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.
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.
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.“
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
FIFA Ethics committee bans for life Chile and Colombia ex heads of their countries football associations
FIFA Ethics Committee has banned Sergio Jadue and Luis Bedoya for life from all football-related activities at both national and international levels. The decision was revealed in a statement released on May 6.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne has ordered FIFA’s Congress to take all necessary measures to admit the Gibraltar Football Association as a full member of FIFA as soon as possible.
The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility for those whose work is essential to the holding of the 2022 event.