(WFI) Iranian-American footballer Kat Khosrowyar is pioneering efforts to slowly, but steadily revolutionize women’s soccer in Iran.
August 20 – The FIFA reforms commission will hold its inaugural meeting in Bern on Sept. 2-3, World Football INSIDER has learned… Panel member says meaningful reforms possible in six months. Mark Bisson reports.
August 11 – Francois Carrard says he is “committed to delivering the necessary package of credible reforms” after being appointed chair of FIFA’s new reforms committee… Independent advisory board to be established. Mark Bisson reports.
July 30 – IOC president Thomas Bach urges FIFA to deliver wide-scale reforms of the scandal-hit organisation. Mark Bisson reports from Kuala Lumpur
July 28 – FIFA searches for independent chairman from outside football for new reforms task force… Blatter won’t travel to IOC Session for crunch 2022 Olympic vote… Putin says FIFA chief deserves Nobel Prize. Mark Bisson reports.
June 9 – Thomas Bach says the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is worse than the IOC’s Salt Lake City affair, saying reforms are “painful but necessary”. Mark Bisson reports.
April 22 – Despite Russia’s financial crisis, sports minister Vitaly Mutko insists the 660 billion rubles ($12.4bn) budget for venues and infrastructure has not changed. Brian Pinelli reports from Sochi
April 21 – Sepp Blatter signs a letter protesting an explosive speech from Marius Vizer, head of the umbrella association for international federations, who blasted the IOC’s Agenda 2020 reforms and Thomas Bach. Nick Devlin reports from Sochi
April 3 – British Olympic Association expresses disappointment at scrapping of plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at Rio Olympics. Mark Bisson reports.
March 20 – The summer of 2017 could have a momentous impact on the future of sports in the United States.