Monthly Archives: August 2015
Fox 13 (August 21) – Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson has filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency, former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President Dick Cheney over accusations of spying on everyone in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Anderson accused the NSA and the Bush administration of blanket surveillance over everyone in Salt Lake City and the Olympic venues from the start of the opening ceremonies until the closing ceremonies two weeks later.
The lawsuit claims a Fourth and First Amendment violation and seeks class-action status. In his request for damages, Anderson asks on behalf of his clients an injunction “prohibiting Defendants’ continued warrantless surveillance of communications” and also asking the NSA to give his clients the data that was allegedly taken during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
The fight against match-fixing could be repeating the errors of the anti-doping fight, says DECLAN HILL*, who in this article compares similarities between cycling’s CIRI report and a yet undisclosed match-fixing investigation.
It is a tale of two reports.
The first was released last month by the investigators of the Cycling International Report Commission (CIRI). They examined the actions of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) who govern elite cycling. Continue reading
(August 20) – Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has confirmed that it has halted funding to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) over its failure to produce audited statements. Continue reading
An excerpt from the 1995 book “Soccer in Sun and Shadow.” EDUARDO GALEANO
FIFA, who has its throne and holds court in Zurich, the International Olympic Committee, which rules from Lausanne, and the ISL Marketing company, who conducts its business from Lucerne, manages the World Cup and the Olympics. As we can tell, these three powerful organizations maintain their head offices in Switzerland, a country made famous due to William Tell’s marksmanship, the precision of its watches, and religious devotion to bank secrecy. Coincidentally, all three hold an extraordinary degree of shame when it comes to the money that passes through their hands, and the money that remains in their hands. Continue reading
(30 July) – “I am running for FIFA. Truly. I have to fight against the mafia. I have to fight the mafia that is still within FIFA,” said the soccer legend.
Legendary Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona said that players support his bid for FIFA presidency, which he said he will use to “fight against the mafia within.”
The Gaza team must cross the Israeli border to reach the West Bank city of Hebron, where Sunday’s game was set to take place. Nidal al-Mughrabi
REUTERS (August 7) – The Palestinian Football Federation postponed the final Palestine Cup game between the champion teams of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said. Continue reading