Posts Tagged Sports governance

German football president to run for FIFA post

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Football Federation says its president will run for a seat on FIFA’s policy-making executive committee.

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5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

A Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 photo from files showing FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter announcing that Qatar will be hosting the 2022 Soccer World Cup, during the FIFA  2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid Announcement in Zurich, Switzerland. Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, to The Associated Press after the five were identified in European media reports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the FIFA probe is confidential. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has backed the view that evidence in a 430-page report submitted by an investigations team cannot be disclosed. (AP Photo/Keystone/Walter Bieri, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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NHL suspends Stars’ Garbutt, Jets’ Lowry

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL while Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for separate incidents this week.

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Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

In this Aug. 1, 1980 file photo, Britain's Sebastian Coe, center, crosses the finish line to win the Summer Olympic men's 1,500-meter race at Moscow's Lenin Stadium. Sebastian Coe has declared his candidacy to become president of track and field’s world governing body. Coe, the two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters, had widely been expected to run for the top job of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He made it official Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, saying  "we are entering a very important time for athletics and it is the right time to open up a discussion about the future." (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field’s world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.

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Sports federations join betting monitoring program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC’s system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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