Monday Memo - IFAB Meeting; World Sport Congress; Nordic Champs

(ATR) International Football Association Board heads to Edinburgh ... World Sport Congress convenes in London ... Nordic World Ski Championships wrap up in Italy ... All that and more ahead this week from Around the Rings ...


World Sport Congress

The 2013 World Sport Congress runs Tuesday and Wednesday in London.

Speakers include Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union; Enrique Sanz, general secretary of theConfederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football; Hasan Arat, chairman of Istanbul 2020; and Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, among others.

Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula will also be speaking at the event.

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IFAB to Talk Goal-Line Tech

An update on goal-line technology tops the agenda for a Saturday meeting of the International Football Association Board in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Other talking points include a clarification to the interpretation of offside, the usage of electronic performance monitoring systems and the rules governing a dropped ball.

"The IFAB will also discuss its future consultation and decision-making processes, as well as its future structure," says a FIFA statement.

"The self-reform of the International Football Association Board was a proposal that stemmed from FIFA’s agreement to major reforms of its governance which were presented to the FIFA Executive Committee at the end of March 2012, and subsequently presented at the FIFA Congress in Budapest last May."

Click here to read the full agenda.

Nordic Ski World Champs

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 wrap up Sunday in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

As of Friday, Norway leads the medals table with a gold, a silver and a bronze.

Russia, Sweden and Canada are the other countries to reach the podium so far.

Written by Matthew Grayson

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