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Ongoing need for better governance of national sports federations

A new study of governance in national sports federations across 15 countries on four continents show that the organisations fail on a number of governance criteria particularly those that…

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Nov 26, 2021 Education / Finance / Legal / Sport /


International Olympic Committee releases new guidance on inclusion of transgender athletes

New advice from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says there should be no assumption that a transgender athlete automatically has an unfair advantage in female events. In its new…

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Nov 26, 2021 Legal / Sport /


Businesses need to brace for cyber threats ahead of holiday season

Newly released research on online security has revealed that over half (51%) of Australian businesses and organisations have suffered from downtime due to a cyber concern in the last 18…

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Nov 13, 2021 Legal / Security / Technology / Tourism /


World swimming body FINA to establish integrity unit

World swimming governing body FINA has announced a series of operational reforms plans including creating a new integrity unit, enhanced management of events and better promotion of…

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Oct 12, 2021 Aquatics / Finance / Legal / Sport /


Australian Government declares its support for legally binding global plastics treaty

The Australian Government has called for an international global agreement on marine plastic pollution with its declaration of support for a legally binding global plastics treaty welcomed…

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Sep 14, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Government / Legal /


Australian sports bookmaker fined $60,000 for illegal gambling ads

An investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW has resulted in Australian-owned Merlehan Bookmaking Pty Ltd, trading as TopSport, being fined $60,000 in the courts this week for posting…

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Aug 30, 2021 Events / Legal / Marketing / Sport /


ASTM International Standard for inflatable attractions to be adopted into 2024 International Fire Code

An ASTM International standard practice for inflatable amusement devices, published by the amusement rides and devices committee (F24), will be adopted into the 2024 International Fire Code…

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Aug 26, 2021 Attractions / Legal / Play / Safety /


Brisbane Olympic bid secures 72 of IOC member’s 77 votes for 2032 Games hosting

The vote by members of the International Olympic Committee to elect Brisbane 2032 as host of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad saw the bid receive 72 yes and five no votes from 77 valid votes…

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Jul 22, 2021 Events / Legal / Sport / Venues /



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