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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 takes broadside from its ethics investigator over lack of transparency

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:12am by AFP

    ... process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Garcia has written a report into corruption allegations concerning the attribution of hosting rights for the tournaments, but Fifa president Sepp Blatter ... by accusations of corruption and horse-trading. Several high-profile figures have called for world governing body Fifa to publish Garcia’s report, including Uefa president Michel Platini and Fifa ...

  3. 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 ...


    Home and Away: Qatari cash splash fails credibility test at security meet

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:34pm by Peter Simpson

    ... credibility". "Sport is under grave threat", warned Hanzab, "primarily from match-fixers". All the issues corrupting our beloved sports- crimes that set bad examples for children- would be explored, he declared. Beckenbauer's star turn was quite a draw. He was opening the theme of morning two, "Case studies of societal impact of sports corruption ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Receiving goodies an ugly scourge of the Fifa executives' game

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:38pm by William Lai

    ... Designer watches, lai see packets and lavish dinners are part of the 'fat cat' culture that can easily open the door to corruption Receiving goodies an ugly scourge Luxury ... ask independent corruption investigator Michael Garcia and the independent chairman of the audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, in June whether it was acceptable to provide its ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - HOME AND AWAY PETER SIMPSON

    Home And Away: Football fans should take a stand for abused workers in Qatar

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:21pm by Peter Simpson

    ... World Cup venues and infrastructure are aware the union movement of Britain has got their backs. But for football fans disgusted and ashamed by the lies and stench of corruption surrounding ...




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