Sports Law Weekly News Recap - 15 October

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Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This roundup highlights this week’s top news pieces from across the world of sport.

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WADA Launches Call For Proposals For 2022 Social Science Research Grant Program

The World Anti-Doping Agency is pleased to launch a call for proposals for its 2022 Social Science Research Grant Program...read more

New Study Explored Doping Risk Of Protein Fortified Foods

As athletes look for ways to fuel their performance, there is growing interest in Protein Fortified Foods like protein bars, balls and smoothies, in sports nutrition. “We always recommend...read more

ICC And UNICEF Partner To Help Break Stigma Around Mental Health

The partnership will amplify UNICEF’s global campaign #OnYourMind which calls for commitment, communication and action to promote good mental health for every child. The ICC and UNICEF are aiming...read more

FIFA Assists Evacuation Of Refugees From Afghanistan

FIFA can confirm, following complex negotiations, it has, with the support of Qatar, evacuated almost 100 members of the football family from Afghanistan, including female players...read more

LFP Votes Against Biennial World Cup

At its meeting on 13 October, the LFP's Board of Directors adopted a motion opposing the plan to hold the FIFA World Cup every two years. Without prior consultation, FIFA wants to take a...read more

Russian Esports Federation - IESF's Member Nation

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

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games On Seven

The Commonwealth Games Federation and Seven Network are proud to announce it is the official Australian broadcast partner for the XXII Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Birmingham...read more

Mexican Tennis Player Astorga Issued With Provisional Suspension

The International Tennis Integrity Agency today confirms that Mexican tennis player Mauricio Antonio Astorga Perez Pineda has been provisionally suspended from the sport by...read more

International Swimmers' Alliance Welcomes FINA Reform Report

The International Swimmers’ Alliance welcomes FINA’s recently released reform committee report. The report identifies many of the widely held criticisms directed at the international federation...read more

IPC Announces Competitive RFP For Organisations To Become Governing Bodies

The International Paralympic Committee is inviting interested parties for engagement meetings about becoming the governing bodies for Para athletics and Para swimming, prior to submittin...read more

F1 Commission Discusses Potential Changes To Sporting Regulations In Wake Of Shortened Belgian GP

The F1 Commission has discussed possible changes to the championship’s Sporting Regulations, following the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, which was shortened due to bad weather. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen...read more

ITA Webinar – “The Athlete Biological Passport – A Practical Guide”

REGISTER HERE Want to know more about the Athlete Biological Passport? Join us this month as we explain how it is used to monitor biological variables over time and examine its role as a powerful...read more

WADA Calls For Further Development Of The Anti-Doping System In Africa During Forum With Sports Ministers

Today, the leadership of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called on each African nation to strengthen and build the capacity of its own anti-doping program, at an important virtual forum attende...read more

WADA Releases Four Laboratory Technical Documents For 2022

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes today the following revised Technical Documents (TDs) for 2022 and Summaries of Modifications, which were approved by WADA’s Executive Commit...read more

NFL-Premier League Joint Statement On Medical Conference To Discuss Player Health And Safety

The National Football League and the Premier League held a joint medical conference in London today to discuss their latest advancements in player health and safety and to share best practice...read more

FIFA Launches Executive Programme In Sports Arbitration, 2nd Edition

Following the success of the inaugural programme, FIFA has today launched the second edition of its Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration. Information about applications, which are open...read more

ITIA Quarterly Update - Q3

After her appointment in May 2021, Nicole Sapstead officially joined the organisation at the start of September. After 12 years working at UK Anti-Doping, the last six as CEO, Nicole begins the pro...read more

World Rugby Amends Game's Laws To Allow All Players To Wear Leggings

Players will be able wear tights or leggings in matches at all levels of the sport after the World Rugby Executive Committee approved an amendment to the laws of the game. Currently only permissible...read more

IOC And Beijing 2022 Upcoming Events In Greece – Information For The Media

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board will meet on Saturday 16 October 2021 in Athens, Greece. The EB is scheduled to receive updates on the activities...read more

FTX Announces Global Partnership With The International Cricket Council

FTX Trading Limited a leading global cryptocurrency exchange, today announced a global partnership with the International Cricket Council the governing body of cricket...read more

Samoa Launch Historic Professional Basketball League

Samoa Basketball took a few steps forward launching the historic Samoa National Basketball Federation Professional League to promote the game and improve the competition level in-country...read more

Amnesty International Requests Premier League Meeting Following Newcastle Takeover

Amnesty International has written to the Premier League chief executive requesting an urgent meeting to discuss the rules that govern buying clubs. The recent takeover of Newcastle United…read more

Consistency And Deterrence: A Summary Of ITA’s Anti-Doping Program For The Tour De France

The International Testing Agency (ITA) managed the anti-doping activities for the 2021 edition of the Tour de France for the first time after the delegation of the entire cycling clean sport program...read more

ESPN To Broadcast Super Wild Card Weekend's Monday Night Game For Next Five Years

The inaugural Monday wild-card playoff game will be broadcast by the home network of Monday Night Football. ESPN announced Wednesday it has won the rights to host the finale of Super Wild Card...read more

The Trial Against The Fan Who Caused The Crash At The Tour De France

Tomorrow, on the day when the Tour de France 2022 will be officially presented and the rebirth of the Tour de Femmes will be celebrated, a criminal trial will be held in Brest against the spectator...read more

Hundreds Of Footballers Demand Compensation Over Data Misuse

Hundreds of footballers have demanded compensation for the trading of their performance data over the last six years. The 850 players are led by former Cardiff City manager Russell Slade with the...read more

Sport Integrity Australia 12 Months In

 Sport Integrity Australia first opened its doors on 1 July 2020 at a time when the sporting landscape in Australia was unlike anything we’ve ever seen: COVID-19...read more

