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Anti-corruption sports organization in works

New momentum for creating a global organization to investigate corruption in sports surfaced as FIFA and UNODC signed a cooperation agreement.

VIENNA (AN) — New momentum for the idea of creating a global organization that would be devoted to investigating widespread corruption surfaced on Monday as FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime signed a new cooperation agreement.

At a meeting in UNODC's Vienna headquarters, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly signed an agreement to address match-fixing, financial corruption and organized crime in football and sporting events. The idea of creating such an organization has been bandied about for at least a decade or more.

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