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No cheering, no bars, less intimacy to ensure safe Olympics

No cheering for athletes, no visiting bars and restaurants in Tokyo, less intimacy in the Olympic village. Take enough masks for the entire stay but avoid wearing one with an unoffic...

UEFA sets rules, deadlines to play Champions League games

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA set Champions League clubs an extended April 2 deadline on Tuesday to complete their round of 16 games, with Germany’s limit on travel from England a pending problem. ...

European fans unite to oppose elite Super League plan

GENEVA (AP) — A UEFA-recognized soccer fan group united supporters across the continent Tuesday to oppose plans by some wealthy clubs for a Super League. A statement from Football Su...

FIFA pledges taking no health risks in World Cup qualifiers

GENEVA (AP) — With 3,000 soccer players due to travel internationally for World Cup qualifying games next month, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Monday all will conform to health rules in the ...

Court gives banned African soccer head hope of election bid

GENEVA (AP) — Banned by FIFA for financial wrongdoing, Ahmad Ahmad was reinstated as head of African soccer on Friday during a presidential election campaign pending his urgent appeal at the Court of ...

IOC says speculating on Tokyo Olympics is damaging athletes

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach hit back at the continuing speculation about whether the Tokyo Olympics may be canceled or postponed again, saying Wednesday that such talk is damaging for the ...

FIFA probes African soccer leader, bars him from election

GENEVA (AP) — The interim president of the African soccer confederation is under investigation by FIFA and was barred Wednesday from an election to retain his seat on the governing body’s ruling counc...

AP Interview: All 33 sports 'unanimously' want Tokyo Games

ROME (AP) — The IOC is adamant the Tokyo Olympics will be held this year despite the pandemic. So, too, are Japanese organizers. Now hear it from the man who represents the track and...

Candidate in tainted Asian soccer election calls for re-run

GENEVA (AP) — The candidate for FIFA’s top decision-making body who lost after facing gender bias and improper influence said on Tuesday the Asian Football Confederation should re-run its tainted elec...

Court rules on sheikh's improper influence in FIFA seat vote

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah did try to improperly influence an election for an Asian woman soccer official to join the FIFA Council, sport’s highest court ruled on...

Speculation over Tokyo Olympics: 2021, 2032 or not at all?

GENEVA (AP) — Just about everybody, especially the organizers in Japan and Switzerland, want the Tokyo Olympics to open on July 23 — as scheduled. And yet, 2021 is starting on a simi...

Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma, daughter says

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma after having heart surgery in December, his family said Thursday. The 84-year-old Blatter, who also t...

FIFA unites with UEFA to warn clubs against breakaway league

GENEVA (AP) — As UEFA prepares a final proposal to change the Champions League format in 2024, the governing body of European soccer joined FIFA on Thursday in warning clubs against breaking away to r...

Swiss supreme court details anti-China bias of Sun judge

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss supreme court explained Friday why it has ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang in a doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by ...

FIFA details depths of sexual abuse case in Haitian soccer

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA released details Wednesday of its investigation into systematic sexual abuse of female soccer players in Haiti, saying there were 14 alleged victims of the national federation’s pre...