World Swimming Body FINA ‘Temporarily Suspends’ Mexico Federation

Swimming’s world governing body FINA announced on Saturday at its bureau meeting in Budapest that it had temporarily suspended the Mexican federation over Guadalajara’s withdrawal as host of the 2017 World Championships. It was not immediately clear how FINA’s action would affect Mexican swimmers’ hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics this year. “In accordance with FINA Rule C 12.1.1, FINA temporarily suspended the Mexican … Continue reading World Swimming Body FINA ‘Temporarily Suspends’ Mexico Federation

Rio 2016 organisers receive sustainability certification

The work of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games – and a positive legacy – in a sustainable manner has been recognised with the award of the top global certificate for sustainability in the event sector. Created in 2012, and first applied to that year’s Games in London, the ISO 20121 international standard establishes sustainability criteria for event organisation, … Continue reading Rio 2016 organisers receive sustainability certification

Tokyo 2020 reveals plans for sustainable and minimal impact Games

On 29 January, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed its readiness to deliver a minimal impact and sustainable Games when it unveiled its High-level Sustainability Plan and Fundamental Principles for the Sustainable Sourcing Code. Among the recommendations adopted in the Olympic Agenda 2020 is the important theme of sustainability. Tokyo 2020 has also made sustainability one of its overriding priorities and will include sustainability in … Continue reading Tokyo 2020 reveals plans for sustainable and minimal impact Games

CIFP launches Rio2016 Fair Play Awards

The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) has announced the launch of the Rio2016 Fair Play Awards. A joint initiative with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this year’s awards will recognise acts of fair play and sportsmanship at national and continental Olympic qualifying events and the Rio Games themselves. For the first time in the history of the CIFP’s fair play awards, which were first presented … Continue reading CIFP launches Rio2016 Fair Play Awards

Appeals of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid granted suspensive effect

Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have each lodged an appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee against the decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee that sanctioned the clubs for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. The appeals have been granted suspensive effect by the chairman of the FIFA Appeal Committee until the Appeal Committee has taken and … Continue reading Appeals of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid granted suspensive effect

Indian Super League Termed Key World Event on Social Media by Facebook

The Indian Super League’s reputation just grows as Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg mentioned about the two-year-old football tournament as one of the key world events discussed by the people on the social networking site last year. The ISL found a passing mention as one of the world’s leading celebration of happy moments last year in Zuckerberg’s announcement of Facebook’s quarterly results. He shared an update … Continue reading Indian Super League Termed Key World Event on Social Media by Facebook

UEFA Anti-doping agreement with Poland

UEFA has signed a cooperation agreement with the Polish Anti-Doping Agency. Under the agreement, the organisations will coordinate their anti-doping programme and testing activities, and exchange information and intelligence considered useful in planning doping tests. This also includes the building up of players’ biological passports. The Polish agency is the 17th organisation with which UEFA has signed such an agreement, strengthening UEFA’s efforts to create … Continue reading UEFA Anti-doping agreement with Poland

Three clubs exit settlement agreement with CFCB

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) investigatory chamber, headed by chief investigator Yves Leterme, has provided updates on Hull City (England), Panathinaikos (Greece) and Sporting CP (Portugal), who all concluded settlement agreements last year. The three clubs were found to have fully complied with the terms of their agreements. As a consequence, they have exited the settlement regime. The investigatory chamber decided to refer … Continue reading Three clubs exit settlement agreement with CFCB

Hisense signs as UEFA EURO 2016 global sponsor

Hisense has signed as a global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2016, the first-ever sponsorship deal with a Chinese company in the championship’s 56-year history. Hisense will also sponsor other UEFA national team competitions until the end of 2017, including the European Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Futsal EURO 2016, the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and UEFA Women’s EURO 2017. Hisense is … Continue reading Hisense signs as UEFA EURO 2016 global sponsor

36 Venue Specific Training Sites approved for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

FIFA has approved the list of Venue Specific Training Sites (VSTSs) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC). The list includes 36 VSTSs in 11 Host Cities – three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums. The VSTSs will be available for training sessions of the national teams participating in the 2018 FIFA … Continue reading 36 Venue Specific Training Sites approved for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia