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Macedonian Esports Federation - IESF's Member Nation

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To succeed in our mission to create a united World Esport we need really big support and the biggest support we get is from our 109 Member nations, national federations from all around the world!

It’s really important to show you who are our Member Nations!

Today we are presenting the Macedonian Esports Federation!

CAF Executive Committee receives comprehensive AFCON preparation update focusing on infrastructure readiness

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The CAF Executive Committee met today, on Monday, 25 October 2021 on videoconference chaired by President, Dr Patrice Motsepe.

TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon, 2021 report:

The Executive Committee received a comprehensive report from the CAF Organising Committee delegation led by Vice President Augustin Senghor and General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba who recently visited Cameroon.

FIFPRO to host football governance forum in Brussels

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  • With major decisions ahead, event brings together player unions and leagues
  • FIFPRO’s Jonas Baer-Hoffmann to call for urgent remodeling of football governance
  • Premier League, Eredivisie and Superliga among stakeholders participating

ITA Chair addresses National Olympic Committees at ANOC General Assembly

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Dr Valérie Fourneyron, the chair of the ITA Foundation Board, was honoured to address National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and representatives of the international sports movement at the 25th ANOC General Assembly. the focus was on the successful cooperation in the implementation of the independent anti-doping programme at the Olympic Games in Tokyo that the ITA had managed, the upcoming winter games in Beijing and increased cooperation regarding major continental events.

WADA President emphasizes important role of National Olympic Committees in speech to the Association of National Olympic Committees

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Yesterday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President, Witold Bańka, delivered a speech to the 25th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held in Crete, Greece.

Speaking to the assembled delegates from the world’s 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Mr. Bańka emphasized the importance of the role of NOCs in anti-doping.

Players in Australia welcome new deal about working conditions

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Security, stability and a more professional working environment, those are the main accomplishments for men and women footballers in Australia enjoy with their new collective deal.

Recently, Professional Footballers Australia (the PFA) and the Australian Professional League announced a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the next five years. Ally Green and Alex Wilkinson were part of the union’s negotiation team. Both players shared their thoughts with FIFPRO about the deal.

British para-cyclist receives three-year ban

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British para-cyclist Erin McBride has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance.

China cuts NBA broadcasts after Boston Celtic Enes Kanter called for Tibetan independence

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China has removed broadcasts of NBA games after Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter called for China to give Tibet independence.

Kanter posted a video in which he said “Brutal dictator of China, Xi Jinping, I have a message for you and your henchmen. Under the Chinese government's brutal rule, Tibetan people's basic rights and freedoms are non-existent.” Following the video being posted Chinese platform Tencent cut the broadcast of the Celtics game against the New York Knicks.

Paralympic Track & Field Athlete Desmond Jackson Receives 14-Month Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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USADA announced today that an independent arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has concluded the case of Paralympic track and field athlete Desmond Jackson, of Durham, N.C., and determined that Jackson should receive a 20-month sanction for his anti-doping rule violation, which USADA then reduced to 14 months based on Jackson’s substantial assistance. The decision comes after the facts of the case were presented and fully argued at an evidentiary hearing on September 23, 2021.

Major Changes to the 2022 Prohibited List: What you need to know

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently released the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which are banned from use within sport. Broken down into several categories, the List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

FIS unlocked COVID-19 Risk Management Guidelines for Event Organisers

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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. 

Men’s and women’s professional road cycling: 48 teams have submitted required documents for registration in 2022

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Men’s and women’s professional road cycling: 48 teams have submitted required documents for registration in 2022

 

Women’s first division road teams and men’s first and second division road teams wishing to be registered for the 2022 season must submit their registration file to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI then assesses, with external financial auditor PwC, whether the teams are in compliance with the UCI Regulations.

WADA issues report from investigation into allegations regarding British Cycling and United Kingdom Anti-Doping

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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department has published its summary report following an investigation into allegations that in 2011, United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) allowed British Cycling to analyze samples from athletes in private, using a non-WADA accredited laboratory, for the purposes of screening for a prohibited substance.

2021 Suspicious Betting Trends in Global Football Report

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Stats Perform Integrity and Starlizard Integrity Services have released their fourth annual Suspicious Betting Trends in Global Football Report. The report aims to provide fellow stakeholders in the sports integrity community with a significant and informative overview of current trends in suspicious football betting.

Swimming Australia Appoint Eugenie Buckley as CEO

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Swimming Australia has appointed experienced sports administrator Eugenie Buckley as CEO of the organisation, effective immediately.

Currently working in an interim capacity, Buckley has been leading the organisation for the past two months. Her strategic vision and action oriented approach impressed the Board, while the Nominations Committee, who conducted the interview process, found her extensive knowledge of the sports landscape and the people first philosophy she outlined in her interviews showed her to be the lead candidate. 

WADA President calls on Governments to implement sanction framework for UNESCO’s International Convention Against Doping in Sport

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The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Witold Bańka, was in Paris today to address the 8th Session of the Conference of Parties to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport (Convention) being held from 26-28 October 2021. The Convention, which is the legal framework under which Governments can address anti-doping issues, is the second most successful in the history of UNESCO, in terms of the pace of ratification, with only four countries of the world yet to Register.

Independent complaint handling process confirmed for Football Australia

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Sport Integrity Australia and Football Australia have today confirmed the details of an independent complaints and reports handling, investigation, and disciplinary framework. 

Under the framework, Sport Integrity Australia will consider complaints and reports on a range of allegations including abuse, bullying, child abuse, child grooming, endangering the safety of a child, harassment, sexual misconduct, unlawful discrimination, victimisation, and vilification at the elite levels of Australian football.

Governance, women's football and Emirates FA Cup discussed council

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Set out below is an update on the key topics discussed at our Council meeting which took place on Thursday 21 October. 

Council Membership

Our Council welcomed the following  new members who had joined since the previous meeting:
• Nuala Walsh – Inclusion Representative
• Michael Banham – Norfolk County FA
• Darius Charles – AFC Wimbledon, representing the EFL
• Emma Clarke – The FA Youth Council

Leaked email shows unvaccinated players may be able to compete at Australian Open

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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.

iNADO feedback to the Review of WADA Governance Reforms

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The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) has reviewed the second interim report of the Working Group (WG) on the review of WADA Governance Reforms and taken the opportunity to provide feedback in line with the considerations of adequate representation for those bound by the Code, independence in the decision-making process, transparency, and efficiency.

Beijing 2022 Playbooks published

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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. 

British para-cyclist receives three-year ban

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British para-cyclist Erin McBride has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance.

65 suspicious betting alerts reported by IBIA in Q3 2021

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he International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 65 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. The Q3 2021 total represents a 14% decrease compared to Q3 2020, which saw 76 alerts. The Q3 2021 alerts covered tennis (23 cases), football (18), table tennis (17), esports (2) and one each in handball, cricket, squash, basketball and futsal. From a geographical perspective, Europe accounted for nearly 60% of all alerts reported during Q3, followed by Asia with 15% and Africa 12%.

Another 57 people linked to football and sport evacuated from Afghanistan

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Following another round of complex negotiations, FIFA can confirm that it has supported Qatar with the evacuation from Afghanistan of a second group of refugees linked to women’s football and basketball. A total of 57 individuals, mostly women and children, safely landed in Doha on Wednesday, 20 October, on a Qatar Airways charter flight. Last Thursday, 14 October, FIFA and Qatar successfully evacuated almost 100 members of the football family from Afghanistan to Doha, including female players. FIFA would like to express its sincere thanks to the government of Qatar for its support in facilitating extensive discussions and ensuring the safe passage of these individuals, deemed to have been at the highest risk.

WADA highlights the need to enhance global anti-doping capacity during meeting with Sports Ministers from Central and West Asia

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The leadership of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has highlighted the need to build further capacity to strengthen anti-doping in Central and West Asia, but also in all parts of the world, in addition to encouraging further engagement and empowerment of athletes in the fight against doping, at a virtual forum attended today by Ministers for Sport and other Government representatives from across Central and West Asia.

Council and shareholders approve board structure changes to increase independence

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Our Board has unanimously recommended changes to its own structure to increase its overall independence. This was today approved by both our Council and Shareholders.

The new proposals will result in the appointment of two further independent Non-Executive Directors, increasing the current Board from 10 to 12 people. The new Board would therefore comprise of the Independent Chair, The FA CEO, four Independent Non-Executive Directors, three National Game Representatives and three Professional Game Representatives. 

Findings from brain study released

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  • New study finds worse cognitive function in players aged 75+ with a history of multiple concussions

Retired male elite rugby union players aged 50+ who suffered three or more rugby-related concussions during their career have no worse average cognitive function than those who had experienced no, one or two concussions, according to a new study in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

England Boxing Sub-committee Chair appointments

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Following recent appointments to the England Boxing Board, several new sub-committees Chairs have now been confirmed.

Ian Ireland will head up the Competitions and Events / Championships Sub-Committee, with Micky Norford moving from that role to lead the Technical, Rule and R&J Sub-committee.

Amy Pu is the Chair of the Clubs, Membership and Development Sub-committee, while Ryan Vickers takes on the Talent Sub-committee, as well as being the anti-doping lead on the board.

UKAD response to WADA report

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Following the publication of the report, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said: “We welcome the findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) report today into alleged events in 2011. The report makes no recommendations for UKAD to follow, and notes that all samples related to their investigation were negative. The report also notes that the employees involved in the 2011 events are no longer employed by UKAD, and praises UKAD’s “diligent cooperation and transparency” with WADA’s investigation team.

Formula E's new knockout qualifying format explained

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship saw its all-new qualifying format ratified on Friday October 15 at the FIA World Motorsport Council, with Groups and head-to-head knockout Duels incoming for Season 8.

Howe Joins Swimming Australia Board

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Swimming Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Sally Howe to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Howe takes the position of Abi Cleland who stood down at the end of June.


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