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Embattled Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant has ruled out standing down over this deteriorating relationship with NRL clubs. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Online .Disgruntled clubs have called an emergency general meeting in a bid to oust Grant amid failed discussions on their disputed funding.An emergency general meeting pencilled in for December 20 will test the support of the chairman, with clubs requiring a minimum 14 votes to remove him.Grant on Tuesday denied his position was untenable, indicating he would stay in the position ahead of the meeting as he attempts to bring the 16 clubs back to negotiation table.Will I step down? Its not being considered at the moment, Grant told reporters on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.Grants seven fellow directors have unanimously thrown their support behind their boss.He re-iterated his reasons for reneging on a funding model agreed to last year, citing the need to fund the grassroots, womens game, participation and digital exposure.My job is to make sure that this game prospers, he said.Part of that is for the clubs to prosper, but the other part is for us to make sure we get the funds back into the grassroots.Grant was confident clubs would accept his position. They return to the negotiating table sometime this week.We have all the information. Were able to see a position that we think they will see as well, he said.We all need to focus on the future. We need to stop personalising it.We need to start thinking about the game and our clubs. In fact, theres an obligation with the chairs of clubs to do the right thing by their clubs.Funding is short.Grant declined to comment on whether he could get the numbers to survive a vote on his position, something that appears unlikely currently despite seven fellow ARLC directors offering their support on Tuesday.It is highly disappointing that they (clubs) have taken this course of action given Johns unwavering commitment to the game over the last five years, the commissioners said.Johns appointment as inaugural chair recognised his qualities as a successful business man, who as a former Kangaroo, was ideally suited to take the game forward.He has since undertaken his role without bias and with the best interests of the game as his priority at all times. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Authentic . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. Wholesale Hawks Jerseys . 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A lawsuit accuses the group trying to bring skateboarding into the 2020 Olympics of skirting anti-doping rules and giving favors to an IOC official that led to the ouster of a rival group from the negotiating table.Skateboarding is one of five sports the International Olympic Committee will vote on Wednesday for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, but theres friction between groups that seek to run the sport.A large portion of the lawsuit, filed last week in California, concerns anti-doping -- an issue in the headlines, as Olympic leaders sort out which Russian athletes are eligible to compete at the Rio Games. Investigators have found Russias government oversaw a widespread doping program that helped dozens of doped athletes avoid positive tests.The lawsuit, filed by the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), alleges the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) abruptly canceled scheduled drug testing at an event last year because of fears that several riders would test positive.The lawsuit outlines another episode, from earlier this year, in which IOC president Thomas Bach criticized the European X Games, also sanctioned by ISF, for failing to implement a thorough testing program.And the lawsuit says ISF received its accreditation in 2009 from the World Anti-Doping Agency using false information, which precluded the WSF from receiving the same sanctioning because WADA will only recognize one federation per sport.The lawsuit claims ISF violated WADA standards by handpicking athletes who were tested, and notifying them ahead of time. It says the ISF conducted no tests after 2010, then tried to reinstate a testing program in 2015, only to scratch testing at one event for fear athletes would test positive.A WADA spokesperson said ISF is in compliance with the agencys rules.Though the IOC oversees the Olympics and makes the ultimate call for which sports are on the program, it largely leaves the running of the sports to the federations that oversee them on a daily basis. In many cases, such as in track and gymnastics, its not hard to identify the internationally recognized fedderation. Hawks Jerseys China. . In others, especially action sports that have populated the Winter Olympics schedule over the past two decades, its more difficult to identify the governing body.When snowboarding was voted into the Olympics under the control of skiings international federation (FIS), many athletes in a sport full of non-conformists protested, saying the skiing group had virtually no experience putting on top-line snowboarding contests.In the lawsuit, WSF portrays itself as the world leader in producing skateboarding events and a key player in the movement to bring the sport to the Olympics. WSF claims that neither the ISF, nor its president, Gary Ream, have ever operated or managed a skateboarding contest. The lawsuit claims ISF moved to exclude WSF from the Olympic process. WSF seeks to be brought back into the process and whatever other damages the court finds appropriate.Now that the IOC has acted to exclude the most significant event organizer in the sport ... `(it) appears to be acting in a manner detrimental to skateboarding in the Olympic Games and detrimental to the welfare of skateboarding, skateboarders, and their fans, WSF president Tim McFerran said.The lawsuit also alleges Ream struck up a friendly relationship with Christophe Dubi, the IOC Olympic Games executive director.The lawsuit says Ream provided Dubis son with free training at a skateboarding camp he owned. It also alleges Ream hired a $5,000-a-month consultant who was or is currently in a personal relationship with Dubi.The lawsuit says Dubi was to remain uninvolved in the process to add skateboarding to the Olympic program to avoid the appearance of impropriety. But it also says that Dubi was in regular meetings with the ISF consultant and IOC sports director Kit McConnell, who works for Dubi.Ream, in Rio de Janeiro for Wednesdays vote, told The Associated Press he could not comment because he hadnt seen the lawsuit. An IOC spokesman said these allegations are groundless. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '