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Olympics And FIFA Enmeshed In Intolerance, Lies, Deception, Greed, Corruption And Human Rights Scandals Globally

Olympics And FIFA Enmeshed In Intolerance, Lies, Deception, Greed, Corruption And Human Rights Scandals Globally
Once upon a time, long ago, the Olympics were a place where cultures exchanged ideas, and nations showed off their best athletes, and that was true up until about the 1960’s. Olypics were still amateurs, consisting mainly of students or soldiers. 
Company logos and advertising or sponsorships were unknown and not considered in good taste. There were no 100 MILLION dollar huge corporate sponsors back then. 
Things have changed. Now the Olympics is more like a professional wrestling event, set up for show, with corruption, intolerance, human rights scandals, petty politics, profit and greed all showing up as the norm, not the exception.

FIFA is another global organization mired in corruption and scandal just like the Olympics, as it tries to explain away a 1 BILLION dollar ‘reserve’ fund, taking all of the profits from it’s events all for itself and more.. 

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA CORRUPTION AND SCANDAL AROUND 2000 OLYMPICS

A report looking at the corruption that tarnished Sydney’s bid to host the Olympics.

BRIBERY OF OFFICIALS AND SCANDAL SURROUND OLYMPICS 2002 GAMES

Canadians are rightfully upset when it is discovered that Utah used bribery to get the 2002 Winter Olympics. If Utah or the IOC had any integrity at all they would have revoked Utah’s bid & held the games in Calgary. 

INTOLERANCE AND CORRUPTION AS 30 BILLION DISAPPEARS IN 2014 RUSSIAN OLYMPICS

Most corrupt Olympics ever: Why Sochi’s “above and beyond” what we’ve seen before
Olympic-sized corruption plagues Sochi Winter Games, report claimsThursday May 30, 2013
MOSCOW — Russian businessmen and officials close to President Vladimir Putin have stolen up to $30 billion from funds intended for preparations for.. Sochi Winter Olympics, according to a report released on Thursday by opposition leaders. 

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/30/18631119-olympic-sized-corruption-plagues-sochi-winter-games-report-claims

FUNDING AND HUMAN RIGHTS SCANDALS MORE THE RULE IN OLYMPICS THESE DAYS

FIVE-RING CIRCUS

Supposed to, anyway. Because as University of Toronto sociologist Helen Jefferson Lenskyj points out, Olympics that aren’t beset by funding and human-rights scandals have become more the exception than the rule these days. In Sydney in 2000, it was Australia’s horrible treatment of its indigenous peoples, andthreats to deal in force with aboriginal protestors who planned demonstrations during the games. In Beijing in 2008, it was China’s record of repressing all dissent, not to mention its forced relocation of perhaps 1.5 million people to make way for all those shiny new Olympic facilities. For that matter, Atlanta officials displaced an estimated 36,000 people to clear the way for the 1996 Games, while arresting homeless people to ensure that they wouldn’t sully their city’s TV image — something that’s become a bit of a tradition for Olympic host cities.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/67485026/olympic-games-are-now-full-of-oppression-and-corruption

CANCEL 2020 OLYMPICS IN JAPAN; WHY HOLD EVENTS IN A RADIATION CONTAMINATED CITY/NATION THAT LIES ABOUT THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER AND CANNOT EVEN FACE OR TELL THE TRUTH? 

The Olympics in Tokyo were awarded only after PM Abe promised the Olympic Committee that all ‘radiation stayed in the harbor’ and none reached Tokyo. This absurd and nonsensical farce and lie convinced the FIFA committee to ‘award’ Japan the 2020 Olympics. 
Cancel 2020 Olympics In Tokyo Japan – Dr. Mita Calls For Evacuation Of Tokyo; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/will-2020-olympics-in-tokyo-japan.html

FIFA OFFICIAL CORRUPTION ARRESTS FOR 2018 AND 2022 GAMES

FIFA corruption arrests: All you need to know about the scandal surrounding top officials in Zurich
Seven FIFA executives arrested on corruption charges
The officials are suspected to have received millions in paid bribes
FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb among those detained after hotel raid
Criminal proceedings launched into award of 2018 and 2022 World Cups
Electronic data and documents also seized in raid on FIFA headquarters
Who is Jeffrey Webb? Background of FIFA vice president
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3099161/FIFA-corruption-arrests-need-know-scandal-surrounding-officials-Zurich.html#ixzz3bMWe0ZAy

SOUTH AFRICA AGREED TO SET UP WORLD CUP PRO FIFA COURTS, AND FIFA ADVERTISER ‘FORCED’ BRAZIL TO PASS LAWS CONTRARY TO ITS PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY


https://youtu.be/DlJEt2KU33I

SUMMARY

Just like politics is muddied and corrupted by money, so is sports. The only way to clean it up is to take the money out of it. If the participants do not get paid, if the events cannot be sponsored and if advertising during the event cannot be sold, then the only people participating will be more likely to do it for the love of the game, rather than being involved due to the money and power. 
FIFA and the Olympic Committee could do a lot to clean up their image and reputation. How about sponsoring community events that promote interfaith relations, peace and human rights, as a REQUIREMENT to host the games? 
How about offering talks and workshops before, during and after the games, about how sports can help bring a community together instead of dividing it into the haves and the poor have nots, who are excluded from the games and often bear the brunt of relocation, retribution, arrests, etc? 
When greed, corruption and absolute power is the only game in town, with a label of sports attached to it, what message and lesson is sent to the kids, who will make up the next generations?

At the very least, both FIFA and the Olympics could be based on a completely transparent set of financial disclosures. Anyone and everyone should be able to see all of the financial transactions going on around and within the organizations and their events, as well as who is getting the money in the end. Trust is built through disclosure and transparency, not through secrecy, bribes, corruption and lies. 

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