What's new with Team TTO

July 01, 2020

Lewis highlights racial discrimination and gender inequality in sports

"Olympic Order is the Olympic Movement highest award for distinguished contributions to sports. The list…
June 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter movement brings ex-IOC President Brundage under new scrutiny

When the Olympic Games were last held in Tokyo, American multi-millionaire Avery Brundage was President…
June 27, 2020

Opinion: Equality still remains an elusive goal

My professional life has been defined by three principles: excellence, integrity, equality. They were bred…
June 26, 2020

Lewis: IOC law suppresses athletes’ rights

Advocates revamp of rule 50 on Olympic podium protests
June 24, 2020

After Three Olympic Medals, Sprinter Kerron Clement Does His First Pride

For GQ's Give It Up series, Kerron Clement talks about celebrating his first Pride—and the…
June 24, 2020

CANOC President Lewis discusses impact of pandemic on sport in Olympic Day message

Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) President Brian Lewis discussed the impact of the…
June 23, 2020

TTOC observes ‘Olympic Day’

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs (MSYA) Shamfa Cudjoe sent her greetings to commemorate Olympic…

Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

Logo TOKYO 2020 International Olympic Committee
Logo Omega Offical Timekeeper

Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

Welcome to the Olympic Channel Live

Team TTO on Facebook

Team TTO on Twitter

Lewis highlights racial discrimination and gender inequality in sports https://t.co/kBo4RRlsZW
About 17 hours ago
Lewis highlights racial discrimination and gender inequality in sports https://t.co/z5Li1koDcP
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 13:25
Thank you @brentelderinternational for an epic close off to TeamTTO OlympicMonth celebrations 🏋️🏽‍♂️🕺🏽💃🏽… https://t.co/khwPnH5RE8
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 23:52
Black Lives Matter movement brings ex-IOC President Brundage under new scrutiny https://t.co/cDAdcKMmb3
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:29

TeamTTO on Instagram

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

T&T OLYMPIC TEAM TTO PARTNERS

Documents relating to bank accounts allegedly used in the corruption scandal within FIFA were among the first batch of evidence to be handed to United States authorities by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ), it has been announced.

The FOJ claim the accounts could have stored money obtained through bribes in connection with the granting of marketing rights to several tournaments in Latin America and the United States.

They also confirmed they had frozen around $80 million (£54 million/€73 million) in assets in 13 bank accounts, though who the accounts belong to remains unknown.

Authorities in the US have now charged 41 people and entities as part of their corruption investigation, which largely centres on marketing and television deals.

The evidence was handed over following a request from the US.

“Consisting of bank documents, the evidence will be used in criminal proceedings against high-ranking FIFA officials,” the FOJ said in a statement.

“The US authorities can apply to have these assets handed over if they have a legally valid and enforceable seizure ruling from a US court.”

The news marks another step in the ongoing probe into widespread corruption in world football’s governing body after FIFA vice-presidents Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay were among 16 officials indicted by the United States Department of Justice on corruption charges.

Hawit and Napout, former Presidents of CONCACAF and the South American Football Confederation, had been arrested on the morning of a FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich earlier this month, throwing the governing body even further into turmoil.

The FOJ handing evidence over to the American authorities came after former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo was accused of receiving £33,000 ($49,000/€45,000) in bribes each month.

The 83-year-old, who spent Christmas Day in jail, is alleged to have been the recipient of "improper payments" from television companies and sports marketing firms.

Uruguayan prosecutors claim the former President of South American football's governing body CONMBEOL, who also headed his country's Football Association, exploited his positions by taking money from the organisations striving to hold onto their contracts, which were awarded by CONMBEOL, for South American competitions.

Source