time is bumped from 75 to 70 at men’s games. Despite a prior miscommunication by SU Athletics, it remains 65 for women’s games.Nov. 17, 2015 — Men’s basketball team scores over 70 points to reach Taco Time in a win over St. Bonaventure. This is the 320th Taco Time. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:39 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more