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Former FIFA president loses appeal against six-year ban

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations.

He led the global soccer body for 17 years until he resigned in June.The 80 year old was then banned from all football-related activities the following December by FIFA’s Ethics Committee along with the then UEFA President Michel Platini.

The men were banned over a payment of $1.98 million that FIFA made to Platini in 2011 with Blatter’s approval for work done a decade earlier.

Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General says, “The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rendered today its decision in the arbitration between Joseph (Sepp) Blatter and FIFA. The appeal of Mr. Blatter has been dismissed, accordingly the decision rendered by the FIFA appeals committee in February this year remains in force and Mr. Blatter remains banned from taking part in any football related activity at national or international level for six years as of October 8, 2015 and must still pay a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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