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WM-Affäre: DFB geht gegen Franz Beckenbauer und die Fifa vor - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In der Affäre um die WM-Vergabe 2006 hat der DFB gegen die gesamte ehemalige Spitze des Organisationskomitees und die Fifa ein Verfahren eingeleitet. So will der Verband verhindern, dass Ansprüche verjähren.
Soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  business  of  sport  corruption  Schwarzkasse  bribery  abuse  of  power  accountability  DFB  boys  club 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
FA’s Sue Campbell: women’s football in England is a bit like a patchwork quilt | Football | The Guardian
New head of female game wants to create a coherent strategy across the country and ensure Richard Scudamore and the Premier League are also onside
FIFA  soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  gender  inequality  Women  in  womens  sport  Olympics  IOC 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Iron Mike Webster: Patient Zero in the NFL's "League of Denial" (Part 1 of 9) | FRONTLINE - YouTube
Film review-Concussion. Will Smith great but too much distraction from story. Watch PBS "League of Denial" instead: https://t.co/CybBBl2yk6
NFL  business  of  sport  Doping  Doping  Opfer  NBA  soccer  World  Cup 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
IAAF has betrayed athletes but law to jail doping cheats carries risks | Sean Ingle | Sport | The Guardian
Doping in athletics has deprived many honest athletes of income as well as medals but any criminal law against it may bring unintended consequences
IAAF  Doping  IOC  Olympics  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  FIFA 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, Fifa, Sepp Blatter and Me
Andrew Jennings, investigative journalist who was for years on the tail of FIFA; "FIFA covers all the tick boxes to describe a organised crime syndicate." [...] "all empires collapse eventually." // USA Investigators "used the Soccer World Cup to serve their interest and enrich themselves. [...] racketeers. [...] organised crime." // Cronies to care of themselves. That is why they re-elected Blatter even during the US investigation, because they didn't want to give up their Godfather who gives them their job, their lavish life. Exploiting their positions in soccer in their local country to enrich themselves. FIFA was a money making machine. // US officials got only deep into FIFA deals with help of investigative journalist. Same w WADA getting on Russia's case with help of investigative journalists who gave informants new life's in return for insider information and audio tapes. // Mary Papenfuss - American Huckster, Chuck Blazer (< could make a comedic crime drama, w Seth Rogan)
FIFA  UEFA  Soccer  World  Cup  IOC  Olympics  business  of  sport  corruption  bribery  investigative  journalism  journalismus  journalism  Sepp  Blatter  Michel  Platini  hubris  white-collar  crime  Doping  WADA  USADA  Russia  Qatar  2022  Russia  2018 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Fifa and IAAF endure grim 2015 but corruption crises far from over | Football | The Guardian
Some of those who have profited from football and athletics over the past three decades have been brought to book but the champagne should be kept on ice
FIFA  IOC  IAAF  Olympics  business  of  sport  Soccer  World  Cup  corruption  bribery 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Athletics doping crisis: Secret plan to delay naming Russian cheats - BBC Sport
A senior figure at athletics' world governing body was planning to delay naming Russian drug cheats in the run-up to the 2013 World Championships. The plan is outlined in an email from IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies to Papa Massata Diack. Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant at the time, is the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Davies wrote he needed to "sit down" with the anti-doping team to discuss "Russian skeletons in the cupboard".
IAAF  Doping  business  of  sport  IOC  Olympics  Soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  UCI 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Fifa: Adidas droht mit Rückzug als Geldgeber - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Skandale des Fußball-Weltverbandes Fifa lassen offenbar auch den Hauptsponsor Adidas nicht mehr kalt. Wenn es keine Reformen im Verband gebe, sagt Konzernchef Herbert Hainer, werde man über Alternativen nachdenken.
FIFA  adidas  corporate  scandal  business  of  sport  Soccer  World  Cup  corruption  bribery 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Fifa: Horst Heldt versteht Sepp Blatter und Co. nicht -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
„Sind die nicht alle im Gefängnis“? Schalke-Vorstand Horst Heldt fast die Situation bei der Fifa auf seine Weise zusammen. Wenn auch mit Häme. Der Skandal beim Weltfußballverband hat eine neue Eskalationsstufe erreicht. Im Raum stehen weitere Bestechungsdelikte in Höhe von insgesamt rund 200 Millionen Dollar. Die US-Justiz ist verschärft dabei, die Fifa zu zerschlagen.
