under heavy criticism. FIFA's current selection process allows countries who want to host the World Cup to submit bids to FIFA. The bidding process allows for politics to become heavily integrated into the overall selection process (Plaja, Steffi). Allowing countries to bid for the ability to host the World Cup provides some countries with a significant advantage over others to win the bid. FIFA's bidding process has allowed politics
Corruption Scores a Hat Trick Against FIFA FIFA has been at the center of a great deal of corruption during the last couple of years. There are endless topics to discuss on the matter of corruption and FIFA, but I wanted to focus on three of the biggest charges of corruption against FIFA, bribery, mistreatment of female athletes, and the use of slave labor to build stadiums to host their games. FIFA has been around for over a century and was a very respectable organization at one time, but that
events of the Olympics and FIFA World Cup. The modern Olympic games began in 1896, since then, there has been a significant increase in the number of bidding candidates. Which has led to an increase in the funds invested in the Olympic bids. Increased expenditure on bids provides evidence, that the future host nations, believe major rewards will be reaped through hosting. These rewards include increased media coverage, leading to globalisation and infrastructural investment which fuels urban regeneration
The Paris bid suffered two setbacks during the IOC inspection visit: a number of strikes and demonstrations coinciding with the visits, and a report that a key member of the bid team, Guy Drut, would face charges over alleged corrupt party political finances. Lord Coe – the head of the London 2012 bid Throughout the process, Paris was widely seen as the favourite, particularly as this was its third bid in recent years.