League Notes: DFL Says Not To Goal-Line Technology In Bundesliga And 2nd Bundesliga
In the light of FIFA and UEFA's different positions on the topic and the unanswered question about the systems accuracies, the German Football League (DFL) board has decided it will not introduce goal-line technology in the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga with the start of '13-14 (DFL). ... The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) has "rejected reports" that it has given affiliation to the rebel Indian Hockey Federation, insisting that Hockey India remains the sole recognized body to run field hockey in the country. In a letter addressed to HI Secretary General Narinder Batra, FIH CEO Kelly Fairweather said that there was "no truth to media reports that IHF has been recognised" (PTI, 11/10). ... The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) is considering opening a hotline for riders wishing to discuss doping-related issues. UCI President Pat McQuaid said, "During the coming weeks the UCI will be looking into establishing a new open line -- a confidential 'hotline'" (BBC, 11/13). ... Rugby Travel and Hospitality has won the Int'l Sports Event Management Award for best hospitality. The award was presented to RTH for its hospitality operation at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, an event that has been heralded an exceptional success on and off the field (Rugby World Cup).