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IOC supports the calls for a wider consultation on FIFA’s World Cup plans and shares concerns

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The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) takes note of FIFA’s plans to change the football competition schedule and to hold the World Cup every two years. A number of International Federations (IFs) of other sports, national football federations, clubs, players, players associations and coaches have expressed strong reservations and concerns regarding the plans to generate more revenue for FIFA, mainly for the following reasons:

FIBA Europe General Assembly 2021 convenes in Sarajevo

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The 2021 session of the FIBA Europe General Assembly convened in Sarajevo on Saturday under a hybrid meeting format, with approximately two-thirds of the delegates attending in person in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest participating via videoconference.

LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 17 September

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Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This recap highlights this week’s news pieces from across the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section.

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LawInSport Weekly News Roundup - 10 September

LawInSport Weekly News Roundup

Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  We have curated the top ten news pieces from around the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section.

We hope you find this useful. If you have any related questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

NHL involvement fuels growing anticipation for Beijing 2022 Games

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During today’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) meeting, a progress report from the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee highlighted the growing anticipation and preparedness for next year’s Games. This follows the recent confirmation that National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey players will participate in Beijing.

Joint Statement on Spectator Capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Today, on 21 June, the five parties, namely the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan (GoJ), met to discuss spectator limits for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The IOC and IPC were informed about and support the policies the three Japanese parties have decided on.

Orange becomes Premium partner for Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Four years ahead of the Games, Orange has become Premium partner and official supplier for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The partnership was announced by Orange’s Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard and Paris 2024’s President Tony Estanguet, in the presence of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Orange will be leveraging its expertise for the world’s greatest sports event, starting today and over the years to come.

IOC President Thomas Bach warns Italy over new sports law

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has warned the Italian sports minister that the Italian Olympic team could be suspended for the Tokyo Olympics if a draft sports law is passed that would decrease the role of the Italian National Olympic Committee.

IIHF Congress starts today

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The delegates from the IIHF member national associations have arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the 2021 IIHF Semi-Annual Congress that will be held over the next four days.

The delegates were warmly welcomed on Tuesday evening with a reception by the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee, held at the Russian Museum of Ethnography.

CAS Bulletin 2021/1

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In this Olympic year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has opened two temporary offices in Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (the Games) which have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and have been held this year from 21 July to 8 August 2021.

Afghanistan athletes unable to attend Paralympics due to unrest

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Afghanistan’s two Paralympic athletes will not be competing at the Tokyo Games due to the unrest in the country.

Taekwondo competitor Zakia Khudadadi and track athlete Hossain Rasouli were due to arrive in Tokyo for the Games on Tuesday with Khudadadi set to become the first female athlete to represent Afghanistan at the Paralympics.

The CAS Ad Hoc Division dismisses the application filed by Yuberjen Martínez, the Colombian National Olympic Committee and the Colombian Boxing Federation

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Tokyo, 5 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the application filed on 4 August 2021 by the Colombian boxer Yuberjen Martínez, the Colombian National Olympic Committee (Colombian NOC) and the Colombian Boxing Federation (CBF) (the Applicants) against the IOC Boxing Task Force in relation to the Quarter Final bout in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 between Yuberjen Martínez and Japanese boxer Ryomei Tanaka.

CAS decision in the arbitration WADA v. RUSADA

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian AntiDoping Agency (RUSADA), with 50 intervening parties, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

International Olympic Committee v. Brenton Rickard

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Lausanne, 9 November 2020, The Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) held a hearing in the arbitration procedure between the International Olympic Committee and the Australian swimmer Brenton Rickard today, by video-link.

IPC publishes updated governance review proposal

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published an updated version of its governance review proposal “Remaining Fit for Purpose” following 10 months of consultation with IPC members, Para athletes and stakeholders.

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