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Jun 11, 2015

FIFA to hold new election but under same old rules

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA began the process of finding a replacement for outgoing president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday with the same system which has caused problems in the past.

In the race to become only the ninth president in the scandal-plagued federation’s 111-year history, there is a big risk that once again it will be a question of who can promise the most development funds to the 209 member associations, many of them from smaller countries, who each hold one vote in the presidential election.

Jun 10, 2015

Analysis – FIFA to hold new election but concerns it under old rules

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA began the process of finding a replacement for outgoing president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday with the same system which has caused problems in the past.

In the race to become only the ninth president in the scandal-plagued federation’s 111-year history, there is a big risk that once again it will be a question of who can promise the most development funds to the 209 member associations, many of them from smaller countries, who each hold one vote in the presidential election.

Jun 10, 2015

FIFA to hold new election but concerns it under old rules

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA began the process of finding a replacement for outgoing president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday with the same system which has caused problems in the past.

In the race to become only the ninth president in the scandal-plagued federation’s 111-year history, there is a big risk that once again it will be a question of who can promise the most development funds to the 209 member associations, many of them from smaller countries, who each hold one vote in the presidential election.

Jun 8, 2015

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

LAUSANNE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still concerned about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro barely one year before it hosts the Olympic Games, its president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Rio de Janeiro had originally pledged to reduce pollution in the notoriously fetid Guanabara Bay by 80 percent but officials confirmed in March that the target will not be reached.

Jun 8, 2015

Olympics-IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

LAUSANNE, June 8 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Comittee (IOC) is still concerned about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro barely one year before it hosts the Olympic Games, its president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Rio de Janeiro had originally pledged to reduce pollution in the notoriously fetid Guanabara Bay by 80 percent but officials confirmed in March that the target will not be reached.

Jun 8, 2015

Bach warns FIFA that reforms will be painful

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraged FIFA to continue with its reforms on Monday but warned soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body that the process would be painful.

Bach added that he did not want to give advice to FIFA and pointed out that the structures of the two organizations were enormously different and difficult to compare.

Jun 8, 2015

Soccer-Bach warns FIFA that reforms will be painful

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 8 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraged FIFA to continue with its reforms on Monday but warned soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body that the process would be painful.

Bach added that he did not want to give advice to FIFA and pointed out that the structures of the two organisations were enormously different and difficult to compare.

Jun 7, 2015

IOC suspends recognition of SportAccord

LAUSANNE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday suspended its recognition of SportAccord, whose president Marius Vizer resigned last month after sparking a row over the control of international sports federations.

Vizer had challenged the IOC’s grip on global sports, accusing it of being dated and blocking the creation of new events as well as lacking transparency.

Jun 7, 2015

Olympics-IOC suspends recognition of SportAccord

LAUSANNE, June 7 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday suspended its recognition of SportAccord, whose president Marius Vizer resigned last month after sparking a row over the control of international sports federations.

Vizer had challenged the IOC’s grip on global sports, accusing it of being dated and blocking the creation of new events as well as lacking transparency.

Jun 5, 2015

Analysis – Europe’s football body gloats at FIFA’s fall but has its own critics

ZURICH (Reuters) – European football’s governing body UEFA has long led the opposition to the global game’s boss Sepp Blatter, so it’s no surprise that its officials have taken the moral high ground as corruption scandals brought the FIFA president down.

UEFA president Michel Platini, a former player who describes himself as a romantic, says the goings on at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters turn his stomach.