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Riot Games provides Annual Diversity and Inclusion Progress Report - August 2021

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Since we started our D&I journey, we made a promise to keep you updated on our progress. We created this report to share that journey which includes both our accomplishments and the challenges we still need to overcome. There is much work to be done not just at Riot Games, but across the industry. It is our collective responsibility to make our workplaces inclusive and safe not just for a handful of people, but for all of us.  

Barrister to lead independent investigation into Swimming Australia culture

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A leading barrister will lead an independent investigation into claims of an abusive culture within Australian swimming.

Chris Ronalds assisted in developing the country’s sexual discrimination laws and will now lead the independent investigation into swimmers claims that there is a culture of abuse within Swimming Australia. Ronalds will lead the investigation with an all-female panel and has requested for swimmers to come forward with any complaints they wish to make.

WADA statement regarding CAS hearing – WADA v Sun Yang and FINA

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of WADA’s appeal against the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) disciplinary panel decision related to an incident that led to a doping control involving Chinese swimmer Sun Yang not being completed as planned.

British racing’s leading organisations commit to improving diversity and inclusion

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British racing’s leading organisations have come together to improve diversity and inclusion across the sport under a unified “Industry Commitment” to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future.

British racing is proud to be one of few sports where all genders compete on equal terms. The Industry Commitment aims to formalise the sport’s approach to diversity and inclusion and builds on the extensive existing activity already taking place, including community engagement, education activity and charitable work. Much of this is highlighted and celebrated through the Racing Together platform which has showcased over 80 initiatives across the sport enabling the broadest range of people to participate, progress and achieve in horseracing.

25 Clubs, 40 world-renowned experts, 19 leading politicians launch new vision for our National Game

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FAIR GAME, a group of 25 value-driven clubs supported by 40 world-renowned football expert, revealed their new vision for football at a prestigious launch at Plough Lane, the home of AFC Wimbledon, today.

The government is currently developing policies on how to change the national game as part of Tracey Crouch’s football governance review. Fair Game aim is to help develop the long-term realistic solutions needed.

The details of that vision are outlined in Fair Game’s 48-page manifesto, Putting Pride Back In the Shirt: Fair Game’s Solution for the National Game.
It details solutions to various problems within football, including the owners and directors test, financial sustainability, protecting the heritage of clubs, a fairer distribution of TV revenues, opposing the European Super League, and tackling discrimination.

Edleen John writes for the England Programme about ongoing fight against racism

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It’s been a difficult year for many of us and as we experienced this summer, football can serve to remind us of some of the things we’ve been missing out on.

Major tournaments are a brilliant opportunity to unite friends, families and the country. They are a hugely exciting time for everybody, and your collective support is what spurs our team on during matches, giving them the best chance of succeeding.

Update from The FA on investigation into complaint against Ezgjan Alioski

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The FA can confirm that no disciplinary action will be taken for a gesture made by Leeds United FC’s Ezgjan Alioski following a thorough investigation. 

During a Premier League fixture on Saturday 15 May 2021 at Turf Moor Stadium, a complaint was made by a Burnley FC player that Leeds United FC’s Alioski had made a gesture, which was also captured on footage, towards another Burnley FC player during the 69th minute that could potentially be perceived as discriminatory. 

Latest decision by AFC Appeal Committee

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Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Appeal Committee today dismissed the appeal lodged by Persepolis FC against the decision of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (DEC) pursuant to which Mr. Isa Alkasir was found to have violated Article 58.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code (2019 Edition).

UEFA supporting Fare #FootballPeople weeks

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UEFA partner Fare (Football Against Racism in Europe) has launched its annual #FootballPeople weeks – a campaign that calls on supporters, clubs, players, minority groups and communities to raise awareness of social inequalities in sport, including racism, gender discrimination and homophobia.

FA statement following formal complaint at Wycombe Wanderers v Fleetwood Town match

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On 08 July 2020, The FA received a formal complaint from Wycombe Wanderers FC (WWFC) in relation to a potentially discriminatory comment made by a member of Fleetwood Town FC (FTFC) during the clubs’ EFL League One Play-Off Semi-Final second leg on 06 July 2020. It was alleged that the member of FTFC had referred to a WWFC player as a “fat water buffalo”.

Statement from NHLPA and NHL

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After much discussion, NHL Players believe that the best course of action would be to take a step back and not play tonight’s and tomorrow’s games as scheduled. The NHL supports the Players’ decision and will reschedule those four games beginning Saturday and adjust the remainder of the Second Round schedule accordingly.

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