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2006-06-12 07:33:33

BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA has strongly denied allegations of bribery and corruption made in the BBC television programme Panorama on Sunday night. In a wide-ranging investigation into world soccer's governing body, reporter Andrew Jennings said that senior FIFA officials including president Sepp Blatter and his predecessor Joao Havelange had abused their positions in relation to their former, and now defunct, commercial partner, International Sport and Leisure (ISL). Jennings has...

2006-06-12 07:26:49

BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA has strongly denied allegations of bribery and corruption made in the BBC television programme Panorama on Sunday night. In a wide-ranging investigation into world soccer's governing body, reporter Andrew Jennings said that senior FIFA officials including president Sepp Blatter and his predecessor Joao Havelange had abused their positions in relation to their former, and now defunct, commercial partner, International Sport and Leisure (ISL). Jennings has...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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