Corruption in sports

A member of staff walks towards the building hosting the AFC, Asian Football Confederation Congress 2017, in Manama, Bahrain, Sunday, May 7, 2017. The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings in Bahrain, with powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah off the ballot after his alleged bribery was disclosed by American authorities. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
May 07, 2017 - 9:55 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings...
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May 07, 2017 - 7:20 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings...
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May 04, 2017 - 2:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — When there's an Olympic bid to be won, Casey Wasserman can't risk putting off any voters as Los Angeles challenges Paris for the 2024 Games. That means continuing to engage with a high-profile Olympic powerbroker accused of bribery in soccer politics and not publicly condemning Sheikh...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2017 - 8:48 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday in a statement he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2017 - 7:35 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday in a statement he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2017 - 6:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday in a statement he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2017 - 6:44 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad says he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for the FIFA seat...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 29, 2017 - 2:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. "Sheikh Ahmad is very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing," the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 29, 2017 - 1:48 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A FIFA panel is actively reviewing the candidacy of Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad for a May 8 election after court allegations he bribed an Asian soccer official. A person familiar with the process tells The Associated Press that FIFA's Review Committee which judges candidates' integrity...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, Asian Olympic leader Kuwaiti Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Washington Hilton, in Washington. Ahmad denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 29, 2017 - 12:56 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. "Sheikh Ahmad is very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing," the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said...
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