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Football 27 Feb 2016 | 11:55 AM

U.S. authorities question Citigroup about transactions in FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it has received questions from U.S. federal authorities investigating the role of financial institutions in alleged corruption and money laundering involving FIFA.

Football 05 Mar 2014 | 10:42 AM

Mexico to seize soccer club Gallos amid Citi probe - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government will take control of first division soccer club Gallos Blancos de Queretaro, whose owner is the chief executive of a company at the center of a money-laundering probe involving Citigroup's Mexican subsidiary, a high-ranking government official said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 21 Mar 2016 | 11:09 PM

Citi puts Rio Olympic ad dollars behind gymnast Gabby Douglas, rugby

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will go to the Rio Games this year with a sponsorship roster deep in household names like gymnast Gabby Douglas and beach volleyball's Kerri Walsh Jennings, but the U.S. bank is also betting on rugby, a new Olympic sport unfamiliar to many Americans.

Football 04 Jun 2015 | 12:47 AM

Insight - Banks wary of doing FIFA business in wake of bribery scandal

ST. LOUIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The disclosure that some of the world's largest banks had been used as a conduit for bribes allegedly paid to football officials has prompted the banks to scrutinize their ties with FIFA, and could make it more difficult for the sport's powerful governing body to move money around the world.

Golf 06 Apr 2019 | 4:01 AM

Golf - Women get their day at Augusta but Burk still teeing off

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Women will have their day at Augusta National on Saturday when the golf club, once ground zero in the gender equality battle, hosts the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA).

Other Sport 02 Aug 2017 | 5:45 AM

Sponsors may be tempted by Olympics return to Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Even if it is more than a decade away, a Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2028 may be a boost to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) efforts to extend its lucrative contracts with top sponsors such as Visa Inc and Coca-Cola Co, Olympic sponsorship experts said.

Football 22 Jun 2017 | 11:09 PM

U.S. banks look to rebuild European football from the ground up

LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadia are making a push into Europe, signing a major deal with English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur last month.

Other Sport 16 Jun 2017 | 11:01 PM

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsor deal with IOC early

NEW YORK/BERLIN (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, reflecting the U.S. fast-food giant's focus on its core business as well as rising Olympics sponsorship costs and declining TV ratings.