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Safer sport day to reinforce the utmost importance of athlete safeguarding

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This Saturday, 8 August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the celebrations for Safer Sport Day, championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of more than 60 organisations working together to make sport safer, in which the IOC is represented on the advisory board.

0993/17 Hairston v/ AEK Athens BC

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The American Player Malik Hairston filed a claim against the Greek Club AEK Athens BC for outstanding salaries, reimbursement of a visa fine, agent fees, penalties and interest.

Coronavirus shutdown: sharp rise in players reporting depression symptoms

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FIFPRO and affiliated national player associations surveyed 1,602 professional footballers in countries that had implemented drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus such as mass home-confinement. 1,134 male players, with a mean age of 26, and 468 female players, with a mean age of 23, took part in the survey.

FIFPro underlines commitment to player activism

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FIFPRO has underlined its commitment to player activism after the International Olympic Committee released guidelines, clarifying that athletes are subject to sanctions by making political gestures on the podium, in the Olympic village, at the opening and closing ceremonies, or on the field of play.

IOC and JOC discuss measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport

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IOC President Thomas Bach and the President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and IOC Member, Yamashita Yasuhiro, held a telephone conference last week to address measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport. Both Presidents stressed the determination of their organisations to fight against any form of abuse.

IPC Athletes’ Council to launch global consultation regarding athlete protests

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council is to launch a consultation exercise with the global Para athlete community to gather a better understanding on ways athletes could express their views on key subjects at the Paralympic Games, while respecting the Paralympic Movement’s values and principles.

Aris must stop abusive treatment of Spanish player

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FIFPRO demands that Theodoros Karipidis and Angelos Charisteas, respectively the president and the sporting director of Aris FC, immediately stop the abusive and discriminatory treatment of Alejandro Menendez.

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