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Sport and the Law - Keir Radnedge PDF Print E-mail
Keir’s Commentary

KeirRadnedgeNewSport struggles to comprehend the law, for two reasons.

Firstly all involved – officials, fans, participants, media – are traduced by their all-consuming absorption into believing that sport exists on its own self-contained planet; this is plainly illogical.

Secondly, the law and its associated judicial process cannot be...

Russia Seek Approval to Prise Crimea's Top Football Clubs out of Ukraine - Keir Radnedge PDF Print E-mail
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KeirRadnedgeNewRussia appears to have jumped the gun, yet again, in its haste to prise Crimea’s top clubs out of the Ukraine football system and pressure the international football authorities into granting approval.

Last Thursday, against the backdrop of the international tension following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with the...

Julio Grondona dies at 82 . . . World football powerbroker right to the end - Keir Radnedge PDF Print E-mail
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KeirRadnedgeNewWith the death, at 82, of Julio Humberto Grondona, FIFA has lost its senior vice-president and finance chairman, Argentina has lost its long-serving football federation president . . . and the world federation has lost its most resistant opponent of reform.

‘Don Julio’ was not nicknamed the ‘Godfather’ of world football without...

Bin Hamman: Was this all about Qatar 2022 or his Own Bid to Oust Blatter? - Keir Radnedge PDF Print E-mail
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KeirRadnedgeNewFIFA will hope the imminent World Cup finals in Brazil - beset by troubles enough - will both act as a shield and buy time after the latest corruption claims assault by The Sunday Times over the Qatar 2022 award.

This is the newspaper which exposed acash for votes scandal in the autumn of December 2010, prompting the suspensions of half a...

Centenary Copa America is Part of a Bigger Plan for the Continent - Keir Radnedge PDF Print E-mail
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KeirRadnedgeNewA Centenary Copa America has been added to the international schedule for the summer of 2016. This would be staged, however, in the United States and not in the home of oldest surviving international tournament, South America.

This may seem a little unfortunate on South American fans: the opportunity to celebrate a significant step in...

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