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SBD Global/April 30, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: FIFA Task Force Against Racism To Hold First Meeting Monday In Zurich

The FIFA task force against racism and discrimination will hold its first meeting Monday at FIFA's Zurich headquarters. The creation of the task force was announced by President Sepp Blatter in early March following a meeting of the FIFA Strategic Committee, as part of a series of measures to tackle the pressing issue of racism and discrimination in football (FIFA). ... Cuba will permit its boxers to participate in the 4th World Series of Boxing Nov. 15 through May '14, allowing them "to earn some profits without losing their amateur condition." Cuba Boxing Federation President Alberto Puig said that the decision "was aimed to better prepare the local boxers and let them know their rivals in each division, in order to defeat them in the most important Olympic and world contests" (XINHUA, 4/29). ... The Australian Football League's review system is "set to remain as is until a more advanced hi-tech replacement is found." The system introduced at the start of last year has "come under fire this season" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/30). ... A team of the Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) "officially began its on-site evaluation" in Gwangju, South Korea on Monday as it watched a presentation of the city's proposals to host the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships (KOREA HERALD, 4/29).
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