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Sep 19, 2014

FIFA best in world for ethics, says president Blatter

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. "Since the reforms, we have had an exemplary organisation in ethic... #International Olympic Committee #FIFA #Sepp Blatter

Sep 16, 2014

Leap in the dark: 11 sporting questions raised by Scottish independence

While sport comes some way down the list of concerns facing an independent Scotland, the consequences could be profound. We look at the some of the possible repercussions Sports winners and losers beyond the yes-no-battle The wide-ranging consequence... #International Olympic Committee #FIFA

Sep 18, 2014

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success. President Park Geun-hye met Thursday in Seoul with International Olympic Committee President Thomas... #Seoul #International Olympic Committee #Park Geun-hye #Thomas Bach

Sep 16, 2014

Leap in the dark: 11 sporting questions raised by Scottish independence | Owen Gibson

While sport comes some way down the list of concerns facing an independent Scotland, the consequences could be profound. We look at the some of the possible repercussions Sports winners and losers beyond the yes-no-battle The wide-ranging consequence... #International Olympic Committee #FIFA

Sep 18, 2014

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success. President Park Geun-hye met Thursday in Seoul with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach... #Seoul #International Olympic Committee #Park Geun-hye #Thomas Bach

Sep 17, 2014

FIBA temporarily OKs religious head coverings: Springfield's Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir could play international basketball

FIBA announced on Tuesday that it will allow religious head coverings to be used on a trial basis, potentially opening the door for Springfield native Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir to play basketball overseas. Basketball's international governing body FIBA ann... #Seoul #International Olympic Committee #Park Geun-hye #Thomas Bach

Sep 14, 2014

Pistorius has plans to write book, and film is 'inevitable'

Oscar Pistorius plans to write a book giving his account of what happened when he shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and his ordeal in standing trial for her murder, his manager said yesterday. The memoir could prove hugely lucrative for the ... #Africa #Pretoria #Oscar Pistorius

Sep 09, 2014

IRB ready to close loophole allowing players to switch national allegiance for Rio 2016

The International Rugby Board is ready to block exploitation of a loophole in qualifying regulations for Rio 2016 that enables players to switch national allegiance. Changes to eligibility rules ahead of sevens' Olympics debut means a player can repr... #London #Australia #Steffon Armitage #Tonga

Sep 09, 2014

Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

(AP) -- Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn't expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. It's been a manic 12 months for Bach, who was elected on Sept. 10, 2013, in Bue... #Thomas Bach #China #NBC #Buenos Aires #International Olympic Committee #Jacques Rogge #Rio de Janeiro

Sep 12, 2014

Jail likely for killer Pistorius

Athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing a jail term after being convicted of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a Valentine's Day shooting at his home. The double-amputee, a poster boy for South African and Paralympic sport, acted "negligently" on the n... #Thomas Bach #China #NBC #Buenos Aires #International Olympic Committee #Jacques Rogge #Rio de Janeiro