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FIFA publishes International Transfer Snapshot (January 2022)

3,791 international transfers completed across men’s and women’s football Transfer activity in men’s football almost back at pre-pandemic levels Transfers in women’s game hit all-time...
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CAS Bulletin 2022

Editorial The move of the offices of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to its new headquarters at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne will take place in March 2022, just after the Ol...
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Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) Application Deadline Extended to 24 December 2021

SLAM is a unique initiative, with the objective of providing a world-class moot competition that promotes greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, a key disput...
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Registration Extension & Financial Support - Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM)

Only three weeks after the launch of the SLAM 2022, 30+ teams registered for the global sports law moot competition. However, many teams have asked for an extension, and following consultations wit...
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U.S. Triathlon Athlete Noah Webb Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Noah Webb, of Los Angeles, Calif., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, has accepted a four-year period of ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation. Webb, 48, te...
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UKAD quarterly results show increase compared to same time last year as testing ramps up pre-Beijing Winter Games

Nearly 800 more tests compared to same quarter last year Notable increases in tests for pro-sports ahead of the new season and winter sports ahead of Beijing Winter Games in February 2022 UK ...
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Integrity Task Force set up for FIFA Arab Cup 2021™

Multi-stakeholder group to monitor tournament in real time Integrity workshops and briefings organised with all teams and referees In line with its core objective of promoting the in...
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UEFA governance model reinforced by EU sports ministers

EU sports ministers today adopted a Resolution of the Council of the EU on a European Sport Model. The Resolution, unanimously approved by the ministers on behalf of the EU’s 27 member states, call...
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Pilot National Association Financial Benchmarking Report

The pandemic has had a significant impact on key revenue streams for national football associations. The UEFA Grow programme has responded by expanding the financial management services offered to ...
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AFC’s club competitions set for strategic reforms

Kuala Lumpur: Eagerly anticipated reforms designed to elevate AFC’s club competitions to the next level are set to be introduced in the near future. While addressing the AFC Executive ...
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Future competition structure

FUTURE COMPETITION STRUCTURE When For the 2022/2023 the Adult Male Future Competitions Structure will see a change to League Cups and Lower XVs from Level 3 and below. Why The ...
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WADA Seeks Host for 2025 World Conference on Doping in Sport

On 24 November 2021, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee agreed on a proposal from WADA Management to organize a Sixth World Conference on Doping in Sport in November 2...
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World Rugby ups the pace of women's rugby with second phase of women's strategic plan

World Rugby has announced that it will increase the pace of women’s rugby development through the second phase of its 2017-25 strategic plan. The transformative “Accelerating the global d...
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UEFA supporter liaison guide: building bridges between clubs and fans

UEFA together with its partner Supporters Direct Europe (SD Europe) – an association of supporters’ groups representing fans’ interests across the continent – have published a new practic...
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Protecting players: UEFA’s concussion charter for club and national teams

UEFA has taken another important step to protect players’ health and safety by launching a concussion charter for teams taking part in the European men’s and women’s club and national team competit...
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FIFA appoints normalisation committees in Guinea and Chad

Guinea The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Guinean Football Association (FGF) following a series of irregularities that took place during the el...
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Raj Parker appointed to the BHA Board

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the sport’s governing and regulatory body, has today announced that regulatory and sports law specialist Raj Parker has been appointed to its Board. Raj ta...
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The ITA asserts an Anti-Doping Rule Violation against Russian weightlifter Kseniya Kozina

The International Testing Agency (ITA), leading an independent anti-doping program for the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), asserts an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) against Russian...
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CGF Coordination Commission set for latest review of Birmingham 2022

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission will undertake its latest review of Birmingham 2022 preparations later this week.  The Coordination Commission (CoCom) is respo...
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CAF President Dr. Motsepe heaps praises on new Egyptian FA Technical Centre

CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe heaped praises on the new Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Technical Center at its official opening and urged other African countries follow similar route. ...
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CAF Member Associations unanimously back FIFA World Cup every two years proposal during the Extraordinary General Assembly

The 52 Members of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) today unanimously voted to support the proposal for a biennial FIFA World Cup. The 13th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly m...
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LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 26 November

Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This roundup highlights this week’s top news pieces from across the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section. We hope ...
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IWF Election Postponed Pending Resolution Of Outstanding Legal Issues

