Football

South Korean footballer to get London 2012 bronze medal despite political protest

By Duncan Mackay at the Palace Hotel in Lausanne

Park Jong-woo with bannerFebruary 12 - South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo is to receive his bronze medal from London 2012 despite his impromptu political protest at Wembley Stadium, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled here today.

South Korean footballer expects "good outcome" after IOC Disciplinary hearing

By Duncan Mackay at the Palace Hotel in Lausanne

Park Jong-woo at Lausanne Palace February 11 2013February 11 - South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo claimed he was confident of finally being awarded his Olympic bronze medal from London 2012 after appearing before an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission here tonight.

If I'm elected, this will be my last term, claims CAF boss Hayatou

By Emily Goddard

Issa Hayatou 110213February 11 - Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has claimed that if he is re-elected to the top of the organisation in March it will be his last term in the position.

Park hopes honesty will be best policy when he appears before IOC

By Duncan Mackay

Park Jong-woo with political banner London 2012February 9 - South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo has claimed that he will "express my honest feelings" when he appears before an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission that will decide whether or not he should receive his bronze medal from London 2012.

South Korean footballer to face IOC Disciplinary Commission in Lausanne

By Duncan Mackay

Park Jong-woo carrying sign after London 2012 bronze medal matchFebruary 7 - An International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission is due to hear the case of South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo in Lausanne next week which will decide whether he should be awarded his bronze medal from London 2012. 

Former BOA chief executive quits Ipswich Town

By Duncan Mackay

Simon Clegg in front of Ipswich Town logoFebruary 5 - Former British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Simon Clegg is leaving Ipswich Town, the football club he had joined after leading Team GB to their best performance for a century at Beijing 2008.

Four female candidates seeking election to FIFA Executive Committee

By Duncan Mackay

Lydia Nsekera in front of FIFA logoFebruary 5 - There will be four candidates seeking to represent women's football on FIFA's ruling Executive, it has been announced. 

Brazil 2014 unveils official World Cup poster

By Duncan Mackay

Brazil 2014 World Cup poster launched Rio de Janeiro January 30 2013January 30 - Brazil today unveiled its official poster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, which had originally been postponed from Monday because of the nightclub tragedy in Santa Maria.

Grondona to step down as Argentina FA chief in 2015

By James Crook

grondonaJanuary 30 - One of football's most controversial figures, 81-year-old Julio Grondona, has announced that he will step down as chief of the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) in 2015 after 36 years in the role.
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