World Athletics and the local organising committee (LOC) for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Yangzhou 2022 have agreed to postpone the championships, which were scheduled to be held in Yangzhou, China, on 27 March 2022.
A leaked email sent to WTA players has said that unvaccinated players may be able to travel to the country and compete after 14 days quarantine, contradicting advice from the Australian government.
Immigration minister Alex Hawke recently said unvaccinated players and those who would not reveal their vaccination status would not be allowed to enter Australia and therefore unable to compete in the Australian Open, the state of Victoria, where the tournament takes place, requires all professional athletes to be vaccinated to compete.
he health and safety of all participants at FIS Events including the athletes, team members, officials, volunteers, service providers, broadcasters, media and spectators has highest priority. The organisers and medical services are sincerely thanked for their engagement to enable the safe organisation of FIS competitions. The Covid-19 pandemic still requires the integration of additional measures to keep everyone safe in connection with an event.
Sport Integrity Australia first opened its doors on 1 July 2020 at a time when the sporting landscape in Australia was unlike anything we’ve ever seen: COVID-19 was impacting sporting competitions and, indeed, their very survival was in doubt. This, coupled with growing global unrest around the treatment of athletes, presented challenges beyond comprehension. Here we look at how Sport Integrity Australia responded, and some key milestones for our first 12 months.
The Rugby Football League is today celebrating the impact of the Tackling Inequalities Fund, which it was awarded to support communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and reduce the widening inequalities in sport and physical activity.
Teams allowed to make unlimited squad changes before their first match in case of serious injury or illness, while matches will go ahead as long as a team is able to field a squad of 13, including one goalkeeper
The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today transition rules and critical dates for the 2021-22 season.
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 - Updates on Spectators, Vaccination and COVID-19 Countermeasures
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held an Executive Board (EB) meeting today, in the presence of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Beijing 2022 informed the EB of the principles that will help deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as scheduled.
EFL statement: Derby County Football Club have filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators
With confirmation from Derby County Football Club that they have filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, the EFL can tonight confirm that the Club will be subject to an insolvency event under the terms of the EFL’s Regulations.
WADA Executive Committee endorses recommendations of non-compliance of eight Anti-Doping Organizations
- ExCo also approves enhanced compliance requirements starting in 2022
- 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods adopted
- Review of cannabis status on the Prohibited List to be initiated while remaining prohibited in 2022
- Working Group on Governance Reforms submits second interim report as progress continues to be made
CAF has postponed today’s Total Energies Champions League fixture between KMKM SC and Al Ittihad.
This is because of challenges faced by Al Ittihad while traveling to Zanzibar to participate in the fixture resulting in them arriving in the early hours of matchday.
The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its men’s U20 and women’s U18 national teams from the events the teams were previously entered. The other teams for the events in spring will remain entered with no decision taken yet.
Furthermore Iran has withdrawn from participating in the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division III Group B. The men’s national team at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division IV remains entered for a first-time participation.
Tokyo 2020: ITA succeeded in fully implementing anti-doping program for Olympic Games despite challenging COVID-19 circumstances
A TOTAL OF 6’200 COLLECTED SAMPLES FROM OVER 5’000 DOPING CONTROLS, MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF THE ATHLETE POPULATION IN TOKYO TESTED AT LEAST ONCE – THESE ARE THE FINAL FIGURES OF ITA’S ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM FOR TOKYO 2020. SIX ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS WERE ASSERTED TO THIS MOMENT AS THE OUTCOME OF ITA’S TESTING PROGRAM. THE VAST MAJORITY OF DOPING CONTROLS WERE TARGETED AND FOLLOWED A QUALITY APPROACH BASED ON AN EXTENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT, PERFORMANCE, AND AVAILABLE INTELLIGENCE. THE LAST PHASE OF ITA’S COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM FOR TOKYO 2020 IS THE STORAGE AND LATER RE-ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES COLLECTED DURING AND IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE GAMES.
Ban on away fans attending UEFA competition matches not extended; decision remains subject to any requirements imposed by the relevant national/local authorities
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar as the neutral venue for the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™ Group B match between Australia and China PR on September 2, 2021, as well as the Group A tie between Iraq and Islamic Republic of Iran scheduled for September 7.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today have confirmed that Turkey have withdrawn from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier supported by Dream 11 as the necessary approval and travel documentation required due to COVID-19 restrictions for the team was not able to be secured from the Turkish Sports Ministry.
EFL Clubs have today taken the collective decision not to release players for international matches that are to be played in countries on the UK Government’s ‘red list’ next month.
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 £120m less than pre-COVID forecasts with an underlying loss to reserves of £21.3m (c£30m worse than pre-COVID forecasts).
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published its 2020/2021 Annual Report detailing how the organisation made major advancements during the year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the complete report here.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) published the first editions of the Beijing 2022 Playbooks today.
Olympism 365: Strengthening the role of sport as an important enabler for the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today endorsed the Olympism 365 strategy. It aims to strengthen the role of sport as an important enabler for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) and to connect people with the Olympic values everywhere, every day.
The first Caribbean Games have been officially moved from 2021 to 2022, in Guadeloupe, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and their organizers insist that they will be held every four years and will feature athletes under 23 years of age, of all ages. countries in the region.
The NFL's COVID-19 testing results for the September 19 – October 2 period are as follows:
- 16,910 tests were administered to a total of 6,528 players and team personnel; 2,408 players and 4,120 personnel.
- There were 15 new confirmed positive tests among players and 20 new confirmed positives among personnel. The overall incidence rate is 0.5% for this testing period.
FIFA has today published the second report on the activities of its Players’ Status Department (PSD), covering the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
NEUCHATEL/MIES (Switzerland) – The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) and FIBA have published the International Basketball Migration Report 2021.
GOLD COAST (Australia) – The Men’s and Women’s 2021 FIBA U17 Oceania Championship scheduled in December in Samoa have been postponed due to travel restrictions in the region.
NBA rejects Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from San Francisco vaccination mandate
The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption from the San Francisco mandatory requirement for all attendees at indoor gatherings to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Oceania Football Confederation is welcoming discussions initiated by FIFA, regarding its participation in the consultation process around the review and development of a new women’s and men’s FIFA International Match Calendar.
THE PROFESSIONAL Game Board (PGB) has today announced a new Covid-19 strategy that will incentivise players and management from the elite game in England to be fully vaccinated.
From today (Monday 13 September), the policy will allow Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Allianz Premier 15s or Championship Rugby clubs to relax some elements of the current Covid-related Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) once they reach a vaccination rate of 85% in both the player and staff groups.
Full Vaccination Required for all PHF Members during 2021-22 Season
September 10, 2021 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – The Premier Hockey Federation has announced its COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols for the 2021-22 season that includes the adoption of a full vaccination policy for its members.
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Premier League clubs and ECA members set to restrict players travelling to red-list countries for international duty
European Club Association (ECA) members are set to prevent their players from traveling to red-list countries in September for international duty unless quarantine exemptions are made.
The UK currently has a 10-day quarantine period in a managed hotel in force for any individuals travelling to countries on the red list, this isolation period would result in players missing multiple Premier League games. Clubs across Europe in major leagues are facing a similar problem with the international break starting at the beginning of September.
The Confederation of African Football (“CAF”) requests the British Government to grant an exemption to African players for the international window.
CAF has noted the current circumstances in place in Britain regarding the lack of sporting exemptions for players returning from several African countries after the international window next week.