Official Emblem, Slogan and Look unveiled for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

​Today, the Official Emblem and Slogan of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 were unveiled during a festive event at KT Square in Seoul. Among those present were Chung Monggyu, president of the Korea Football Association (KFA) and chairman of the Korea Republic 2017 Local Organising Committee (LOC), Kwak Youngjin, executive vice-chairman of the LOC, Cha Bumkun, vice-chairman of the LOC, An Iksoo, … Continue reading Official Emblem, Slogan and Look unveiled for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

Khalifa International Stadium receives four-star GSAS Sustainability rating

​The design of Khalifa International Stadium, which is currently under renovation and due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, has been recognised as achieving sustainability standards. Khalifa International Stadium recently received the provisional four-star rating in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), administered by the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD). This is the first certificate for a renovation project to … Continue reading Khalifa International Stadium receives four-star GSAS Sustainability rating

Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment

​The creation of a tobacco-free environment during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and other major sporting events to be held in Russia was discussed in a conference held in Moscow on Tuesday 28 June. The event was organised by FIFA and the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Major conference attendees included representatives of the Russia 2018 … Continue reading Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment

FIFA’s medical department takes part in the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum

​FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák discussed the challenges he and FIFA have attempted to tackle in over two decades at the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum, in Vienna, Austria. Delivering a speech at the gathering, centred around Sport, Governance and Ethics, Prof. Dvořák emphasised the power football has in transmitting messages, those of public health included, across the planet. “Through my career as … Continue reading FIFA’s medical department takes part in the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum

ICC Annual Conference concludes in Edinburgh

​The 2016 ICC Annual Conference concluded on Saturday in Edinburgh with the ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings, which were held under the chairmanship of Mr Shashank Manohar. Among the discussions held, decisions made and reports received were: Significant progress made in the ongoing review of the ICC’s governance structure The Board noted with satisfaction that significant and positive progress had been made by the … Continue reading ICC Annual Conference concludes in Edinburgh

ICC resolves allegation of racial abuse through confidential conciliation process

​Following a complaint made by Cricket Namibia under the ICC Anti-Racism Code during the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Afghanistan and Namibia played in Greater Noida, India, from 10-12 April 2016, the ICC has announced that a confidential conciliation process has today (Monday) been successfully undertaken by relevant parties from both teams in Edinburgh, and a consensual resolution of the matter achieved. For the first … Continue reading ICC resolves allegation of racial abuse through confidential conciliation process

Saudi Arabia elected as ICC’s 39th Associate Member

​Saudi Arabia was unanimously elected as the International Cricket Council’s 39th Associate Member during its Full Council* meeting in Edinburgh. Saudi Cricket Centre (SCC) has been an Affiliate Member of the ICC since 2003 and, as per the 2014 census, boasts 4,350 cricketers and 80 dedicated cricket facilities. Recently, the SCC signed a lucrative three-year deal with MoneyGram, which is also one of the ICC’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia elected as ICC’s 39th Associate Member