Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

first_img DOPING ALLEGATIONS “This decision was taken in light of negative publicity associated with allegations of corruption and doping in sport made against the IAAF,” Nestle said in a statement. “We believe this could negatively impact our reputation and image and will, therefore, terminate our existing agreement with the IAAF, established in 2012.” The IAAF, incensed by the Nestle announcement, was determined to hold the company to the final year of its contract. Rather than accepting the sponsor’s decision, the IAAF said it remained “in discussion with Nestle concerning the final year of its five-year partnership”. The programme was due to reach another 15 countries, involving another three million children, training 360 lecturers and 8,640 physical education teachers, the IAAF added. LONDON (AP): Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF yesterday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came while adidas remains in talks with the IAAF about its handling of the corruption scandal amid reports the sportswear giant was considering ending its sponsorship. The IAAF, under Sebastian Coe’s new leadership, is fighting attempts by sponsors to cut their contracts early. Nestle funded the kids’ athletics programme for four years, but decided to end the partnership “with immediate effect”.last_img read more

Arellano, San Beda eye Finals slots

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Assured of a twice-to-beat incentive after ending the elimination round tied on top with 8-1 (win-loss) slates, the Lady Chiefs and the Lady Red Spikers hope to finish off their foes in the doubleheader that kicks off 2 p.m.San Beda takes the court first, battling Perpetual in an expectedly tough duel while Arellano shoots for its goal against JRU’s Lady Bombers at 4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkArellano is eyeing a second straight finals appearance where it hopes to capture a second straight crown and third overall. San Beda is aiming to make it to the finals for the first time.“Winning the title has always been our goal. But we need to focus in the Final Four first before thinking of anything,” said Arellano coach Obet Javier in Filipino. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal hope to steal a win that will force winner-take-all matches for Finals slots.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Arellano University and San Beda try to forge a title duel while Jose Rizal and Perpetual Help seek to spoil that bid when the Final Four of the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball tournament fires off Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year PSC curbs recognition of PKF as legit NSA MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Arsenal set to help Eboue after he revealed he’d contemplated suicide

first_img0Shares0000The Gunners’ cult hero revealed he had seriously considered taking his own life after financial mismanagement has left him penniless, with a bitter divorce meaning he has been estranged from his three children since the summer. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Arsenal have confirmed they are examining ways to help Emmanuel Eboue after the former defender admitted he had contemplated suicide in a recent interview.The Gunners’ cult hero revealed he had seriously considered taking his own life after financial mismanagement has left him penniless, with a bitter divorce meaning he has been estranged from his three children since the summer. But the North London side – who he played for between 2005 and 2011 – could be about to step in and offer support.Sportsmail contacted the Premier League giants to ask if they had considered helping the 34-year-old after his former club Galatasaray announced they had offered him an academy coaching role in Turkey.An Arsenal spokesman responded by saying: “We are all so sorry to hear the reports about Manu’s recent difficulties and will explore whether we can help in any way.”READ: Arsenal set to help Eboue after he revealed he’d contemplated suicideThe news Arsenal are set to offer Eboue help will delight the former right-back – not to mention the club’s legions of supporters – after he said he had to sleep on a friend’s floor and barely has enough cash to travel around London.The world of football had been shocked to learn Eboue has hit hard times, not least because the Ivory Coast star who won 79 caps took home a seven-digit sum every year during his time in North London, earning a further £1.5 million annually playing for Galatasaray.But with help now appearing to be on its way from his beloved Arsenal, Eboue’s spirits will surely be raised – along with concerned football fans everywhere.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more