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Gulati and Blatter rival both greet Garcia exit as ‘backward step’

ZURICH: Both FIFA executive member Sunil Gulati and presidential challenge Jerome Champagne have used the same term in reaction to the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The American attorney quit after a FIFA rejection of his protest at judge Hans-Joachim Eckert’s World ...
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Whistleblower says it’s long since time for ‘old FIFA’ to crash and burn

SYDNEY: Bonita Mersiades, one of the two whistleblowers dismissed in Hans-Joachim Eckert’s infamous World Cup bid scandal summary, has demanded worldwide sport and governmental action to bring the present FIFA leadership crashing down. Australian Mersiades was reacting to the resignation of American Michael Garcia as ...
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Van Praag says that world football needs a completely new governing body . . .

AMSTERDAM: Michael Van Praag, president of the Dutch federation, has echoed calls from Germany for a new world football governing body writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Van Praag, 67-year-old former chairman of Ajax Amsterdam, made his own statement of preference in an interview with the magazine Voetbal ...
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Michael Garcia . . . No more time for FIFA

New FIFA shock: Blatter ship back on rocks as Garcia quits in protest at ‘lack of leadership’ on ethics

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Michael Garcia has resigned as chairman of FIFA’s ethics investigator, plunging the world football federation deeper into crisis and exerting renewed pressure on its dysfunctional leadership under Sepp Blatter. The future of the 2018-2022 World Cup bid scandal inquiry has also ...
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FIFA statement on resignation of Michael Garcia . . . Blatter ‘surprised’

ZURICH, December 17: FIFA has taken note of the resignation of Michael J. Garcia as Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee with immediate effect. FIFA president Joseph S Blatter [said]: “I am surprised by Mr Garcia’s decision. The work of the ...
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NASL announces 2015 spring season fixtures

  NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) – The North American Soccer League (NASL) announced today its schedule for the 2015 Spring Season, which will kick off on Saturday, April 4.   Each of the 11 NASL clubs will play a 10-game Spring Season schedule consisting ...
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US launches bid to host Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2018

BOULDER, Colo: USA Rugby has officially announced a bid has been submitted to World Rugby to host Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be held in 2018. USA Rugby, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, ...
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Four cities on the shortlist as US confirms pursuit of 2024 Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS: The United States Olympic Committee has confirmed it will bid either Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington to host the 2024 Games. Delegations from each city undertook 40-minute presentations, followed by 20 minutes questions, in Redwood City, California, on Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee’s ...
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Pound to head WADA inquiry into Russian doping allegations

MONTREAL: Former WADA president Dick Pound will chair the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission of inquiry into doping allegations aired in a series of German television documentaries. The main theme of the documentaries concerned allegations of systematic doping and corruption within Russian athletics. Other allegations ...
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