A good week for ...
Mohamed bin Hammam
Asia's football chief won his appeal against Fifa's life ban from all soccer-related activity over bribery allegations. The Geneva-based Court of Arbitration for Sport found that soccer's international governing body had not investigated the claims thoroughly enough. Bin Hammam, who played a key role in securing the 2022 World Cup for his home country, Qatar, still has a long way to go to clear his name. The Kuala Lumpur-based Asian Football Confederation has just suspended him for 30 days over new allegations of corruption.
The cruise-ship executive and former head of Westpac New Zealand bank became the first woman appointed to the board of the Australian Rugby Union, in a move ARU officials said would help the game reach out beyond its traditional fan base. 'It's always a very strong signal of change in organisations that have not had women involved before,' Sherry said. 'It just flags that rugby is fit for the 21st century.'
The Google vice-president was chosen by struggling internet company Yahoo to be its new chief executive - the third in a year. Mayer, who is credited for being 'instrumental in the birth of a major technological innovation - Google's search engine', also announced she was pregnant with her first child, and is due to give birth in October. The 37-year-old - Google's 20th employee and first female engineer when she joined in 1999 - said she had informed Yahoo of her pregnancy last month.