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Football 24 Jul 2020 | 6:33 PM

Swiss attorney general offers to quit after court rebuke over FIFA meeting

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber offered to resign on Friday after a court concluded he covered up a meeting with FIFA head Gianni Infantino and lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding soccer's governing body.

Football 18 Jun 2019 | 11:45 PM Premium

Court removes top Swiss prosecutor from FIFA case on concern over bias

ZURICH (Reuters) - A court ordered Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber to recuse himself from the federal prosecutors' investigation into corruption in world football, ruling that his closed-door meetings with the head of FIFA raised the appearance of bias.

Football 10 May 2019 | 6:42 PM Premium

Swiss attorney general blasts investigation into handling of FIFA probe

BERN (Reuters) - Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber on Friday called a disciplinary probe into his conduct in a soccer corruption investigation an attack on his office's independence.

Football 16 Nov 2018 | 9:48 PM Premium

Swiss prosecutor cleared in FIFA probe, to leave job

ZURICH (Reuters) - A top Swiss federal prosecutor has been cleared of wrongdoing after being suspended amid questions about his conduct during investigations into suspected corruption surrounding world soccer body FIFA, a special prosecutor in Zurich said on Friday.

Motorsport 06 Nov 2018 | 8:16 PM Premium

Brazilian Sette Camara joins McLaren young driver programme

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara has joined McLaren's young driver programme in a test and development role, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Motorsport 20 Feb 2018 | 10:23 PM Premium

Motor racing - McLaren agree long-term deal with Petrobras

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions McLaren have agreed a long-term partnership with Brazilian state oil company Petrobras, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.

Other Sport 23 May 2017 | 10:14 PM Premium

Brazilian police arrest several former politicians over World Cup investigation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

Athletics 03 Mar 2017 | 11:26 PM Premium

IOC says ethics committee looking into Rio payment claims

Rio de Janeiro (Reuters) - Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the Games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member before the vote.

Other Sport 01 Sep 2016 | 5:45 AM Premium

Brazil's Petrobras to pay $3.25 million to aid troubled Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it will spend 10.5 million reais ($3.25 million/£2.4 million) to buy marketing rights to the financially troubled Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.