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LONDON | Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA

LONDON — FIFA President Gianni Infantino is braced for a release of private information gained by hackers after world soccer’s governing body said its computer network was subject to another cyberattack. The disclosure comes in the same month the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI said Russia‘s military intelligence body was responsible for a … Continue reading LONDON | Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA

MONACO | IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

MONACO — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov. 1 start for eligibility rules until … Continue reading MONACO | IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

Women’s soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

FIFA’s new global strategy to grow the women’s game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer’s governing body has been addressing the women’s side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week that focuses on the grassroots level … Continue reading Women’s soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

LONDON | Chelsea chairman says don’t make club join ‘great unwashed’

LONDON — Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said Thursday that big teams should not be forced to join the “great unwashed” through new regulations. UEFA has been exploring ways to improve the competitive balance, to close the divide between clubs across Europe to ensure competitions are not won … Continue reading LONDON | Chelsea chairman says don’t make club join ‘great unwashed’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. | Harvard diving coach accused of sexual misconduct

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University’s diving coach has been accused of soliciting female athletes at an Indiana diving camp for nude photos and sending them photos of himself. Chris Heaton is among the instructors described in a class-action suit filed Sunday in Indianapolis federal court against USA Diving, the sport’s governing body. Harvard officials placed … Continue reading CAMBRIDGE, Mass. | Harvard diving coach accused of sexual misconduct

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country’s drug-testing program. Richard McLaren told The Associated Press he suspected there were “loopholes” in the deal which Russia could … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

LONDON | UK’s Labour Party meets in bid to calm anti-Semitism crisis

LONDON  — The governing body of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party met Tuesday in an attempt to defuse a crisis over anti-Semitism that has caused a schism within its ranks. Rival groups of protesters gathered outside Labour’s London headquarters, as the party’s National Executive Committee debated whether to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism approved by … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour Party meets in bid to calm anti-Semitism crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ban Lifted: Kuwaitis compete under own flag at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Athletes from Kuwait will be able to compete under their own flag in the Asian Games after the International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted the country’s suspension, which had been in place for nearly three years. The Asian Games open on Saturday in Jakarta. The Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of Olympic … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ban Lifted: Kuwaitis compete under own flag at Asian Games