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January 2024: CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues, technical director Dorival Junior. (Photo: Imago)

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Warmonger Putin, skater Valieva. (Photo: President of Russia)

Kamila Valieva is banned retrospectively for four years

In a crushing blow for Vladimir Putin's old-style propaganda system and its systematic doping of young athletes, figure skater Kamila Valieva has been handed a four-year suspension for her positive test in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympic in Beijing.

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European Aquatics: united in total lack of transparency

European Aquatics: united in total lack of transparency

The head of Portugal's leading sports institute "repudiates and condemns" the lack of truth in statements made by António Silva, he has told national media on a day when the controversial, "self-suspended" boss of Portuguese swimming was reelected president of European Aquatics in Athens.

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The circle of life on Olympic Heights

The circle of life on Olympic Heights

The next chapters in the integrity saga surrounding the presidents of European Aquatics, the old and the new: António Silva gives a largely strange, world record-breakingly long interview to save his presidency, while Paolo Barelli claims a legal victory before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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The Royals: Queen Letizia, King Felipe, Wannabe King António Silva. (Photo: LEN / European Aquatics)

When sporting bodies believe they're above the law

What is all the talk about good governance worth? Portugal and swimming regulators at global, European and domestic levels, now face the age-old question of what to do when national laws rule you unfit to govern but the sports family thinks it knows better.

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Where Olympic sports reform finds itself in choppy seas

Where Olympic sports reform finds itself in choppy seas

Swimming’s new Integrity Unit faces its first test of independence as questions swirl around European Aquatics’ Portuguese president António Silva. The board will have an emergency meeting this evening to fend a serious threat to Silva’s re-election later this month.

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FIFA will start the tail between the legs of Chad (and Guinea)

FIFA will start the tail between the legs of Chad (and Guinea)

Coming in large numbers to Chad to impose its single-candidate election, FIFA is for the moment empty-handed: the public prosecutor has cancelled the elections, and the security forces have prevented FIFA from passing in force. A failure after that of Guinea a few days earlier.

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Bruno Gares. (Photo: IMAGO/PanoramiC)

Touche fatale: what's going on in French fencing?

A few month before the Olympic Games, heralded by the IOC as a renewal of the movement, French sports are still tainted by the most serious scandals at all levels. The latest instance being the mysterious departure of the former president of the fencing federation, Bruno Gares.

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Bruno Gares. (Photo: IMAGO/PanoramiC)

Touche fatale: que se passe-t-il dans l’escrime française ?

A la veille des Jeux olympiques, présentés par le CIO comme le renouveau du mouvement, le sport français reste marqué par les plus graves scandales à tous les niveaux. Dernier exemple en date: le départ mystérieux et les affaires de l'ancien président de la fédération d’escrime, Bruno Gares.

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Jens Weinreich

Jens Weinreich

We would like to introduce you to some of our authors and partners. Each of them is an expert in a particular field – and well known in that subject area and in the region where the authors are based, but certainly not by all members, readers and subscribers, of THE INQUISITOR.

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The case of Insidethegames: beware of Russian propaganda

The case of Insidethegames: beware of Russian propaganda

Just in time for the birthday of the Russian would-be oligarch Umar Kremlev, the final sale of the media platform Insidethegames was announced. The new owners, who operate through a strange corporate construct, are old acquaintances and associates of Kremlin-affiliated Kremlev.

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Human rights abuser Sheikh Salman (FIFA, Bahrain), human slaughterer Mohamed Bin Salman, Infantino, butcher Putin.

FIFA World Cup 2034 Saudi Arabia™

The news behind the news on the 2030 World Cup is that the 2034 World Cup will go to the sporting rogue state of Saudi Arabia and the chainsaw monster MBS. It sounds weird: FIFA does not act worse in awarding its mega-events than the IOC does with the Olympics, but comparatively transparently.

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Romain Molina

Romain Molina

We would like to introduce you to some of our authors and partners. Each of them is an expert in a particular field – and well known in that subject area and in the region where the authors are based, but certainly not by all readers and subscribers of THE INQUISITOR.

