PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

A French judge has charged the president of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with corruption over Qatari bids to host the world athletics championships 2019.
Vamsi Athreya

Last Updated: May 25,2019 09:00 IST

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

25 May 2019 Current Affairs:

A French judge has charged the president of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with corruption over Qatari bids to host the world athletics championships 2019.
Two payments totalling $3.5m (£2.8m), made in 2011, are under scrutiny.
London won the bidding to host the championships in 2017, but Qatar is hosting this year's championships in September - October.
It is alleged that the payments were made by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment - of which Nasser Al-Khelaifi is chairman - to another firm run by the son of Lamine Diack, ex-president of the IAAF, the world athletics governing body.
About 2019 World Championships in Athletics:
Edition: 17th
Dates: 27 September and 6 October 2019
Host City: Doha, Qatar
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium

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