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IOC clears Russia's Verchenova to compete at Rio: IGF

IOC clears Russia's Verchenova to compete at Rio: IGF

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the eligibility of Russian golfer Maria Verchenova to compete at the Rio Olympic Games, the International Golf Federation (IGF) said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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Carrard panel starts reform work for crisis-hit FIFA

Carrard panel starts reform work for crisis-hit FIFA

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A panel steering reforms of football's crisis-hit governing body started work Wednesday on its mission to assist FIFA alter & restore its credibility.

Former IOC director general Francois Carrard chaired a 12-member group of football officials & lawyers which began a two-day session at a hotel next to Switzerland's parliament.

Members of Carrard's team, all picked by FIFA's six continental confederations, declined comment before the Swiss lawyer's scheduled news conference on Thursday.

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Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious about reform: IOC

Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious approximately reform: IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) – Swiss Francois Carrard is the right man to head scandal-plagued FIFA's reform task force & his appointment shows soccer's ruling body is serious approximately changing, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

The 77-year-old, who was the IOC's director general for 14 years until 2003 & led the organization through its own crisis following the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics vote scandal, was named head of FIFA's reform committee on Tuesday.

"The appointment … is a strong signal that FIFA is serious approximately adopting far-reaching reforms," IOC director general Christophe De Kepper told Reuters in an e-mail.

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Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious about reform: IOC

Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious approximately reform: IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) – Swiss Francois Carrard is the right man to head scandal-plagued FIFA's reform task force & his appointment shows soccer's ruling body is serious approximately changing, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

The 77-year-old, who was the IOC's director general for 14 years until 2003 & led the organization through its own crisis following the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics vote scandal, was named head of FIFA's reform committee on Tuesday.

"The appointment … is a strong signal that FIFA is serious approximately adopting far-reaching reforms," IOC director general Christophe De Kepper told Reuters in an e-mail.

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Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious about reform: IOC

Carrard appointment shows FIFA serious approximately reform: IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) – Swiss Francois Carrard is the right man to head scandal-plagued FIFA's reform task force & his appointment shows soccer's ruling body is serious approximately changing, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

The 77-year-old, who was the IOC's director general for 14 years until 2003 & led the organization through its own crisis following the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics vote scandal, was named head of FIFA's reform committee on Tuesday.

"The appointment … is a strong signal that FIFA is serious approximately adopting far-reaching reforms," IOC director general Christophe De Kepper told Reuters in an e-mail.

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Soccer-FIFA name ex-IOC official Carrard to head reform task force

Soccer-FIFA name ex-IOC official Carrard to head reform task force

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ZURICH, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard has been appointed as chairman of the new FIFA reform task force, the governing body for world football said on Tuesday.

The 77-year-old Swiss, who guided the IOC through its own corruption scandal following the vote for 2002 Winter Olympics, won by Salt Lake City, will head an 11-person group charged with reforming the scandal-plagued FIFA.

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Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA cannot make credible changes in the last months of Sepp Blatter's leadership of the scandal-hit body, former presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Monday.

The Jordanian prince moreover doubted the worth of FIFA's in-house reforms task force which is supported by Michel Platini, his former ally & now front-runner to succeed Blatter in the Feb. 26 election.

''I don't think anybody will take any decisions that are credible in the current situation,'' Prince Ali told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday.

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Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA cannot make credible changes in the last months of Sepp Blatter's leadership of the scandal-hit body, former presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Monday.

The Jordanian prince moreover doubted the worth of FIFA's in-house reforms task force which is supported by Michel Platini, his former ally & now front-runner to succeed Blatter in the Feb. 26 election.

''I don't think anybody will take any decisions that are credible in the current situation,'' Prince Ali told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday.

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Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

Prince Ali: FIFA cannot be credible while Blatter leads

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA cannot make credible changes in the last months of Sepp Blatter's leadership of the scandal-hit body, former presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Monday.

The Jordanian prince moreover doubted the worth of FIFA's in-house reforms task force which is supported by Michel Platini, his former ally & now front-runner to succeed Blatter in the Feb. 26 election.

''I don't think anybody will take any decisions that are credible in the current situation,'' Prince Ali told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday.

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FIFA approaches former IOC official Carrard for reform role

FIFA approaches former IOC official Carrard for reform role

By Simon Evans

ZURICH (Reuters) – Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard has been asked by scandal-plagued global soccer body FIFA to head its Reform Task Force, the Swiss lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.

"I have been approached & I will make a decision next week," said the 77-year-old Carrard, who was IOC director general from 1989 to 2003, when that organization dealt with its own corruption scandal.

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