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Joint statement from WADA and the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

WADA

Yesterday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President, Witold Bańka, and the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the United States (and an Americas public authority representative on WADA’s Foundation Board), the Honorable James W. Carroll, held a virtual meeting to discuss matters of interest to the two organizations with the goal of better working together for the good of athletes and the global anti-doping system.

Champions Hockey League season cancelled

IIHF

Due to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Champions Hockey League cannot take place in 2020/21 as planned. The CHL Board was forced to take this difficult decision as the general situation in Europe has not improved.

FIFPRO publishes covid-19 recovery recommendations

FIFPRO

FIFPRO is today publishing a set of recommendations to rebuild and strengthen the professional football industry during the pandemic, at the same time as protecting jobs, careers and the wellbeing of players.

EFL statement: Project Big Picture

EFL

The English Football League today confirms that it has been working on an innovative proposal titled ‘Project Big Picture’ with a number of Clubs in the Premier League that looks to reset the economics and governance across the English football pyramid and in the process, protect the game in both the short and long term.

Groundbreaking workshop sets tone for resumption of competitions

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Ahead of the resumption of continental competitions, CAF has organized an online workshop on Club Licensing and Stadia from 29 September to 1 October 2020 to discuss with stakeholders the key elements in the organization of the game in the next couple of months.

A statement from Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO

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After the announcement that trials for spectators to return to sporting events from 1 October would now be cancelled because of a rise in coronavirus cases, it could be a number of months before fans return to stadiums. The COVID-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission is "high or rising exponentially."

Q&A with the IIHF President

IIHF

Very positive, despite the many tough discussions we had about this upcoming season and the decisions that needed to be taken.

Statement: AFC Champions League in Qatar

FIFPRO

FIFPRO is disappointed and concerned by the lack of consultation of professional footballers in the scheduling of the AFC Champions League in Qatar and the planning of COVID-19 protocols. These matters have implications for their mental and physical health as well as their participation in domestic leagues.

1545/20 (Jara v/ DVTK Kosarlabda KFT)

FIBA

The Chilean Player Ziomara Esket Morrison Jara filed a claim against the Hungarian Club DVTK Kosarlabda KFT for outstanding salaries, flight reimbursement, tax certificates and interest.

AFC Club Licensing Task Force agree to raise standards with new regulations

AFC

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment towards strengthening the professional landscape of Asian football was further underlined after the AFC Club Licensing Task Force approved the revisions to the AFC Club Licensing Regulations at its first meeting held online today. 

New Zealand withdraws women’s team

IIHF

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its women’s national team that was entered to participate in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions.

Swimming Australia and The Seven Network joint statement

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The Seven Network and Swimming Australia have agreed to terminate their broadcast partnership following Swimming Australia’s inability to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials in 2020 due to the COVID- 19 pandemic as required under Seven’s media rights agreement.

IIHF cancels Continental Cup

IIHF

The IIHF Council, following the recommendations of the IIHF COVID-19 Expert Group, has decided to cancel the 2020/21 IIHF Continental Cup, due to the ongoing pandemic. 

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