Tagged: Football

NEWS: WHO Partners With FIFA

The World Health Organization (WHO) and world governing body of football FIFA has entered into a 4 year collaboration agreement to promote healthy lifestyle through football. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters…

NEWS: Week #26 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, exposing Big Alcohol, and a new blog post from our global voices.
For week 26, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Zimbabwe, the UK, the United States, Ireland and Northern Europe and cover road safety issues, economic harm, alcohol and cancer, minimum unit pricing and alcohol taxation issues.
Fresh science updates explores alcohol’s effects on agency, a content analysis of alcohol being depicted TV, and the role of students’ assumptions about their peers’ alcohol use for their own alcohol consumption.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry lobbying for massive deregulation in the United States, a troubled partnership of DryJuly with Big Alcohol and Major League Soccer opening the floodgates for alcohol promotions.
From our Global Voices Blog Portal, Viktor makes the case for why we need a new public health agenda…

NEWS: USA: Major League Soccer Opens Floodgates for Alcohol Promotion

Major League Soccer has drastically changed their commercial sponsorship guidelines opening floodgates for alcohol promotion. The move would allow 24 clubs to secure jersey and stadium naming rights sponsorships with liquor and sports betting companies…

BLOG: First World Cup 2018 Games Reveal Fifa Hypocrisy

The 2018 Fifa World Cup is in full swing, again. It is the world’s biggest sporting event. Reaching over 3.2 billion television viewers, the quadrennial World Cup is the most watched live sporting event globally. And so, Fifa’s hypocrisy is on full display, again, too.
Two examples after the first weekend of match play clearly expose Fifa’s profit interest from alcohol sponsorship contradicting the core values the organization claims to embrace…

NEWS: 6 Most Read IOGT Global Voices Blogs 2016

6 Most Read IOGT Global Voices Blogs In 2016
The Global Voices Blog Portal on www.iogt.org has generated 65 blog posts in 2016…

NEWS: Mourinho Agrees New Heineken Deal

New Heineken Deal
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly agreed a new deal endorsing Heineken, the third largest beer brewer in the world and main sponsor of UEFA Champions League. According to reports, Mourinho will add another £4million-a-year to his gigantic salary after signing an ad deal with Heineken. The Manchester United boss, 53, now rakes in £10m-a-year in endorsements on top of his £12m salary at Old Trafford…

NEWS: EURO 2016, Carlsberg Flood Kids With Alcohol Ads

Alcohol adverts seen nearly once a minute during Euro 2016 games
Alcohol Concern has analyzed how much English and Welsh football supporters watching the Euro 2016 games were exposed to alcohol ads. During the group stages of Euro 2016 the saw alcohol marketing almost once a minute during game play, the study shows.
Over the five group matches played by England and Wales – including the game between them that ended in a 2-1 victory for England, the Carlsberg brand was seen 392 times. This equated to an average of 78.4 a game, or once every 72 seconds.

NEWS: Botswana: Alcohol Ads Ban Yes, COSAFA Cup No

Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has turned down the organisers of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup from getting Botswana to host the 2017 edition due to protecting the integrity of a ban on alcohol advertising in Botswana…

BLOG: Calculated Loss

Four football players from one national team. Jakub Błaszczykowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Maczynski and Kamil Glik who all have more than football in common. All four of them lost their parents to alcohol use. Their childhood was not about running around after the ball happily and lightheartedly. They got to witness death and poverty. They had to experience anger and resentment…