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Falling National Lottery sales may challenge UK Sport’s ‘brutal but effective’ funding model

On the evening of 29 November 2016 at least one national newspaper was reporting that UK Sport, the body responsible for funding elite sport in the UK, had made a ‘last-ditch funding plea to Government’ against ‘severe cuts’. Against a background of unprecedented sporting success in Rio this summer which led to an outburst of … Continue Reading

2016 Summer Paralympic Games – can they be a success?

“Never before in the 56-year history of the Games have we faced circumstances like this” – Sir Philip Craven, President, International Paralympic Committee (“IPC”) The Paralympic games start tomorrow in Rio but have the IPC been able to fully capitalise on the success of the London games four years earlier? When London was announced as … Continue Reading

The Russian anti-doping saga continues

Three members the doping control review board (DCRB) for FINA (the international federation for swimming) quit their posts on Sunday 4 September 2016.  The panel members resigned claiming that: (i) the process that was unanimously agreed by the DCRB prior to the Rio Olympics in relation to which Russian swimmers would be allowed to compete … Continue Reading
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