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Friday, February 20th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Figo pledges to distribute FIFA's reserves and a world cup with 40 teams

“I am proposing 50% of FIFA revenue 2.5billion dollars distributed to national associations over four years” Figo said.

Luis Figo has pledged to distribute “2.5 billion” among the member associations of FIFA if he is elected president in May. He also wants to expand the World Cup, and proposes a term limit of 12 years for the presidency.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 14:01 UTC

FIFA awards 2026 World Cup rights to FOX without a bidding process

Uncertainty over the dates for the 2022 World Cup is said to have played a part in FIFA awarding FOX the 2026 rights.

The 2026 World Cup will be shown on FOX in the United States. The world soccer body awarded the rights on Thursday to Fox without a bidding process. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:53 UTC

World's only flying Vulcan bomber will be displayed at the Yeovilton Air show

The Vulcan’s RAF career peaked during the 1982 Falkland’s conflict when the type’s famous Black Buck missions became longest bombing raids in history.

XH558, the world’s only flying Avro Vulcan ‘V-bomber’, is RNAS Yeovilton Air Day’s first confirmed flying display participant. . Now 55 years old, this thunderous Cold War icon which played a great role in the Falklands' conflict, will be among the largest, heaviest and noisiest types involved in this year’s show on Saturday 11 July.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:32 UTC

Falklands image in National Geographic Traveller photo competition

Barry Robertson  image, Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fourth Photography Competition 2015 which in the Animal category includes an image of penguins at Bleaker Island in the Falklands.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

English Premier League TV rights break all records: £ 4.2 billion

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said he was surprised by how much the matches had fetched

Pay-TV group Sky has agreed to pay 4.2 billion pounds (6.4 billion dollars) to show 126 live English Premier League matches a season from 2016 to 2019, pressured by fierce rival BT to smash analysts' forecasts and secure the best games.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 13:35 UTC

Record television audience in US history at Sunday's Super Bowl

Viewership peaked to 120.8 million between 9.45 and 10pm EST during the Patriots’ game-winning fourth-quarter drive, Comcast Corp-owned NBC said.

The New England Patriots’ heart-stopping 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl delivered the largest television audience in US history with an average of 114.4 million viewers, network NBC said on Monday.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 19:46 UTC

Another contender for Blatter's FIFA job, Figo: “time for transparency”

“I care about football, so what I'm seeing regarding the image of FIFA -- not only now but in the past years -- I don't like it,” Figo told CNN

Former Portugal star Luis Figo has announced he will stand for the FIFA presidency. The 42-year-old revealed his intentions in an interview with CNN, a day before the FIFA deadline for candidacies.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Dutch football chief will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency

“It is about time that the organization is normalized and that its full focus is back on football”, said challenger KNVB president Michael van Praag

Dutch FA chief Michael Van Praag is to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The 67-year-old says he has “at least” five nominations from FIFA’s 209 member federations to become an official candidate after the Jan. 29 deadline for submissions.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands circumnavigation planned by Royal Marine veterans for PTSD awareness

Mick 50, has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and was skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco

Two Brighton based former Royal Marines will, on January 29th, officially launch their bid to kayak the 650 miles of unforgiving coastline of the Falkland Islands. Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham will undertake the circumnavigation in spring 2016, a challenge which is set to take about 30 days.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Falklands football team with be at the Island Games in Jersey

There will be 16 men's teams and 11 women's teams in this summer's Island Games football tournament, including from the Falkland Islands. Only four men's teams and three women's teams went to the last Games in Bermuda because of costs, with the hosts winning both gold medals.

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