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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’

3 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

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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

12 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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

Russia Coach Fabio Capello Called to Parliament to Explain Performance at World Cup

Russia did not win a single game at the World Cup and now coach Fabio Capello must appear before parliament to explain why the team performed horribly. From The Daily Mail: The head of the State Duma's Sports Committee, Igor Anansikh,...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

U.K. Parliament to Review BBC's Public Mandate

The Culture, Media and Sport committee will analyze BBC funding, plans and the public broadcaster's Royal Charter, before the current one expires in December of 2016. read more

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

Tim Farron says “Have your say on nuisance marketing calls”

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls. Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message. Together with abandoned, including silent, telephone calls, [...]

Julian Huppert backs inquiry into nuisance calls

A campaign to outlaw nuisance phone calls and texts supported by Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has led to a Parliamentary investigation. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to launch an inquiry into the issue and is calling for written evidence from anyone who wishes to contribute. It comes after Julian Huppert [...]

Have your say on nuisance marketing calls says Norman Lamb MP

Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls.  Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages.  Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message.  Together with abandoned, including [...]

No to Nuisance Calls! – Jenny Willott MP

Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central Jenny Willott, is encouraging her constituents to supply evidence to an inquiry into nuisance calls and text messages. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee today announced it is launching an inquiry to investigate abandoned (or silent) telephone calls and unwanted marketing messages which can be received [...]

Mark Hunter’s campaign boosted by new inquiry into nuisance telephone calls

Liberal Democrat MP Mark Hunter has welcomed the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s announcement that it will to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages along with silent telephone calls have led to complaints from constituents across the country to their Members of Parliament and the Culture, Media and Sport [...]

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

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