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Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe


Added 05-25-19 03:03:01am EST - “The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

GENEVA (AP) - The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.

Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi - who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports, and sits on the executive committee of European soccer body UEFA - in “active corruption.” They linked him on Thursday to payments allegedly helping Doha win hosting rights for track and field’s world championships.

The IAAF, track’s governing body based in Monaco, is at the core of allegations of bribery, extortion and systematic doping.

Russian runner Liliya Shobukhova won three straight Chicago Marathons from 2009-11, and also won in London.

In 2014, when she was eventually banned, she turned whistleblower. German network ARD alleged in a landmark program about Russian doping that Shobukhova received a 300,000 euro ($336,000) refund for her cheating being exposed.

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