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The Icelandic miracle continues

By Adolf Erlingsson, AIPS Member
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End of an era for Spain as Italy seize Euro finals revenge

By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman


Dafne Schippers presented with AIPS Europe Award

By Charles Camenzuli
ARNHEM, June 28, 2016 - The Papendal sports facilities and the preparation centre for the Netherlands Athletics Federation offered the perfect scenario for the presentation of the AIPS Europe – Pat Besford Award for the Female Athlete of the Year 2015. DAFNE SCHIPPERS was presented with the trophy by AIPS Europe General Secretary Charles Camenzuli who on behalf of Europe’s 49 affiliated national sports journalists associations wished success for the organization of the Athletics European Championships to be held in Amsterdam 6 – 10 July. Winner Dafne Schippers in 2015 had a fantastic ...


Graduation day for third masters intake as they praise RIOU's 'Competitive Advantage'

SOCHI, June 28, 2016 - The third intake of students on the Russian International Olympic University’s (RIOU) flagship course successfully graduated with a Master of Sport Administration (MSA) qualification on Friday, with the new graduates praising the unparalleled knowledge and experience they have gained over the past 10 months. RIOU’s third MSA course started on 21 September 2015 and attracted students from more than 17 different countries and 21 different regions of the Russian Federation. Many of the intake were representatives of National Olympic Committees, professional ...
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Borgonovo remembered on special anniversary as fight against ALS goes on

By Keir Radndedge
PARIS, June 27, 2016 - One Very Important Guest will be watching Italy play Spain today in the Stade de France at Euro 2016: Chantal Borgonovo, widow of the former Italian international Stefano Borgonovo who died three years ago this very day from motor neurone disease.   Borgonovo died a few hours before the Confederation Cup tie between these two same countries in Fortaleza, Brazil  (which Spain won on penalties), after a courageous eight-year battle against the progressive and fatal nervous system disease.   Italy’s players ...


WADA suspends accreditation of Rio Laboratory

MONTREAL, June 26, 2016 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that, due to a non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), it has suspended the accreditation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (Laboratório Brasileiro de Controle de Dopagem – LBCD – LADETEC / IQ – UFRJ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Rio Laboratory]. The suspension, which took effect on 22 June 2016 when the Rio Laboratory was notified, prohibits the Laboratory from carrying out all anti-doping analyses on urine and blood samples.   It may appeal the decision ...
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