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  • Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

    Rousseff aware of terrorism threat since Brazil is hosting the 2016 Olympics

    The president admitted Brazil is not completely safe, especially given the 2016  Summer Olympic Games, and “Games in the past been targeted by terrorists”.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said even when the country is far from the targets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, it is not completely safe, local media reported. Rousseff commented on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris while attending the G20 Summit held in Turkey, saying that it seems that terrorist groups are more concentrated in the United States and Europe at this time.

  • Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

    UEFA confirms the Euro 2016 will remain in France

    “The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”, announced UEFA

    Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced. The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.

  • Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:19 UTC

    FIFA says five candidates are eligible to stand in Feb. 26 election

    Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale are the hopefules.

    The contenders to replace Sepp Blatter as head of world football association FIFA are: Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale. Liberian FA president Musa Bility was dropped from the field after failing the check, while suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini will only be considered if he successfully appeals his 90-day ban. He would then be subject to an integrity check.

  • Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:29 UTC

    Brazil and EU agree on biosecurity measures for horse sports in RIO 2016 Games

     Brazil's range of biosecurity measures includes the Deodoro Olympic equestrian venue, Rio do Janeiro's airport and the corridor in between

    Brazil and the European Union have reportedly settled biosecurity-related arrangements that will allow the passage of sport horses in and out of Rio de Janeiro for next year’s Olympics. However, details of any deal have yet to be posted on website of the Olympic Public Authority in Brazil, or the main Games website, Details of the deal are expected to be released this week.

  • Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

    Falklands sports clubs receive significant donation from Argos Ltd

    Overseas Games Association Chairman Mike Summers receives a cheque from Argos Ltd Directors Sheila Stewart and Ian Thomson

    Three Falkland Islands sports clubs benefitted from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

  • Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 10:01 UTC

    UEFA unanimously endorsed Infantino as candidate to FIFA presidency

    UEFA said Infantino, general secretary of UEFA since October 2009, was well-equipped to run FIFA.

    UEFA's executive committee on Monday unanimously endorsed Gianni Infantino to stand for world football's top job. The move, coming less than 10 hours before FIFA's midnight deadline for presidential bids, followed an emergency UEFA conference call of European football's top executives on Monday morning and followed consultation with national federations from “across the global football community”.

  • Saturday, October 24th 2015 - 10:35 UTC

    Another Frenchman, Jerome Champagne enters race to replace FIFA's Blatter

    Champagne ran for FIFA presidency earlier this year but didn’t make the ballot sheet because he failed to get the required five nominations from federations

    Jerome Champagne has entered the race to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, his second attempt in a year. The former FIFA deputy secretary general announced his intentions on Friday, three days before the deadline for candidacies.

  • Friday, October 16th 2015 - 11:54 UTC

    Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Hussein submits candidacy for FIFA's presidency

    In a letter to FIFA’s 209 member federations, Ali explained why he was running again after being defeated by Sepp Blatter in the May election.

    Days before an emergency FIFA ExCo meeting, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has submitted his candidacy for the presidency vowing to restore the governing body’s battered reputation. In compliance with electoral regulations, the Jordanian has the backing of five national associations, although he didn’t name them.

  • Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 06:29 UTC

    Maradona thanks the Queen and Houses of Parliament for their confidence

    “I would like to say hello to the Queen and the British Parliament, and tell them I whole-heartedly accept the nomination they have given me”

    Diego Maradona has thanked the Queen and the Houses of Parliament for giving him the chance to provide “true justice” as head of an organization designed to help young children.

  • Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:56 UTC

    FIFA in turmoil: Blatter appeals suspension; emergency meeting 20 October

    Blatter's lawyers on Friday confirmed they had filed an official appeal and asked for further hearings with the ethics committee.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.