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SBD Global/December 3, 2012/People and Pop Culture
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Published December 3, 2012
THE NEXT GENERATION: FIFA President SEPP BLATTER "has backed the possible future candidacy of former Real Madrid striker RONALDO as president of Brazil's football confederation." The three-time FIFA world player of the year "has revealed an interest in football politics and is currently serving as a brand ambassador for Brazil's 2014 World Cup" (NDTV, 11/30). ... NARI CONTRACTOR and TED DEXTER, the oldest surviving former skippers of the Indian and English cricket teams, will be "taken around the Eden Gardens in golf carts Wednesday -- the opening day of the third cricket Test between the two sides." Cricket Association of Bengal Treasurer BISWARUP DEY said, "The felicitation will be a commemoration of 80 years of India as a Test-playing nation and India-England cricket" (IANS, 11/30). ... Former Court of Appeal judge PHILIP OTTON will chair the Independent Commission to look into the issues and allegations contained in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision relating to the LANCE ARMSTRONG affair. Otton will be assisted by U.K. House of Lords Peer and Paralympic champion TANNI GREY-THOMPSON and Australian lawyer MALCOLM HOLMES. The Commission, which will act as an external body and will be fully independent of the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI), Int'l Court of Arbitration for Sport and Court of Arbitration for Sport, will hold a hearing in London between April 9-26 (UCI).