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By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman


Special Olympics athletes dream big at the UEFA Champions Festival

MILAN, May 28, 2016 - Four Special Olympics teams, including a host of enthusiastic players with and without intellectual disabilities, showcased their skills on the UEFA Champions Festival mini-pitch in Milan this week ahead of the UEFA Champions League Fina on Saturdayl. The four teams from the Lombardy region in Italy played unified football, which usually includes three players with intellectual disabilities and two players without intellectual disabilities, in a spirit of companionship and sportsmanship. Alessandra Sanna a representative of Special Olympics Italia who organized ...


Champions League Final 2016: do the press conditions measure up?

By Maria Pia Beltran and Sonja Nikcevic
MILAN, May 27, 2016 – All eyes will be on Milan’s San Siro for the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final tomorrow night: but while Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid face off to secure the most prestigious continental trophy in football, 2600 people will be working to bring the event to media platforms worldwide and provide fans with around the clock UCL final coverage. Simeone, Zidane, Ronaldo and co. are bound to have the best possible conditions as soon as they touch ground in Milan, but what about the press? FIGURES The UEFA media office confirmed that San Siro will host 1800 staff from ...
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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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JOC investigation panel regarding the Tokyo 2020 Bid activities

TOKYO, 25 May 2016 - The Japanese Olympic Committee today announced that it has set up an investigation panel regarding the Tokyo 2020 Bid activities. The panel includes outside lawyers and an accountant which will investigate the consultancy agreement between the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee and Singaporean company Black Tidings.Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Professor of Law at Rikkyo University and practicing lawyer admitted in Japan, is appointed to head to the investigation panel. In the Sport Law field, Hayakawa serves as Chair of the Japan Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and Member of the World Rugby Judicial ...
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