Posts Tagged Sports governance

IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, right, shakes hands with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The IOC's coordination commission is visiting venues and meeting with local organizers as Rio races to be ready on time for South America's first games, set for 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

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Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

In this Dec. 1, 2013, fikle photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle from Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child abuse case that shook the league.

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Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad seeks seat on FIFA board

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is seeking election to the FIFA executive committee.

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WADA chief: Rio lab could be accredited soon ahead of games

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, right, shakes hands with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The IOC's coordination commission is visiting venues and meeting with local organizers as Rio races to be ready on time for South America's first games, set for 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The suspension of Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping laboratory could be lifted within two months in a crucial step to ensure effective drug-testing at next year’s Olympics, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday.

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AP Interview: Coe says track and field must look beyond Bolt

This is a Monday, March 11, 2013  file photo of Chairman of the London Olympic organizing committee, LOCOG, Sebastian Coe, as he holds up his Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award trophy as he poses for pictures the Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt. A photo of them together in Jamaica appears on both their Twitter pages this week, Bolt’s hand resting casually on Coe’s shoulder. The 100-meter world record holder describes Coe as “Good Company” in the post. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — It’s no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt.

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