League Notes: FIFA Says It Will Test For Doping At 2014 World Cup
FIFA "has committed to carrying out blood tests for banned drugs at next year’s World Cup and biological profiling for all players at the tournament, which can indicate doping." The commitment comes after a meeting between the World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey and FIFA President Sepp Blatter last week (IRISH EXAMINER, 2/15). ... Indonesia’s elite volleyball competition "has been hampered by difficulties in getting work permits for foreign players, meaning several teams in the BSI Proliga series opener in Jakarta on the weekend were not at full strength" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 2/18). ... Derbyshire County Cricket Club has announced a profit of £23,310 ($36,200) for '12, the newly-promoted county's sixth surplus in seven years. Club CEO Simon Storey said, "After a very challenging summer for English cricket, in which we were competing with both the weather and sporting spectacles such as the London Olympics and Euro 2012, our financial results for the year are very pleasing indeed" (Derbyshire CCC).