Organised by the Belgium based public interest foundation “World Forum for Ethics in Business”, the Home of FIFA will host the first-ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports on Friday 19 September, which will see leading figures from a variety of disciplines, such as politics, business, academia and NGO’s come to Zurich to help define the role of sports in solving society’s problems and highlight examples of best practice. “

FIFA President Joseph S.Blatter will officially open the conference and offer words of welcome to the esteemed gathering which includes former Germany star and celebrated coach Felix Magath and multiple Olympic medal winner Gustavo Borges.

The summit will elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports, showcase successful CSR activities in the sports arena and assess and address current challenges in sports ethics.

It will also feature a mix of inspiring keynote addresses from world-class speakers and dedicated breakout sessions to enrich participants overall knowledge and experience and propose a substantial agenda for action.

Among the highlights is a much-awaited hour long panel discussion between leading sports personalities who will debate on the role of sports, while involving the audience in their interaction, encouraging discussion.


“Ethics and integrity are essential in the world of sport and are topics that have continued to gain importance for FIFA and the football community in recent years,” said FIFA President Blatter. “We therefore welcome the opportunity to host this special summit and look forward to a fruitful debate among international experts on these important topics.”

FIFA will also be well represented with Chief Medical Officer Professor Jiri Dvorak, the Chairman of the Independent Ethics Committee Hans Joachim-Eckert and Michael J Garcia, Security Director Ralf Mutschke as well as FIFA Ambassador for Fair Play Simone Farina all playing an important part in the proceedings.

The World Summit on Ethics in Sports will also see the conferment of the 2014 Ethics in Sports Awards. The awards will recognise an outstanding individual and organisation that have demonstrated the importance of human values and ethics in life and in the sporting arena.

For further information and the summit program of the World Summit on Ethics in Sports, please visit http://www.ethicsinsports.ch/

fifa and ethics, ethics and fifa they go together like money and wallet.

Exhibit 3

Robbie Savage’s hair on display at National Football Museum

The Match of the Day pundit has donated his shorn blonde locks to the Manchester museum, where they will lie alongside John Motson’s coat and Jim White’s tie. Ben Blosse was there for the historic unveiling.

Is Robbie Savage’s blonde ponytail historic? The National Football Museum thinks so, having added his locks to its 15,000-strong collection of footballing artefacts.

The hair, which took three visits to the hairdressers to fully chop off, may have now taken on a distinct grey colour in its sealed container, but will still take pride of place beside items such as John Motson’s coat, the infamous Liverpool beach ball and a tie worn by Sky Sports’ Jim White at the museum’s home in Manchester.

The ceremony on Tuesday afternoon felt rather rushed for one that will surely take pride of place in the footballing annals. Savage handed over his hair, answered a couple of questions before beating a hasty retreat. The pain of separation was still obviously too much to bear.

The decision to make the cut came after a passport fiasco as the Match of the Day pundit looked to head over to Rio this summer for the World Cup. It was only after he arrived at the airport that he realised he had accidentally picked up his wife’s passport.

“It was early in the morning and I looked on the passport with long blonde hair. We got to the airport and it was my wife’s passport,” he said.

“We looked very similar so I thought I had to make a change. One of us had to cut our hair, so it had to be me.”

He announced his decision on Twitter, and before he knew it the National Football Museum replied saying they’d love to have it.

“I didn’t have many medals [to donate], I only won the Worthington Cup with Leicester, so the trademark locks are now part of the museum,” he said.

With mistaken identity now out of the picture, Savage now has a new problem in his life to contend with: styling.

“It’s a bit surreal when you go in the shower and wash your hair and it doesn’t take that long,” he said.

“I’ve got to say it’s harder to keep it like this now; when it was long it was easy.”

Sally Hawley, from the museum, said: “It’s definitely the most random thing we’ve had for a while.”

It will not be the first time the museum has housed part of a former player; the ashes of ex-England international Tommy Lawton are currently on display.

Robbie Savage national treasure, Jesus.

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