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#286525 - 01/09/13 06:32 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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...and having a president that supports racists fans (and awarding a World Cup that treats women like second class citizens and bans the public consumption of alcohol.)
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#286599 - 01/10/13 08:06 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: Soccer Boy]
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http://www.nst.com.my/latest/fifa-prosecutor-garcia-kept-busier-than-expected-1.199606


ZURICH: FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia has been kept busier than he expected trying to clean up world football — and his workload will probably increase after a whistleblower hotline opens this month.

I’m happy with the fact that people more and more seem to be getting the sense that this is a place where at least you can raise something, you’ll get a hearing, you’ll be taken seriously,”

(He) pledged last July to study all allegations from any source. He has powers granted under a FIFA Code of Ethics which was strengthened...

“To me, instilling confidence in the new Code, and the new process for enforcing the Code, is more important than any case that either had been done, or will be done.”

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#286731 - 01/15/13 10:59 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Well now it looks more and more like Switzerland itself is really the main problem we all have in sports corruption. Does any of this sound familiar?


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/wada-won-participate-uci-doping-probe-article-1.1240785

The World Anti-Doping Agency said it would not participate in the investigation conducted by a commission appointed by the International Cycling Union to examine the governing body’s role in cycling’s doping scandal because it had “serious concerns” about the commission’s independence.


WADA president John Fahey said the agency is concerned that UCI has too much influence over the commission appointed to examine cycling officials’ role in doping. He said it is “unacceptable” that UCI will require the commission to deliver its report to the governing body before it makes it available to anti-doping agencies or the public.

Kathy LeMond, the wife of American cyclist Greg LeMond, also testified under oath during a 2006 deposition that Nike and Thom Weisel, a Bay Area banker who sponsored Armstrong's team, had paid $500,000 to former UCI president Hein Verbruggen to cover up a positive drug test.




http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13710/...n-into-UCI.aspx

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13156/...nours-list.aspx

This will study the allegations made about the UCI in relation to the Armstrong affair, including claims that he was protected from positive tests and that bribes were paid, and will also determine ways to prevent those caught for doping from being involved in the sport across a range of capacities.

No details have been given as yet as regards the composition of the commission, but the UCI has said that an ‘independent sports body’ will nominate the members and that the terms of reference will be arranged between them and the management commission.

It envisages that their report and recommendations should be published ‘no later’ than the first of June 2013.




http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13155/...ion-review.aspx

The UCI’s current and former presidents Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen initiated legal proceedings against Kimmage in January of this year, claiming they were defamed by articles in the Sunday Times and L’Equipe.

While the UCI has stopped short of ending its legal action, it has said that it will put it on hold for now. “While continuing strongly to maintain the merits of UCI’s case, the Committee decided to seek to suspend the UCI legal action against journalist Paul Kimmage, pending the findings of the independent Commission,” it stated in a release issued several minutes ago.




The Swiss lack of control over the money of sports and how that is used to gain influence has pretty much ruined this sport. Are we going to let that also happen to our sport?

FIFA SHOULD BE MOVED OUT OF SWITZERLAND!
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#286732 - 01/15/13 11:01 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Cycliste_Internationale

Union Cycliste Internationale

Controversies

The UCI was accused of accepting a bribe in the 1990s to introduce the keirin, a track cycling race, into the Olympics. An investigation by the BBC claims that the UCI was paid approximately $3,000,000 by Japanese sources to add the race to the Olympic programme, something denied by the UCI.

When Floyd Landis confessed to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career in May 2010, he alleged that the UCI had accepted a bribe from Lance Armstrong to cover up an EPO positive after the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

Discussing doping in 2012, UCI president Pat McQuaid emphasised the fact that his organisation was "the first entity to introduce blood tests, the first sport to introduce the test for EPO".

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#286734 - 01/15/13 11:10 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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We have one big common denominator that keeps popping up in sports corruption.

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#287361 - 01/24/13 08:29 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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#287365 - 01/24/13 09:15 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: Msilverstein47]
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Thanks, Silver I missed that one.

From the link in the post above:

FIFA reiterated that the ethics committee would review allegations around the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups which were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively.

Michael J Garcia, FIFA Ethics Investigator
"As has been publicly announced, certain allegations regarding events surrounding the bidding for the World Cup 2018 and 2022 were referred to the ethics committee by FIFA following media reports," the statement added.

"We intend to conduct a thorough review of those allegations, including the evidentiary basis for and credibility of any allegations of individual misconduct."


Edited by jw7 (01/24/13 09:19 PM)

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#287366 - 01/24/13 09:20 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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A second source

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/...net&cc=5901

A new whistleblower hotline is expected to become operational next month.

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#287367 - 01/24/13 09:22 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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FIFA Statement

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=1994800/

Finally, we remind the public that Chairman Garcia will review and consider any and all information—concerning the subjects referenced above or any other matter—that he receives.

Confidentiality rules, as well as principles of fairness and due process, preclude us from disclosing information about much of our ongoing casework. We can, however, provide limited updates about three matters that we recognize are of particular interest to the public.

1,2,3
Ready or not, here we come!

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#287369 - 01/24/13 09:55 PM Re: Get ready! A new WC 2022 vote may happen. [Re: jw7]
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The Brits come out on top of the football world governance once again. They did what we do in sports they took a large chance right out in front of many people that said they would fail, and in the end they won.


Britain to retain FIFA vice-presidency
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1311472/britain-to-retain-fifa-vice-presidency?cc=5901

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino
"Everyone seemed to feel that there is a good reason why the British vice-presidency has been established and this should be maintained, and on this one nobody raised any objection."

Britain's historic FIFA vice-presidency is set to be saved from threatened extinction after European football associations unanimously decided to back moves to retain the post.

The 53 UEFA countries will elect the British representative themselves however rather than merely accept the nomination of the four home nations.

The new policy was agreed as part of UEFA associations' proposals for FIFA reforms, under which they will also propose that from 2015 the FIFA president will serve an eight-year first term and then be permitted a second four-year term, mirroring the International Olympic Committee.

The European countries also decided to propose an age limit of 72 for elections to the FIFA presidency and executive committee.
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