Appeal Failed : Gillingham and Paul Scally both fined

An Appeal Board  rejected an appeal by both Gillingham FC and club chairman Paul Scally against an Independent Regulatory Commission’s findings in relation to the race victimisation case concerning former Gillingham player Mark McCammon. The club and Mr Scally were each fined £75,000 after the charge was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing in July 2015. That finding and subsequent sanction were challenged by the … Continue reading Appeal Failed : Gillingham and Paul Scally both fined

`How was Zimbabwe sanctioned for no show in Olympic qualifier ?

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings after Zimbabwe failed to travel to Côte d’Ivoire for the match, which was the first leg of the third round of Olympic qualifiers for the African zone. That qualifying match for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016was scheduled for 19 July 2015 between Côte d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe. It was declared a 3-0 forfeit victory for Côte d’Ivoire. This decision was given … Continue reading `How was Zimbabwe sanctioned for no show in Olympic qualifier ?

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Economic Benefits : Full Report

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 hosted by Australia and New Zealand during February and March this year, was one the biggest events in the history of both countries and provided a significant positive boost to the local economies. The findings of an economic impact and benefits analysis carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers show that the tournament generated more than $AU 1.1 billion in direct spending, … Continue reading ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Economic Benefits : Full Report

FINA World Championships 2015 recorded cumulative TV audience of 6.8 billion

The 16th edition of the FINA World Championships held in Kazan (RUS) from July 24-August 9, 2015. According to a study conducted by British company Kantar Media, the event recorded global TV viewership of 6.8 billion (total cumulative audience – 6,840,601,835), making it one of the biggest sports events on the planet This official figure represents a 2.3 billion increase since the last edition of the … Continue reading FINA World Championships 2015 recorded cumulative TV audience of 6.8 billion

Why did FINA suspend Sri Lanka National Federation ?

FINA, the international swimming federation had suspended the newly elected committee of the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) and retained its links to aquatic activities in Sri Lanka through the existing office bearers prior to the conduct of elections.SLASU is the Sri Lankan affiliate national federation of FINA since 1977. According to the General Secretary of the sports union, SLASU following a FINA directive has … Continue reading Why did FINA suspend Sri Lanka National Federation ?

CAS DISMISSED THE APPEAL OF HATEM BEN ARFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeal filed by the French football player Hatem Ben Arfa against a decision taken by the Single Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee. In August 2010, Hatem Ben Arfa signed to Newcastle United football club in England. During the 2014/2015 season he played one match for their under 21 team in the U21 Professional Development … Continue reading CAS DISMISSED THE APPEAL OF HATEM BEN ARFA

Sports included in post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Sports in the post-2015 Development Agenda. Sport is now included in the final outcome document as an “important enabler” of sustainable development for the goals, which were adopted by the UN Member States with a commitment to implement them by 2030.Paragraph 37 of “Transforming our World acknowledges the same. Paragraph 37 of “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable … Continue reading Sports included in post-2015 Development Agenda