PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged in athletics graft probe

Sports | 24 May 2019

Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was charged with corruption in the bidding process for this year's world athletics championships in Doha.

Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIn Sports, has been under investigation since March in connection with the bidding process for the 2017 and the 2019 world championships.

Another BeIn executive, Yousef Al-Obaidly, is also under investigation by French justice over the awarding of the 2019 championships to Qatar.

Doha lost out to London to stage the 2017 championships but beat off opposition to host this year's event from Eugene, Oregon in the United States and Barcelona.

The magistrates are looking specifically at two payments of US$3.5 million (HK$27.3 million) in 2011 by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment, a company jointly owned by Al-Khelaifi and his brother Khalid, to a sports marketing firm run by Papa Massata Diack.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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