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Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract
TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Seventy-two hours after their radical plans for major changes in English football became public, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United were given a blunt reminder on Wednesday of the simple reality of the very power structure they have sought to overturn.
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it was "very worried" by the reported ousting of the interim president of weightlifting's troubled governing body.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s 4-2 loss to Brazil in the South American World Cup qualifiers was tainted by the referee’s "gross errors" and should be reviewed and corrected, Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Plans for major changes to the structure and finances of English football, known as 'Project Big Picture', have caused a furious debate. Ahead of a series of meetings this week, here is a Q&A looking at the main issues.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Premier League clubs will break their silence over the much criticised proposals for major changes to the structure of England's top flight, when they meet this week amidst talk of a 'civil war' within the game.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Radical proposals to change English football backed by heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United have been met with swift criticism but Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry insists he will push forward with the plan.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Proposals from Liverpool, Manchester United and the Football League (EFL) for major changes to the structure of the Premier League were met with swift criticism from England's top flight on Sunday and the UK government and fans.
MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi could be convinced to stay at Barcelona beyond this season, despite interest from Manchester City, according to his former team mate Luis Suarez.
(Reuters) - Briton Sarah Lewis has been removed as secretary general of the International Ski Federation (FIS) following a confidence vote, the sport's governing body said on Friday.