Corruption in sports

President of the International Swimming Federation, FINA, Julio C. Maglione raises a sheet of paper bearing the name of the Hungarian capital between Sports Minister of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov, left, and FINA Vice President Husain Al-Musallam of Kuwait during a press conference held after the FINA Bureau vote deciding Kazan, Tatarstan, and Budapest as host cities of the 25m pool world championships in 2022 and 2024, respectively, during the FINA World Aquatics Convention in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, July 17, 2017. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 9:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The governing body of world swimming says senior vice president Husain al-Musallam is clear to be re-elected unopposed on Saturday despite being linked to a bribery case. FINA says "there was no case to answer based on the information that is available to FINA at this time...
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Former President of the Spanish Football Federation Angel Maria Villar, right, is lead by Spanish Civil Guard policeman to enter the Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Villar, FIFA's senior vice president and a long-time player in world soccer, was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 2:50 pm
MADRID (AP) — The executive who oversaw Spain's rise to dominate world soccer in recent years was arrested Tuesday in an anti-corruption investigation, dealing yet another blow to the sport's already-tarnished image. Angel Maria Villar, his son, Gorka Villar, and two other soccer officials were...
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Former President of the Spanish Football Federation Angel Maria Villar, right, is lead by Spanish Civil Guard policemen to enter the Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Villar, FIFA's senior vice president and a long-time player in world soccer, was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 2:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest from the corruption case involving the Spanish soccer federation (all times local): ___ 7.30 p.m. The Spanish Football Federation has canceled meetings to decide the domestic soccer league calendar amid a major anti-corruption investigation. Angel Maria Villar, the...
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Spanish Civil Guard policemen stand guard outside the Spanish Football Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Spanish Football Federation President Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. Words on the facade on the building read in Spanish: "City of Soccer." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 10:11 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest from the corruption case involving the Spanish soccer federation (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Policemen escorted Angel Maria Villar into the Spanish Football Federation offices on the outskirts of Madrid several hours after he was arrested. Villar, the president of the...
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A Spanish Civil Guard policeman stands guard outside the Spanish Football Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 10:01 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar, FIFA's senior vice president and a long-time player in world soccer, was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation. Villar, who is also a UEFA vice president, was...
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July 18, 2017 - 4:21 am
MADRID (AP) — Police say they are raiding the Spanish football federation headquarters in an anti-corruption investigation. A spokesman for Spain's Guardia Civil tells The Associated Press that police agents have raided the offices as part of an investigation into its finances. The spokesman spoke...
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July 18, 2017 - 4:11 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police raid Spanish football federation in anti-corruption investigation.
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July 17, 2017 - 6:50 am
MONACO (AP) — Track and field's governing body, the IAAF, has provisionally suspended its Council member Frank Fredericks while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. The independent Athletics Integrity Unit says its request for an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) general secretary Chuck Blazer attends a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has died. He was 72. Blazer's death was announced Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by his lawyers, Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)
July 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The charade only ended in the final years of Chuck Blazer's life. Stripped of his extravagances, soccer's gregarious and greedy dealmaker was forced to admit to his years of corruption and confined to a New Jersey hospital. The eccentric bon vivant who once strode across the global...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) general secretary Chuck Blazer attends a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has died. He was 72. Blazer's death was announced Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by his lawyers, Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)
July 13, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The charade only ended in the final years of Chuck Blazer's life. Stripped of his extravagances, soccer's gregarious and greedy dealmaker was forced to admit to his years of corruption and confined to a New Jersey hospital. The eccentric bon vivant who once strode across the global...
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