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?

IIT, BHU SPORTS FEST – Spardha’17 ( 27th to 29th of October)

 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (BHU), VARANASI is going to organize its 33rd edition of All India games and sports extravaganza, Spardha’17 from 27th to 29th of October. The fest witnesses a footfall of over 30000 and participants with thousands of students participating from 100+ colleges, setting an epitome for the sports festivals of India. Spardha boasts of hosting a large number of sporting events, a total of … Continue reading IIT, BHU SPORTS FEST – Spardha’17 ( 27th to 29th of October)

IOC LAUNCHES OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT REFUGEES

IOC created the first Refugee Olympic Team at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The team acted as a symbol of hope and peace for refugees across the globe. They inspired the world with the strength of their human spirit. The INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) launched the OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION, aimed at pursuing the work undertaken throughout the OLYMPIC movement over recent years to support refugees … Continue reading IOC LAUNCHES OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT REFUGEES

8 NEW MEMBERS ELECTED IN IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected eight new Members as well as a new Vice-President and three new Members of its Executive Board during the IOC Session. Ms Anita L. DeFrantz (USA), who joined the IOC in 1985, was elected as an IOC Vice-President. She already occupied this position from 1997 to 2001. Dr Robin E. Mitchell, IOC member in Fiji, Mrs Nicole Hoevertsz, IOC member in … Continue reading 8 NEW MEMBERS ELECTED IN IOC

Dhaka outfield rated “Poor” by ICC Match Referee

  The International Cricket Council (ICC)  announced that Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia in Dhaka from 27 to 30 August, has rated the Shere Bangla National Stadium outfield for that match as “poor.” In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, Jeff submitted his report … Continue reading Dhaka outfield rated “Poor” by ICC Match Referee