League Notes: NBA Announces 108 Int'l Players On Opening-Night Rosters
The NBA announced 108 int'l players from a record 42 countries and territories are on opening-night rosters for the '17-18 season. This marks the fourth consecutive season that opening-night rosters feature at least 100 int'l players and that all 30 teams have a least one int'l player. The record for int'l players (113) and previous record for countries and territories represented (41) were set at the start of the '16-17 season (NBA).
Former British paralympic swimming coach Rob Greenwood, who is at the center of a bullying scandal, "lost his new job in Canada." Greenwood presided over a "climate of fear" in British para-swimming, according to an independent investigation, but left British Swimming before the inquiry was launched. Edmonton Keyano Swim Club, which "runs one of the most successful" swimming programs in Canada, announced it reversed its decision to hire Greenwood (LONDON TIMES, 10/16).
The British Equestrian Federation launched an independent investigation "into allegations of bullying, elitism and corruption in the sport." It comes after the resignation of CEO Clare Salmon in July. A statement from the BEF said that the basis for the review would be "issues of alleged elitism, self-interest, bullying and corruption" (BBC, 10/14).
The Mexican Elite Ice Hockey League announced the details "of the sport's first season in Mexico, which will begin on Sunday." The inaugural season will feature four teams: the Mayan Astronomers, Teotihuacan Priests, Olmec Stone Heads and Aztec Eagle Warriors. Each team will play 12 games at Mexico City's Ice Dome (LA AFICIÓN, 10/16).