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FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

...World Cup project of 12 stadiums would be better with 10 met with a pushback Tuesday from Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister and an elected member of FIFA's executive committee ? which is chaired by Blatter.FIFA said in a brief statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-19/fifa-russia-relation
FIFA has no plans to move 2018 World Cup from Russia

...FIFA President Sepp Blatter to watch the final at the Maracana Stadium, won by Germany.FIFA, which has Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on its executive committee, said a World Cup in the country "can be a force for good.""FIFA believes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-25/fifa-has-no-plans-move-2018-world
Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...federation wants justice and the absence of politics in football, both in Russia and in Crimea," he said.The RFU wants Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, a FIFA executive committee member, to lobby FIFA President Sepp Blatter on the issue, Stepashin said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-01/ukraine-russia-spar-
Overtime

...being suspended from international swimming competition after a series of positive doping tests, the country's sports minister said Monday.In May, world record-holder Yuliya Efimova was banned for 16 months after testing positive for a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-02/overtime
R&A asks members to allow women to join

...committees were "strongly in favor of the rule change" and asked members to go along.The move was hailed by British sports minister Helen Grant, who was hopeful a favorable vote would encourage other single-sex golf clubs to follow suit.Dawson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-03-26/ra-asks-members-allow-women-
Overtime

...Memorial Arena, a 15,000-seat, multi-purpose arena. SoccerBrazil expects to 'surprise' worldBrazil's Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes believes Brazil will organize a successful World Cup despite what he called "prejudice" against so-called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-05-28/overtime
Figure Skating in Harlem program enriches girls on, off the ice

...believes the program would work in other inner cities. She spoke at an IOC meeting in Peru and afterward was told by a sports minister from South Africa: "Our girls should have this." It's not so easy to get things rolling - as difficult as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-13/figure-skating-harle
FIFA head Sepp Blatter mum on allegations that winning World Cup bid was bought

...has been given and voted to Russia and we are going forward with our work," said Blatter, who counts Russia's sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, among his board colleagues.FIFA and UEFA have also endorsed an agreement that Crimea region clubs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-21/fifa-head-sepp-blatt
With World Cup a month away, there'still a lot to be done in Brazil

...at the venue is scheduled for this week."There were some setbacks in some of these stadiums," said Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo. "Everything will be ready."There is also concern with the temporary structures at the Beira-Rio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-13/world-cup-month-away
Even if Brazil wins World Cup, some feel it has already lost

...announcing Brazil's arrival on the global stage."The world is going to see a modern and innovative nation," former Sports Minister Orlando Silva wrote in a 2011 editorial in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, just months before he was forced from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-15/even-if-brazil-wins-