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Bin Hammam begins appeal process - 25 Aug 2011

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former Asian football president recently given a lifetime ban by FIFA, has launched an appeal – but added that he did not expect to win his case. read more

Foreign broadcasts get October ruling - 02 Aug 2011

The ruling in the Premier League’s battle with a UK publican over unauthorised broadcasting of its matches will be delivered on 4th October in the European Court of Justice – according to media reports. read more

Bin Hammam wants evidence made public - 25 Jul 2011

Former Asia football chief Mohammed Bin Hammam has revealed on his website that he wants the evidence presented to FIFA that resulted in his lifetime ban from the sport, to be made public. read more

F1 chief accused of paying bribe - 20 Jul 2011

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone and one of his companies have been formally accused of paying over £27.3m in bribes to a German banker – according to state prosecutors in Munich. read more

Qatar bid informant claims she lied - 11 Jul 2011

The Qatar 2022 whistleblower, who made a series of allegations of corruption involving FIFA executive committee members and Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, has claimed she lied – because she wanted revenge on the team after losing her campaign job. read more

West Ham to sue over stadium claims - 04 Jul 2011

West Ham United is to take legal action against Tottenham Hotspur and The Sunday Times following allegations that an Olympic Park Legacy Company employee had been taking paid consultancy work for West Ham Football Club during its bid for the Olympic stadium. read more

Report suggests Hammam cheated - 23 Jun 2011

A secret report by FIFA’s ethics committee suggests that the presidential candidate for football’s governing body, Mohammed bin Hammam, did try to bribe officials during his campaign to defeat long-standing chief Sepp Blatter. read more

IOC steps up illegal betting fight - 16 Jun 2011

A working group led by the IOC and comprising of government ministers, as well as representatives from Interpol, the United Nations, national Olympic committees, international federations, and athletes, has agreed to set up three sub-groups to work on detailed objectives in the fight against irregular and illegal betting in sport. read more

Blatter set to stay despite delay calls - 01 Jun 2011

Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks set to win a fourth term in office unopposed on Wednesday, despite late calls from the English and Scottish Football Associations for a postponement. read more

Twitter traffic up after injunction rush - 24 May 2011

Traffic on social networking site Twitter spiked at 22% at the weekend, as ‘tweeters’ rushed to discover information about the footballer who had taken out an injunction against the site – according to research from the measurement company Experian Hitwise. read more

Triesman makes FIFA bribes claims - 11 May 2011

Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has made claims that four FIFA members sought bribes in a bid to sell their vote during the 2018 World Cup campaign – which England eventually lost. read more

Mosley loses privacy case - 11 May 2011

Former Formula One boss Max Mosley has lost his legal challenge to force newspapers to warn people before publishing stories on their private lives – after a European court ruled that such a system would have a ‘chilling effect’ on the press. read more

FIFA reveals anti match-fixing plan - 10 May 2011

Football’s world governing body FIFA, has unveiled an anti-corruption programme in a bid to crack down on match fixing and illegal betting. read more

FIFA to investigate match-fixing probe - 06 May 2011

FIFA, the governing body of world football, is investigating claims that over 300 matches, spanning three continents, have been influenced by match-fixing – according to media reports. read more

Delhi 2010 Games chief arrested - 26 Apr 2011

Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, has been arrested by Indian police and is reportedly set to be charged after a probe into allegations of widespread corruption at the 2010 event. read more

Wimbledon calls for changes to tax laws - 20 Apr 2011

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, organiser of the Wimbledon tournament, has revealed that this year's men's and women's champions will receive £1.1m - a rise of 10% in prize money - but has called for changes to tax laws to ensure that the top players continue to compete. read more

Spurs goes to court over 2012 stadium - 14 Apr 2011

Tottenham Hotspur has launched legal action at London's High Court for a judicial review of West Ham United's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Stadium. read more

Spurs in new judicial threat - 31 Mar 2011

Tottenham Hotspur has demanded answers from the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) over West Ham’s successful bid for the London Olympic stadium – which could result in possible court action by the club. read more

Doping most serious threat for Olympics - 18 Mar 2011

Doping is the most serious threat to next year’s London 2012 Olympic Games – according to the minister of Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson. read more

Ticket touts face Olympic-size fine - 11 Mar 2011

Ticket touts at the London Olympic Games could face fines of up to £20,000 after the home secretary announced the limit is set to rise. read more

Olympic clampdown on ambush marketing - 09 Mar 2011

Olympic venues will be protected from marketing stunts during London 2012 after organisers announced measures against unauthorised trading around the venues. read more

MORRISONS LOOKS FOR FIFA COMPENSATION - 14 Dec 2010

Supermarket chain Morrisons has blasted FIFA over England's failed World Cup bid and has instructed lawyers in Switzerland to examine whether compensation can be claimed. read more

HIGGINS CLEARED OF MATCH-FIXING BUT FINED - 09 Sep 2010

Snooker player John Higgins has been cleared of match-fixing but has been banned for six months and fined £75,000 for breaching snooker rules around betting.

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IOC to expand betting monitors - 07 Sep 2010

The International Olympic Committee is to expand its monitoring activity of betting syndicates after admitting its concern that such activity is not isolated to cricket and that the London 2012 Olympics could be a target for match-fixing. read more

ICC to hire neutral to determine Pakistan fate - 06 Sep 2010

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will appoint an independent commissioner to determine the fate of the three Pakistani players fighting spot-fixing charges as the scandal continues to dominate cricket. read more

Pakistan batsman hits out at newspaper 'sting' - 06 Sep 2010

Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed has claimed that his comments have been ‘inaccurately reported’ after his interview published in the UK newspaper the News of the World cast further allegations on his team-mates of match-fixing. read more

ICC looks to make quick Pakistan decision - 31 Aug 2010

The International Cricket Council is looking to make a decision by the weekend on the next course of action following the match-fixing claims made against four Pakistan cricketers as the sport continues to be rocked by the betting scandal. read more

Premier League unveils new ownership rules - 04 Aug 2010

Following Portsmouth’s collapse into administration last season, the Premier League has introduced a number of new financial regulations aimed at ensuring that prospective club owners can sustain their investments. read more

Rooney wins £4.3m agency pay case - 16 Jul 2010

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has defeated an attempt by his former agents to sue him for £4.3m in a payments dispute. read more

Bolt blames UK tax laws for GP no-show - 13 Jul 2010

Usain Bolt has revealed that he will not compete at next month’s Aviva London Grand Prix because of Britain's stringent tax laws. read more

Police target £20,000 Wimbledon ticket touts - 29 Jun 2010

Police are targeting touts at Wimbledon that are selling tickets to watch Andy Murray matches for as much as £20,000 each. read more

OFT to review London 2012 Visa payments - 24 Jun 2010

The Office of Fair Trading is reviewing restrictions put in place for the London 2012 Olympics which require fans buying tickets by card for the Games to only use Visa payments systems. read more

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