Posts Tagged Switzerland

Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials

In this May 27, 2015, file photo, two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File0

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer’s world governing body.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lausanne favored for 2020 Youth Olympics in IOC evaluation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Lausanne appears favored to win 2020 Youth Winter Games hosting rights after an International Olympic Committee evaluation of the two candidates.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Discovery Communications secures European Olympic TV rights from 2018 to ’24 for $1.45 billion

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Discovery Communications secures European Olympic TV rights from 2018 to ’24 for $1.45 billion.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,

Spanish league appeals FIFA switch of 2022 World Cup dates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Spanish football league is challenging FIFA’s to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,