Feb. 26 – FIFA approves sweeping reforms it hopes will recover its battered reputation… Muted congress with Blatter, Platini, Valcke absent… Optimistic timetable to transform scandal-hit federation. Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
Dec.11 – IOC voices growing concern about impact of US and Swiss investigations into FIFA and announces launch of financial and governance audits of football’s governing body from 2016. Mark Bisson reports from Lausanne.
Oct. 27 – IOC president Thomas Bach takes another swipe at FIFA, urging the scandal-battered world football body to bring about meaningful reforms.
Oct. 9 – IOC chief Thomas Bach issues his strongest critique of FIFA and urges scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility. Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 16 – IOC president Thomas Bach says he has no objection to Germany potentially hosting both the European football championships and Olympics in summer 2024. Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 3 – Sepp Blatter’s term as an IOC member, a position he has held since 1999, ended today. Mark Bisson reports from Kuala Lumpur.
July 30 – IOC president Thomas Bach urges FIFA to deliver wide-scale reforms of the scandal-hit organisation. Mark Bisson reports from Kuala Lumpur
June 9 – Thomas Bach says the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is worse than the IOC’s Salt Lake City affair, saying reforms are “painful but necessary”. Mark Bisson reports.
April 21 – Sepp Blatter signs a letter protesting an explosive speech from Marius Vizer, head of the umbrella association for international federations, who blasted the IOC’s Agenda 2020 reforms and Thomas Bach. Nick Devlin reports from Sochi
Dec. 8 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter backed out of opposing the IOC age limit again today, insisting he’s now a “team player”. Mark Bisson reports from Monaco