Fired FIFA ethics officials set up advice agency in Zurich
ZURICH (AP) — The judge and prosecutor removed from FIFA's ethics committee in May have set up an agency to advise on integrity in sports.
The new Sports Governance Unit says German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely will lead the Zurich-based firm.
The agency says "fans and sponsors expect more and more transparency and organizational governance standards."
GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic family of sports is in a period of turmoil one year after a troubled Rio de Janeiro Games.
A slew of critical headlines for sport's world governing bodies in the past week has tarnished soccer's FIFA, swimming's FINA and boxing's AIBA organizations.
A common theme is allegations of financial mismanagement to retain power and influence in the sports governance world that typically involves first-class travel, five-star hotels and access to political leaders.