Sports

Health 17-11-2017

Electric motorsport to ditch no-deal Brexit UK

The London-based Formula-E electric car racing series will leave Britain if Brexit goes ahead without a deal on tax and employment, the outfit’s chief executive said on Wednesday (15 November).

Development Policy 16-10-2017

Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.

Competition 04-08-2017

Football union wants EU to ban high transfer fees after Neymar deal

World football players' union FIFPro is lobbying the European Union to ban transfer fees, which it says concentrates power in the hands of a few mega-rich clubs, to the detriment of most players and to the sport itself.

Health 21-04-2017

Study: Biking to work lowers risks of cancer and heart disease

Riding a bicycle to work reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new UK study carried out by Glasgow researchers.

Brexit 03-03-2017

Brexit could slam door on star footballers

European football’s top official fears superstar footballers with ongoing court cases, like Messi and Neymar, could be refused access to the UK after Brexit. He even indicated that European matches could be held elsewhere in a worst case scenario.

Public Affairs 20-02-2017

EURACTIV Metamorphosis: The story behind EURACTIV’s rebranding

As you discover our rebranded euractiv.com website today, we wanted to walk you through the changes that have been taking place at EURACTIV over the last 6 or so months.

Brexit 06-02-2017

Brussels refutes claims that it will make UK sport teams wear EU flag

The EU this weekend scolded the British tabloid press for claiming it is demanding that its flag be flown at sporting events and displayed on team shirts.

Competition 12-01-2017

Football sticker giant Panini did not defy competition law, EU court rules

Europe’s top court has ruled that Italian company Panini did not breach competition rules or violate the terms of the single market in its sales of football stickers. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.

Education 02-12-2016

EU scheme set to combine studies and sport, compete with US

A new project aimed at university athletes is due to be launched next year, in an attempt to make Europe more attractive to students and breathe fresh air into public confidence in the European project. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Global Europe 13-10-2016

Kenya’s betting craze leaves trail of destruction

Betting companies are experiencing unprecedented success in Kenya, but the lure of an easy buck has led to addiction, depression and even suicides in the East African country. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Digital 14-09-2016

Russian hackers expose ‘double standards’ in world anti-doping agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed yesterday (13 September) that hackers accessed a database of confidential medical data and released the drug regimens of gymnast Simone Biles and three other top US Olympians. The Russian government was behind the move, WADA claimed.

Euro & Finance 08-09-2016

Latvian minister to miss Bratislava meeting – to play chess

Buoyed by her defeat of the best woman player in the world, Latvia's finance minister is to skip a top EU meeting this week to pursue her passion for chess, her spokesman said Wednesday (8 September.)

Brexit 22-08-2016

Rio Olympics confirm Britain as sport superpower

Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, the UK has risen from the ashes to become a sporting "superpower" typified by the exploits of cycling lovebirds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.

Digital 11-08-2016

Media, sports companies rattled by planned EU copyright shake-up

The media and sports industries are preparing to lock horns with the European Commission over its plans to shake up copyright law to make more films, sports and TV shows available online throughout the 28-nation bloc.

Global Europe 23-07-2016

German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday (22 July) evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

22-07-2016

Russian Olympic ban upheld, Moscow denounces ‘crime against sport’

Sport's highest tribunal rejected Russia's appeal on Thursday (21 July) against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow.

Global Europe 20-07-2016

Kerry says US and Russia plan ‘concrete’ Syria steps

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday (19 July) the United States and Russia have planned "concrete steps" for the direction they will take in Syria.

Global Europe 19-07-2016

Russian athletes face ban from Rio Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) yesterday (18 July) recommended that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee should consider banning all athletes entered by the Russian Olympic Committee for next month's Rio Olympics.

Euro & Finance 04-07-2016

State aid for Spanish football clubs was ‘illegal’, Vestager says

Some of Spain's top football teams - including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - will have to pay back illegal public aid worth up to €70 million as it represented “an unfair advantage” versus other teams, the Commission said on Monday (4 July).

French rail strike weakens but pilots call walkout during Euro championship

French rail travellers faced more misery today (3 June) as strikes cut train services by half but a militant union's bid to widen protests against planned labour reforms to air traffic control and the Paris metro appeared to fail.

Escalating strikes in France put Euro 2016 at risk

Striking rail workers halted about half of French train services on Wednesday (1 June) in a dispute over working time as a standoff between the militant CGT union and the Socialist government over a proposed labour law reform escalated.

08-04-2016

Planned racetrack in Wales scuppered by EU state aid law

The future of a proposed motorsport venue in South Wales has been called into question after the Welsh government concluded that it would be unable to underwrite the site’s construction costs.

Brexit 18-03-2016

Football: Brexit risk puts Premier League on defensive

The possibility of Britain voting to leave the European Union in its 23 June referendum leaves the lucrative and globally popular English Premier League facing an uncertain future.

Global Europe 11-02-2016

Scientists prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak in Southern Europe

Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.