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Coke, Visa Among Major Sponsors Visiting FIFA to Discuss Scandal

bloomberg.com — Soccer governing body FIFA met with five of its major sponsors Thursday as it tries to regain credibility following a corruption scandal that has led to the worst crisis in its 111-year history. "FIFA met with its commercial affiliates AB InBev, Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa at the home of FIFA to discuss current matters," the Zurich-based organization said in a statement.

Disputed Contract Reveals Secrets of Investor’s Soccer Influence

bloomberg.com — A contract at the center of a legal dispute between one of soccer's most-storied teams and an investment company reveals the influence that some funds exercise in the sport's $4 billion global player trading market.
Aug 20, 2015

Exclusive - Leaked Marcos Rojo Contract Reveals Secrets of Investor's Influence on Transfer Market: bloom.bg/1NnFW4J via @business

Aug 20, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Exclusive - Leaked Marcos Rojo Contract Reveals Secrets of Investor's Influence on Transfer Market: bloom.bg/1NnFW4J via @business

Aug 20, 2015

Terms of Rojo signing agreed by old Sporting board meant player was always going to be sold. Pure speculation: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Aug 20, 2015

Great piece by @tariqpanja on the murky world of investors, inflated transfer fees & the movement of footballers. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Exclusive - Leaked Marcos Rojo Contract Reveals Secrets of Investor's Influence on Transfer Market: bloom.bg/1NnFW4J via @business

Billionaire FIFA Candidate’s Disaster Relief Donations Probed

bloomberg.com — FIFA's ethics committee is investigating charity donations made by Chung Mong-Joon, the South Korean billionaire running for FIFA president, according to letters from the Asian Football Confederation to the sport's global governing body. Chung, the second-largest shareholder in shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., sent $500,000 to Haiti following an earthquake there in 2010, and provided $400,000 to Pakistan after floods the same year.
Aug 18, 2015

Billionaire FIFA Presidential Candidate's Disaster Donations Under Investigation bloom.bg/1LhUyQ0 via @business

Aug 18, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Billionaire FIFA Presidential Candidate's Disaster Donations Under Investigation bloom.bg/1LhUyQ0 via @business

Aug 20, 2015

Billionaire FIFA Candidate’s Disaster Relief Donation to Pakistan and Haiti Probed: Bloomberg Exclusive bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

FIFA Investigates Alleged ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Platini

bloomberg.com — Soccer governing body FIFA said it will investigate allegations that a staff member distributed a document criticizing Michel Platini, the front-runner to replace Sepp Blatter as president. Platini's European soccer body UEFA made an official complaint to FIFA's general secretary Jerome Valcke about the dossier entitled "Platini - skeletons in the closet," which was sent to German-speaking media.
Aug 17, 2015

Smear Campaigns, Cheap Shots, Hidden Hands: New FIFA a bit Like Old FIFA bloom.bg/1gQpooe via @business

Aug 17, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Smear Campaigns, Cheap Shots, Hidden Hands: New FIFA a bit Like Old FIFA bloom.bg/1gQpooe via @business

U.S.-Germany World Cup Stadium Focus of Brazil Corruption Probe

bloomberg.com — The World Cup stadium where Germany defeated the U.S. last year has become the target of a fraud investigation. Brazilian police raided the country's biggest construction company as part of an operation into suspected over-billing in the awarding of rights to build one of the 12 stadiums used at last year's soccer World Cup.
Aug 14, 2015

U.S.-Germany World Cup Stadium Focus of Latest Brazil Corruption Probe bloom.bg/1NuNaky with @JPSpinetto

Garbage in filthy Rio bay damages boat practising for 2016 Olympics as sailors spot dead dog floating in water

news.nationalpost.com — An Austrian boat was damaged by garbage as it practised for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where a member of the sailing team said he saw a dead dog floating in the water.

Pobres ficam na espera de ingressos das Olimpíadas

exame.abril.com.br — A promessa do prefeito do Rio de Janeiro de destinar mais de 1 milhão de ingressos gratuitos das Olimpíadas 2016 a crianças de escolas pobres continua em veremos. Os organizadores disseram que ele ainda não apresentou o pedido, mesmo com cerca de metade das entradas para os jogos já vendida.

