Sport's legal right to govern itself has received a major boost today after the German Federal Court ruled against Claudia Pechstein's claim for damages from the International Skating Union (ISU) for loss of earnings during a doping ban.
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The German federal court ruled against Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein on Tuesday in her long dispute with the sport's governing body over a doping ban.
A total of 27 International Federations have penned agreements with the Olympic Channel, it was announced today, but sports such as athletics and football have not yet partnered with the project.
Somewhere in California, FIFA President Gianni Infantino breathed a heavy sigh of relief as the explosive news that former head of the corruption-plagued organisation Sepp Blatter and two other top officials siphoned $80 million (£55 million/€71 million) in bonuses and pay rises hit the headlines.
A final decision on new events being added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme from within existing sports is set to be taken in June 2017.