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„Soca Warriors vs Jack the Ripper“

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Es sieht so aus, als sollten die Fußballer aus Trinidad & Tobago nach vielen Jahren doch noch ein bisschen Geld für die WM-Qualifikation 2006 und die Teilnahme an der Endrunde in Deutschland erhalten.

Jack Austin Warner, die FIFA-Skandalnudel, inzwischen Transportminister auf den Inseln und in Kürze wieder WM-Gastgeber, hatte sie mächtig geschröpft. Die Spieler sind vier Jahre lang von Anwalt zu Anwalt, Schlichter zu Schlichter und Gericht zu Gericht gezogen.

Mein Freund Lasana Liburd, der schon etliche Privatgeschäfte von Jack the Ripper enthüllt hat und immer an der Prämien-Geschichte drangeblieben ist, fasst im Trinidad Express die jüngsten Entwicklungen zusammen:

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Peter Hargitay und die FIFA: Fakten, Gerüchte, Freundschaften und Mandate

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VANCOUVER. Im Beitrag über den bevorstehenden Kampf um die FIFA-Prä­sident­schaft habe ich etwas nicht zweifelsfrei korrekt dargestellt. Peter Hargitay (links im Bild), vormaliger Berater des FIFA-Präsidenten Joseph Macchiavelli Blatter und des FIFA-Exekutivmitglieds Mohamed Bin Hammam, weist mich darauf hin, dass er im FIFA-Wahlkampf nicht von Bin Hammam mandatiert ist.

Ich hatte geschrieben, er würde für Bin Hammam „werkeln“. Peter Hargitay verlangt nicht, dass ich etwas richtigstelle, doch mir ist das ein Vergnügen. Ich stelle gern Sachverhalte richtig, weil es doch auch mir hilft, die Dinge besser zu verstehen und Zusammenhänge zu begreifen. Bei der Gelegenheit habe ich ihn auch gleich gefragt, ob er für Jack Warner arbeitet und wie er für Australiens WM-Bewerbung vertraglich eingespannt ist.

Peter Hargitay und Joseph Blatter, Doha 2003

Hat „keinerlei Mandat“ von seinem Freund bin Hammam: Peter Hargitay, hier zufällig anno 2003 in Doha links hinter seinem Freund Sepp Blatter abgelichtet.

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Christer Ahl: Hassan Moustafa and the priority of personal enrichment

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by Christer Ahl, former chairman of the IHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission Last weekend the German magazine ‚Der Spiegel‘ has revealed that Hassan Moustafa, president of the International Handball federation (IHF) had been under a personal contract with the Sportfive marketing agency, with a remuneration of 602,000 Euro, during a period for which Sportfive … Read more

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WADA: Ten years – ten challenges

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By Dag Vidar Hanstad

OSLO. In the first week of December a meeting attended by many celebrities marked the 10th anniversary of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Stockholm, Sweden. Not surprisingly the representatives agreed that WADA has been a great success. This was underlined by the president of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, who reminded the assembly about the status of anti-doping before WADA:

Anti-doping was ineffective, we had no standards for testing and no harmonization regarding sanctions. WADA has helped change attitudes towards doping and doping is now widely recognized for what it is: a corrosive evil that threatens the integrity of sports

… he said to the members of WADA Foundation Board in Stockholm City Hall.

The IOC is one of the organizations that carries out anti-doping work with more credibility than it could previously. Nevertheless, perhaps, the most significant development in the past ten years has been the increasing involvement of public authorities.

Governments have, in addition to their involvement in WADA, transformed a common policy into the UNESCO Convention which provides a legal framework in which all governments can address the use of drugs. Operations by governmental units, such as the police and customs, have unmasked drug use, for example BALCO in the USA and Operación Puerto in Spain. This seems to have taken anti-doping work in a new direction.

But despite these claims of progress anti-doping activity and WADA are still likely to face numerous challenges in the decade ahead. I have picked ten areas where I feel there is still work to be done.

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Der CAS im Fall Pechstein: „abuse of science, bordering to fraud“?

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Der holländische Chemometriker Klaas Faber erhebt nach dem Studium des CAS-Urteils im Blutdoping-Fall Claudia Pechstein heftige Vorwürfe. Er spricht von Missbrauch, Fälschung, Betrug – „abuse of science, bordering to fraud“ – und begründet das auch.

Klaas Faber, der für Pechsteins Verteidigung ein Gutachten erstellte, hat die Diskussion hier im Blog lange verfolgt und diesen Beitrag exklusiv für www.jensweinreich.de geschrieben. Es darf weiter diskutiert werden:

By Klaas Faber

The conclusion of ‘doping‘ is a result of extensive shopping in the data (‘torture the data until they confess‘), followed by a great deal of ‘hineininterpretieren‘, for lack of a suitable term in English.

