WADA acquires new “intelligence” from Mexico Lab

WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department acquired new intelligence concerning the former WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory. Specifically, the I&I Department is in possession of an electronic file that the Department is confident is the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database of the Moscow Laboratory, i.e. all testing data between January 2012 – August 2015. On 18 July 2016, WADA’s independent McLaren Investigation confirmed allegations of institutionalized … Continue reading WADA acquires new “intelligence” from Mexico Lab

NEW SERIES OF STRATEGIC SUMMITS LAUNCHED BY FIFA

FIFA has launched a second round of summits to bring together its member associations and discuss strategic matters for the future of the game. Each summit will bring together presidents and secretary generals of around 20 member associations. The series started on 21 November in Baku, Azerbaijan and will run until March 2018 with the last gathering in Lima, Peru. The Executive Football Summits were … Continue reading NEW SERIES OF STRATEGIC SUMMITS LAUNCHED BY FIFA

When did a team arrive a week late at Olympics?

Russia’s shooting team arrived days late to the 1908 Olympics because they were still using the Julian calendar. Back in ancient Rome, people kept track of time with the Julian calendar, a 365-day almanac that didn’t figure in leap years. After a while, the calendar fell out of sync with the seasonal equinoxes, and the dates for holidays became askew. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII … Continue reading When did a team arrive a week late at Olympics?