Posts Tagged: World Cup
International mega sporting events, like the World Cup or the Olympics, pose arduous challenges for those seeking to quash corruption. They require a host nation, or city, to take on magnificent construction projects under demanding timelines.… Continue Reading
Hello, my name is Carter Nichols and I am one of eight law students who want to research corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympics – but I need your help! In March, our group will be traveling to Brazil to interview government officials, politicians, business leaders, and advocacy groups in an effort to understand and analyze corruption in Brazil.… Continue Reading
Coca Cola said it is concerned about how FIFA is handling its investigation into corruption allegations involving winning bids by Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.… Continue Reading
Last week FIFA announced that it had considered the investigation into allegations of corruption into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup tournament to Russia and the 2022 World Cup tournament to Qatar and found “any improper behaviour in the bidding process for the tournament was ‘of very limited scope.’”… Continue Reading
The sixteen nations that made it through the group stage in the 2014 World Cup to the knockout round have been fighting for international bragging rights for the next four years.… Continue Reading
Qatar’s World Cup 2022 organizing committee denied allegations that it bribed FIFA officials to win the right to host the world’s biggest single sporting event.
The committee said in a statement Sunday that it “always upheld the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its successful bid.”… Continue Reading
At least 680 soccer games around the world were fixed between 2008 and 2011, about half by a syndicate allegedly operating from Singapore, an international police coalition said Monday.
The matches include World Cup qualifiers, European Championship games, and league games across Europe, Asia, and Africa, according to the European anti-crime agency Europol.… Continue Reading