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Chung Mong-Joon wants to guide world football's governing body Fifa with a global vision
30/07/2015 - Football

Chung Mong-joon joins race to lead Fifa, as tussle with Platini begins

A day after the former French skipper Michel Platini said he wanted to become president of the world game's governing body, former Fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon declared his interest in heading ...
Michel Platini has led European football's governing body Uefa since 2007. He wants to become president of the organisation that oversees the game globally.
29/07/2015 - football

Michel Platini launches bid to lead Fifa

The battle is on to replace Sepp Blatter as boss of world football's governing body Fifa. The former France skipper Michel Platini says he wants the top job.
Usain Bolt will face stiff competition to retain his sprint titles at next month's world championships in Beijing.
24/07/2015 - athletics

Bolt relaunches world championship bid at scene of Olympic glory

Usain Bolt is the undisputed showman of athletics. He has the medals and the world records.
Usain Bolt's preparations for the 2015 world championships have been hit by injury
01/07/2015 - athletics

Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meets

Paris will miss out on Usain Bolt on Saturday due to a leg injury that forced the self-styled "living legend" to withdraw from the Diamond League meet.
Sepp Blatter has been head of Fifa since 1998.
28/06/2015 - football

Blatter urged to stand by resignation pledge

Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body Fifa, has been urged to stand by his decision to quit as head of the organisation. Blatter, 79, announced on 2 June that he would step down at an extraordinary Fifa congress between December and March 2016.

Laurent Bourgnon in the harbour at Saint-Malo, France, prior to the start of the transatlantic solo race "Route du Rhum" , 6 November 1998.
25/06/2015 - France - Switzerland

French-Swiss yachtsman Bourgnon reported missing while diving in French Polynesia

French-Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing while diving in French Polynesia on Wednesday.
HSBC helped the wealthy dodge billions of euros in taxes
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

France nets record 20 billion euros from tax dodgers

France collected a record 19.3 billion euros from tax avoiders in 2014, officials announced on Tuesday. A further 852.6 million euros was collected from chasing up benefit fraud.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka
06/06/2015 - Roland Garros 2015

Can mercurial Wawrinka face up to serial winner Djokovic at Roland Garros men's final?

This year's Roland Garros men's final will not be the first time that Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic have met on the court. 

Trinidadian politician and former Fifa official Jack Warner
04/06/2015 - RFI interview: Fifa - Trinidad and Tobago

Jack Warner threatens to link Trinidad PM to Fifa corruption probe in extradition row

Former Fifa official Jack Warner has repeated his threat to wreak revenge on Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar over his planned extradition to the US in the ongoing corruption scandal affecting football’s world governing body.

Michel Platini (R) with Sepp Blatter on Friday
03/06/2015 - FRANCE - World football

France backs Platini for Fifa boss, Interpol issues arrest warrants

French football personalities and political leaders backed Uefa chief Michel Platini to become head of Fifa after the shock resignation of Sepp Blatter as president of world football's scandal-hit ...