FIFA  corruption  bribery  business  of  sport  soccer  World  Cup 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "DFB gegen den "Spiegel" - Medialer Stellungskampf ums "Sommermärchen"" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
6.7m Euro Schwarze Kasse. via adidas. // - Mithilfe von Bestechung soll der DFB die WM 2006 nach Deutschland geholt haben. Das zumindest legt der "Spiegel" sehr nahe. Nun wird mit harten Bandagen gekämpft.
DFB  FIFA  soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  adidas  investigative  journalism  journalismus  journalism  Nationalism  patriotism  Olympics  Entertainment  Entertainment  Industry  corruption  bribery  crony  capitalism  capitalism  advertisement  marketing  zombie  consumer  conflict  of  interest 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Kostet Doping-Doku Russland das Olympia-Ticket?" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
Investigativ-Journalist Hajo Seppelt hat mit seiner Doku "Geheimsache Doping" systematisches Doping in Russland belegt. //&! Reaktion auf Anti-Doping-Doku "einzigartig" - bit.ly/1Qkz9Jq - Die Doku von Hajo Seppelt über systematisches Doping in Russland könnte die Sperrung des Landes für Olympia zur Folge haben. Ein Coup, der auch zwei Whistleblowern zu verdanken ist. //&! Rest of report on doping in Russian athletics likely to be January - bit.ly/1N8ynLa &! Russian Athletics bannes. All-Russia Athletics Federation (Araf) choose not to contest sanction and will co-operate with IAAF in hope of being reinstated for Rio - bit.ly/1O84sCQ &! Dick Pound: Kenya’s doping problem should be major concern for athletics. [E]vidence of use of performance-enhancing drugs is ‘pretty clear’ - bit.ly/1WXcQin &! Sponsors hold the key to stopping corruption in sport, says Dick Pound - bit.ly/1MTdiX8 &! Dick Pound: ‘We will never end doping, despite our small victories’ - ind.pn/1Ho0MA1
IAAF  Rio  2016  Russia  IOC  Olympics  Doping  WADA  investigative  journalism  journalismus  journalism  USADA  Nationalism  business  of  sport  UCI  patriotism  Whistleblower  corporate  media  advertisement  marketing  corruption  bribery  Lance  Armstrong  FIFA  DFB  Soccer  World  Cup  Kenya  ethics  China  Sebastian  Coe  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  zombie  consumer 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Hamburgs Nein zu Olympia 2024: Die Quittung - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Hamburger haben in einem Referendum die Olympia-Bewerbung für 2024 verhindert. Wundern muss man sich darüber nicht - es gibt zu viele gute Gründe für ein Nein. //&! bit.ly/1l1zdma // Kann man sich Olympia leisten in Zeiten von Austerity, Fiscal Pact, Schuldenbremse und Sozialem Abstieg? // Wer macht den Schotter? Advertisers und die Kumpanene der Kumpanei. // Wasser, Brot und Entertainment! Und dann ist das ganze garnicht echt und gerecht dank Doping. ///&! "Hamburg hat sich sehr damit geschmückt, eine Bewerbung abzugeben, die durch Etiketten wie Nachhaltigkeit, Umweltfreundlichkeit, auch Kosteneffizienz bestechen sollte." Wie London 2012?
