Latest Corruption in sports News

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Jan. 15, 2019 3:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body. Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and then took no questions from...

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 12, 2019 5:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation,...

IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

Jan. 11, 2019 10:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal...

French prosecutors' office: IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda placed under formal investigation for alleged corruption

Jan. 11, 2019 4:20 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors' office: IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda placed under formal investigation for alleged corruption.

Spanish police arrest tennis players in match-fixing ring

Jan. 10, 2019 8:22 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say 28 professional tennis players, including one who participated in last year's U.S. Open, have been linked to an international organized group accused of fixing matches. Authorities said on Thursday the players tainted results after taking bribes from an Armenian ring that...

Former USC assistant coach pleads guilty in corruption case

Jan. 2, 2019 6:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Tony Bland's plea in Manhattan...

Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP's top 10 sports stories

Dec. 24, 2018 1:23 PM EST

A list of the top 10 sports stories of 2018, as voted on by Associated Press members and editors: 1. Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives decadeslong prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and U.S. Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow...

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino in talks with Greek team

Dec. 20, 2018 5:09 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is in talks with the basketball club Panathinaikos about its coaching vacancy, a Greek team official said Thursday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. The...

House panel finds Olympic leaders valued image over safety

Dec. 20, 2018 4:42 PM EST

A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system's handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar and others...

Tennis governing bodies promise to address corruption issues

Dec. 19, 2018 2:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tennis' governing bodies have promised to deliver a "timely implementation" of recommendations to tackle corruption in the sport. An independent review of corruption in tennis was prompted after the BBC and BuzzFeed News published reports in January 2016 alleging that governing bodies ignored...