Media chief charged over World Athletics Championships bid - News Summed Up

Media chief charged over World Athletics Championships bid


Al-Obaidly has denied the allegations of corruption against him FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GETTY IMAGESThe head of the Qatar-owned sports TV channel BeIN is facing corruption allegations in France over Doha’s successful bid to host the world athletics championships this autumn. Yousef al-Obaidly, the right-hand man of the Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaïfi and a board member of the French football club, has issued a statement denying the allegations. According to Le Monde, a French judge has indicted Al-Obaidly for “active corruption”, with money allegedly having been paid to the son of the former IAAF president Lamine Diack, who will be a key witness in the case and who will be charged with “passive corruption”. London beat Doha to host the 2017 world championships in the vote in 2011, but Doha then succeeded in winning a subsequent bid in…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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