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Qatar 2022 bid hit by new revelations

18 March 2014

1.2 million pounds has reportedly been transferred from a Qatari company to then FIFA ex-co member Jack Warner shortly after Qatar won the hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022, writes UK...[more]


Photo: Jack Warner (c) Concacaf Press Office


Five cities bid to host the Winter Games 2022

18 March 2014

When the deadline for submitting bids for hosting the 2022 Winter Games closed this weekend, the cities of Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing  (China), Krakow (Poland), Lviv (Ukraine) and Oslo...[more]


The Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Arena in Sochi. Photo: Atos International/Flickr


Singapore court overturns order to disclose sources

20 January 2014

In September last year, a Singaporean court ordered journalist and blogger James M. Dorsey to reveal his sources for a report he did on an audit of the connection between Mohammed bin Hammam and...[more]


James M. Dorsey at Play the Game 2013. Photo: Thomas Søndergaard / Play the Game


UCI president Cookson presents Independent Committee

08 January 2014

The members who will constitute the independent committee set up to look into the problems that the International Union of Cycling (UCI) as well as the sport of cycling have been faced with in recent...[more]


UCI president Brian Cookson (photo) reveals the three persons who will form the independent committee to look into recent allegations of the UCI. Photo: press image from briancookson.org


Indian athletes will be ’independent’ during Sochi Games

08 January 2014

Due to the International Olympic Committee’s suspension of India’s Olympic Association, Indian athletes will not be able to officially represent India during the Sochi Games next month. A dispute...[more]


Indian athletes will not be competing under the Indian flag at the Sochi Winter Games. Photo:The Indian delegation at the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Games in 2010 (c) Flickr/mmccay


EU opens investigation into Spanish public funding of football clubs

18 December 2013

The European Commission has targeted seven major Spanish football clubs including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona over possible illegal state funding. The Commission has opened three ‘in-depth’...[more]


Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are among the seven clubs whose funding the EU Commision has opened an investigation into. Photo: Flickr/tetegil


UNESCO and ICSS partner up to protect sports integrity

11 December 2013

In a move to step up the fight for integrity in sport, UNESCO and the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) have formed a strategic partnership that will seek to address corruption and...[more]


UNESCO and the International Centre of Sports Security (ICSS) enter partnership in the fight against sports corruption. Photo: UNESCO headquarter by Wikimedia/Guillaume SPEURT


India avoids expulsion from the IOC

09 December 2013

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) yesterday agreed to amend its constitution after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) threatened to withdraw recognition of the body for failing to comply...[more]


IOC President Thomas Bach threatened to expel the Indian Olympic Association from the IOC if it did not comply with the IOC's rules for good governance.


Laura Robinson seeks public funding for her defense against John Furlong

06 December 2013

Canadian freelance journalist Laura Robinson is asking the public for financial assistance in her legal battle against former CEO of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics organising committee John Furlong...[more]


Laura Robinson is seeking public financial support for her legal battle against John Furlong. Photo: Play the Game / Thomas Søndergaard


TI calls for better governance in cricket

18 November 2013

Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but according to a new report from Transparency International, the international governing body of cricket, the International Cricket...[more]




Amnesty report documents workers abuse in Qatar

18 November 2013

Migrant workers in Qatar's construction sector are exposed to routine abuse and exploitation, argues a new report from Amnesty International released yesterday, which calls on FIFA to address the...[more]


New report from Amnesty International exposes abuse of migrant construction workers in Qatar. Photo: Shell/Flickr


WADA adopts new revised code

15 November 2013

The fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport concluded today by the adoption of the revised 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The revision of the Code has been under way for four years and was today...[more]




Report puts numbers on international sports organisations' impact on Swiss economy

13 November 2013

Switzerland is the centre of international sports organisations, and now a new report from Swiss based research consultancy Rütter+Partner claims that the organisations produce substantial economic...[more]


New report puts numbers on international sports organisations' impact on Swiss economy. One of the largest contributors is the IOC. Photo: Tamas Szafko/Flickr


Trade Union: Qatar World Cup construction will cost the lives of 4000 workers

01 October 2013

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) claims that the annual death toll among migrant workers on Qatar’s construction sites will reach 600 a year unless action is taken. Qatar’s...[more]


New reports on poor and dangerous working conditions for Qatar's many migrant workers. Photo: Shell/Flickr


Cookson: A new style of governance

30 September 2013

After 8 years in the seat Irish Pat McQuaid had to see himself defeated as president of the International Cycling Union UCI at the electional congress held on Friday in Florence, Italy, where British...[more]


Brian Cookson promises a new style of governance when he takes the seat as president of the UCI. Photo (c) briancookson.org


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