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

THE APPEAL FILED BY GALATASARAY SK IS REJECTED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish club Galatasaray SK and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The appeal filed by Galatasaray SK has been dismissed and the decision rendered by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Adjudication Chamber on 2 March 2016 has been confirmed. As a consequence, Galatasaray SK remains … Continue reading THE APPEAL FILED BY GALATASARAY SK IS REJECTED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

Attorneys for FIFA provide update on internal investigation and details on compensation for former top officials

The attorneys conducting the internal investigation into wrongdoing at FIFA, Quinn Emanuel, today released information regarding details on contracts and compensation for a small group of former FIFA officials. The evidence appears to reveal a coordinated effort by three former top officials of FIFA to enrich themselves through annual salary increases, World Cup bonuses and other incentives totalling more than CHF 79 million – in … Continue reading Attorneys for FIFA provide update on internal investigation and details on compensation for former top officials

Attorneys for FIFA provide update on internal investigation and details on compensation for former top officials

The investigation has revealed evidence of breaches of fiduciary duty. It also raises questions about the role of FIFA’s Compensation Sub-Committee. It is clear that the preliminary findings indicate that the payments and contracts warrant considerable further investigation. FIFA has shared this information with the Office of the Swiss Attorney General and it will brief the U.S. Department of Justice on the matters as well. … Continue reading Attorneys for FIFA provide update on internal investigation and details on compensation for former top officials

P&G Launches “Thank You, Mom” Campaign for Rio 2016

The new film, “Strong”, follows the Olympic Games journeys of four mothers and their children, showing the moments when a mother’s strength makes all the difference, and building to the moment when each child summons their own courage on the world’s biggest sporting stage – the Olympic Games. The critically acclaimed films from P&G’s previous Olympic Games campaigns, “Pick Them Back Up”, “Kids” and “Best … Continue reading P&G Launches “Thank You, Mom” Campaign for Rio 2016

FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed on 28 April 2016 by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA on the French player Mamadou Sakho for an anti-doping rule violation to have worldwide effect in accordance with article 136 ff. of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. As a consequence, Mr Sakho is provisionally suspended worldwide … Continue reading FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation

FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed on 28 April 2016 by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA on the French player Mamadou Sakho for an anti-doping rule violation to have worldwide effect in accordance with article 136 ff. of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. As a consequence, Mr Sakho is provisionally suspended worldwide … Continue reading FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation