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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.

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Athlete Welfare
Improved player standards for men & women players in Australia 

Footballers in Australia’s A-League and W-League will enjoy continued investment and improved conditions across both competitions under a ground-breaking deal to drive up playing standards in these elite leagues…continue reading

IOC Executive Board suspends NOC of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today decided to suspend the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK NOC) until the end of 2022, as a result of the NOC’s unilateral decision not to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020…continue reading

Ice Hockey
NHL is returning to the Olympic Games

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that they have concluded an Agreement with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) that confirms a break in the 2021-22 NHL Regular Season Schedule, subject to terms of the Agreement, in order to accommodate the participation of NHL Players in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing…continue reading

FIFA Publishes International Transfer Snapshot (June – August 2021)

FIFA has published its International Transfer Snapshot (June – August 2021), an analysis of player transfer activity during the last transfer window…continue reading

FAIR GAME, A Group Of 25 Value-Driven Clubs Supported By 40 World-Renowned Football Expert, Revealed Their New Vision For Football

 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…continue reading

Shabbir Banned For Four Years Under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Wicketkeeper-batter Gulam Shabbir of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been banned from all cricket for four years after admitting breaching six counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Codecontinue reading

Brazil V Argentina Abandoned 5 Minutes After Kick-Off When Health Officials Stop Play Accusing Argentinians Of Covid Rule Violations

The World Cup Qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was abandoned just after kick off when Brazilian health officials stopped play to accuse Argentinian players of breaking quarantine rules…continue reading

Athlete Rights
Ghanian Player Union Helps Defender Nicholas Opoku Win Legal Case

After three years, Ghanaian national team player Nicholas Opoku finally received what he is owed by his former employer, the Tunisian club Club Africain…continue reading

Swimming Australia Board To Work Towards National Integrity Framework

The Swimming Australia Board agreed to work towards adopting the National Integrity Framework (NIF), including the operation of an independent complaints handling process to be managed by Sport Integrity Australia…continue reading

Athlete Rights
Australia’s Paralympic medallists to be paid the same bonuses as Olympians

The Australian government has announced it will give Paralympics Australia extra funding to close the bonus pay gap for those para-athletes winning medals at the Tokyo Games…continue reading


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