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DDCA sacks Wassan, Chopra, Maninder from selection roles

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Delhi & District Cricket Association's (DDCA) sports committee has decided to sack former India players Atul Wassan and Nikhil Chopra from the state's senior selection panel, while removing Maninder Singh from the junior selection panel

Russian Lawmakers Preparing Response to CAS’ Paralympics Ban

The Russian lower house of parliament’s sports committee is considering a range of options to respond to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) latest dismissal of the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal against the Rio games ban, the committee chair said Tuesday.

BT accused of underinvesting in Openreach

In its report published today, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee says BT is “significantly under investing” in Openreach, its infrastructure subsidiary. Based on a report commissioned from a panel of independent experts, the Committee concluded the shortfall in investment could potentially be hundreds of millions of pounds a year. The Committee says BT has exploited […]

Russian Parliament to Mull Bill on Identification of Football Fans Soon

The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, will debate a bill that requires compulsory identification of football fans at stadiums, a member of the Duma's sports committee said Saturday.

Russian Lawmakers to Hold Emergency Meeting on Doping Use on Thursday

The Sports Committee of the lower house of the Russian parliament will hold an emergency meeting of the expert council, at which the recent doping scandal will be discussed, according to the committee's head.

Over 10 Winter Sports on Program of 2016 International Festival of North

Over ten winter sports, including ice-hockey, skiing race, biathlon and winter windsurfing, are on the program of the 2016 International Festival of the North, which opens in Murmansk on March 19, the Sports Committee of the Murmansk Region reported.

MPs: BBC’s Tony Hall ‘is accountable to no-one’

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A brutal report by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee describes the BBC’s director general Tony Hall as ‘effectively accountable to no-one’. ‘The director-general has a high level of power and a low level of accountability,’ said committee chair Jesse Norman. Show More Summary

Football Diplomacy

The realization that the Soviet Union hadn’t evolved as much as Mikhail Gorbachev suggested quickly dawned on Raycom Sports Chairman Rick Ray during a trip to Moscow in 1988. He was there to meet with a Soviet state sports committee, and the luggage belonging to him and Dee, his wife and business partner, got “lost” at the airport. Show More Summary

Demand for an ENO Commons inquiry

The Hon Jesse Norman, MP Chair House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee   Dear Jesse Norman Sorry to be a few days late in congratulating you on the committee chairmanship. Your father, Torquil, who restored the Roundhouse as an arts centre, must be so proud. I am writing in the matter of English National […]

David Cameron's new culture secretary said the BBC licence fee is 'worse than the poll tax'

David Cameron's newly appointed culture secretary John Whittingdale, previously the Conservative chair of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told an audience last year on a Bafta panel that the BBC licence fee is "worseShow More Summary

New culture secretary has vast experience, no passion

David Cameron has named John Whittingdale as UK secretary for culture, media and sport. As chair of the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee throughout the last Parliament, Whittingdale knows more about the business of culture than any politician in years, and he has demonstrated a healthy scepticism towards BBC, Arts Council and Culture […]

The BBC’s licence fee has no long-term future and could be replaced by subscriptions, say MPs

The UK parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee says the BBC licence fee has “no long-term future” and advocates the introduction of a broadcasting levy, in a new report. The Future of the BBC (PDF) will be presented in the House of Commons later today. Show More Summary

Scotland: MSPs May Kill Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide After First Hearing

The Edinburgh News is reporting that the Scottish assisted suicide bill may die in the Health and Sport committee. The hearings will begin on January 13. The group – Doctors for assisted suicide are concerned that too many groups opposing assisted suicide have been invited to present to the government committee. The Edinburgh News reported that: […]

Fabiano Caruana visited CONI

Fabiano Caruana visited CONINov 24, 2014Top Italian chess Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana visited the Italian Olympic Sport Committee (CONI) in Roma, where he met CONI President Mr Giovanni Malagò.Also present in the meeting were Fabiano’s...Show More Summary

Select Committee hearing on Internet safety

This week the Culture, Media and Sport Committee held a evidence session on online safety. The Committee heard from: Simon Milner, Policy Director, UK and Ireland, Facebook Sinéad McSweeney, Director, Public Policy, Europe, the Middle...Show More Summary

Google “Condemned” By UK Politicians For Linking to Piracy

A British House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee report has today "condemned" Google's failure to adequately respond to the issue of online piracy and its refusal to block "infringing" websites on the grounds they might also carry legal material. Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch Invited, Not Compelled, To Appear Before Parliament Over Secret Tape

The secret recording of Rupert Murdoch addressing Sun staffers at a meeting last March has incited Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee to extend an invitation to the News Corp chief. “We’re inviting him to return to giveShow More Summary

Russian Sports Fans Spared ID-Only Entry to Games

An initiative to force fans attending any sports event in Russia to bring ID with them has been killed off, with the head of the Russian parliament's sports committee saying the government will decide when the rule will be applied on a case-by-case basis.

Focusing minds - and questions

Amidst all the pyrotechnics at Tuesday's hearing of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee with the BBC Director General, George Entwistle, one point went mostly unremarked: how much more focused and co-ordinated the committee was in...Show More Summary

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