Players in Cyprus are complaining that they have not received copies of their contracts and, as a consequence, have a problem getting their full salary paid.   World player union FIFPro, which has received several complaints, strongly advises footballers (and their agents/representatives) to demand a signed copy of all contracts they agree with a Cypriot club. Signing more than one contract for the same employment period is common practice in Cyprus. To lower tax costs, clubs offer players multiple contracts: one which is officially registered with the football association, and a second...


In October, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and charity Rusfond launched a joint initiative called "Hockey fights cancer" to raise money and awareness for children diagnosed with cancer. The campaign also aims to support the development of the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry, named after Vasya Perevoshikov, a 10-year old from the Russian region of Udmurtia, who died after an unsuccessful search for a suitable bone-marrow donor.   At the Channel One Cup, which ran from December 13 to 17, spectators were provided with information about the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry and its...


After winning a women’s World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in Pyeongchang next month. “She is always with us; she is missing. For sure, we are all upset. This (win) was for her,” said Brignone, adding she hoped her triumph “can help Elena to recover better.” Nadia Fanchini, Elena’s younger sister, trailed Brignone by 0.98 in fifth for her best result of the season.   Beat Feuz won the Lauberhorn downhill on Saturday...


Williams Martini Racing deputy team principal Claire Williams has outlined the reasons behind the team’s selection of Sergey Sirotkin as its Formula 1 race driver alongside Lance Stroll with Robert Kubica handed the reserve role.   After weeks of speculation Williams has confirmed its 2018 F1 driver line-up with Sirotkin securing his F1 debut campaign as Stroll’s new team-mate with Kubica given the reserve and development position. With the official confirmation of its full F1 driver line-up for 2018, Williams moved to explain the reasons behind the team’s decisions. Speculation had grown...


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