Announcement Of The New Chair And Vice-Chair Of INADO

The Governing Board of The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations e.V. (iNADO) held a virtual quarterly meeting on October, 12. Following the stepping down of former Chair...read more

EFL Statement: The Administrators At Derby County Have Lodged An Appeal Against The 12-Point Deduction

The Administrators at Derby County have lodged an appeal against the 12-point deduction imposed on the Club’s 2021/22 season total on 22 September 2021. As a consequence, this matter has been...read more

Nigerian Para Powerlifter Receives Ban For Committing An Anti-Doping Rule Violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned the former Paralympic champion Para powerlifter Paul Kehinde for a period of thirty (30) months for committing an anti-doping rule violation...read more

FIFA Lifts Suspension Of Chadian Football Association

After taking note that the Chadian government authorities have reinstated the powers delegated to the Chadian FA and repealed their decision to establish a national committee for the temporary...read more

Fostering Clean Sport For All: UKAD And CIMSPA Formalise Partnership For Physical Activity Professionals At Clean Sport Forum

A new MoU between two leading UK sports bodies aims to help keep sport clean. Education pathways and professional standards will foster understanding of the latest anti-doping topics and rules...read more

WADA President Outlines Agency’s Achievements And Challenges At European Parliament Hearing

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Witold Bańka, appeared before the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education today to outline some of the challenges curre...read more

Turning The Focus To Beijing: The ITA Launches The Pre-Games Anti-Doping Program For The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

The International Testing Agency (ITA) is activating the pre-games phase of the comprehensive anti-doping program that it is leading for the upcoming Olympic winter games. The ITA Beijing 2022…read more

IWF Eligibility And Determination Panel Has Re-Commenced Its Work

The Eligibility and Determination Panel of the IWF has re-commenced its work following the approval of the new IWF Constitution in August 2021. The EDP members, in the same composition...read more

The UCI Supports Afghan Cycling Community And Helps With The Evacuation Of 165 Refugees

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and its partners have lent their support and help to the Afghan Cycling Federation. After the events which occurred in the country in August 2021...read more

Fifth Term For Mihaylov In Bulgaria

Borislav Mihaylov has been re-elected as president of the Bulgarian Football Union. The former Bulgarian national team goalkeeper and captain was confirmed in office for four years...read more

UEFA Announces Bidding Process For Potential UEFA EURO 2028 Hosts

UEFA has announced that its member associations interested in hosting UEFA EURO 2028 have until March 2022 to declare their interest, with the appointment of the host(s) set to take place in Septemer...read more

EFL Launch League Wide Initiative To Support Clubs On Environmental Journey

The English Football League has today announced the launch of ‘EFL Green Clubs’, a new League wide scheme that will help support Clubs across the country to improve their environmental practice...read more

USADA Hosts 20th Annual Science Symposium On Synergizing Anti-Doping Science And Investigations To Protect Athletes And Clean Sport

Continuing a 20-year legacy of advancing scientific innovation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency hosted the 20th Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science on October 1–4 in Scottsdale, Arizona...read more

ChildFund Rugby Works To Tackle Gender Inequality In Oceania

ChildFund Rugby’s partnership with World Rugby in the build-up to and during Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan created an outstanding legacy for the region where thousands more Asian girls and women...read more

Supporting Athletes’ Mental Health On And Off The Field Of Play

Today is World Mental Health Day, an international day to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise support efforts.  The International Olympic Committee has put tools...read more

International Cricket Council Selects Sportradar As Data And Streaming Rights Partner

artnership to help create untapped opportunities for the ICC to engage with its diverse and large fan base across the globe. Partnership to help create untapped opportunities for the ICC to enga...read more

Global Partnership With J9 Set To Bring Fans Across The Globe Closer To The Game

Frank Leenders, FIBA Media & Marketing Services Director General, said: "We are excited to have J9 joining the FIBA family as our most recent Global Partner. This partnership will certainly...read more

Football Player Receives Sanction

Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the Football Australia Anti-Doping Tribunal to sanction athlete Joseph Lawless for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited...read more

The UCI Confirms Zwift To Host 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships On 26 February 2022

The Union Cycliste Internationale has confirmed Zwift, the indoor fitness platform, will host the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on 26 February 2022. The next UCI Cycling Espor...read more

Olympic Broadcasters Look Ahead To Beijing 2022 After Success Of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 proved to be a watershed moment in the history of Olympic broadcasting, with more content made available to fans on more screens than ever before through TV, digital, apps and social med...read more

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Releases Statement Regarding Jon Gruden Email

Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following articles published in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times detailing the use of racist, homophobic…read more

UEFA Chief Of Football Boban Describes Biennial World Cup As 'Worse Than Super League'

Former Croatia and AC Milan star, who joined European football’s governing body earlier this year, tells Gazzetta dello Sport that FIFA should respect the people’s game. Zvonimir Boban..read more

WADA Revokes Approval Of Moscow Laboratory

Yesterday, by way of circulatory vote, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee endorsed a WADA Disciplinary Committee recommendation to revoke the ‘approved’ status..read more

Caribbean Games Postponed To 2022

The first Caribbean Games have been officially moved from 2021 to 2022, in Guadeloupe, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and their organizers insist that they will be held every four year...read more

NFL Taking Next Step Toward Playing Games In Germany, To Unveil Three Finalist Cities

The NFL International Series is taking the next step toward expansion. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the league is taking the next critical step toward playing a regular season games...read more

WADA Athlete Committee Discusses Anti-Doping Ombuds Initiative And Other Key Issues

On 6 and 7 October, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee held its second meeting of 2021 via video call. The meeting was presided by Committee Chair, Ben Sandford...read more

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