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Qatar ‘will be moved’ to hold Qatar World Cup, says Fifa official

Fifa has played down claims from its own general secretary that the 2022 World Cup can take place in Qatar only if the country is transported, sandbag by sandbag, somewhere else.

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Posted: Jan 11th, 2014
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Qatar awarded 2022 World Sauna Cup

The international governing body for competitive Sauna, FISA, has surprisingly selected Qatar to hold the prestigious Sauna World Championships in 2022 despite hot favourites Norway already having extensive, world-class facilities in place.

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Posted: Oct 7th, 2013
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Sochi winter games mocked for derisory levels of corruption

Claims that a mere $30bn has been stolen so far in connection with preparations for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games have been met with barely concealed derision by representatives from the world‘s major sporting organisations and other international bodies.

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Posted: May 31st, 2013
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Man who shook hands with Sepp Blatter apologises ‘for causing offence’

a simple gesture of respect and reconciliation, leaving the other hand free to accept cashA man who yesterday shook hands with embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter has sought to downplay the significance of his actions and apologise for any offence he may have caused.

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Posted: Nov 19th, 2011
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BBC to scrap Match of the Day in favour of FIFA2012

BBC officials announced today that they will no longer be showing Match of the Day in its current format and will replace the show with EA Sports’ award-winning FIFA2012 game. The move comes after researchers from the BBC Archive Unit analysed 20 years of MOTD commentary and realised nobody would be any the wiser.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2011
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