IOC  business  of  sport  Olympics  FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  corruption  bribery  corporate  scandal  accountability  oversight  transparency  Public  Good  austerity  Sozialer  Abstieg  Fiscal  Pact  Schuldenbremse  society  GFC  crony  capitalism  capitalism  exploitation  Doping  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  London  2012  London2012  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Cram: We are all to blame for Russian doping
Former world champion Steve Cram believes all those involved in athletics are to blame for the doping scandal in the sport in Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has accused Russia of running a “state-sponsored” doping programme. Russia has said it is “fully committed to the fight against doping in sport." Cram said: “We are all complicit, we are all to blame. We know what’s being going on.” //&! WADA report author: 'My sadness over report findings' - bbc.in/1WNvl3u - evidence of cheating, drug abuse, cover-ups and extortion throughout the sport in the country. //&! "Long road to redemption." Lord Coe: I’m determined to rebuild trust in athletics - bbc.in/1M1QCn6 //&! NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman - youtu.be/bxiKqA-u8y4 & Losers and Tragic Heroes - youtu.be/ip97YDkvbtY
WADA  Russia  Doping  Opfer  IOC  IAAF  UCI  corporate  scandal  Olympics  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Anti-Doping  Doping  China  FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  DFB  corruption  bribery  profiteer  marketing  advertising  advertisement  Entertainment  Escapeism  trust  trustagent  distrust  Wertegesellschaft  sociology  celebrity  culture 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
The Program. www.psychologie-heute.de
Zwiespalt zwischen medialer und gelebter Realität seiner Protagonisten. [...] Je weiter der Film in der Erzählung vorankommt, desto mehr verfällt Armstrong seinem eigenen Lügengebäude, seiner perfekten Heldengeschichte. [ case of isolation as with people on Social Media and B, C, D Celebrity types ] [...] The Program erzählt aber nicht nur eine Parabel über den schönen Schein im Sport und über die Heldenverehrung und -gläubigkeit der Millionen Zuschauer. Der Film variiert zugleich auch ein uramerikanisches Thema: Die Lüge ist fundamentaler Teil des American Dream, und der Mythos vom Comeback (was im Grunde auch die Urgeschichte des Sports ist) und der Traum von der Unbesiegbarkeit gehören dazu. //&! Nietzsche on: The Superman youtu.be/bxiKqA-u8y4 - "carving their own path [] suffering as a neccesary component of good things. [] who we would like to evolve into [] super-version [] refine our own ambitions" //&! aspirational 'one fucker that broke out of the system rigged against us.'
Social  Media  business  of  sport  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Hollywood  elite  athlete  elite  sports  24-hour  news  cycle  marketing  advertisement  advertising  Positioning  spin  doctor  PR  reframing  framing  Nike  adidas  Selbstdarstellung  celebrity  culture  celebrity  of  You  status  symbol  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  status  Success  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  Olympics  Soccer  World  Cup  identity  national  interest  national  identity  identification  manipulation  message  Millennials  attention  span  attention  distraction  Dopamine  Serotonin  sociology  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  psychology  storytelling  American  Dream  Comeback  The  Content  Wars  Hero  elite  sport  Superman  aspirational  ambition  Zivilcourage  courage  civil  courage  manufactured  consent  corporate  corporate  state 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jakob Augstein über VW, WM und deutsche Werte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Vergabe der Fußball-WM 2006 nach Deutschland war nach SPIEGEL-Recherchen mutmaßlich gekauft. Was sind die Vorwürfe, wie sind die Reaktionen? Unsere wichtigsten Beiträge im Überblick. - bit.ly/1W2ui4J // Schwarze Kasse, Schuldscheine, ... bit.ly/1RUioEb //&! adidas - bit.ly/1PEpT2S - der Fall zeigt, wie eng die Bande zwischen dem Fußballverband und seinem Ausrüster sind. "business of sport."
Wertegesellschaft  VW  Volkswagen  DFB  business  of  sport  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Gesellschaft  Super  Rich  1%  Germany  values  corporate  values  corporate  culture  personal  values  Soccer  World  Cup  IOC  Olympics  Doping  national  interest  Greed  abuse  of  power  Machtspiele  Machtgehabe  Play  adidas  corporate  scandal 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
New Sheriff in Irontown - Slowtwitch.com
https://youtu.be/bxNB4-7QNYA - CEO of IRONMAN, Andrew Messick. Slightly talk about new owner Wanda Group.
