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South Africa Lifts 'Major Events' Bidding Ban On Rugby, Cricket, Netball

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 10 / 17

South African rugby, cricket and netball are "free to bid for 'major events' once more" after South Africa's Department of Sport & Recreation "lifted a ban imposed on them," according to Alexis Haden of THE SOUTH AFRICAN. The sporting codes were "slapped with the ban" by former South Africa Spor...

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Kenya Confident To Beat WADA Deadline

President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday that Kenya will beat a May deadline to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency code "and avoid sanctions that could include a ban from the Rio Olympics," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Speaking at a breakfast for Paris marathon and world half-marathon ...

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WADA Gives Kenya Another Deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday gave Kenya a final deadline of May 2 to "bring its program in line with the global code or a review committee will recommend it is declared non-compliant," according to Imray & Mutuota of the AP. WADA said in a statement that an independent compliance rev ...

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Kenya Tables Bill, Set To Miss Deadline

Kenya "tabled a much-anticipated anti-doping bill in parliament" on Wednesday but it will not be passed in time for the country to meet a WADA deadline, according to REUTERS. The bill is a "key requirement for the east African nation, famed for its distance runners but tarnished by some 40 doping ca ...

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Kenyan MPs To Pass Legislation

Kenyan MPs are "interrupting their Easter recess on Tuesday to pass urgent legislation" that will help one of the world’s athletics "powerhouses" overcome "myriad drug-taking and corruption scandals," according to John Aglionby of the FINANCIAL TIMES. To comply with WADA regulations, Keny ...

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Africa Could Host EPL Tournament

EPL Exec Chair Richard Scudamore said that Africa "could host a Premier League friendly tournament," according to the BBC. A biennial four-team pre-season event, the Premier League Asia Trophy, has been held in Asia since '03. Scudamore envisages a "similar event being staged on the Africa ...

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SA Rugby Posts Strong Financials

South Africa Rugby on Friday announced a "very satisfactory" operating result for the year ended Dec. 31, with a group pre-tax surplus of 33.3M rand, significantly higher than the 2.9M rand achieved in the previous financial year, according to SPORT24. SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said that the resu ...

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SA Calls For FIFA To Retract Bribery Claims

South Africa Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said that FIFA "should retract its statement that a bribe was paid when South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup," according to the AP. Mbalula claimed that the FBI indictment and criminal investigations were "littered with explosive contrad ...

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Leslie Sedibe Calls FIFA Cowards

They "are cowards" -- that was Leslie Sedibe's reaction to a five-year ban from football imposed on him by FIFA on Monday -- a sanction which impelled the former South African FA CEO to come down hard on the organization he served for "13 painful months," according to Mazola Molefe of the INDEPENDEN ...

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Togo Vs. Tunisia Match Will Go Ahead

The Togo Football Federation (FTF) said that its request to move next week’s African Cup of Nations qualifier out of Tunisia "due to security concerns has been turned down by the Confederation of African Football," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The decision "comes in the wa ...

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Former SAFA Officials Banned

FIFA announced that three more former South African FA officials "have been banned from the sport in connection with international friendlies played by the national side" in '10, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Former SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe was "banned for five years" and fined 20,000 Swiss ...

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