Beneficiaries of FIFA’s $350 million (£233 million/€322 million) Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) are falling down on basic record-keeping requirements, in spite of the crisis that has brought the governing body to its knees, leading acting secretary general Markus Kattner to highlight “major deficiencies”.
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The crisis engulfing FIFA looks to be taking its toll on the football governing body’s finances, with reports emanating from Zurich tonight to the effect that the 2015 deficit will be worse than budgeted.
Sebastian Coe’s appearance before British Members of Parliament on the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee is to go ahead tomorrow, even though it will coincide with the House of Commons debate on whether Britain should start airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.
The citizens of Hamburg have killed the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, voting 51.6 per cent against the €11.2 billion (£8.2 billion/$12.5 billion) project in a referendum.
Chancellor George Osborne has defied expectations by announcing a 29 per cent increase in Exchequer funding to UK Sport, Britain’s elite sports agency, as part of the Government’s comprehensive spending review.
UK Sport, Britain’s elite sports agency, has agreed to provide up to £849,000 ($1.3 million/€1.2 million) to help fund a British bid for the 2019 European Showjumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage Championships.
FIFA is to trial the ADAMS database management system during the Club World Cup in Japan in December, in a move likely to be welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as it battles through a challenging period.
A top international boxing official has denied an allegation that he “would not permit” a Togolese boxer to undergo a routine anti-doping test at the recent All-Africa Games in Brazzaville.
Shirt sponsorship of national teams could become a reality if South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale wins the FIFA Presidency.
Eight unidentified competitors at the recent All-Africa Games in Brazzaville have produced adverse analytical findings (AAFs), in spite of a doping control programme severely criticised as “ineffective from the start” by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent observer.
The success of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup has been underlined by new figures showing that the tournament gave a bigger-than-expected boost to the Canadian economy.
Professional services firm Grant Thornton is to play an important role in delivery of the 2017 World Athletics Championships at London’s extensively remodelled Olympic Stadium after agreeing a five-year sponsorship deal with UK Athletics.
France is aiming to capitalise on next year’s European Football Championship, Euro 2016, to boost the number of grass-roots football club members in the country by around 15 per cent.
The Olympic Channel is in “aggressive hiring mode at the moment” and will eventually have around 100 full-time staff members, Mark Parkman, general manager of Olympic Channel Services, told an audience here at SPORTEL in Monte Carlo today.
The sport of boules has launched a campaign to get onto the Olympic programme in 2024.