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WADA takes immediate action on key recommendations of Independent Commission

Montreal, 13 November 2015 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed today that it has taken immediate action on key recommendations made by WADA’s 9 November Independent Commission Report. Specifically, on 10 November, WADA: • Provisionally suspended the Moscow Laboratory and set up a disciplinary committee. • Recommended to the Russian Ministry

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IAAF provisionally suspends Russian member federation ARAF

London, Nov 13, 2015: The Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has provisionally suspended the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) as an IAAF Member with immediate effect. The decision was taken at today’s 201st IAAF Council Meeting which was held by teleconference and chaired from London by IAAF President Sebastian

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Regional qualification process set for Rugby World Cup 2019

Dublin, Nov 12, 2015: World Rugby has announced details of the regional qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Following the most compelling and competitive Rugby World Cup to date, the qualification process is designed to deliver the top 20 teams in the world to rugby’s showcase tournament, while promoting

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ASB develops new court for unique us public squash initiative

London, Nov 11, 2015: A unique new initiative to take the sport of Squash to the masses in the USA is being supported by one of the world’s leading court manufacturers ASB. “Squash is an extremely healthy, fun, sport that is growing in popularity, yet remains one of the most inaccessible sports

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New Zealand Olympic Committee becomes first NOC to win IOC Women in Sport World Trophy

Lausanne, Nov 10, 2015: The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) made history today at the 2015 IOC Women in Sport Awards ceremony, when it became the first National Olympic Committee (NOC) to be named World Winner. During the ceremony at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, the NZOC took home the World

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Expanded game representation and independence at the heart of World Rugby governance reform

London, Nov 10, 2015: The World Rugby Council has approved historic and wide-ranging reform of its governance structures, creating a dynamic environment for wider union and regional representation and an independent skills-based voice on the international federation’s decision-making bodies. With Rugby World Cup 2015 the most competitive, attended, viewed and connected Rugby

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IOC Executive Board takes action following WADA Independent Commission – provisionally suspends Lamine Diack

Lausanne, Nov 10, 2015: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is closely monitoring the situation after the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released its report on 9 November. The IOC expects the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and WADA to consider all necessary action to be taken to protect

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WADA Acts Immediately to Suspend Accreditation of Moscow Laboratory

Montreal, Nov 10, 2015: Following the release yesterday of the WADA Independent Commission Report, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acted immediately on one of the Report’s key recommendations: to suspend the accreditation of the Moscow Antidoping Center. The suspension, which takes effect immediately, prohibits the Moscow Antidoping Center from carrying out

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HOST CITY 2015 sees leading figures in world sport predict a future for multi-city events

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski from Glasgow, UK, Nov 10, 2015: HOST CITY 2015 Conference and Exhibition drew to a close in Glasgow today following two days of open discussions exploring the challenges and benefits of bidding for and hosting major global events. Now in its second year, Host City has firmly established itself

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Can Russia be wiped off the map?

Nov 10, 2015: Harsh environment and serious faces, Monday, November 9, at the Mandarin Geneva, where WADA had summoned the press to a text explanation of the report on doping in athletics. At the microphone, the Canadian Dick Pound, president of the Ethics Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency. In his case,