2018 FIFA World Cup

International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association Decides to Move 2017 World Championship From Sochi

December 14, 2016

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association, organizer of the World Championship event in Sochi in February 2017, has decided to move the event from Russia due to a potential boycott by countries and athletes concerned over Russian doping.

Three Reasons Why Russia Should Be Stripped of 2018 World Cup

June 5, 2015

Staunton, June 5 – Even before the upcoming trials of former FIFA staffers confirm, as seems likely, that Moscow corruptly secured the hosting of the 2018 World Cup, a finding that would make it unthinkable to allow the competition to occur in Russia, there are already three compelling reasons why the international community should insist […]

Russia Update: Kara-Murza, Jr. in Serious Condition; Toxicology Report Negative

May 29, 2015

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., the opposition journalist and coordinator for Open Russia, Khodorkovsky’s movement, is in serious but stable condition in a Moscow hospital, his father said. Friends and colleagues are concerned he could have been poisoned. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian […]

Russia Update: Vladimir Kara-Murza Hospitalised In Moscow; ‘Poisoning Suspected’

May 27, 2015

Vladimir Kara-Murza, an opposition activist and journalist, has fallen severely ill in Moscow. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Russia This Week: – Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead? – From Medal […]

FIFA Could Strip Russia of 2018 World Cup for Illegal Inclusion of Crimean Clubs in Russian Leagues

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – In the case of Sochi, the West demonstrated that it wasn’t prepared to boycott the Olympic Games despite what Vladimir Putin had done, but FIFA, the international football federation, may strip Russia of the right to hold the 2018 World Cup because of Moscow’s violation of that organization’s rules concerning Crimean clubs. […]