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World Cup History in sight for Russia's happy hosts

By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman
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IAAF releases statement on CAS Arbitration of new female classification regulations

MONACO, June 19, 2018 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport has informed the IAAF this morning (19 June 2018) that it has received a request for arbitration filed by Caster Semenya vs/ IAAF. We await further information and stand ready to defend the new regulations which were introduced to address the following issue in Athletics:Sex differences in physical attributes such as muscle size and strength and circulating haemoglobin levels give male athletes an insurmountable competitive advantage over female athletes in sports where size, strength and power matter. These advantages (which translate, ...


World Cup diaries of a Russian mole

By Samindra Kunti
Monday, June 11 - MoscowA night of travelling begins in Vienna and ends at my flat in the southwest of Moscow, just two metro stops away from the Luzhniki Stadium, the World Cup’s main venue. On the way, my Kyrgyz taxi driver thinks I am Brazilian and asks to play some Brazilian music. Carlos Jobim seems to do the trick. My flat is pleasant enough and ticks all the box for modern amenities. A supermarket right next door will come in handy. Vishnu Prasad, a colleague from the New Indian Express, arrives and we decide it’s time to collect our World Cup accreditation, but not before eating a tasty ...
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Cameroon appoints female interim president to steady association

YAOUNDE, June 18, 2018 - Former vice-president of the Centre region chapter of the Cameroon Association of Sport Journalists, Bertille Missi Bikoun, has been appointed to lead an interim committee for six months. An extraordinary General Assembly of CASJ held in the capital Yaoundé, in April, mandated the provisional committee of six members to manage CASJ until September 2018.The committee steps in to end a difficult and dormant period, that has seen the Association remain largely inactive since 2015.“We have the duty to save our association because people can go but the institution must ...


Germany's Wellbrock and Brazil's Cunha claim victory in Balatonfured

LAUSANNE, June 18, 2018 - Germany's Florian Wellbrock touched home first on Saturday in Balatonfured, Hungary on the occasion of the fourth leg of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 2018. The German clocked a time of 1h55m40s02 and was followed by Olympic champion and Doha World Series winner Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands. The latter took silver, touching home in 1h55m57s0, after ranking fourth last weekend in Setubal (POR) and in the Seychelles on May 20. France's Axel Reymond closed the podium four seconds later in 1h55m59s1. In the women's Series the competition was tough, ...
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