Quote of the Day

"There are no checks and balances and no oversight. It’s so efficient and so under the radar."
-- Former FIFA investigator Terry Steans, on match-fixing in football. (N.Y. TIMES, 5/31)
Monday June 2, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 247 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Bribery "Bombshell"

    Mohamed bin Hammam has been accused of bribing FIFA to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

    The "secret payments" that helped Qatar win the 2022 World Cup bid have been revealed "in a bombshell cache of millions of documents," according to Calvert & Blake of the SUNDAY TIMES. The files "expose how Qatar’s astonishing victory" in the race to secure the right to host the 2022 tournament "was sealed by a covert campaign" by Qatari VP of FIFA Mohamed bin Hammam.

  • 'Under The Radar'

    FIFA report on rampant match-fixing uncovered by N.Y. Times.

  • Veteran Pitcher

    Visa brings back Usain Bolt to headline World Cup campaign.

  • Dialed In

    Discovery Communications wraps up Eurosport takeover.

  • Balancing Act

    Coca-Cola goal is to find happy medium for local, global feel in World Cup campaign.

  • Delaying Action

    Rio organizers say work on golf course could be halted by environmental claim.

  • Too Much Info

    Sky Deutschland wants exclusive access to players, insider topics.

  • Not Buying It

    McLaren says Honda not interested in buying piece of F1 team.

  • Old And New

    Japanese bid farewell to National Stadium, council unveils scaled back Olympic venue.

  • Window Shopping

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone doubts fashion tycoon Stroll will invest in circuit.

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