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Lúcio de Castro

Lúcio de Castro

We would like to introduce you to some of our authors and partners. Each of them is an expert in a particular field – and well known in that subject area and in the region where the authors are based, but certainly not by all readers and subscribers of THE INQUISITOR.

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Mumbai: Opening ceremony of the IOC session. (Photo: IOC/Greg Martin)

Let's build something great and create a robust new media

Welcome to THE INQUISITOR! We're creating an outstanding independent media outlet in the global sports business that focuses on the core tasks of journalism: truth, incorruptibility, investigation, enlightenment, documentation, information, explanation and excellent analysis.

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Frequently asked questions about THE INQUISITOR

THE INQUISITOR aims to be the world’s leading independent, investigative media dealing with organised sports crime and governance that lacks transparency and integrity, focussing on the Olympic system but including non-olympic sports and organisations.

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Fatma Samoura, outgoing General Secretary, FIFA Deity Gianni Infantino. (Photo: FIFA/Twitter)

"I love you, president"

Fatma Samoura is stepping down as FIFA's General Secretary. There is no reason to regret that. There is no reason to celebrate Samoura for anything. The woman from Senegal is a princely paid mascot of FIFA dictator Gianni Infantino. She has always covered up for his dirty dealings.

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What did Fatma Samoura contribute to football?

What did Fatma Samoura contribute to football?

It was not long ago in the Rwandan capital Kigali following FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s re-election by acclamation that Fatma Samoura yelled “I love you, president,” but the love story between the world federation and its current secretary general has come to an end.

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More than a betting operator

More than a betting operator

Russian-owned betting company 1XBet has been declared bankrupt and owes millions. Yet it still operates, using porn stars to attract punters, and is a partner of FC Barcelona. It expanded into Ukraine, but was recently banned for its support of Putin’s war machine.

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The outlier in football

The outlier in football

Football has long had a problem with female executives. At the UEFA Congress, the Norwegian FA president Lise Klaveness clearly lost the election for the Executive Committee against the male majority, many of whom have questionable CVs.

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Spree of buying clubs threatens football integrity

Investors assembling a portfolio of football clubs is changing football and existing regulation may not be big enough to cope with the burgeoning phenomenom of multi-club ownerships, which has tied up more than 9,000 football players and swathes of financially weak smaller clubs.

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Sun Yang, 2016. (Photo: JD Lasica/Cruiseable)

Lost in translation

What we won’t miss: Sun Yang & an entourage that still has questions to answer over 2014 doping positive.

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The coalition of Olympic perpetrators

The coalition of Olympic perpetrators

The IOC and the Olympic federations are obliged to punish Russia and its warmonger, Vladimir Putin. Jens Weinreich calls for a comprehensive independent criminal investigation of the longstanding deep connection of the Olympic institutions with the Kremlin within the framework of the EU.

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Vladimir Putin stripped of FINA Order

Vladimir Putin stripped of FINA Order

FINA has stripped Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia and aggressor in the invasion of Ukraine, of the highest honour of the global regulator, the FINA Order, granted in 2014.

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Why I don’t cover the Propaganda Games in Beijing

Normally, for most of the Winter and Summer Games I have covered so far, thirteen times in total, I started my coverage exactly one week before the Opening Ceremony. Today I would like to outline why I did not fly to Beijing, to the Genocide and Propaganda Games of CCP

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Wild West: gambling advertising at Premier League grounds

Wild West: gambling advertising at Premier League grounds

Did you place a bet over the Christmas period? You certainly wouldn’t be alone. Betting on sports is big business, and the FA Premier League (FAPL) is globally recognised as football’s most commercially successful league. And online sports betting is a regulated, legal activity in the UK.

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Fixing friendlies – zero scrutiny

Low level club friendlies remain at greater risk of match fixing but football’s international governing bodies are doing little or nothing to try and regulate what are essentially privately organised fixtures with no integrity safeguarding.

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