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Tour de France 2017: Is Chris Froome Britain's least loved great sportsman? - BBC Sport
All big british sport stars love Monaco ... not just for the temperatur climate. also for the tax climate. // current and former uk sport stars. even IAAF and sebastian coe are in monaco. and IOC FIFA are in Switzerland // Germans always quircked that their Michael Schumacher 'escaped' to Switzerland. // and even, if I remember right, some/one uk female cyclist w boyfriend reside in monacco
UK  HMRC  tax  evasion  avoidance  culture  Sport  IAAF  IOC  FIFA  Monaco  Switzerland  haven  OECD  European  Union 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
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
Adidas to end IAAF sponsorship deal early in wake of doping crisis - BBC Sport
Earlier this month, the commission's chairman, Dick Pound, delivered a second, damning report, which revealed that "corruption was embedded" within the IAAF under former president Lamine Diack. Within days, a decision at the highest level in Adidas was taken to terminate the relationship. It is understood the German multinational believes the doping revelations in Pound's reports constitute a breach of its agreement with the IAAF. The 11-year sponsorship deal was signed in 2008 and was due to run until 2019. At the time of signing, it was reported the deal would be worth about $33m (£23m). But sources have told the BBC the figure is much higher, and that in terms of cash and product, it is worth about $8m (£5.6m) per year. This would mean the projected lost revenue for the IAAF over the next four years will be more than $30m (£21m). //&! Unglaubwürdig. -
IAAF  IOC  Olympics  business  of  sport  marketing  advertising  FIFA  corruption  bribery  Doping 
january 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
No cover-up, pledges Coe, as new report on athletics doping threatens more pain | Sport | The Guardian
IAAF president says he understands gravity of the issue as senior figures say crisis engulfing sport is worse than Fifa scandal
IAAF  business  of  sport  Doping  corruption  bribery  FIFA  UCI  IOC  Olympics 
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
UEFA-Präsident Michel Platini bleibt gesperrt -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Internationale Sportgerichtshof Cas hat den Einspruch von Michel Platini abgelehnt. Damit bleibt der Uefa-Chef und Nachfolgekandidat auf die Blatter-Nachfolge gesperrt.
UEFA  FIFA  Michel  Platini  Sepp  Blatter 
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" - - 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 - &! 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 - &! Dick Pound: Kenya’s doping problem should be major concern for athletics. [E]vidence of use of performance-enhancing drugs is ‘pretty clear’ - &! Sponsors hold the key to stopping corruption in sport, says Dick Pound - &! Dick Pound: ‘We will never end doping, despite our small victories’ -
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. //&! // 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
‘Disgraced’ IAAF has failed its athletes, say embattled anti-doping scientists | Sport | The Guardian
‘Disgraced’ IAAF has failed its athletes, say embattled anti-doping scientists. Dr Michael Ashenden and Dr Robin Parisotto were criticised by IAAF. ‘Let’s wait and see who is sitting on the right side of history’ //&! Sebastian Coe must feel his dream IAAF job is already turning into a nightmare. The furore over his connection with Nike has provided an unwelcome distraction at a time when the IAAF’s new president has a crisis to solve -
IAAF  IOC  Doping  business  of  sport  Olympics  FIFA 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Blackrock-Vize Hildebrand kritisiert europäische Behörden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Hildebrand: Nein, dafür sehe ich keine Anzeichen. Aber was mich schon besorgt, ist das Muster, dass frappantes Fehlverhalten europäischer Firmen immer wieder von amerikanischen Behörden aufgedeckt wird. Das scheint mir das wahre Problem zu sein. Ich denke da nicht nur an VW, sondern auch an die Banken oder an die Fifa. [...] Die Amerikaner dagegen sind das Problem schon 2009 angegangen, und die Banken sind schnell wieder gesundet. In Europa hat man es unter den Teppich gekehrt. [...] Europa hat zwei Probleme, und ein wesentliches davon ist ein Nachfrageproblem: Die Wirtschaft ist nicht ausgelastet, auch die Arbeitslosigkeit ist nach wie vor zu hoch. Und die Inflation liegt nahe null. [...] Europa hat auch ein Strukturproblem. Arbeits- und Produktmärkte sind überreguliert. [ Re Credit Bubble ] Niemand weiß genau, was geschieht, wenn diese Politik einmal umgekehrt wird.
VW  bank  bailout  FIFA  corporate  scandal  Volkswagen  sovereign  debt  crisis  too  big  to  bail  Grexit  European  Union  secular  stagnation  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  deregulation  accountability  white-collar  crime  banking  investment  banking  retail  banking  recovery  MarioDraghi  ECB  NIRP  ZIRP  TLTRO  LTRO  QE  GFC  economic  history  debtoverhang  Richard  Koo  fiscal  monetary  Brussels  lost  decade  lostgeneration  lost  generation  Generationengerechtigkeit  austerity  Pact  Schuldenbremse  underinvestment  productive  investment  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  squeezed  middle  class  emerging  middle  class  discretionary  spending  Sozialer  Abstieg  income  distribution  disposable  income  Brexit  credit  bubble  BRIC  emerging  market  Developing  World  western  Niall  Ferguson 
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' - - 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 - //&! NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman - & Losers and Tragic Heroes -
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
'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! - - 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 ..." &! &! '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. // &! - 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. /// &!
Soccer  World  Cup  Soccer  Women  in  Sport  womens  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Misogynie  misogyny  FIFA  UEFA 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Fifa: Sepp Blatter says pressure behind Qatar & World Cup votes
French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, according to Fifa president Sepp Blatter. // &!
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter  abuse  of  power  corruption 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Financial Fairplay im Fußball: Was die Änderungen der Uefa bedeuten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Es gilt als Prestigeprojekt von Uefa-Chef Michel Platini: Das Financial Fairplay soll Fußballklubs zu wirtschaftlicher Vernunft zwingen. Doch der Verband hat das Konzept jetzt so weit aufgeweicht, dass es keinen Sinn mehr macht. [...] Doch am Dienstag präsentierte die Uefa Änderungen, die das Financial Fairplay derart aufweichen, dass es kaum noch Konsequenzen geben dürfte. Das Prestigeprojekt von Verbandschef Michel Platini wird zur Luftnummer. "Die Aufweichung bedeutet vermutlich das Ende für das Financial Fairplay", sagt Henning Vöpel, Direktor am Hamburgischen Weltwirtschaftsinstitut (HWWI).
UEFA  FIFA  elite  sports  elite  athlete  capitalism  marketing  Soccer  Sponsoring 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA II (HBO) - YouTube
&! Follow-up; John Oliver - FIFA III and United Passions - // >
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter 
june 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. // &! &! "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
Das ist Fifa-Generalsekretär Jérôme Valcke (Porträt) - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fifa-Generalsekretär Jérôme Valcke soll für hohe Schmiergeldzahlungen verantwortlich sein - der Rücktritt von Präsident Joseph Blatter könnte damit zusammenhängen. Wer ist der Franzose, der seit 2007 an der Seite von Blatter regierte? // &! Verdächtige Fifa-Funktionäre: Interpol unterstützt USA bei Auslieferungsverfahren - // &! Interimschef Domenico Scala: Dieser Mann soll jetzt die Fifa führen -
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter  Jérôme  Valcke  Jerome  Valcke 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Joseph Blatter: USA ermitteln gegen Noch-Fifa-Boss - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fifa-Chef Joseph Blatter hat seinen Rücktritt angekündigt, wenige Stunden später wird nun bekannt: Behörden in den USA führen Ermittlungen gegen den Schweizer. Das berichten "New York Times" und ABC. // also ist er nur zurueck getreten weil er erfahren hat das man gegen ihn ermittelt.
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
How would Fifa officials be extradited? - BBC News
Seven officials from world's governing body Fifa are facing extradition to the US, after being arrested by Swiss authorities last week on corruption charges.
june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president amid corruption scandal
FIFA scandal deepens as Blatter aide linked to payments, Blatter aide authorised $10m payment, FIFA President's Top Aide Tied to $10 Million in Bank Transactions // "Jerome Valcke is under pressure in connection with a bribe that the US Department of Justice allege was paid from a Fifa account to Jack Warner, a former Fifa executive. That is exactly where this story is going to be going in the next few weeks and months. "In the end, Blatter's position became untenable and we will perhaps know more in the weeks ahead about what exactly tipped him over the edge." // // &! - Fifa corruption: Blatter deputy Jerome Valcke denies payments
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Guido Tognoni: Inside FIFA - YouTube
"die linie bestimmt der president[; blatter]"
may 2015 by asterisk2a
How Fifa makes and spends its money - BBC News
Fifa, football's governing body, is being investigated by US and Swiss authorities over claims of corruption. Fourteen people, including senior officials, are accused of accepting bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than $150m (£97m) over a 24-year period.
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Boycotting FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup Sponsors - YouTube
rootless, tax evaders/avoiders(criminal scale), corporatism, wall street, capitalism and greed/money has no self-limiter // they are not stakeholders ... // only the consumer has a real voice // --- &! // Russia 2018; adidas, coca-cola, gazprom, hundai & kia motors, VISA, Budwiser, mcdonalds, // // &! Russia to Use Prison Labor For 2018 World Cup -
FIFA  VISA  Coca-Cola  corporate  governance  crony  capitalism  bribery  corruption  UEFA  corporate  culture  corporate  values  ethics  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  consumerist  consumerism  zombie  consumer  Qatar  2022  Sepp  Blatter 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Aufruf zum WM-Boykott: Der Streit um die Vergabe eskaliert -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
18.11.2014 - Die großen Fußball-Verbände sind nach den Turbulenzen um die WM 2018 und 2022 nicht mehr allzu gut auf den Weltverband Fifa zu sprechen. Der frühere englische Verbandschef David Bernstein hat nun sogar einen Boykott der WM in Katar ins Gespräch gebracht – durch die gesamte Uefa.
FIFA  Qatar  2022  UEFA 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
With Turf, Women See Unequal Footing -
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
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 - Monitor - Franz Beckenbauer und die FIFA: Das Ende einer Lichtgestalt?
Andrew Jennings Book FIFA, Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals __+++ Omertà: Sepp Blatter's FIFA Organised Crime Family by Andrew Jennings (11 Apr 2014) +++
nepotism  FIFA  book  Franz  Beckenbauer  corruption  bribery  Qatar  2022  golden  handshake  Power  Play  Russia  2018  conflict  of  interest  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  corporatism  crony  capitalism  corporate  governance  Gazprom  Andrew  Jennings 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Qatar World Cup 2022 scandal: Bill Clinton’s fury at vote triggered global search for truth - Telegraph
Mr Clinton, the honorary chairman of the US bid, had wheeled out such big-hitters as Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Morgan Freeman and Spike Lee to add lustre to the US Soccer Federation bid. Australia and Japan’s bids had seemed the biggest threat, but few had seriously entertained the idea that Qatar, a footballing desert, could win. “Clinton was fuming,” said one well-placed source. “He felt humiliated and felt the decision did not make sense.”
Qatar  2022  FIFA  Olympics  golden  handshake  bribery  corruption  Power  Play  Politics 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
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