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MEP and former European Commission vice-president Viviane Reding visited UEFA and praised the European body for its efforts to bring more women into leadership roles. Viviane Reding, a member of the European Parliament and former vice-president of the European Commission, has visited UEFA – and gave a glowing reference to the European body’s objective to… » read more

In November 2013, two studies were launched related to the prevention and fight against betting-related match-fixing. The results of these studies are now finalised and publicly available. The first study, carried out by TMC ASSER Instituut, concerns the provisions and practices on betting-related match fixing in sports within the 28 Member States. Respondents in each… » read more

Whitehouse Consultancy client, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, is quoted on top EU food regulation site Nutraingredients.com defending the sector’s products. The defence comes as two researchers from the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living in Australia argue that sports nutrition products should not be allowed to sponsor sporting events. To read the article… » read more

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that it will host a seminar focusing on sports nutrition regulation, open to all, on Tuesday 7 October. The seminar will deliver an overview of the European legislation that has the greatest effect on the sports nutrition industry, and will aim to clearly explain the different… » read more

UEFA President Michel Platini will present the 2014 UEFA Monaco Charity Award cheque for €1m to Anne Tiivas from the UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The 2014 UEFA Monaco Charity Award will support crucial work in child protection in sport as UEFA President Michel Platini presents a €1m cheque to… » read more

Strasbourg, 9 July 2014   “This new international agreement represents a major step forward in safeguarding the integrity of sport and sports ethics,” said the Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, while the Committee of Ministers adopted a Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions.   The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and… » read more

ESSNA Vice-Chair Martin Cheifetz has appeared on BBC Radio Kent’s Breakfast show, representing ESSNA, on Monday 30th June just after 8am. Mr Cheifetz, who was interviewed by John Warnett and appeared alongside a number of other experts, discussed the sports nutrition industry’s concerns around the industrial chemical dinitrophenol (DNP), which the radio show was able… » read more

One of the most anticipated tournaments in sports is the World Cup. Held every four years, this tournament brings together people of all races, nationalities and personal sports team favourites, like nothing else does. For 2014, Brazil was chosen to play host country for the Cup, and for the next one month there will be… » read more

UPDATE: The Daily Mirror has taken down its article suggesting that Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger’s consumption of creatine as a sports nutrition supplement may have contributed to his actions following a swift response by the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). ESSNA’s defence of the substance highlighted its safety record and explained the lack… » read more

The European Healthy Lifestyle alliance, with the contribution of major organisations in the field of sport, publishes a manifesto for the 2014 European elections. The think tank Sport and CItizenship is proud to engage this collaboration and endorse those recommendations which have been forwarded to the running candidates to the European Parliament. EU’s focus was… » read more

Europe’s leading sports nutrition trade association has launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements, as witnessed a number of times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia. The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) Director of Strategy Chris Whitehouse told NutraIngredients that “it’s time sports professionals… » read more

It seems common sense that, if an error is found in legislation, then this law should be immediately amended; at the very least, the erroneous provision should not be allowed to influence the course of a related court proceeding. This is not, however, how some EU Member States seem to view such a scenario. Three… » read more

On 24 January 2014, the European Commission adopted its Report on the implementation of the first EU Work Plan for Sport (2011-2014). The Report draws a positive picture of achieved work outcomes, includes ideas for future priorities regarding EU cooperation on sport and makes proposals for adapted working methods. It will serve as a basis… » read more

12/11/2013 Gambling experts, sports commentators, athletes and EU decision-makers gathered in Brussels today for the first European Lotteries Sustainable Gambling Conference in the European Parliament. The event, hosted by MEPs Hannu Takkula and Santiago Fisas Ayxelà in the European Parliament, aims to address where things stand on match-fixing in Europe and discuss the solutions to… » read more

In order to adress the high rates of physical activity in Europe, the European Commission adopted today a proposal for a Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity. The initiative follows a call from the Council in 2012 inviting the Commission to present a proposal for a Council Recommendation promoting a cross-sectoral approach to health-enhancing physical… » read more

The recent mass demonstrations in Brazil have been propelled by public investment in mega football stadiums for the World Cup at the expense of desperately needed repair and maintenance of schools, hospitals and public transport. This raises the more general issue for rich and poor countries: how should sports stadiums be financed? Since Roman times,… » read more

William Gaillard (Director of commu-nications and Public Affairs for UEFA) announced exclusively this news in December 2012 in the last scientific issue of the think tank Sport and Citizenship (see the article). During this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 final tournament, UEFA (partner of Sport and Citizenship) will join up with the World Heart Federation… » read more

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