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    Gianni Infantino Is Not a Game Changer—He’s FIFA’s Ultimate Company Man

    A few days after the dramatic dawn raid that led to the arrest of world football officials at the Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich in May 2015, Sepp Blatter, the incumbent FIFA president, was re-elected unopposed. Soon after, officials concluded that Blatter was involved in a “ dishonest payment ” to former

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    Budapest 2024 snub highlights need for Olympic changes, insiders say

    Budapest's withdrawal from bidding for the 2024 summer Olympics, a process already marred by a string of exits, highlights the need for changes to the Games model, insiders say. The Olympic Games were once the most hotly contested sports commodity in the world, but in recent years the IOC have seen

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Relief and disappointment as Budapest gives up 2024 Olympic dream

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  • Budapest to Withdraw From 2024 Olympics Bidding, Leaving Los Angeles and Paris
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    Budapest to Withdraw From 2024 Olympics Bidding, Leaving Los Angeles and Paris

    Budapest will drop out of the race to stage the 2024 Olympic Games, leaving Los Angeles and Paris the only cities now bidding to stage the event. A spokesman for the Hungarian government told news agency Reuters that a “lack of political unity” was responsible for the decision, made Wednesday at a

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