Rio Olympics Sell 3 Million Tickets; Poor Wait on Mayor’s Pledge

bloomberg.com — A pledge by Rio de Janeiro's mayor to provide more than 1 million free tickets to poor school children to attend the 2016 Olympics remains unfulfilled as organizers said he's yet to put in an order with about half the tickets to the games already sold.
Aug 12, 2015

Rio's Poor Continue to Wait on Mayor’s Olympic Ticket Pledge as Sales Pass 3 Million bloom.bg/1J01s8B via @undefined

Aug 13, 2015

Pledge by Rio mayor @eduardopaes_ to provide 1 million free Olympics tickets to poor school kids remains unfulfilled. bloom.bg/1J01s8B

Aug 13, 2015

Rio mayor @eduardopaes_ told poor children he'd get them free tickets to the Olympics. Was he telling the truth? bloom.bg/1J01s8B

Brazil Protests Force Rio Olympic Cycling Test Event Change

bloomberg.com — Rio de Janeiro's Olympics organizers have been forced to change the course for a cycling test event because of an anti-government protest, highlighting the risks facing South America's first games amid a growing political and economic crisis.
Aug 11, 2015

Brazil Protests Force Rio Olympic Cycling Test Event Change bloom.bg/1IWBnHn via @business

Ex-IOC Official to Lead FIFA’s Efforts to Recover From Scandal

bloomberg.com — FIFA has chosen a former International Olympic Committee official to lead a reform group created to end the biggest crisis in the soccer body's 111-year history. Swiss lawyer Francois Carrard, the IOC's former director general, who helped lift that organization out of a similar crisis following the Salt Lake City Games scandal in 1999, will lead a group that includes officials from soccer's six regional bodies and representatives of FIFA's corporate sponsors.
Aug 11, 2015

Ex-IOC Official Named Head of FIFA's Efforts to Recover From Scandal, Influence of Kuwaiti Sheikh Grows bloom.bg/1N0VrPY via @business

Aug 11, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Ex-IOC Official Named Head of FIFA's Efforts to Recover From Scandal, Influence of Kuwaiti Sheikh Grows bloom.bg/1N0VrPY via @business

Aug 11, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Ex-IOC Official Named Head of FIFA's Efforts to Recover From Scandal, Influence of Kuwaiti Sheikh Grows bloom.bg/1N0VrPY via @business

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Aug 28, 2015

If you're interested in how Roman Abramovich and his oligarch pals got rich, this by Ben Mezrich is very good. pic.twitter.com/C3irf7h6fC

Aug 28, 2015

Financial markets are not free – they're one of the last bastions of socialism gu.com/p/4bqac/stw

Aug 27, 2015

RT @martynziegler: I asked Marinakis about the match-fixing allegations and he said: "No comment. Why don't you write about sport and not this bullshit"

Aug 27, 2015

RT @PDChina: Switzerland launches special trains for Asians to meet burgeoning number of Chinese tourists. en.people.cn/n/2015/0828/c9… pic.twitter.com/dVzx78UkdE

Aug 25, 2015

In the space of one interview the new FIFA reform task force head has managed to discredited himself and project twitter.com/blzzrd/status/…

Aug 25, 2015

@1matthewburgess The last one didn't. But you never know. Pressure on CBF much higher than in past owing to US and domestic investigations

Aug 25, 2015

World Cup winner Senator Romario chairing a parliamentary investigation into alleged corruption in Brazilian football pic.twitter.com/n5YjFR9irX

Aug 25, 2015

@faizanlakhani @UmaidWasim Silence. And no one checking up on what happened to the funds. Remarkable!

Aug 25, 2015

RT @faizanlakhani: So, Pak Football Fed lied to everyone that they couldn't get land in Jhung, or they lied to AFC about acquiring land?dawn.com/news/1202691

Aug 25, 2015

OM : Comment le fonds d’investissement Doyen Sports se rapproche doucement du club - 20minutes.fr/marseille/1672… via @20minutes


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