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FIFA sanctions seven football associations after discriminatory chants by fans

Please scroll down for SpanishZURICH, May 28, 2016 - FIFA has confirmed sanctions imposed on several football associations for discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans in relation to chants during 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches as well as international friendly matches. Following match reports and additional evidence generated by the Anti-Discrimination Monitoring System, FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the associations of Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Croatia. Chile was sanctioned with a ban on playing at the Estadio Nacional Julio ...

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Swedish sport journalists elect female president

By Mats Taxén
STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2016 - The Swedish Sportjournalist Federation (SSF) have elected their first female president since it was founded in 1949.  Lisa Edwinsson, a 33-year-old reporter at the Stockholm morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter was voted to the post unanimously at the yearly meeting. Lisa is currently following Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates on their way to Euro 2016 in France. She succeeds Mats Taxén, who has been the president for six years and has been a board member of the Swedish Sports Journalists Federation (SSF)  ...
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Andrea Bocelli to perform before Champions League final

MILAN, May 27, 2016 - Revered Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will perform on the pitch prior to Saturday's UEFA Champions League final at the Stadio San Siro. If Real Madrid against Atlético Madrid in a UEFA Champions League final were not enough, the pre-match entertainment at the Stadio San Siro on Saturday promises to be an equally spectacular affair. It can now be revealed that world-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform the UEFA Champions League anthem as the two teams line up before kick-off. As he does so, final ambassadors Javier Zanetti ...

MOLDOVA

Olympic Fest 2016: a grand celebration of Moldovan sport

By Natalia Donets
CHISINAU, May 26, 2016 - On May 21, over 15,000 people of all ages took the streets of Chisinau to celebrate the Olympic Fest, the country's biggest multi-sport event, which turned 25 in 2016.  The grand festivities in Chisinau coincided with the celebration of the newly-established national holiday - the Day of the Athlete and the Olympic Movement.The Olympic Fest is, in fact, an early prelude to the IOC's Olympic Day and an opening of the Moldovan Olympic Month. The popularity and scale of Moldovan Olympic celebrations have steadily grown over the years. What began in 1991 as an Olympic ...
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