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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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CONCACAF appoints Philippe Moggio as General Secretary

MIAMI, May 27, 2016 – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Philippe Moggio has been appointed by the new CONCACAF Council as the Confederation’s General Secretary, effective June 13th, 2016. Mr. Moggio previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he directed the expansion of the organization’s business, including media distribution, marketing partnerships, events, and licensed merchandise, as well as ...
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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 ...

UNITED WORLD WRESTLING

Four Universality Places for Wrestling Awarded by IOC

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, May 25, 2016 – The Olympic Games Tripartite Commission of the IOC this week announced the appointment of four Universality Places for athletes competing in wrestling events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The selection includes wrestlers from Cambodia, Haiti, Honduras and Palau. “Wrestling is a worldwide sport and these athletes will make the most of their opportunity in Rio,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. “The Universality program gives Olympic opportunity, and hope, to nations who otherwise may not have it.” The ...
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