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    Ski mountaineering recommended for inclusion at Milano Cortina 2026


    The executive board of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) has recommended ski mountaineering for inclusion in the sport program of the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games . The proposal will be discussed and finalized at the IOC Session in Tokyo on July 20-21, 2021. The determination of ...

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    EU opens anti-trust probe into Google’s online advertising tech


    The European Commission said it has opened a formal anti-trust investigation to assess whether Google has violated EU competition rules by favoring its own online display advertising technology services in the so called “ad tech” supply chain to the detriment of competing providers of advertising technology services, advertisers and online ...

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    Britain’s snowsport bodies launch Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group


    Britain’s governing bodies for snowsports have announced the formation of a new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. It will comprise representatives from GB Snowsport , Snowsport England , Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales . The advisory group will initially focus on the three key areas of Racial and Ethnic ...

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    A woman from the candy industry will lead IHRSA


    Elizabeth Clark is the first woman to have been appointed as president and CEO of IHRSA , the leading fitness industry association born 40 years ago whose full name is International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association . On Aug. 16, she will take the place of an interim president and ...

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    Sport England introduces new tools to enhance the sector’s digital marketing skills


    Sport England has worked together with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity ( CIMSPA ) to produce a Digital Marketing Hub , a free training program in digital marketing made available to the sport and physical activity sector. The new hub is meant to “fill ...

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    Euratex calls for new measures as apparel demand sinks by 18%


    Figures from the Spring 2021 Report by Euratex ( European Apparel and Textile Confederation ) show a dramatic contraction in the demand and production of textiles and clothing. The EU’s turnover in textile fibers and fabrics declined by 9.3 percent in 2020 as compared to 2019. For clothing, ...

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    Amnesty Int’l alleges crimes against humanity in Xinjiang


    Amnesty International has released a 160-page report titled “Like We Were Enemies in a War”: China’s Mass Internment, Torture and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang . Since 2017, Amnesty argues, Chinese authorities have been using “one of the world’s most sophisticated surveillance systems and a vast network of ...

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    Supply Chain Act adopted by German parliament, EU to follow up with stricter rules


    As expected, the German parliament passed the Supply Chain Act last week. The law, which aims to force companies to take responsibility for human rights abuses such as forced and child labor, forced evictions, oil pollution and land theft within their supply chains, will come into effect on January ...

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    Eliasch wants to deliver on many new ideas at FIS


    In a statement following his election as the new president of the International Ski Federation ( FIS ), Johan Eliasch said he wants to help its executive team to “deliver on many of the good new ideas which surfaced during the election campaign.” He added: “I am fully committed ...

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    Amazon under scrutiny in multiple EU countries


    The National Data Protection Commission ( CNPD ) in Luxembourg, where the company has its European headquarters, has proposed fining Amazon $425 million for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In short, Amazon is alleged to have improperly collected and used data on its customers. If ...

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    Amazon files suit with HanesBrands against counterfeiters


    Amazon and HanesBrands have jointly filed 13 lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. They allege that 17 defendants sold through Amazon’s marketplace silicone protective earbud case covers under the Champion name, a trademark registered by HanesBrands. Amazon has closed the defendants’ ...

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    Li Ning is no longer the kit partner of India’s Olympic body


    The Indian Olympic Association ( IOA ) has dropped Li Ning , the Chinese sportswear maker, as its official uniform partner, citing public sentiment in the country. Indian athletes will wear unbranded apparel at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games instead, the IOA said. The next edition of the Summer Olympics, ...

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    10k apparel and footwear fakes seized in Spain


    Authorities and the police in Badalona, a Spanish municipality near Barcelona, have detained ten Chinese nationals for trafficking in counterfeit goods at the shops they operate. Of the 10,000-odd items seized, with a total value exceeding €400,000, some 8,836 were apparel and footwear items offered under such faked brands as ...

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    Puma avoids a restraining order in Roar lawsuit


    The federal court of New York for the Southern District has rejected a request for a temporary restraining order against Puma , which would have prevented it from using teeth designs on its apparel. The plaintiff, Christophe Roberts , claimed that various designs launched by the Wild Cat to address ...

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    G7 agree to a global minimum tax for tech firms


    According to their announcement of June 5, the finance ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. – have agreed to require multinationals to pay a global minimum income tax rate of 15 percent in the countries where they ...

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    Google is fined €220m in France over its ad auction processes


    France’s Competition Authority ( Autorité de la Concurrence ) has fined Google €220 million for “having abused its dominance of the ad-server market with respect to publishers of websites and mobile applications.” The authority calls this “the world’s first ruling on the complex algorithmic auction processes by which online ...

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    EU modernizes VAT rules for international online trade


    New EU tax rules for orders placed with non-European online retailers will come into force at the beginning of July. The most important change is the elimination of the previous exemption limit of €22 for direct (B2C) imports. This means that import VAT will be due on all packages, ...

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    Eliasch is the new president of the International Ski Federation, and he may quit as Head CEO


    Johan Eliasch , the Swedish billionaire and long-time major shareholder and CEO of Head , has been elected as the new president of the International Ski Federation (FIS). He succeeds Gian-Franco Kasper , who has stepped down after 23 years in charge of the governing body. Eliasch, who secured ...

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    U.S. congressmen urge basketball players to end Chinese endorsements


    The co-chairmen of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and a member of the House of Representatives, James P. McGovern of Massachusetts, have addressed a letter to Chris Paul and Michele Roberts , the president and executive director of the National Basketball ...

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    Swiss Snowsports Initiative appoints new VP


    The non-profit organization Swiss Snowsports Initiative appointed Virginie Faivre as its vice president at the start of May. She has replaced Pierre Pfefferlé , who was instrumental in the development of the initiative’s website, . A native of Lausanne, Faivre is a former world freestyle ski champion ...