• 08.09.2006 /
    In Nigeria, the football association has elected Abdullahi Sanni Lulu as its new chairman under the watchful eye of FIFA secretary general Urs Linsi. On the surface all seems well, but in this background analysis by Olykayode Thomas from the Nigerian Guardian it turns out the elections were fixed. In fact, the analysis was written a week before the election and still predicted the outcome with great accuracy. See how one man – Amos Adamu, a director in the Ministry of Sports and Social Development – directs affairs in the NFA and holds the media in the palm of his hand.
  • 08.09.2006 /
    Governance in sport is making its way onto the political agenda in Europe. At the end of September politicians from Europe and the Russian State Duma will meet with a wide range of sports actors to discuss the future of sport in Europe at a conference called “Play Fair With Sport.”
  • 24.08.2006 /
    Ismail Bhamjee, the FIFA executive member exposed by a newspaper for selling tickets for World Cup matches at three times their nominal value, has now lost all his positions in African and international football.
  • 24.08.2006 /
    A Swedish anti-doping organisation has lost its director, former athlete Sven Nylander, after Nylander was picked up by the police for sniffing cocaine. A serious problem for the organisation Ren Idrott - Clean Sport - whose main working method is to make examples of top athletes who say no to doping.
  • 26.05.2006 /
    Since Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup in Germany, the country’s soccer politics has been marked by all the features of a bad crime novel and now is at risk of being banned from FIFA.
  • 09.05.2006 /
    Mario Goijman is one Argentinean who dislikes corruption and dishonesty. His strong conviction that sport leaders should act as role models has led him to a three year long battle against giants in the world of sport.
  • 07.04.2006 /
    A wide-ranging set of "Legal prerequisites for new candidates to the FIVB president" combined with the FIVB Constitution seem to make it next to impossible to challenge Ruben Acosta for the presidency of the International Volleyball Federation. So the campaign of former secretary-general Jean Pierre Seppey may have ended before it began and the prospects of other candidates emerging seem bleak.
  • 15.03.2006 /
    After his acquittal of charges of forgery, ex-secretary general Jean-Pierre Seppey announced his intentions of taking over the presidency of the International Volleyball Federation from the Mexican Ruben Acosta.

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