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  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Obama urges FIFA to deliver U.S. World Cup

    07/28/2009 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies · 903+ views
    CNN ^ | 7-28-2009 | CNN
    The president spoke with FIFA head Sepp Blatter in a meeting at the White House on Monday and stated his belief that hosting the event may help to promote the profile of soccer in the United States. Blatter said in a press conference that he has a duty to be impartial to all 11 contenders for the 2018 event -- but confirmed that Obama had appealed to him to "make another move toward United States soccer."