"Saudi Professional League’s soccer clubs have historically been government owned and heavily subsidised. There has been talk for several years of privatisation but without progress. There are encouraging signs that this may be changing following the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030 and subsequent announcements and developments." http://www.tamimi.com/en/magazine/law-update/section-14/dec-jan-2017/developments-in-saudi-sports-following-saudi-vision-2030.html
The Indian board is adamant in its stance of outlawing the junior leagues, who stress there is nothing illegal about their existence Source: Indian Cricket League saga 2.0: BCCI v IJPL | Cricket News India & International, Match Schedule, Scores, Report and Ranking: Wisden India
After Football Federation Australia angered A-League clubs by calling an EGM, an amicable conclusion appears as distant as ever Source: FFA crisis: simmering civil war promises to boil over in public | Jonathan Howcroft | Sport | The Guardian
John Coates is back on top after a bitter battle for control of the Australian Olympic Committee. Whatever it takes, right? Source: 'Horrendous enemy, terrific friend': What drives AOC head John Coates?
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected a new Chair, and elected or re-elected four members of its Ethics Commission during the IOC Session today, following a proposal by its Executive Board in July. Source: IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to head its Ethics Commission - Olympic News
Sports Minister Vijay Goel says the code, the most ambitious in India, will be notified in September despite concerns that senior politicians could derail it. Source: Coming soon -- a new sports code that targets VIPs, voting lobbies
Source: Nick Butler: Maglione hands Barelli lesson in sport politics - but will aquatics now suffer?
Politics, bad business, and FIFA meddling continue to keep the world's fourth largest country from attaining a decent soccer infrastructure. Source: Thanks to FIFA and National Politics, Indonesian Soccer is a Giant Mess | VICE Sports
Arrests of senior FIFA officials a few days before vote on expulsion of Israel from international football association is certainly fodder for conspiracy theories. Source: http://www.haaretz.com See on Scoop.it - The Scoreline Diminishes