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Kattner latest sacking in never-ending FIFA fall-out

By Keir Radnedge, AIPS Football Commission Chairman

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MEDIA INVITATION: Does Blade Jumper German Markus Rehm have a technical advantage over able bodied athletes?

LAUSANNE, May 23, 2016 – Media are invited to attend a press conference at the German Sport & Olympic Museum in Cologne on May 30th that will reveal the results of a new international study on whether a prosthetic limb gives amputated long jumpers an advantage over able-bodied competitors. The results of the study will have direct influence on German Marcus Rehm’s inclusion in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Rehm, the reigning Paralympic long jump champion from London 2012, lost his lower right leg in a boating accident when he was 14 years old. The 27-year-old, who competes using a ...

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Oldest Olympic champion Sándor Tarics passes away

By Mattew Watson-Broughton
BUDAPEST, May 23, 2016 - Hungarian water polo is mourning its longest shining light after Sándor Tarics, member of the Hungary squad which won the 1936 Berlin water polo gold medal and the oldest surviving Olympic champion, passed away at the age of 101.Hungarian Water Polo Association President Dr Dénes Kemény spoke of the deep pain he felt on hearing the news and on behalf of the water polo world he offered his condolences to Tarics' family: "We are proud that a Hungarian water polo player was the oldest Olympic champion, a person everyone and respected and loved. I ...
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Jordan seminar seeks to leverage U-17 legacy and grow women's football in West Asia

AMAN, May 23, 2016 - As part of the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, a regional women’s football development seminar was held in Jordan between 17 and 20 May. During the three-day programme, which was focused on West Asia, the seminar brought together general secretaries, technical directors and women’s football development managers from Bahrain, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, and Iran, as well as representatives from FIFA, AFC, the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and the U-17 World Cup’s Local Organising Committee (LOC). ...

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Betting company Mercury International provides support for SWASAL Annual General Meeting

By Sahr Morris Jr
FREETOWN, May 23, 2016 - The Chairman of Mercury International (SL) Ltd. Charity Foundation Mr. Samir Hassanyeh presented a cheque of Le 50 million to the executive of Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) ahead of the Association’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 19 to 21 in Makeni. Presenting the cheque at the company headquarter, Krootown Road Freetown, the Chairman Samir Hassanyeh said that they are pleased to once again support SWASAL Executive to organize the association’s activities. He said: “This presentation is in fulfillment of our continued ...
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