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No Africa Cup of Nations for Maghreb-based TV stations

By Jean-Paul Savart, AIPS Executive Committee Member and David Naert AIPS Europe Executive Committee Member

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Infantino and Hayatou both need goals and glory in Gabon

By Keir Radnedge
LONDON, January 14, 2017 - Gianni Infantino needs the African Nations Cup, launching this weekend in Gabon, to be a success on the pitch; Issa Hayatou needs to be able to boast of a financial success off it.   The presidents of world federation FIFA and the African confederation have been tied together in political power games ever since the downfall of Sepp Blatter last year. Hayatou was interim president of FIFA until Infantino's election last February; he remains senior vice-president and finance chairman.   Infantino sent shock waves throughout world football ...

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NFL charity "Waterboys" brings water to East Africa

London, January 12, 2017 - New England Patriots Defensive End Chris Long founded “Waterboys” to unite NFL players from across the league in order to supply water to East Africa.   Long decided to create Waterboys after he witnessed extreme poverty and water scarcity during a visit to Tanzania.   The water deficit in East Africa has reached crisis levels due to a prolonged drought; which has been exacerbated by the impact climate change.   2015 was the hottest year on record, with 32 major droughts, double the ten-year ...
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Media Invitation: WADA Annual Symposium

Pour la version française, veuillez défiler vers le basLAUSANNE, January 13, 2017 - WADA has issued a media invitation for the 2017 edition of its WADA Annual Symposium on 13 March 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.Following an unprecedented year for the Anti-Doping community, WADA’s 2017 Symposium will once again bring together Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) including International Federations (IFs), National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs and RADOs), Major Event Organizers (MEOs), WADA-accredited laboratories, as well as athletes and – for the ...

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36 countries to participate in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 in France

NANTES, January 12, 2017 - The FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 will feature 40 teams from 36 different countries in Nantes, France from 17 to 21 June. The event - organized by FIBA in cooperation with the French Basketball Federation (FFBB), the city of Nantes and the association 'The Bridge' - will be the fourth edition of the competition previously known as the FIBA 3x3 World Championships and which was held in Greece (2012), Russia (2014) and China (2016). Czech Republic's women and Serbia's men won the last ...
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