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  • Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

    12/09/2019 7:51:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 12/9/2019 | Eric BERNAUDEAU
    Lausanne (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. WADA's executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the "robust" four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from a doping testing laboratory that was handed over to investigators earlier this year. The toughest ever sanctions imposed on Russian state authorities will see government officials barred from attending any major events, while the country will lose the...
  • Obama Sending Attorney General to Zurich to Lobby for World Cup 2022 in U.S. (Really)

    11/29/2010 4:39:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 69 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Mark Knoller
    Attorney General Holder heads to Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow to lobby to bring the World Cup to the U.S. in 2022.Justice Dept. says Holder is making the trip to Zurich at the request of Pres. Obama to show US commitment to host World Cup in 2022. Pres. Obama lost U.S. effort in '09 to host 2016 Summer Olympics. WH hopes Holder's mission to Zurich doesn't end up a Swiss miss.Perhaps we'll find out more about the World Cup mission from Holder's cables in the next WikiLeaks document disclosures.
  • Bill Clinton Reportedly Smashed a Mirror After Hearing Qatar Won the 2022 World Cup Bid

    06/03/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Marissa Payne
    If the “well-placed” source found by The Sydney Morning Herald is to be believed, it seems former President Bill Clinton went into Hulk mode on a Swiss hotel mirror after hearing Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup. The Morning Herald reports : “Bill Clinton looked anything but happy as he strode into the Savoy Baur en Ville hotel in Zurich in December 2010. The receptionists could tell he was irritated, but had no idea just how angry he was. After closing the door to his suite, he reached for an ornament on a table and threw it at a...
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Obama urges FIFA to deliver U.S. World Cup

    07/28/2009 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies · 903+ views
    CNN ^ | 7-28-2009 | CNN
    The president spoke with FIFA head Sepp Blatter in a meeting at the White House on Monday and stated his belief that hosting the event may help to promote the profile of soccer in the United States. Blatter said in a press conference that he has a duty to be impartial to all 11 contenders for the 2018 event -- but confirmed that Obama had appealed to him to "make another move toward United States soccer."