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?

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

Mane’s three match ban sustains

Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on 9 September 2017. Mane was sent off after catching goalkeeper Ederson in the face Liverpool’s Sadio Mane had his three-match suspension for a red … Continue reading Mane’s three match ban sustains

International audit expert Tomaž Vesel appointed chairperson of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee

The Bureau of the FIFA Council appointed Tomaž Vesel of Slovenia as the independent chairperson of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee until the 67th FIFA Congress, with immediate effect. Mr Vesel currently serves as President of the Court of Auditors in Slovenia having been elected by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in 2013. The Court of Auditors is the highest body for … Continue reading International audit expert Tomaž Vesel appointed chairperson of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee

Guam international provisionally suspended following anti-doping test

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to provisionally suspend a Guam international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Oman and Guam played in Muscat on 24 March 2016. This suspension covers all types of matches including … Continue reading Guam international provisionally suspended following anti-doping test

FIFA releases new Good Practice Guide on Diversity and Anti-Discrimination

Discrimination is arguably as old as humankind is, and the idea of completely stamping it out of society – and of the football world, consequently – is probably naïve. The fight against discrimination is a continuous one, which involves changing mentalities and often runs through ideas and actions that are just as simple as they may be effective. FIFA has now gathered several of these … Continue reading FIFA releases new Good Practice Guide on Diversity and Anti-Discrimination

Dutee Chand v. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) & The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

Dutee Chand, Indian sprinter had been barred by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on having naturally high levels of testosterone. She had challenged this rule by the international governing body that barred her from competing with other women. IAAF had contemplated that this gave Dutee an advantage over other female athletes.  The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, delivered its verdict in … Continue reading Dutee Chand v. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) & The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

Pre Independence Story : Ludo in India

LUDO IN INDIA During the 19th century, an increased interest in Indian board games was observed in the west.  It was “Pachisi”, a four-player race game, particularly popular in India and received some attention in England. Pachisi is a strategic partnership game, and therefore some simplification was apparently needed for the children. The result of the simplification of Pachisi was Ludo. Much of the complexities … Continue reading Pre Independence Story : Ludo in India

Independence Day Special : Marathon Boy (Must Watch Documentary)

Gemma Atwal in his documentary , Marathon Boy depicts the story of Budhia Singh, the little Indian boy who had run 48 marathons by the age of four. The little boy sold by his mother for 800 rupees to a peddlar, and was then spotted by Biranchi Das, a local judo coach who then adopted him and helped him shape his career. The documentary further portrays the … Continue reading Independence Day Special : Marathon Boy (Must Watch Documentary)

Pre Independence Story : Story of Organized Football in India

The history of The Indian Football Association, i.e., IFA is  the Story of Organized Football in India and history of Indian Football. It was established in 1893; and played a key role in forming the National Football Association i.e. AIFF in 1937 (i.e. 44 years later) and stood by as the 1st Lieutenant on to develop and promote football in India. IFA always played the role of vanguard … Continue reading Pre Independence Story : Story of Organized Football in India