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Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 16:57 UTC

Russia on the threshold of being booted from Euro 2016 because of fan violence

UEFA gave Russia a suspended disqualification and $168,300 fine on Tuesday for the crowd trouble in Marseille.

Russia will be booted out of Euro 2016 if there is any repeat of the fan violence which marred their opening match with England, UEFA said. UEFA gave Russia a suspended disqualification and $168,300 fine on Tuesday for the crowd trouble in Marseille. Russian fans were seen punching and kicking England fans after their 1-1 draw in the Stade Velodrome.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 11:46 UTC

Rio Games receive the blessing from Olympic Committee president

Bach said “we have confidence in Brazilian democracy.” Bach and Temer met at the Barra de Tijuca Olympic Park, the largest venue for the Games.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday he was “happy” with interim Brazilian president Michel Temer's commitment to the Rio Games, following his first meeting with the host country's new leader.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

Blatter, Valcke and Kattner pocketed US$ 80 million from FIFA in five years

Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke, when they ruled undisputedly in FIFA

FIFA's internal investigation by attorneys at world football provides evidence that former FIFA bosses Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner breached their fiduciary duties to the federation.

Sunday, May 29th 2016 - 14:28 UTC

World health experts call for Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved given Zika spread fears

“The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before,” the letter said.

More than 100 health experts have called for the Rio Olympic Games to be postponed or moved because of fears that the event could speed up the spread of the Zika virus around the world, according to a public letter published online.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

WHO advises pregnant women not to travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission.

Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. Brazil is one of almost 60 countries and territories which to-date report continuing transmission of Zika by mosquitoes. People continue to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons. The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice.

Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 00:49 UTC

Infantino admits public opinion “views FIFA with skepticism”, following Scala's resignation

FIFA congress in Mexico gave the Council control over appointing and dismissing members of the governing body’s independent compliance and ethics committees.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino admits “the public view FIFA with skepticism” after a series of corruption scandals. But in answer to critics who say a recent move has weakened efforts to reform FIFA, he said “from now on the focus should be on our actions and deeds, rather than on premature conclusions and speculation.“

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:16 UTC

Paul McCartney ends his tour thanking his Argentine fans for a great week

Paul playing in Cordoba where he filled a stadium with 55.000 fans

Paul McCartney at the end of his latest Argentine tour, in Cordoba and La Plata, thanked all his fans for a great week and for being so loyal. In a brief message, from Time 4 Fan, the former Beatle who has played in Argentina several times underlined that “we always like it in Argentina, because they like us”, and because “it really helps us when we see that you like it: it inspires us to do better, Thanks Argentina”.

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 10:50 UTC

New recommendations for athletes and visitors of the coming Rio Olympic Games

CDC recommends using condoms if afraid of getting Zika from sex, and athletes will have hundreds of thousands of them provided for free in the Olympic Village.

Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced. However, the virus has been linked to a birth defect that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

More trouble in FIFA: head of audit committee resigns; dispute over Infantino's salary

The resignation marks the first major challenge to Mr Infantino's presidency since he was elected to succeed Sepp Blatter in February.

Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, announced his resignation on Saturday following the implementation of a new measure at the world football governing body, which he believes will “deprive [the committee] of its independence”.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

FIFA appoints a woman from Senegal first secretary general

Samoura, 54, spent 21 years working for the United Nations and will start at football's governing body in June.

FIFA has appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura from Senegal as the federation's first female secretary general. She succeeds former FIFA No.2 Jerome Valcke, who was recently banned from football for 12 years for a series of ethics violations.

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