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Pat Hickey released from Rio prison, sentenced to house arrest

By Sonja Nikcevic
LAUSANNE, August 30, 2016 - Now former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and IOC member Pat Hickey is set to be released from prison in Rio de Janeiro following a ruling from an appeals court judge in Brazil.Hickey was arrested on August 17 for his involvement in an illegal ticket-touting plot with a host of Irish businessmen and an unauthorized vendor and has been held in Rio de Janeiro’s maximum security Bangu prison since August 19th. Brazilian Judge Fernando Antonio de Almeida accepted the request from Hickey’s lawyers that the 71-year-old be released on house arrest in Rio ...


REMINDER - Media accreditation process for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 is now open

ZURICH, August 29, 2016 - FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which will take place in Amman, Irbid and Al Zarqa from 30 September to 21 October, is now open via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is Monday, 5 September 2016.Please ensure you complete the following two steps when requesting accreditation:1) FIFA Media Channel account: Media representatives who do not have an approved FIFA Media Channel account should click on ...
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MEDIA INFORMATION: UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, briefing with Sir Alex Ferguson

NYON, August 30, 2016 -  The 18th UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum will take place at the House of European Football in Nyon on the afternoon of Wednesday 31 August (15.00-18.45CET). The forum, which will be chaired by the UEFA Coaching Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson, provides an opportunity for top European club coaches to exchange views on the major issues affecting European club competitions, as well as to discuss and make proposals to UEFA that may be of overall benefit to the European game. A number of Europe’s leading coaches have been invited and among those who will ...


Shpageeza Cricket tournament crowns 2016 champions

By Sayer Zaland
KABUL, August 28, 2016 - The Kabul Eagles became the champions of the fourth edition of Alokozai Shpageeza Cricket League 2016, beating the Mis Ainak Knights in the final by five wickets and with 12 balls remaining in the title game last month. The Shpageeza League (SCL) tournament has emerged as a popular competition over the last four years, as cricket has taken its place as one of the dominant sports in Afghanistan. The league has been officially endorsed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), establishing it as a point of international pride among Afghan fans. The competition ...
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