Men’s World Cup

Men’s World Cup

The Competition The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup will be starting in mid-November with the final match scheduled for December 18, 2022.  This year’s qualifying competitors have been grouped according to the official image below:   Qatar has been planning for this event for several years and is working closely with FIFA and the global sponsors […]

Borrowing from Military Doctrine

Borrowing from Military Doctrine

In his report Intelligence Preparation for Operational Resilience (IPOR), Douglas Gray describes common military approaches towards frequent operational actions such as Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) and Intelligence Preparation for the Battlefield (IPB) as highly useful for the private sector – yet, in need of adjustment since these approaches are heavy in military jargon (2015).  Thus, […]

In a Frenzy

In a Frenzy

The world has been in a frenzy since learning about the Coronovirus/COVID-19 during the past few months. The initial outbreak started in the city of Wuhan in China on December 2019. The topic has received plenty of news coverage from 24 hour news channels to mainstream Internet news websites. It is the topic of government […]

English Fan’s Safety at World Cup Remains a Concern

English Fan’s Safety at World Cup Remains a Concern

Concerns remain over the safety of fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, especially England’s fans.  Tuesday senior police officer for soccer, Mark Roberts, spoke before a parliament’s foreign affairs committee assuring lawmakers Russia was prepared to handle security for the multi-day, multi-venue event.  As Russia provides assurances it is prepared to ensure […]

WADA Anti-Doping Infractions

Violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports.

WADA Anti-Doping Infractions

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report April 26th indicating nearly 1600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) occurred in 2016.  The violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports. The report analyzed a total of 229, 514 samples from WADA accredited laboratories accounting for 1,595 ADRVs. The majority of the violations, […]