FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports
FIFA President Sepp Blatter listens to other speakers during the opening press conference for the FIFA Women's Under 20 World Cup in Toronto, Ontario on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (Peter Power / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:31PM EDT
ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business.
FIFA says its president Sepp Blatter will open the Sept. 19 meeting which aims to "elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports."
Taking part are FIFA ethics committee chairmen Michael Garcia and Joachim Eckert, who have investigated widespread allegations of corruption implicating football officials and World Cup hosting bidders.
Sports stars scheduled to attend include India cricket great Sachin Tendulkar and two-time Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt of Germany, the organizers say.
Speakers include Transparency International sports adviser Sylvia Schenk and international criminal prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo of Argentina, the original candidate for Garcia's FIFA position.
FIFA says the event will "propose a substantial agenda for action."