Damian Collins

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British MPs give sports whistleblowers a voice

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London (AFP) – Sports bodies are “massively lacking” when it comes to addressing the concerns of whistleblowers, says a lawmaker who helped expose failings at the Football Association and within British cycling.

Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sports parliamentary committee, told AFP that people often find it necessary to go outside their sport to get their voices heard.

British MPs give sports whistleblowers a voice

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London (AFP) – Sports bodies are “massively lacking” when it comes to addressing the concerns of whistleblowers, says a lawmaker who helped expose failings at the Football Association and within British cycling.

Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sports parliamentary committee, told AFP that people often find it necessary to go outside their sport to get their voices heard.

English FA faces ‘no confidence’ vote

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London (AFP) British lawmakers will next week debate introducing legislation to force England's Football Association to reform its governance structures, a parliamentary committee announced on Friday.

It comes four months after sports minister Tracey Crouch gave English football's governing body six months to overhaul its board and council or risk losing funding.

English FA faces ‘no confidence’ vote

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London (AFP) British lawmakers will next week debate introducing legislation to force England's Football Association to reform its governance structures, a parliamentary committee announced on Friday.

It comes four months after sports minister Tracey Crouch gave English football's governing body six months to overhaul its board and council or risk losing funding.

FIFA should threaten Russia over World Cup hosting: Collins

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London (AFP) FIFA should warn Russia they could be stripped as hosts of the 2018 World Cup if they don't take measures to root out their hooligan element, British lawmaker Damian Collins told AFP on Friday.

Collins said it would be unacceptable for Russia to host a World Cup if the government cannot give assurances over the safety of foreign football supporters.

FIFA should threaten Russia over World Cup hosting: Collins

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London (AFP) FIFA should warn Russia they could be stripped as hosts of the 2018 World Cup if they don't take measures to root out their hooligan element, British lawmaker Damian Collins told AFP on Friday.

Collins said it would be unacceptable for Russia to host a World Cup if the government cannot give assurances over the safety of foreign football supporters.

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Union bits, playoff results, Blazer wore a wire, more news

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Wenger working on fitness, Edu on analysis. New England and New York win, draws in the West. Report says disgraced FIFA/CONCACAF official Chuck Blazer wore a wire for FBI and IRS. More.

Union news, #KickEbolaInTheButt, Gulati stands by Solo, more

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Union bits. Michael Lahoud helps launch the Kick Ebola in the Butt Challenge. Gulati stands by decision to allow Hope Solo to remain on USWNT roster. FIFA news. More.