A meeting of the IWF Executive Board yesterday considered the written legal opinion sent by the independent IWF Legal Commission which made it clear the proper legal foundations for the planned IWF...
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World Rugby statement: Dave Rennie and Rugby Australia

World Rugby can confirm that it has issued a written warning to Rugby Australia and Rugby Australia’s men’s 15s head coach Dave Rennie for comments made immediately after Australia’s final Autumn N...
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Fan led review into English football calls for independent regulator

A fan led review into English football has called for an independent regulator to stop it “lurching from crisis to crisis”. Former sports minister Tracey Crouch chairs the review and told BBC...
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World Athletics publishes Online Abuse Study covering Tokyo Olympic Games

• Female athletes were the target of 87% of all abuse • 65% of all abusive posts warrant intervention from social media platforms In line with its commitment to making athletics a safe and welcom...
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WADA Governance Review: a missed opportunity for urgently needed reform

Statement from the World Players Association: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meets in Paris today and tomorrow and appears certain to once again avoid urgently needed governance reforms to ad...
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RFU Annual Report published

Read the full report here.  Reported revenues for the year are £97m (£167m in previous year) and profit to reserves £20.5m (loss of £27.1m in prior year).Revenues in the year were nearly ...
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Independent misconduct hearing update: Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby withdraw appeals

SA Rugby and SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus have advised the independent misconduct committee and World Rugby that they have both withdrawn their notices of appeal to the misconduct deci...
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Papa John’s Trophy rule amendment

Following feedback from Clubs remaining in this season’s Papa John’s Trophy, the EFL can confirm Clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions from the seven they nominate for the remainder of...
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AFC signs media rights deal with Sky Network Television Limited

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) as their new media partner in New Zealand. The two-year deal from 2021 to 2022 incl...
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Innovation initiatives focus on women's football and sustainability

The Innovation in Action and Reimagine Football ventures are exploring new ways to take the sport forward in the fields of fan engagement and carbon footprint reductions. The UEFA Innovation Hub i...
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WADA Foundation Board unanimously approves further governance reforms

Approval of Independent Ethics Board; additional seats on Executive Committee for an athlete representative and an independent member, and on Foundation Board for athletes and National Anti-Dopin...
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FIFA welcomes new European Parliament report on sport

Report focuses on key issues such as good governance, safe sport, inclusiveness and anti-discrimination FIFA’s transfer system reform gains support as part of improving good governance and...
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ATP Announces Rule Changes To Speed Play

ATP has announced new rules relating to toilet breaks, attire changes to come into effect from 2022, in addition to a proposed change to the Medical Time Out rule (start date TBC). Toilet Break &a...
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WADA publishes IOC Anti-Doping Rules for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. A WADA statement said “The IOC, as the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Sig...
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The FA's response to the Independent Fan Led Review of football governance

We welcome the publication of the Fan Led Review and want to take this opportunity to thank Tracey Crouch and the Panel for their hard work. We have been fully engaged with the review since its in...
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CAS upholds the appeal of Nikita Khakimov

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the Russian badminton player Nikita Khakimov against the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in relation to the decision r...
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Appeal filed by Aleksandr Shustov is dismissed and the initial sanctions are confirmed

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal arbitration procedure between the Russian high jumper Aleksandr Shustov and World Athletics (WA) & the Russi...
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UK Sport introduces pregnancy guidance for Olympic and Paralympic athletes and sports

UK Sport has for the first time introduced pregnancy guidance for Olympic and Paralympic athletes and sport governing bodies. The guidance includes advice for both pregnancy and continues once the...
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UEFA welcomes European Parliament Resolution on EU sport policy

The European Parliament today adopted a comprehensive resolution on EU Sport Policy and called for action to protect European sport from the threat of breakaway competitions like the attempted Euro...
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The FA has appointed Navin Singh as its new commercial director.

Singh joins English football’s governing body after five years with the prestigious United States Golf Association. As chief commercial officer, he led the USGA’s global commercial strategy for its...
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Future competition structure

When For the 2022/2023 the Adult Male Future Competitions Structure will see a change to League Cups and Lower XVs from Level 3 and below. Why The working group considered data that...
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Bernard Guasch, owner and president of Catalans Dragons, has been fined by tribunal

Bernard Guasch, owner and president of Catalans Dragons, has tonight been fined £10,000 (£2,500 suspended for three years) for comments made about the match officials following last month’s Super L...

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