The FIFA Council has voted to replace the heads of both chambers of its Ethics committee, Eckert and Borbély. The two hit back in a statement claiming that this signals the end of FIFA’s reforms. FIFA has also chosen to part with Miguel Maduro, Head of FIFA’s governance and review committee.
Without any apparent justification, Bahraini authorities have barred German reporter Robert Kempe, who has written critically about Bahraini sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, from entering the country to attend the FIFA Congress.
The EAA’s suggestion to erase athletic records not living up to new criteria for anti-doping prompted accusations of doping cover-ups performed by EAA president Svein Arne Hansen during his time as head of the Bislett Games.