Ironman  China  Private  Equity  business  of  sport  UCI  Cycling  Olympics  soccer  World  Cup  IOC  Entertainment 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jürgen Klopp is a modernising force in the mould of Arsène Wenger | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
Welcome, Jürgen! Just don’t bother talking to the natives. Because the fact is for all its commercial triumphs the Premier League remains robustly anti-intellectual, a product with plenty of sound and fury but little in the way of innovation. No significant tactical model has ever emerged here, no way of playing beyond the successfully reeled-in power football of the years 2005-2011. Not that Klopp comes across as a notable pointy-head. An article by James Corbett in the Blizzard magazine recently identified him as part of a group of coaches from the south-west of Germany with “a highly innovative philosophy” based on the ideas of one Helmut Gross, a man who once spent so long holed up with Ralf Rangnick watching Sacchi videos the VCR machine wore out. [...] Either way somebody take some notes. Give him time. Let’s not blow this one, eh? &! bit.ly/1L3QO4U "Soccer is about the fans. We have to entertain them." &! bit.ly/1R2aGa7 missed in translation "Ordinary one." &! bit.ly/1jTFgYY
Jürgen  Klopp  elite  sports  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  Premier  League  elite  athlete  DFB  Sponsoring  merchandise  brand  awareness  Branding 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
'Amateur Armstrongs' Fuel Illegal Steroid Boom - YouTube
BBC Panorama also reported about micro dosage doping in amateur sport, impossible to detect. // min 5:30 insulin, able to eat more. insulin is anabolic. what creates bigger insulin response than grains (whole food)? meat. animal protein. // min 12 - huge turnover of customer base. the quick fix. // 15:40 there is no national (and international) political will (career politicians) to create a national anti-doping information network (or European) to share intelligence and coordinate. justice, police, customs, politics. nobody solely responsible. --- vs --- the War on Drugs! policies. // Its about public awareness! Perception! Reflective of society being guillble that there is always a quick fix for your problems. Without hard word and persistence. // Underground counterfeit drug/PED market is greatest risk to public health. // ELITE SPORTS IS BUSINESS! - youtu.be/KqVRGJ80x_M - talked lots about it. Docu Bigger Stronger Faster --- "ITS A DRUG CULTURE" in sports & society at large!
Doping  amateur  amateur  sports  bigorexia  muscle  dysmorphia  insulin  insulin  resistance  pre-diabetic  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  USADA  WADA  IOC  Olympics  national  identity  national  interest  Soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  elite  sports  professional  sport  Career  Politicians  War  on  Drugs  PED  public  awareness  public  perception  Gesellschaft  substance  abuse  society 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Inside Bayern Munich: Business of Sport Special - YouTube
brand awareness advertising/marketing (mass eyeballs.pageviews) - vs - user experience, engagement, empowerment, remix use, word of mouth, shared experience, sharing, social media, customer acquisition, net promoter score, )
business  of  sport  soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  UEFA  Premier  League  DFB  elite  sports  elite  athlete  IOC  doping  capitalism  brand  awareness  marketing  advertisement  advertising  TV  pageviews  eyeballs  user  engagement  customer  empowerment  customer  experience  customer  acquisition  user  experience  user  acquisition  user  churn  Gary  Vaynerchuk 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Leaked IAAF doping files: Wada 'very alarmed' by allegations
The business of (elite) sport $$$ over legacy. Needs legislation as well as regulation of compensation because of (1) lost income & (2) lost business by sponsors. // "Wada [...] was "very disturbed by these new allegations... which will, once again, shake the foundation of clean athletes worldwide". The files belong to world governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), but have been leaked by a whistle-blower. The Sunday Times and ARD/WRD used two of the world's "foremost anti-doping experts", scientists Robin Parisotto and Michael Ashenden, to review the data. [...] Athletes are increasingly using blood transfusions and EPO micro-doses to boost the red cell count. [...] the files show that athletics is now in the same "diabolical position" as cycling during the Lance Armstrong era. He said it was "a shameful betrayal of [the IAAF's] primary duty to police their sport ..." &! bit.ly/1hfAqnz &! bit.ly/1KLMWYw 'there are no amateur dopers at work'
