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FIFA says it’s a ‘damaged party’ in case against officials

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 portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases.

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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 winter sports body suspends ties with SportAccord

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)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The association of Olympic winter sports has joined the exodus from umbrella organization SportAccord following Marius Vizer’s attacks on the IOC.

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Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal proceedings related to 2018 and 2022 World Cups

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal proceedings related to 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe.

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