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Badminton World Federation Toughens Integrity Code

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 24, 2016: A wide range of badminton-related personnel – players, entourage, event staff, referees and volunteers included – risk lifetime bans from the sport if they breach the Badminton World Federation’s upgraded Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results. Players who have competed in

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WADA Statement on Russian Swimming Doping Claims

Montreal, Mar 23, 2016: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is aware of the claims that appeared in today’s The Times newspaper that suggested “systematic drug use” in Russian swimming. These suggestions are of concern to WADA and its partners in the anti-doping movement; and, arrive at a time when trust in clean

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Taskin Ahmed suspension upheld by Judicial Commissioner

Bengaluru, India, Mar 23, 2016: The International Cricket Council today announced that Taskin Ahmed’s suspension from bowling in international cricket has been upheld, following a review hearing conducted by a Judicial Commissioner. Taskin was reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action by the match officials in Bangladesh’s opening match of the

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CFU Unveils Logo and Announces Kickoff of the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup 2016

Miami, March 22, 2016: The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has unveiled the official logo and announced the kickoff of the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup 2016. The first round of the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup 2016 starts

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World Champion Craft (USA) upsets Cyprus flag bearer to win Skeet Women Gold in Nicosia

Munich, Mar 22, 2016: The American athlete shot a perfect medal match, beating the home champion Andri Eleftheriou to claim her first world cup gold in career. Her teammate Jacob took the Bronze. Reigning Olympic Champion Rhode finished in 6th. The world ranking’s leader Morgan Craft of USA won today’s Skeet final

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Fostering the new generation – On Camp with the IAAF

Portland, USA, Mar 22, 2016: In line with the IAAF vision to rebuild trust in the sport and foster the younger generations of athletes and fans, the first ‘On Camp with the IAAF’ was held last week, ahead of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016. Four athletes who stood out from

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Para Table Tennis a Part of Integrated 2018 Commonwealth Games Program

Lausanne, Mar 18, 2016: It has been announced that table tennis will be a part of the most extensive integrated para-sport program in history for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Following the announcement, ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT stated: “It is great that Para Table Tennis is making its return to the

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Sepp Blatter, president for a € 3 million per year

Paris, Mar 18, 2016: Times are changing at FIFA. It is time for transparency, to the laundry and the announcement effects. Promising but not always painless for the institution. At the initiative of its new president, the Swiss Gianni Infantino, FIFA unveiled the open state of its accounts. In the broad sense,

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Fiji confirmed to host its first ever ISA world championship as ISA continues drive for global expansion

California, March 17, 2016: The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today confirmed that the 2016 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will be hosted in Fiji – the first time that an ISA event will be held in the Pacific island chain, further highlighting the global growth and expansion of

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Central Board announces hosts of upcoming FIBA world youth events, moves forward with implementation of new competition system

Mies, Switzerland, Mar 17, 2016: FIBA’s Central Board held its first meeting of 2016 on Friday-Saturday 11-12 March at the House of Basketball. On Saturday, the Board announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and revealed the hosts of the 2017