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Relief for innocent Paula Radcliffe — Paula Radcliffe has spoken of her relief after she was found innocent of doping by the IAAF, world athletics' governing body, and UK Anti- Doping. Radcliffe, the 41-year-old three-times London Marathon winner and marathon world record holder, went public to defend her name, claiming she had been effectively identified by a committee of MPs as having provided suspicious blood samples.

FIFA donating 48 of the £16,400 watches given as gifts to officials for Brazil World Cup to streetfootballworld charity — FIFA's ethics committee ordered the watches given as a gift be returned The 48 Parmigiani watches from the Brazil FA valued at a total £750,000 FIFA will give returned watches to the streetfootballworld charity Luxury watches handed out to FIFA officials as gifts are to be redistributed to fund a charity working on football projects in Brazil.

Russian athletics federation accepts full suspension over doping scandal — Russian athletics federation has promised to co-operate after suspension Russian federation did not requesting hearing said the IAAF World athletics' governing body confirmed suspension after meeting The Russian athletics federation has accepted full suspension over its doping scandal and has promised to co-operate with inspectors who will oversee changes to its drug-testing system.

Seb Coe’s IAAF presidency bid part-funded by UK Sport — Sebastian Coe's campaign for the IAAF presidency was supported by £63,000 public money donated via UK Sport, it has been revealed. UK Sport provides money from its international relations budget to promote British sports leaders bid for positions in world organisations, and it covered the cost of the Vero Communications consultancy of £52,000 plus VAT which was part of Coe's bid to take over the leadership of world athletics.

Lord Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency was backed by £63,000 of public money — Lord Sebastian Coe was elected as IAAF president in August 2015 UK Sport put forward £63,000 with the rest of the funding raised privately Coe under increasing pressure to sever his ties with sportswear giant Nike Coe is believed to earn around £100,000 a year as a Nike ambassador Lord Coe's campaign for the IAAF presidency was supported by £63,000 of public money donated via UK Sport, it has been revealed.

Sepp Blatter plots challenge of FIFA ethics committee's power to strip him from office — Sepp Blatter is facing a lifetime ban from football over corruption charges Blatter has been charged over an allegedly corrupt £1.3m payment UEFA chief Michel Platini was the recipient and he also faces ban But Blatter is adamant that only FIFA's congress can remove his power Sepp Blatter is challenging FIFA's ethics committee's powers to remove him as president of football's world governing body, according to his advisor.

Fifa committee recommends lifetime bans for Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter — Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter are both facing possible lifetime bans on corruption charges brought by Fifa's ethics committee. Uefa president Platini's lawyer has confirmed the recommendation by ethics investigators is for a lifetime ban for the Frenchman and it is believed that the same recommended sanction applies to the case of outgoing Fifa president Blatter.

Fifa committee formally charges Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached Fifa's ethics code, it has been announced. Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge who heads the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa's ethics committee, has opened proceedings against the pair, after studying reports from investigators.

FIFA open formal proceedings against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini over £1.35m payment — FIFA president made a £1.35million payment to Michel Platini in 2011 Platini said the fee was for consultancy work nine years previously The pair are suspended and face lengthy bans if found guilty A decision is due to be made by FIFA's ethics committee in December Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached FIFA's ethics code.

Sepp Blatter says he was 'close to death' at his parents' grave: I sat between angels and the devil — Sepp Blatter was hospitalised with serious health scare after fainting Suspended FIFA president says ill health is due to 'enormous pressure' 79-year-old faces a lengthy ban over alleged breaches of FIFA ethics code The outcome of an investigation into Blatter is expected before Christmas Sepp Blatter has revealed he was 'close to death' after collapsing earlier this month.
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Nov 27, 2015

RT @rdcparisAFP: Historic headline on the @afp wire: Cricket: New Zealand for 173 at 7 at dinner in day-night Test. Dinner!!!

Nov 26, 2015

RT @RogerPielkeJr: How can Coe be expected to govern if he fails to understand what COI actually is? This is governance 101 stuff.…

Nov 26, 2015

@mattmajendie @owen_g that kind of narrative is in his DNA and I say that with absolutely no apology

Nov 26, 2015

Russian athletics fed accepts full IAAF suspension + promises it will co-operate with inspection team who will look at doping system reforms

Nov 26, 2015

RT @pkelso: All-Russia Athletics Federation has confirmed to IAAF Council it will not appeal ban and will comply with independent inspection regime

Nov 26, 2015

@paulwaugh no doubt referring to the 1920 Iraq revolution against British rule

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