|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues
| Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed his ignorance and forced
FIFA to distance itself from the remarks, suggesting via a spokeswoman on
Thursday that they were his "personal views" and "do not reflect the views or position of FIFA."|
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|It's time for FIFA to move out of the Alps|
It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in
charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?
|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and demonstrate the nation's passion for the game. FIFA continues to work tirelessly to support the
global development of the game in partnership with all of our 209 member associations."|
-- Statement issued by a FIFA spokeswoman, disowning comments by Francois Carrard, the recently appointed independent chairman of FIFA's 15-person reform committee, in the Swiss newspaper La Matin Dimanche. Carrard had questioned why American
authorities were investigating corruption in soccer, which he described as "just an ethnic sport for girls in schools" in the United States. (Reuters)