Here follows a relatively short explanation as to why I am convinced that the conclusion of ‘doping‘ is an abuse of science, bordering to fraud.

Let me first introduce myself. I am a basic scientist (PhD) who has worked, for example, in a forensic institute for two years (1996-1998). Due to my various previous occupations, I was in an excellent position to prove, with a former colleague, that generally the conclusions drawn from the current biological passport are based on flawed logic [1]. This scientific work was the basis of the expert opinion [2] that I prepared for Mrs. Pechstein’s defence.

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WADA-Generalsekretär David Howman sagt …

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Ich finde das sehr nett von David Howman, dass er Fragen der Leser hier im Blog live beantwortet. Gestern Abend hat das leider nicht mehr geklappt – aber während der Mittagspause der IOC-Session. Herbert hat in den Kommentaren einige Fragen aufgeworfen, die ich flink hineinkopiere – die Antworten hat David Howman in Einfingermethode in meinen Laptop gehackt. Hatte aber nicht viel Zeit, verständlich, wenn er von bloggenden Wegelagerern überfallen wird. Also, Herbert, bitte nicht enttäuscht sein. (Übrigens, Herbert, journalistisch packende und raffinierte Fragen zu formulieren, ist gar nicht so einfach, oder?)

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Open letter to the IOC President and the IOC: call for action against all forms of corruption in sport

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Zum Thema: Braucht es eine Welt-Anti-Korruptions-Agentur im Sport: Open letter to the IOC President and the International Olympic Committee, gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark on the occasion of the 121st IOC Session and the XIII IOC Congress Call for action against all forms of corruption in sport Dear President Rogge and IOC Members, We believe the … Read more

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The IOC, the 2016 bidding race and the question of a secrect, democratic election

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The major Olympic decision this year is the election of the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 on the 2nd October in Copenhagen. This is the climax of a tough two-year-long worldwide competition. The bidding cities, and the finalists Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, have spent hundreds of millions of US-dollars over the years. And they have planned billions of dollars for their Olympic projects. The final day of the race at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen is going to attract extraordinary worldwide attention. Head of states and government ministers from all four bidding countries are expected in Copenhagen.

All bidders expect a truly free, transparent and democratic election system. It is up to the International Olympic Committee, which was described as the „least accountable global organisation“ in the 2008 Global Accountability Report, to provide such an election system.

Several IOC members, talking to me under the condition of anonymity, have raised questions about the election system. They have criticized the so called Electronic Voting System (EVS) which was introduced by the IOC at the 111th Session in 2000 in Sydney.

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The ISL bribery system: 138 million CHF for senior officials in the Olympic world

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As promised the other day: The extended and overworked version of my presentation at Play the Game conference last week in Coventry – with important backgrounds about the new „associate member“ of the Olympic Journalists Association:

The ISL bribery system: 138 million CHF for high-ranking officials in the Olympic world

A few weeks ago I had several discussions with IHF-President Hassan Moustafa. He told me:

We are a Handball-family. If anybody has a problem, we have to find a solution within our family – not outside the family.

I have heard quotes like this before. My old friend Joseph Blatter once said:

We don’t go to strangers. If we do have problems in our family, we use to solve the problems in the family. What happens in our family is not a topic for a jurisdiction outside our family. Regular courts are not a part of our family.

In this picture we can see Joseph Blatter with his longtime friend Jean-Marie Weber. They are members of the family, both the FIFA-President, also a member of the IOC, and the man who has paid an unbelievable amount on bribes to other family members. They are longtime friends.

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Mario Goijman und die Nachwehen des Volleygates

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Ich habe Mario Goijman, den tapferen Argentinier, schon oft gewürdigt, hier und anderswo. Ich hatte Tränen in den Augen, als der wunderbare Mario 2005 bei der vierten Play-the-Game-Konferenz in Kopenhagen den Ehrenpreis erhielt. Die Bekanntschaft mit Goijman, sein unglaublicher Kampf, sein fulminanter Vortrag damals und seine einzigartige Webseite, auf der er das VOLLEYGATE dokumentiert, haben mich schwer … Read more

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Ein Protokoll aus dem Reich des Pharao: Zahlungen des DHB

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Ein kleines Leckerli, Lektüre fürs Wochenende: Das Protokoll der Councilsitzung des Handball-Weltverbandes IHF Ende Januar in Zagreb. Minutes of Council Meeting No. 10, 31 January 2009 in Zagreb CRO, Sheraton Hotel Zagreb (pdf, 618 KB) Es geht natürlich einmal mehr um die Reisekosten, die der schwer familiär veranlagte Pharao Hassan Moustafa („Wir sind ein sauberer … Read more

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