Is there real money in Olympic sport? For FIFA, yes; for others, not so much

PALM DESERT, October 11, 2017 – If the root of all evil, as it is said, is money, then it’s no wonder why the biggest scandals in international sport involved FIFA and the International Olympic Committee.

Because that’s where the money is.

We explore just how much money FIFA has, notably in comparison to some of the other international federations who publishing their financials, such as the governing bodies for cycling and swimming, among others. The details are in our Lane One commentary, plus:

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