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SBD Global/September 13, 2017/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Wallabies To Join 'Yes' Campaign For Marriage Equality In Australia

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said that the team "will take a stand for marriage equality," joining Football Federation Australia, Cricket Australia and the National Rugby League to support the "yes" campaign. The Australian Rugby Union "unveiled a rainbow marriage equality logo on social media on Tuesday as a mark of the organisation's support as Australia braces for a marriage law postal survey" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9/12).

Worker rights advocates are "patting New Zealand Rugby on the back for letting an independent panel rub salt in its wounds." Human Rights Commission Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue said that adopting the advice in the Respect & Responsibility Review was a "smart business" move for the organization that had "extreme cases of employee misconduct and an entrenched sexist culture" (STUFF, 9/12). 

WADA "stopped any further monitoring against Kenya over doping," and said that the country "demonstrated and expressed its commitment to addressed critical issues in the fight against doping in sports." WADA Lead Auditor Kevin Haynes disclosed that the organization directed its compliance unit "not to proceed" with the compliance monitoring procedure against Kenya" (DAILY NATION, 9/11).

The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada will continue to work together in staging a world championship in Canada in '19 (World Men's) and '20 (World Women's). This extends a working arrangement in place since '05 that sees Canada play host to either the World Men's or World Women's Curling Championship on an annual basis (World Curling Federation). 
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