Sports World: Conmebol boss 'corrupt', claims prosecutor

Conmebol boss 'corrupt', claims prosecutor

MONTEVIDEO • Former Fifa vice-president Eugenio Figueredo received millions of dollars in bribes throughout his career at the top of South American football, prosecutors claimed on Friday.

The 83-year-old was extradited from Switzerland and spent Christmas in jail pending a trial which could see him imprisoned for up to 15 years.

Late on Friday, he was admitted to a Montevideo hospital with chest pain but was expected to return to his cell in a matter of hours, said the prosecutor in his case, Juan Gomez. He added that evidence given by Figueredo showed that the official was corrupt.

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Russian sports minister supports weghtlifter

MOSCOW • Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko on Friday threw his support behind world champion weightlifter Aleksey Lovchev, 26, who has been banned for suspected doping.

He tested positive for the growth hormone Ipamorelin.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe