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Governing body FINA says it wants more athlete input

LONDON (Reuters) - World swimming's governing body FINA has said that it will look for new ways to improve its structure after several world and Olympic champions raised concerns at a summit in London this week.

Pacific nations given bigger voice at World Rugby table

(Reuters) - Pacific Island nations Fiji and Samoa have been granted seats on World Rugby's governing council after meeting governance criteria with the move potentially giving them more of a say in the way the game is run.

Doping - WADA governance group recommends independent president

(Reuters) - With angry athletes demanding an overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency following the decision to reinstate Russia's anti-doping authority (RUSADA,) a governance working group has made several recommendations, including the introduction of an independent president.

Italian federation fails to elect a new president

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian football federation (FIGC) failed to elect a new president on Monday to replace Carlo Tavecchio, who resigned in November following the national side's failure to qualify for this year's World Cup.

Liberty sets aside shares for Formula One teams

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's new owner Liberty Media is still hoping that competing teams will buy a stake in the sport once a takeover is completed and will reserve $400 million of shares for them, it said on Thursday.

European clubs oppose World Cup expansion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Europe's powerful football clubs have told soccer governing body FIFA that they are opposed to plans to expand the World Cup from its current 32 teams.

Asian elections for FIFA council to be held in February

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asian elections for three additional seats on the new FIFA Council will be held at the end of February in Kuala Lumpur after the extraordinary congress in Goa was postponed last month, the continent's governing body said on Saturday.

Asian elections for FIFA council called off

PANAJI, India (Reuters) - Asia's top football officials delivered a major snub to FIFA on Tuesday, forcing the postponement of an election for three spots on the world body's new governing Council in a row over the disqualification of a Qatari candidate.

Tier Two sides to face Scotland, Italy in June

LONDON (Reuters) - Tier Two rugby nations Japan, Canada and the United States will face top-tier opponents in a series of June tests announced by World Rugby on Wednesday.

Factbox - How the FIFA election works

ZURICH (Reuters) - Factbox explaining how the voting system will work at the FIFA presidential election on Friday.