Latest Corruption in sports News

Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal rolls on; company apologizes

Feb. 02, 2023 05:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese company embroiled in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal said Thursday it would strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing. Kadokawa “seriously betrayed public trust,” company president Takeshi Natsuno said. He bowed deeply with two other...

Former Thorns trainer sorry for administering painkiller

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

The former Portland Thorns athletic trainer who was dismissed last week after a league investigation determined he distributed a controlled substance to players has apologized. Pierre Soubrier, who is married to U.S. national team defender Crystal Dunn, was among three people...

Scandal hits another Olympic sport in France -- handball

Jan. 25, 2023 13:07 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The head of France's professional handball league resigned Wednesday after pleading guilty to child corruption and child pornography charges — the country's latest sports scandal before it hosts next year's Paris Olympics. In a plea deal reached with prosecutors and...

Ex-Fox execs go on trial in soccer TV rights bribery case

Jan. 17, 2023 20:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former Fox executives went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing South American soccer officials for TV rights to one of the continent’s biggest annual tournaments and using information gathered in the process to help the network’s winning World Cup broadcast bid. It's the...

Ex-Southern Cal official gets 6 months in college bribe case

Jan. 06, 2023 16:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California athletics department official who accepted bribes from the ringleader of a nationwide college admissions scandal to help get often unqualified students into the school as sports recruits was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. ...

Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bid

Dec. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal. Akimoto suggested at a news conference on...

UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club's woes grow

Dec. 01, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Juventus’ off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer. UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor’s office had requested indictments for former...

Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women's soccer scandals

Dec. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EST

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Merritt Paulson’s decision comes nearly two months after a pair of team executives were...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

Nov. 25, 2022 01:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission...