Corruption in sports

Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Matthieu Reeb talks to media, during the CAS hearing in the matter of 39 Russian athletes against the IOC, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, the building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 20, 2018 - 4:13 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal. An IOC panel whittled down an initial list of 500 to create what the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, the building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 19, 2018 - 9:14 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal. An IOC panel whittled down an initial list of 500 to create what the...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Three Seconds" tells...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 file photo, Portugal players including Pepe, center left, argue with referee Joseph Lamptey during their international friendly soccer match against Gabon in Libreville, Gabon. A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to “numerous publicly documented scandals” in the previous six years. FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had “a history of being suspended for poor performances” before being banned for life and typically awarded more penalties than other African referees of his grade. Portugal’s 2-2 draw in Gabon in a 2012 friendly, which included three penalties scored, was among six games identified as suspicious that Lamptey handled before the game that ended his career. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou, file)
January 16, 2018 - 10:48 am
A precedent has been set about replaying crooked soccer games, but there's still far too much uncertainty. During a World Cup qualifying campaign where the failures of Chile, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States were seismic, the ripples created by the order to re-run the South Africa-...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Going Vertical" tells...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file photo shows Nicaragua Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha, left, and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, at the end of a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. The head of the Nicaraguan Soccer Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, after an illness he had had “for several months.” Rocha was 67. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
January 13, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday. He was 67. Federation president Manuel Quintanilla said his predecessor died after an illness he had had "for several months...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file photo shows Nicaragua Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha, left, and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, at the end of a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. The head of the Nicaraguan Soccer Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, after an illness he had had “for several months.” Rocha was 67. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
January 13, 2018 - 3:53 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, has died. Rocha was 67. Federation president Manuel Quintanilla says Rocha died on Saturday after an illness he had had...
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January 10, 2018 - 6:51 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Louisville freshman Brian Bowen Jr. has signed to play with South Carolina. Bowen was held out of practices and games after Louisville announced it was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe of bribery in college basketball that led to the firing of...
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January 09, 2018 - 11:11 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has banned six members of Malta's under-21 team for match-fixing offenses, with two players banished from soccer for life. The investigation related to March 2016 qualifiers for the European Under-21 Championship against Montenegro and the Czech Republic. UEFA imposed...
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