Zach dives into topics including doping practices gone awry, FIFA’s wake-up call, and snow sports in this week’s edition…
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Twenty-two men convened in Zurich to seal the fate of the world’s most popular sport for the next dozen years. The preceding weeks and months saw FIFA forced to investigate alleged corruption, the spectre of blatant vote-buying and potential collusion between bids in the two adjoining cycles. It was a risk they knew they would [...]
It’s not something you’re apt to see every day — FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressing regret for a decision he has made. But Blatter apparently recognizes that it was a mistake lumping together the bidding process for both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Despite his admission that keeping the 2018 and 2022 bids together [...]
It already seems like this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa is a thing of the distant past even though just three weeks have passed since Spain claimed their first title over the Netherlands. In the contest, referee Howard Webb was forced to reach for his pocket an absurd (and World Cup record-breaking) fourteen times. [...]