The following is a FIFPro statement on the case of Paolo Guerrero:   FIFPro is calling for an urgent meeting with FIFA after football player Paolo Guerrero was suspended for 14 months for accidentally ingesting a banned substance, preventing him from representing Peru at the World Cup.   FIFPro considers the ban unfair and disproportionate, and the latest example of a World Anti-Doping Code that too often leads to inappropriate sanctions, especially when it has been established that there was no intent to cheat. Both FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport agreed Guerrero did not...


Alex Valvo is a collegiate hockey referee who happens to be gay. He sees a link between his on-ice life, where referees exist to ensure fair play, and his off-ice life. “All that referees want is a fair game between two teams,” he says. “And that’s all the LGBT community wants — the same fair treatment as everyone else in our everyday life.”   This is a big week for Valvo. He’s getting his graduate degree at one college commencement Wednesday and Saturday he’s an event planner for another one. Next week is also big: Monday he starts a job at an advertising firm.   Last week was big, too....


It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.   Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that moment. There were too many ups and downs, too many teammates and coaches who helped him along the way and, unfortunately, too many injuries that would have ended a weaker man’s career.   “Sochi was probably the crowning point, but before Sochi happened, I didn’t know it would happen. I hoped but never knew,” Hudec said. “Before that, I did have...


Daniel Ricciardo destroyed a caravan in the Netherlands as a Red Bull promotional stunt ended in carnage.   Ricciardo and Formula One teammate Max Verstappen drove Red Ball-stamped Aston Martins with caravans attached around a track in Zandvoort. The Aussie driver thoroughly destroyed his, swerving across the track before the caravan crashed into grass and smashed into pieces. Debris, including the toilet, went flying with Verstappen left to swerve around the mayhem.   “It was fun. We did one lap just waving to the crowd, looking like good people. Then on the second lap, we didn’t. He...

F1 Needs Teams For Driver Development

Formula 1 needs more teams like former backmarker Minardi because there are currently too few opportunities for young drivers to break through, according to Haas team principal Gunther Steiner.


Minardi raced in F1 for 21 years from 1985 and was renowned for giving young talented drivers a chance with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Mark Webber all getting their start in F1 with the team.



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