WADA  USADA  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Anti-Doping  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  Doping  Opfer  Anti-Doping-Law  IAAF  corruption  bribery  IOC  FIFA  UEFA  DFB  NFL  NBA  NCAA  MBL  Soccer  World  Cup  Soccer  UCI  medical  advances  science  FINA  biological  passport  Thomas  Bach 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Michael Platini: Ein Kandidat für die Fifa, nicht für den Fußball - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Michel Platini will neuer Fifa-Chef werden. Doch der Uefa-Boss ist ein Zögling des umstrittenen Amtsinhabers Joseph Blatter - und er steht für eine der größten Fehlentscheidungen des Fußballweltverbands. // &! bit.ly/1U8TvpI - Einst profitierte Michel Platini vom System Joseph Blatters, nun soll er den Fifa-Präsidenten beerben. Im Hintergrund jedoch lenkt ein Scheich die Wahlen der Sportwelt und setzt seine Leute ein - auch bei der Fifa. [...] Zudem ist die Uefa nicht besser als die Fifa. Platini hat sich offenbar mit seinem Vertrauten Wolfgang Niersbach, dem DFB-Präsidenten, über die Europameisterschaft 2024 in Deutschland und über Niersbachs neue Rolle als Uefa-Chef verständigt. Niersbach, der vor zwei Jahren noch dringende Fifa-Reformen im Rahmen der Uefa mit seiner Unterschrift verhinderte, präsentiert jetzt als Lösung, was er damals ablehnte. Es ist ein abgekartetes Spiel. [...] [ Emir Tamim Bin Hamas Al-Thani, Qatars IOC Official 'supports' Platini, 2 keep 2022 games in Qatar. ]
Michael  Platini  FIFA  UEFA  Soccer  World  Cup  IOC  nepotism  Qatar  2022  Emir  Tamim  Bin  Hamas  Al-Thani  Ahmad  Al-Fahad  Al-Sabah  elite  sports  Olympics  corruption  bribery  money  laundering 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Lionesses welcomed home with 'sexist' FA tweet - BBC News
discrediting indirectly by highlighting what they are ... mothers, daughters, partners, ... not professional soccer players who have league play one week later. /// http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/07/06/the-terrible-sexist-tweet-that-shows-how-far-womens-soccer-still-has-to-go/?postshare=341436192461552 &! theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/06/england-women-twitter-world-cup-mothers-partners-daughters
Soccer  World  Cup  Soccer  Women  in  Sport  womens  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Misogynie  misogyny  FIFA  UEFA 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Could Fifa really take the World Cup from Russia or Qatar? - BBC News
Following Fifa's head of audit and compliance Dominico Scala's remarks that it was feasible for Fifa to strip a nation of the World Cup if corruption was proved, we examine exactly how this would work. // http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/06/fifa-scandal-fallout-russia-disbelief-threat-world-cup-2018 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33041467 &! http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/07/football/fifa-scandal/ "Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup events if evidence is presented that bribes bought the votes to award their bids."
FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  Qatar  2022  Russia  2018 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
With Turf, Women See Unequal Footing - NYTimes.com
The fight here is not really about the downside of artificial turf, of which there are many. The ball rolls faster and straighter and bounces higher on turf than on grass, and sliding is a hazardous proposition, since synthetic turf causes more friction than grass. As the knees, elbows and chins of soccer players everywhere will divulge, the turf can peel back layers of skin, and it may cause concussions because it tends to be less forgiving than grass. Continue reading the main story RECENT COMMENTS John McD. 23 hours ago It might be worth finding out if any of the "lesser" FIFA men's and boys' WC and Olympic tournaments have ever been played on artificial... Steve Jenkins 23 hours ago It may be interesting for Western New York fans to know that Amy Wambach does not give 100% since her team plays on artificial turf. “I’m... sipa111 Yesterday Just to be clear. The World Cup is being hosted in Canada and the Canadian hosts offered stadiums with artificial turf which FIFA approved... SEE ALL COMMENTS “There’s not a person on the planet that would prefer playing on it, not even Sepp Blatter,” Wambach said, referring to the FIFA president, who last week insisted artificial turf was the future of the sport (though apparently not for men’s championships).
womens  sport  gender-based  discrimination  gender  inequality  FIFA  Sepp  Blatter  Soccer  World  Cup  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  equality 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Monitor - Wir Weltmeister - Ball flach halten! Endlich...
Deshalb: Ball flach halten! Die deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft ist Weltmeister geworden. Das ist ein Grund zur Freude. Nicht weniger. Aber auch nicht mehr! --- Nationale Symbolik.
