Quote of the Day

"We at FIFA and the local organizing committee should be doing a much better job."
-- FIFA VP Jeffrey Webb on the lack of action from the governing body to fight racism at the World Cup. (London GUARDIAN, 7/3)
Friday July 4, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 7 Print This Issue

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  • Not Doing Enough?

    Jeffrey Webb expressed dismay at FIFA's lack of action fighting World Cup racism.

    The head of FIFA’s anti-racism task force -- VP Jeffrey Webb -- "has voiced his disappointment at the failure to appoint staff trained to record discriminatory abuse in World Cup stadiums in the wake of a series of contentious incidents," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. FIFA "did not take action" over offensive chanting by Mexican fans, racist chanting at matches involving Russia and Croatia, or “blacked up” fans who were pictured at the Germany-Ghana game.

  • Fresh Formula

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  • An Early Jump

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  • Final Decision

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  • Zero Tolerance

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  • Palace Partners

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  • Late Link Up

    England & Wales Cricket signs last-minute deal with Fox Sports.

  • Ambush Attack

    Neymar arrives to presser wearing banned Beats by Dre headphones.

  • All White

    Roger Federer is latest player to opine on Wimbledon's dress code.

  • Hangin' With...

    London-based lawyer Daniel Cooper talks about athlete privacy, doping.

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