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Sepp Blatter And His FIFA Cronies Paid Themselves $80 Million

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 06.03.2016 | Sports

ZURICH - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annu...

Gianni Infantino Elected As FIFA's New President

Reuters | Erick Fernandez | Posted 02.26.2016 | Sports

ZURICH - Six months ago Gianni Infantino was a low-profile right-hand man to European soccer boss Michel Platini. He was the striking, shaven-headed c...

FIFA Passes Reform Package In Bid To Shake Off Scandals

Reuters | Erick Fernandez | Posted 02.26.2016 | Sports

ZURICH - Soccer's world governing body approved the deepest reforms in its 112-year history on Friday in an attempt to put years of scandal and crisis...

My Father, the Late King Hussein, and FIFA

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein | Posted 02.06.2017 | Sports
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein

I reject the notion that FIFA cannot be reformed from within. The crisis at FIFA is a crisis of leadership.

Banned FIFA President Sepp Blatter Is Still Getting Paid

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports

FIFA's Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president's salary from world soccer's governing ...

Banning Sepp Blatter May Finally Give FIFA The Chance To Reform Itself. But Does It Want To?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

FIFA gave soccer fans around the world an early holiday present on Monday when it banned Sepp Blatter, the organization's president, and Michel Platin...

The Top Ten Lies of 2015

Pamela Meyer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Media
Pamela Meyer

If you like your lies served BIG, BIGGER, BEST, then this was the year for you! In 2015, lies were everywhere: in international sports, presidential campaigns, at the largest corporations and important non-profits, among Super Bowl contenders, and even among those tasked with telling us the news.

Report: FIFA President Under Investigation In $100 Million Bribery Scandal

BBC | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.06.2015 | Sports

The FBI is investigating the role played by Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a $100m (£66.2m) bribes scandal, a BBC investigation has discovered....

Let’s Check In On How Those FIFA Reforms Are Coming Along

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.04.2015 | Sports

What a week for FIFA! Early Thursday morning, Swiss authorities surprised and arrested a host of the organization's officials at a local hotel, markin...

FIFA Sponsors Demand 'Independent Oversight' Of Reform Process

AP | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

LONDON -- Five World Cup sponsors have written to FIFA's executive committee demanding "independent oversight" of the reform process in their latest i...

Sepp Blatter Claims 2022 World Cup Was Supposed To Be In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

With virtually nothing to lose and everything to tell, suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed to Russian news outlet TASS that the United Stat...

NYT: Sepp Blatter Appeals FIFA Suspension

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee, the New York Times reported. Blatter, the Swi...

FIFA Replaces One Corrupt Official With Another

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

With 90-day suspensions handed down to both FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor UEFA President Michel Platini on Thursday, a less f...

FIFA Temporarily Bans Sepp Blatter

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspended for 90 d...

Sepp Blatter Faces 90-Day Suspension From FIFA

Reuters | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

ZURICH -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces an imminent 90 day suspension from football if the governing body's ethics judge backs a prosecutor's reco...

McDonald's, Coca-Cola Think Sepp Blatter Should Resign; Sepp Blatter Does Not

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lost the support of a key constituency: two massive corporate sponsors. On Friday, both McDonald's and Coca-...

The Pope's Dope

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Media
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

I blog about how to have "aha" moments in your journaling and reflections so you can not only make a difference with your personal chit chat, but you can also make a mark with our public and professional conversations.

Swiss AG Opens Criminal Proceedings Against Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.26.2015 | Sports

Switzerland's attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, the president of FIFA, international soccer's governing ...

FIFA: The Geo-Politics of the Global Game

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.30.2016 | Sports
Marco Vicenzino

Although geopolitics will always play some role in shaping international football, it should not be allowed to dictate its course. This further underscores the fundamental need for FIFA's transformational reform and restoring the credibility of the global game.

John Oliver Shows Why FIFA's Sponsors Are Finally Upset With Them

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports

With Sepp Blatter's Saturday meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin serving as window dressing, John Oliver continued his pummeling of FIFA on ...

FIFA's Proposed Reforms Not Enough To Force Real Change, Critics Say

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated his intention to step down and announced a series of reform proposals at a Zurich press conference on Monday, a...

Sepp Blatter Showered In Cash By Protestor During FIFA Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter was treated to his preferred choice of shower on Monday in Zurich, Switzerland, courtesy of British comedian-turn...

FIFA Corruption Draws SEC Scrutiny

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.15.2017 | Sports

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are examining the behavior of several companies with links to FIFA or oth...

Coca-Cola Wrote To FIFA Demanding Reform

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola wants FIFA to clean up its act. The company, a major sponsor of soccer's international governing body, urged FIFA to submit itse...

Robbie Rogers Wants To Be 'Extremely Flamboyant' At Anti-LGBT Russia, Qatar World Cups

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

The world's only gay professional footballer doesn't plan on hiding who he is at the next two World Cups. LA Galaxy fullback Robbie Rogers told The M...