Posts Tagged Russia

FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.

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Olympic speedskater Morrison eyes return after accident

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating medals. He’ll need all that resilience and more as he aims for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Only 1 winner, 1 loser in Vizer’s Olympic fight with IOC

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — If this were a boxing match, the referee would have stopped the bout by now.

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Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

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Capello set target of World Cup semifinal with Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia coach Fabio Capello has been told that his team’s target should be a World Cup semifinal at home in 2018.

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