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Mar 27, 2015

Pechstein ruling threatens sport’s arbitration system, says CAS

BERNE (Reuters) – A German court decision to allow a lawsuit from speed skater Claudia Pechstein related to her doping ban could upset the entire sporting disciplinary system, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.

CAS, sport’s highest tribunal, said that if other countries followed suit, it could lead to a situation where athletes were able compete in some countries and not others, threatening the credibility of sport in general.

Mar 27, 2015

Doping-Pechstein ruling threatens sport’s arbitration system, says CAS

BERNE, March 27 (Reuters) – A German court decision to allow a lawsuit from speed skater Claudia Pechstein related to her doping ban could upset the entire sporting disciplinary system, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.

CAS, sport’s highest tribunal, said that if other countries followed suit, it could lead to a situation where athletes were able compete in some countries and not others, threatening the credibility of sport in general.

Mar 24, 2015

Platini re-elected as Blatter sits through criticism

VIENNA (Reuters) – Michel Platini was re-elected unopposed for a third term as UEFA president at the annual Congress on Tuesday, proudly proclaiming European football’s governing body to be “the best”.

Sepp Blatter sat through the day-long proceedings as a guest and had to endure some stinging criticism from his challengers for the FIFA presidency who were invited to make presentations to delegates.

Mar 24, 2015

Soccer-Platini re-elected as Blatter sits through criticism

VIENNA, March 24 (Reuters) – Michel Platini was re-elected unopposed for a third term as UEFA president at the annual Congress on Tuesday, proudly proclaiming European soccer’s governing body to be “the best”.

Sepp Blatter sat through the day-long proceedings as a guest and had to endure some stinging criticism from his challengers for the FIFA presidency who were invited to make presentations to delegates.

Mar 24, 2015

Blatter forced to sit through stinging criticism of leadership

VIENNA (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter was forced to sit through some stinging criticism of his leadership as his three rivals addressed an audience of European football leaders at the UEFA Congress on Tuesday.

Blatter sat stony faced as Michael van Praag, Luis Figo and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan outlined their plans for soccer’s governing body.

Mar 24, 2015

Soccer-Blatter forced to sit through stinging criticism of leadership

VIENNA, March 24 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter was forced to sit through some stinging criticism of his leadership as his three rivals addressed an audience of European football leaders at the UEFA Congress on Tuesday.

Blatter sat stony faced as Michael van Praag, Luis Figo and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan outlined their plans for soccer’s governing body.

Mar 24, 2015

UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Platini

VIENNA (Reuters) – UEFA has been left to fend for itself in the battle against racism, violence and match-fixing and needs more help from government authorities, its president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

The Frenchman said that a rise in nationalism and extremism in Europe was being reflected in stadiums and that, after several recent incidents of fan violence, European soccer was risking a return to the dark days of the 1980s.

Mar 24, 2015

Soccer-UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Platini

VIENNA, March 24 (Reuters) – UEFA has been left to fend for itself in the battle against racism, violence and match-fixing and needs more help from government authorities, its president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

The Frenchman said that a rise in nationalism and extremism in Europe was being reflected in stadiums and that, after several recent incidents of fan violence, European soccer was risking a return to the dark days of the 1980s.

Mar 23, 2015

UEFA ‘sad and upset’ at conduct of Germany’s Zwanziger

VIENNA (Reuters) – European football’s governing body UEFA has publicly criticised one of its representatives on the FIFA executive committee, Theo Zwanziger, saying it was “sad and upset” at the German’s recent conduct.

Zwanziger recently made a complaint to FIFA’s ethics committee which led it to investigate the pay and pension arrangements of German football federation president (DFB) Wolfsgang Niersbach, who was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Mar 23, 2015

Soccer-UEFA “sad and upset” at conduct of Germany’s Zwanziger

VIENNA, March 23 (Reuters) – European soccer’s governing body UEFA has publicly criticised one of its representatives on the FIFA executive committee, Theo Zwanziger, saying it was “sad and upset” at the German’s recent conduct.

Zwanziger recently made a complaint to FIFA’s ethics committee which led it to investigate the pay and pension arrangements of German football federation president (DFB) Wolfsgang Niersbach, who was cleared of any wrongdoing.