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UK Athletics announces Zara Hyde Peters as CEO

UK Athletics has announced Zara Hyde Peters as the organisation's new CEO.

The former distance runner who competed for Great Britain in endurance events as well as representing England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games worked for UK Athletics between 2000 and 2008 before leading British Triathlon as CEO.

During her time at British Triathlon, she oversaw a growth in participation as well as producing Team GB’s first ever Olympic medals in the discipline in 2012.

She will succeed Niels de Vos as CEO.

Man City hit with FIFA fine

Manchester City have been fined by FIFA but have avoided a transfer ban after a breach of regulations over the transfer of youth players.

The winners of the past two Premier League titles accepted a fine of 370,000 Swiss Francs from world football’s governing body as a result.

A transfer embargo like the one handed down to Chelsea for the same rule breach was a possible scenario. Manchester City say the club accepts responsibility, but that the breaches were a result of a misinterpretation of the regulations. 

Premier League joins major condemnation of beoutQ

The Premier League has today joined FIFA, UEFA, the AFC, the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A in collectively condemning the activities of Saudi Arabian-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ.

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In doing so, the seven global football organisations, who represent some of the most powerful stakeholders in the world game, have called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to support the termination of “widespread and flagrant breaches of [their] intellectual property rights in the country”.

EFL suspends Bury match, Bolton game to go ahead

The English Football League (EFL) has moved to suspend League One team Bury’s season-opening match against MK Dons on Saturday, 3rd August amid concerns over how the club will be funded moving forwards.

The EFL has also confirmed that Bolton Wanderers’ match against Wycombe Wanderers will go ahead as scheduled after declaring that the club’s further submissions were sufficient to meet the requirements of the League, subject to formal documentation.

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