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Gulati warns Trump factor could hit United bid to land 2026 World Cup

By Keir Radnedge
LONDON, January 19, 2018 - Sunil Gulati, head of the three-way bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico, has warned about the threat posed by international political factors.  Gulati is retiring president of the US Soccer Federation and a member of the council of world federation FIFA whose congress will decide on June 13 between the cohosting proposal and a rival bid from Morocco.   The United bid has always been considered clear favourite but its winning potential in terms of votes among the world’s football associations could be harmed ...


FINA World Aquatics Convention heads to Hangzhou in 2018

LAUSANNE, January 19, 2018 - FINA announced on Thursday that the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention (FWAC) will take place in Hangzhou, China from 8-10 December 2018. “We are particularly excited to bring the Convention to Hangzhou!” said FINA President, Dr. Julio Maglione. “The Chinese government expects the value of its Aquatics industry to reach $30bn by 2020, and FWAC 2018 provides the perfect platform for international businesses to learn more about the unprecedented opportunities in China.”FWAC 2018 brings together once again the great and the good from the world of Aquatics: 209 National ...
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WADA welcomes ECHR decision to back Whereabouts rules

MONTREAL, January 19, 2018 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to reject a legal challenge to the implementation of Whereabouts rules, a key component of global sport’s crucial out-of-competition testing programs. Introduced in 2004 under the International Standard for Testing and Investigations, Whereabouts rules require athletes to provide their Anti-Doping Organization with details of where they can be found for one hour every day. The ECHR’s important ruling that the rules do not violate Article 8 (right to respect for one’s ...

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Paris 2024, a new adventure begins

PARIS, January 18, 2017 - The final board meeting of the Paris 2024 Bid Committee confirmed a budget surplus and passed the baton to the Organising Committee.   January 2018 marks a major milestone in the history of Paris 2024, with the dissolution of the Bid Committee, which led the victorious campaign, and the creation of the Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG).   The Paris 2024 bid reached its successful conclusion on September 13, 2017 in Lima, Peru. The collective adventure of the Bid Committee ...
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