Adidas chief does not rule out parting with FIFA

Adidas chairman Herbert Hainer does not rule out an end to the company’s sponsorship of FIFA if football’s world governing body does not reform itself. Hainer told the Handelsblatt newspaper in its Wednesday edition that FIFA was “on the right course” to reforms. Adidas, which has agreement with FIFA until 2030, would continue its partnership if reforms were accomplished. If ...

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Former Beijing mayor Guo named chief organizer of 2022 Winter Olympics

Former Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong has been appointed organizing committee chief for the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Chinese capital, the Xinhua news agency reported late Tuesday. “We shall ensure every task is accomplished,” Guo said at a launch ceremony of the organizing committee in the presence of Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. Beijing beat Kazakhstan’s Almaty in a vote ...

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