Turkish Football Executives Rally Around Erdoğan

Turkish Football Executives Rally Around Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had a pretty rocky term since being elected President in 2014. During his first years in office, the former Prime Minister was heavily criticized for, among other things: censoring the press, lacking neutrality, and building a lavish “presidential palace” in Ankara. But all of this criticism really came to a head […]

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

NADO Groups Renew Calls For Russia To Be Banned From International Competition

During a special summit on January 10, the heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) came together in calling for Russia to be banned from international competition until a new anti-doping system can be put in place. The NADO groups laid out their position in a joint statement: “it is imperative that those responsible for Russia’s […]

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

The Football Association (FA) is the body that governs men’s, women’s and youth football* in England. They’ve been responsible for regulating the sport for over 100 years. In it’s long history, the organization has been accused of many transgressions, but in the past few years they’ve been under almost constant scrutiny for their handling of homophobic hate-speech. […]

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

In the wake of her suspension from the US Women’s National Team, it appears that Hope Solo’s career may have come to a halt. Following a loss to Sweden in the Olympics, the US goalie was suspended for publicly calling their opponents “a bunch of cowards”. When she learned about the suspension, Solo understandably upset. “Sixth […]