Sports ruling bodies

BSP has always said sports ruling bodies are corrupt to some extent. One of the worst when it comes to actually breaking laws is soccer’s ruling body, FIFA. This organization has not only compiled $1.5 billion in cash reserves, it has awarded World Cups to Qatar and Russia. The Qatar stadium construction has resulted in nearly 1,000 dead migrant workers, while Russia won the event after invading Crimea.  In 2011, FIFA launched an internal corruption investigation, but a former U.S. prosecutor assigned to oversee the investigation resigned after FIFA blocked it’s release. Anyway, several FIFA officials were arrested after indictment by the Department of Justice.

Corruption is the downfall of international sports. The FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has been avoiding travel to the United States. An opponent in the FIFA election, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, stated he had been approached by persons requesting money in exchange for votes. Apparently, Blatter has not been asked for bribes. 

FIFA is terrible, but the Olympics are nearly as bad. We already know about Salt Lake City. American sports aren’t nearly as corrupt but they aren’t as pure as the driven snow either. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if there was more under the hood than we’ve been led to believe.


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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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