Corruption In Sports

Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Jul 12, 2018

Scandal-battered USOC hires golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO, replacing Scott Blackmun

Croatia official allowed to watch semis despite conviction

Jul 11, 2018

FIFA is letting a top Croatian soccer official watch the team's World Cup semifinal against England from a VIP section despite him being convicted last month in a corruption case linked to the transfer of captain Luka Modric

Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

Jul 10, 2018

A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials

Tennis tours eye outside help for players harassed online

Jul 3, 2018

The men's tennis tour has enlisted a risk assessment and management company to help players determine how seriously to take harassing and threatening messages received via social media

Suspended Zimbabwe official refused to hand over cellphone

Jun 26, 2018

A senior official at the Zimbabwe cricket board refused to hand over his cellphone to ICC investigators and then deleted information on it, leading to him being provisionally suspended under the anti-corruption code

PCB's anti-corruption unit summons Akmal over fixing claims

Jun 25, 2018

Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption unit has summoned test cricketer Umar Akmal regarding his claims about a fixing approach made to him during the 2015 World Cup

Non-payments for Kenya rugby players to be investigated

Jun 23, 2018

A Kenyan parliamentary committee will investigate the Kenya Rugby Union in a player payments scandal which has cost the national sevens team its most successful coach and a big sponsorship

Argentina's Kicker, ranked 100th, banned for match-fixing

Jun 19, 2018

Top-100 tennis player Nicolas Kicker suspended for 6 years, fined $25,000 for fixing 2 matches in 2015

Abedi Pele on committee to run Ghana football after scandal

Jun 13, 2018

Former Ghana international Abedi Pele has been appointed to a five-man committee tasked with temporarily running football in the West African country

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 13, 2018

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first 48-team tournament


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