Ex-governor claims vote-buying for Rio Games

Olympics Jul 5, 2019

Ex-governor claims vote-buying for Rio Games

A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state told a judge on Thursday that he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games. Sergio Cabral said he paid $1.5 million in ...

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Olympics Mar 4, 2017

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote. Le Monde said a company ...

Ex-IAAF chief Diack's son denies receiving Tokyo Olympics bid money

National May 15, 2016

Ex-IAAF chief Diack's son denies receiving Tokyo Olympics bid money

Papa Massata Diack, son of the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has denied allegations that he received money from the Tokyo Olympic bid team through a Singapore bank account in return for helping Tokyo land the 2020 Games. "I haven't ...

Doping probe rips IAAF

More Sports Jan 15, 2016

Doping probe rips IAAF

Track and field's governing body was corrupted from the inside by a "powerful rogue group" led by its president, and they conspired to extort athletes and allow doping Russians to continue competing, a World Anti-Doping Agency probe reported Thursday. Other IAAF leaders were at fault, ...

More Sports / Track & Field Nov 9, 2015

Coe seeking ways to restore IAAF's credibility

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Sunday that his sport faces a "long way back" before it can restore trust and credibility amid the "dark days" of the bribery, extortion and doping cover-up allegations that are shaking track and field. In an interview with AP, Coe ...