Posts Tagged Corruption in sports

Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body. Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer, it was reported on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the soccer’s ruling body.

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China says probe of FIBA official won’t affect Olympic bid

BEIJING (AP) — An official says Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid won’t be affected by the investigation of a Chinese member of basketball’s international governing body for possible corruption.

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Swiss court denies bail release for detainee in FIFA case

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has rejected a request for release on bail by one of the seven men arrested on corruption charges last month in a raid on FIFA’s luxury hotel in Zurich.

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