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FAM’s ‘Just Play’ Community Grassroots Programme

Malaysia, Sept 24, 2016: The Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) grassroots and social development efforts were handed a major lift today after it received 5,200 ultra-durable footballs from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The ceremony was held in conjunction with the FAM’s ‘Just Play’ Community Grassroots Programme at the FAM’s headquarters. The

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WJS Championship live on new Olympic Channel

By Robert Fawdon & ISA, Azores, Sept 23, 2016: The International Surfing Association (ISA) today confirmed that the 2016 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, which is currently taking place in the Azores, Portugal, will be carried live on the Olympic Channel this Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m. local time.

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FEI celebrates clean sport at Rio 2016 Paralympic

Lausanne, Sept 23, 2016: The FEI is proud to announce that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have returned negative, making for back-to-back clean Paralympic games for para-equestrian sport, from both London 2012 and Rio 2016. This follows the recent announcement by the FEI of back-to-back

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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland, Sept 23, 2016: The traditional driving-in ceremony for the new Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews took place on the 1st tee of the Old Course today. Keith Macintosh began his year in office with a drive at precisely 8am as a cannon fired

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ICC introduces changes to CoC and DRS

Dubai, Sept 22, 2016: The International Cricket Council has introduced changes to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and the DRS Umpire’s Call interpretation, effective today. There has been no change to the list of offences in the Code of Conduct, or the current penalty regime of

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WOA Condemns Data Leaks and Calls for Reform

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Monaco, Sept 22, 2016: WOA Condemns, World Olympians Association (WOA) has today condemned the actions of Russian cyber hacking group Fancy Bears and the public release of athletes’ confidential medical information. WOA believes that by illegally disclosing the private Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) records of athletes held on WADA’s

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Richardson presents ICC Test Champ mace to Misbah

Lahore, Sept 21, 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq today received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presented the mace to Misbah at the home

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Decision in the case of Varvara Lepchenko

London, Sept 20, 2016: The International Tennis Federation announced today that Varvara Lepchenko has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”). It has been accepted by the ITF that Ms. Lepchenko bore no fault or negligence for the violation, and

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ICC conducts Elite Panel Conference in Dubai

Dubai, Sept 20, 2016: The International Cricket Council conducted its annual three-day Elite Panel Conference in Dubai from 17 to 19 September, which was attended by members of the Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees, Emirate Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, members of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires as well

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Leading experts to examine corruption in sport

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Dublin, Ireland, Sept, 19, 2016: A panel of experts will debate how to safeguard good governance in sport in a plenary session entitled Protecting sport from corruption at the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx). Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on 14-15 November, ConfEx 2016 will