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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Corruption within Fifa is nauseating, says Gary Lineker

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... England striker Gary Lineker, who has accused world soccer's governing body Fifa of "nauseating" corruption, said the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar ... but the corruption is just... yuck Gary Lineker  "We were out trying to get support- Prince William and [British Prime Minister] David Cameron were out there, too- and I said to Becks, 'We ...

  2. Sport - Soccer

    Fifa bans Beckenbauer for failing to cooperate in corruption inquiry

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brazilia German World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer was banned for 90 days by Fifa on Friday after failing to cooperate in a corruption inquiry into the bidding ... committee colleague Mohamed Bin Hammam bribed fellow members to ensure Qatar would win the vote. Bin Hammam has been banned from football for life over separate corruption allegations. Qatar has ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - FIFA

    'No answer, no question' as Fifa stay mum on Qatar corruption

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:57am by Agence France-Presse

    ... of corruption surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Fifa earlier announced its probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host bids would be completed by June 9 as the corruption row over Qatar’s controversial winning bid intensified. Watch: FIFA secretary general refuses to comment on corruption allegations But Valcke had nothing to add to that as he attended the launching ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Board charges Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under anti-corruption code

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... and Naveed Arif under its anti-corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 ... investigation co-ordinated across many jurisdictions around the world,” Chris Watts, head of ECB’s Anti-Corruption unit, said. “This matter is now the subject of formal legal proceedings and we ...


    The delusions of grandeur are breathtaking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:34pm by Peter Simpson

    ... are worthy of applause. But for too long he has reigned with breathtaking Machiavellianism over a powerful body riddled with corruption, bribery and cronyism, a cabal that has made many questionable ... has never been openly accused of graft, there is a bundle of proof that on Blatter's watch a culture of corruption has spread in Fifa. For most fans, the only positive from his inglorious ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Defiant Chris Cairns vows to fight perjury charges

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:17pm by AP

    ... Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in testimony given to anti-corruption officials and leaked to England media. Cairns questioned the credibility of those allegations, saying McCullum had waited ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Qatar World Cup organisers distance themselves from new corruption allegations

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:14am

    ... World Cup distanced themselves on Tuesday from allegations of corruption involving two former high-ranking Fifa officials that raise new questions about Qatar’s winning bid for the tournament. ... committee members. They were caught up in a corruption scandal surrounding Bin Hammam’s failed campaign for the Fifa presidency in 2011. Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, South ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    New Zealand rugby to set up integrity unit to fight doping and corruption

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington NZRU to set up integrity unit on doping and graft The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) will set up a dedicated integrity unit to combat corruption and doping ... Zealand government report last November found there was little high-level corruption in sport in the country, but Lavinia Gould, a former member of the national women's sevens squad, ...


    Home and Away: Gluttony of transfer window is enough to make you sick

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:47pm by Peter Simpson

    ... camera angles, stage-managed quips, greasy-queasy HD jowls and whooping flushed chefs and bloated diners, you witness all that is absurd and ethically corrupt about the indulgent free world ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - FIFA

    China 'must bid for World Cup'

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:41pm by MATTHEW HALL

    ... the know-how." Champagne acknowledged corruption was a major obstacle in making football a legitimate force in China. Despite purges to rid the game of corrupt players, referees and officials, the game ... for match-fixing. "The fight against corruption is a central element of Chinese politics and policies," said Champagne. "The situation has improved. The negative role of money in football ...




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