society  Philosophy  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  World  Cup  identity  identification  media  Social  USA  Germany  western  society  instant  gratification  attention  span  attention  Politics  Career  Politicians  Nationalism  status  symbol  symbol  national  symbol  national  interest 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Pressekompass: Deutschland ist Weltmeister - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Ein Wunder ist dieser wunderbare Erfolg nicht", schreibt Michael Horeni fuer "faz.net". Der WM-Titel sei vielmehr das Resultat einer jahrelangen Entwicklung der deutschen Nationalmannschaft, die sich einen modernen Stil aneignete und weltweit begeisterte. Nachdem in vorherigen Turnieren oft das Quäntchen Glück gefehlt habe, habe nun in Brasilien einfach alles zusammengepasst. [...] http://bit.ly/1nmZnZj - "Die beste Mannschaft des Turniers hat ihren vierten WM-Titel errungen. Das ist sicherlich ein Erfolg, der unter Schwierigkeiten und erst am Ende der Verlängerung geholt wurde, aber es ist ein völlig verdienter Erfolg. Dieses Team war das beste WM-Team und eine Mannschaft, die sich in den vergangenen Jahren kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt hat. (...) Deutschland ist nicht nur in wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht, sondern auch in Sachen Fußball eine Supermacht. Das Land hat es geschafft, ein tadelloses System aufzubauen - mit finanziell gesunden Klubs und der entsprechenden Ausbildung."
Soccer  World  Cup  Brazil  2014  Germany  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  DFB  Jürgen  Klinsmann  Joachim  Löw  Bundesliga  FC  Bayern  BVB 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Netherlands to Continue In World Cup Despite Doping Scandal - National Report | National Report
On Saturday and Sunday, FIFA officials administered random drug tests to all of the participants in the 2014 World Cup, and during those tests, it was revealed that six players from the Netherlands and one player from Belgium have tested positive. “These seven players, whom we will not identify, have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.  It is a shame, a real shame,” says Dr. Giorgio Bertolucci, the FIFA official in charge of drug testing. “We have privately issued fines to each of the players, and will monitor them closely to ensure they do not cheat in the future.  The clubs have also been fined, and three fitness staff, two from Netherlands and one from Belgium, have been expelled from these games.”
FIFA  Doping  Soccer  World  Cup  Brazil 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Brazil cracked up, says Germany's Joachim Low
w/o Thiago Silva, Luiz was incapable 2 pickup Leadership role, commanding, directing, organising the game. It wasnt just Neymar missing. It was a team w/o leadership. Youve got 11 world players on both sides. But a team w/o a leader, vision, direction, playbook is a incomplete team. A house of cards that was the Brazilian Team, (many around 1-2 key players - philosophy) fell apart. http://bbc.in/1mHpAHB + http://bbc.in/U39yeN "Scolari bounded off the team coach wearing a white "Forca Neymar" baseball cap while captain David Luiz and goalkeeper Julio Cesar held up his number 10 shirt during the national anthem. Fine sentiments perhaps, but also a sign of overwrought emotions, of the pressure of playing without their superstar and the doubts that exposed. The constant hugging and team bonding smacked more of insecurity and posturing. Germany in contrast were cold, clinical, magnificent." http://bbc.in/1znN7l3 http://bit.ly/1oix4ML + "the trophy doesnt say great team, it says 'winners.'"
leadership  Passion  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  Brazil  Argentina  Germany  Scolari  vision  capital  skills  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  communication  team  management  management  weakness  weakest  link  people  management  execution  discipline  playbook  Personal  game  plan  accountability  responsibility  Luiz  Felipe  Scolari  pressure  peer  pressure  expectations  courage  sport  psychology  psychology  performance  performance  anxiety  Competition  competitive  gaming  competitive  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  comparative  advantage  self-belief  self-awareness  Soccer  World  Cup  philosophy  Italy 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Blatter nennt WM-Vergabe an Katar "einen Fehler" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Mögliche Bestechung durch das Emirat an die stimmberechtigten Mitglieder des Fifa-Exekutivkomitees wollte Blatter nicht kommentieren: "Nein, nein, das habe ich nie gesagt." Unmissverständlich stellte der Schweizer jedoch fest, dass es offenbar "politischen Druck" aus Frankreich und Deutschland gegeben habe. "Man weiß gut, dass große Firmen aus Frankreich und Deutschland in Katar arbeiten, aber sie arbeiten nicht nur für die WM. Die WM ist eine relativ kleine Angelegenheit für Katar." ... books have been written about Olympics and FIFA World Cup backroom dealings and golden handshakes.
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter  Katar  2022  Qatar  2022  corruption  bribery  collusion  transparency  FIFA  World  Cup  governance  oversight  Soccer  crony  capitalism  corporatism  Olympics  book  Andrew  Jennings  Mafia  Russia  oligarchy 
may 2014 by asterisk2a

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