Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund

A number of important projects are already making use of the USD 2 million emergency fund the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made available last month to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organising programmes to help refugees, with more projects expected to receive financing in the coming weeks. Funding has so far been provided to NOCs in the following five countries: · Austria: Sustainable sports programme for refugees … Continue reading Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund

Gender Equality : New Amendment to follow in FIFA Statutes ?

For the sake of FIFA, football and women,  FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football  proposed that the FIFA Statutes be amended to include the following (or similar) additional principle in Article 3: 3. Non-discrimination, gender equality and stance against racism … Football shall be resourced without discrimination as to gender, in fair proportion to female participation and potential. This “fair go” principle should bind Confederations, … Continue reading Gender Equality : New Amendment to follow in FIFA Statutes ?

Abhinav Bindra resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme aimed at winning medals in the 2016 Rio Games and the 2020 Summer Olympics.  Bindra, in his letter to TOPS chairman Anurag Thakur, said he was resigning because he could not devote “meaningful” time to the committee that also includes London Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom. Bindra … Continue reading Abhinav Bindra resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Court of Arbitration of Sports : LEGAL AID GUIDELINES

The aim of the guidelines is to guarantee the rights of natural persons without sufficient financial means, to defend their rights before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). These Legal Aid rules are established in accordance with Article S 6.9 of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration. S. 6.9 International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) may create a legal aid fund to facilitate access to CAS arbitration for … Continue reading Court of Arbitration of Sports : LEGAL AID GUIDELINES

ECB’s regulations : Participation of Girls in Boys Cricket

*For the sake of clarity it should be understood that boys cannot play in girls’ leagues or competitions unless explicit provision for this is included in the rules of that League or competition. Boys cannot play in the ECB girls competitions.* In response to a number of requests the ECB has issued the following guidelines concerning the participation of girls in boys cricket: The ECB … Continue reading ECB’s regulations : Participation of Girls in Boys Cricket

The Pension Scheme for Meritorious Sports persons in India

The Scheme is called “Sports Fund for Pension to Meritorious Sports persons”. It is a clear cut policy to recognize specific outstanding achievements in the Olympic, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cup/ World Championships in Olympic/Asian Games disciplines of all sports persons acquiring specific degree of excellence would go a long way in enabling the sports persons to devote themselves unstintingly to their chosen sports. Aim  : To provide incentive … Continue reading The Pension Scheme for Meritorious Sports persons in India

The Come and Play Scheme by Sports Authority of India

The Come & Play Scheme was initiated for optimum utilization of SAI sports facilities in Delhi and across the country. It is primarily focussed on encouraging local sports persons in areas where SAI sports facilities/Centres are operational. While providing youth from local communities and sports enthusiasts with an opportunity to train under SAI coaches, the scheme provides yet another avenue for those not covered under … Continue reading The Come and Play Scheme by Sports Authority of India