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    French gov’t to discuss sustainability with garment and textile industry stakeholders


    According to Textalks, the French government is planning a series of meetings with garment and textile industry stakeholders as the first step toward a more sustainable French textile industry. Over the next month, representatives of the textile industry, as well as consumer groups, recycling associations, environmental organizations and non-governmental organizations ...

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    Preliminary approval for Wolverine and 3M’s proposed PFAS settlement


    U.S. District Judge Hala Jarbou has, according to Outside, granted preliminary approval to the settlement between Wolverine Worldwide and 3M, defendants, and landowners around Rockford and Belmont in Kent County, Michigan, plaintiffs, in the PFAS case we reported on about a week ago. The companies have proposed to pay $54 ...

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    Corona regulations eased in additional countries


    Even though Covid-19 infections are not steadily declining worldwide, travel restrictions continue to be relaxed in many countries.

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    Fourth country rules that Google Analytics runs afoul of EU law


    The Danish Data Protection Agency has determined that the operations of Google Analytics are unlawful in Denmark without “the implementation of supplementary measures in addition to the settings provided by Google.” At issue is the protections on consumer data collected in Europe for dispatch to the U.S. As the agency ...

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    Wolverine and 3M aim to settle the PFAS class action against them


    Wolverine Worldwide and 3M have reached a settlement with landowners around Rockford and Belmont in Kent County, Michigan, as our American colleagues at SGI are reporting. Facing a class-action lawsuit over the contamination of local drinking water by tannery sludge (in the form of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS), ...

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    Assosport warns of the impact of soaring energy costs


    Assosport, the Italian sporting goods industry association, is raising the alarm about the consequences of soaring energy costs on the sector and consumer habits. Anna Ferrino, the association’s chairwoman, has called for governmental support for the Italian sporting goods industry. With energy prices rising by up to 500 percent, households ...

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    North America gets its first pro pádel league


    A professional league, called Pro Padel League (PPL), has emerged in North America as the world’s fastest-growing or most ambitious racquet sport. The league is set to begin broadcasting matches to some 75 million households with the start of its inaugural season in March 2023. PPL was founded in 2021 ...

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    Saudi Arabia considers co-hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup


    Saudi Arabia is reportedly planning to announce a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup alongside Greece and Egypt. The Times has reported that an announcement by Saudi authorities is “imminent,” adding that Saudi Arabia would be the lead partner, contributing at least to the infrastructure costs endured ...

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    Peloton Interactive faces federal fines over treadmill recall


    Peloton Interactive is facing civil monetary penalties in the United States over its May 2021 recalls of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills, it disclosed in its annual report filing yesterday. Last month, Peloton, working to improve its fortunes after numerous missteps, was informed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ...

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    Registration open for WFSGI Annual Meetings, General Assembly and World Sports Forum


    The online registration for the WFSGI 2022 Annual Meetings, General Assembly and World Sports Forum is open. The events are taking place from Nov. 28-30 2022 in Munich, parallel to ISPO Munich. 2022 is a WFSGI election year, and a new chairman and board of directors will be elected. The ...

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    Nike and John Geiger settle trademark lawsuit


    Nike and John Geiger have settled their trademark infringement battle, according to a statement on Geiger’s Instagram account. As part of the agreement, Geiger will modify the design of his GF-01 sneaker, which Nike had flagged in 2021 for trademark infringement upon the registered trade dress of the Nike Air ...

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    OHCHR publishes assessment of human rights situation in Xinjiang


    The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published an assessment of the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China on Aug. 31. The assessment was initiated after serious allegations of human rights violations against Uyghurs and ...

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    2023 Rugby World Cup CEO suspended over bullying allegations


    Claude Atcher, the CEO of Rugby World Cup 2023, has been suspended by the French sports ministry, Amélie Oudéa-Castera, after sports newspaper L’Equipe reported in June of “alarming managerial practices” and “infringements of financial probity” within the event’s organizing committee. The minister added that Atcher would face a disciplinary procedure ...

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    Geopolitical challenges affecting preparations for 2024 Paris Games


    Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, called for additional sponsors to keep the momentum going. Speaking at a plenary session of the coordinating commission, also attended by the IOC, Estanguet pointed out that the current global geopolitical and economic problems are impacting preparations ...

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    Djokovic-backed tennis players association launches commercial arm, raises $26m


    The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) has launched Winners Alliance, a for-profit affiliate that is meant to generate and maximize off-the-court commercial opportunities for players and their agents, and announced that the new affiliate has raised $26 million to support operations and long-term growth. The PTPA, co-founded in 2020 by ...

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    Lululemon workers in Washington D.C. drop petition to unionize


    The workers at a Lululemon store in Washington D.C. who had filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in July to hold a union election, as also reported by SGI Europe at the time, have now withdrawn their petition, according to NLRB records. The store, located in ...

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    Association of Golf Merchandisers partners with Elastic Suite


    The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) and Elastic Suite, a subsidiary of Emerald Holding, have announced a new partnership that names Elastic Suite as the presenting “Diamond Level” sponsor of AGM’s certified retail management program, one of the association’s educational resources for golf retailers. AGM, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is ...

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    FIFA and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat launch plan to implement their climate change partnership


    FIFA and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) have jointly launched a 12-month plan to turn their climate change partnership into concrete action. In April, FIFA and PIFS signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the FIFA Congress in Doha, Qatar, which focused on using football diplomacy to educate ...

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    FIFA suspends the All India Football Federation with immediate effect


    The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect. The decision was made “due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes,” said FIFA. As a consequence of the suspension, the FIFA ...

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    New FIFA-backed Africa Super League expected to transform football on the continent


    Plans have been unveiled to create the Africa Super League, a new 24-team club tournament set to begin in 2023/24. In an interview with the BBC, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, said that the new league would transform football on the continent forever. The ...