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World Cup

Jimmy Mohlala Update

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Remember Lefika Emerging Equity, the company allegedly behind the corruption besetting the Mbombela World Cup stadium project? They've come up repeatedly in the story of Jimmy Mohlala's murder, and never on the right side: they collaborated with Jacob Dladla, whose crimes Mohlala helped reveal, in various forms of graft and contract fraud; they committed the [.

Jimmy Mohlala Update

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Remember Lefika Emerging Equity, the company allegedly behind the corruption besetting the Mbombela World Cup stadium project? They've come up repeatedly in the story of Jimmy Mohlala's murder, and never on the right side: they collaborated with Jacob Dladla, whose crimes Mohlala helped reveal, in various forms of graft and contract fraud; they committed the [.

Jimmy Mohlala Update: The Nature of World Cup Violence

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Is a major international tournament like the World Cup simply of such importance to humanity that it makes one person's death insignificant? I ask the question because one of the major storylines to have emerged about Jimmy Mohlala's death is that it "raises fresh concerns" about the security of the tournament.

Jimmy Mohlala Update: The Nature of World Cup Violence

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Is a major international tournament like the World Cup simply of such importance to humanity that it makes one person's death insignificant? I ask the question because one of the major storylines to have emerged about Jimmy Mohlala's death is that it "raises fresh concerns" about the security of the tournament.

Jimmy Mohlala Update: The Nature of World Cup Violence

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Is a major international tournament like the World Cup simply of such importance to humanity that it makes one person's death insignificant? I ask the question because one of the major storylines to have emerged about Jimmy Mohlala's death is that it "raises fresh concerns" about the security of the tournament.

Satyam Fraud Gives the World Cup a Satyam-Fraud-Shaped Black Eye

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After two days spent reading about murder and political retribution, you're probably ready for a hot, juicy dose of World Cup-related accounting fraud. Well, cut into this steak, sailor: India's Satyam, one of the six major corporate sponsors of the World Cup (and FIFA's official IT services provider), has been caught massively overreporting its worth, [.

Satyam Fraud Gives the World Cup a Satyam-Fraud-Shaped Black Eye

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After two days spent reading about murder and political retribution, you're probably ready for a hot, juicy dose of World Cup-related accounting fraud. Well, cut into this steak, sailor: India's Satyam, one of the six major corporate sponsors of the World Cup (and FIFA's official IT services provider), has been caught massively overreporting its worth, [.

Satyam Fraud Gives the World Cup a Satyam-Fraud-Shaped Black Eye

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After two days spent reading about murder and political retribution, you're probably ready for a hot, juicy dose of World Cup-related accounting fraud. Well, cut into this steak, sailor: India's Satyam, one of the six major corporate sponsors of the World Cup (and FIFA's official IT services provider), has been caught massively overreporting its worth, [.

Jimmy Mohlala Update

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The police are expecting to make arrests soon. They're also trying to douse rumors that the killing could have been World Cup-related, albeit in terms that will do absolutely nothing to quell the rumors. From Captain Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga police: We don't talk about politics. The police are investigating only murder, that's it.

Jimmy Mohlala Update

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The police are expecting to make arrests soon. They're also trying to douse rumors that the killing could have been World Cup-related, albeit in terms that will do absolutely nothing to quell the rumors. From Captain Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga police: We don't talk about politics. The police are investigating only murder, that's it.

Jimmy Mohlala Update

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The police are expecting to make arrests soon. They're also trying to douse rumors that the killing could have been World Cup-related, albeit in terms that will do absolutely nothing to quell the rumors. From Captain Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga police: We don't talk about politics. The police are investigating only murder, that's it.

Jimmy Mohlala, World Cup Whistleblower, Shot to Death in South Africa

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Jimmy Mohlala, the speaker of the Mbombela municipality in South Africa who exposed corruption surrounding the construction of the Mbombela World Cup Stadium, was shot to death outside his house yesterday. It's too soon to say whether the murder has anything to do with the World Cup, but the timing is certainly odd.

Juventus

Luciano Moggi Sentenced (Cough) to Jail (Cough, Cough)

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By the way, Luciano Moggi the former managing director of Juventus who was at the heart of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 has been sentenced to jail, kind of. He got an 18-month sentence, but won't serve any of it due to the tender provisions of the Italian legal system: the sentence will be suspended during the [.

Luciano Moggi Sentenced (Cough) to Jail (Cough, Cough)

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By the way, Luciano Moggi the former managing director of Juventus who was at the heart of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 has been sentenced to jail, kind of. He got an 18-month sentence, but won't serve any of it due to the tender provisions of the Italian legal system: the sentence will be suspended during the [.

Luciano Moggi Sentenced (Cough) to Jail (Cough, Cough)

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By the way, Luciano Moggi the former managing director of Juventus who was at the heart of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 has been sentenced to jail, kind of. He got an 18-month sentence, but won't serve any of it due to the tender provisions of the Italian legal system: the sentence will be suspended during the [.

FIFA

The Delirious Paradox of Fighting Corruption in Sport

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Last week, the Sports Rights Owners Coalition an umbrella organization for top-level institutions in several sports, including football met with EU representatives in Brussels to discuss a report currently being prepared in the European Parliament on the explosion of online gambling. What was emphasized in the meeting is a matter of dispute: the sports organizations are [.

David Davies Pointlessly Shakes the Very Foundations of FIFA

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David Davies, a former executive director of the FA, is in the press today with a bombshell claim that England were offered votes for cash during their failed bid to host the 2006 World Cup. According to Davies, "an individual well-connected in footballing circles" made the offer over the phone to Adam Crozier, then the [.

The Rest

The Proud Legacy of MLS Goes Down in a Swirl of Over-the-Counter Nutritional Supplements

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Let's get this out of the way. 1) The greatest disgrace of all is the lack of Red Bull jokes in the early coverage of this over-the-counter-drug-fueled horror dream. Seriously, not one "...were they caught drinking Red Bull?" Ives? Offside? Anybody? 2) Bloggers, a pact. Let us have Red Bull jokes.