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    IAAF may stop Team Nigeria from Olympics, African Games over ‘missing’ $134,000
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    Nigeria!! Wouldn't expect any less from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
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    Nigeria!! Wouldn't expect any less from them.
    I know a prince they can contact to get the money back. Tell them to contact me for the email address.
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    I have been contacted by several Nigerian Princes seeking an honest, trustworthy person to help them steal millions of dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I have been contacted by several Nigerian Princes seeking an honest, trustworthy person to help them steal millions of dollars.
    Haven't we all?
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    all Nigerian prince humor aside, isn't it just basic human nature for many/most that if somebody writes you a cheque you simply deposit and figure it was on the funder to get it right?
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    IAAF, IOC, FIFA and other global bodies have been encouraging corruption in nations like Nigeria and Kenya for years. They send money to these national associations and don't demand accountability. Its a vote getting mechanism. Even sponsors like Nike are guilty of giving money to the Federation Chiefs.

    http://kenyapage.net/commentary/keny...-kenya-sports/

    It ought to come as no shock therefore that someone received an extra $100,000 and cannot account for it nor refund it.

    The IOC and IAAF should not be sending grants to national association officials. Instead each official should create a grant proposal and the IAAF should fund the proposal with some oversight.
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    $134,000? That's not much more than a Draymond suspension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    all Nigerian prince humor aside, isn't it just basic human nature for many/most that if somebody writes you a cheque you simply deposit and figure it was on the funder to get it right?
    Yep. Especially if it's coming from a large organization with lawyers and accountants. After taking 10 months to bring up the error, the IAAF should eat the amount. Or recoup it by deducting from future amounts planned to be sent to Nigeria, instead of demanding rapid repayment with the threat of punishing athletes who had no control over the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
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    Let he/she without sin, cast the first stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    Let he/she without sin, cast the first stone.
    On that basis I guess we should probably shut down all message boards and social media comment; something I suspect my Prime Minister seemingly wants to do.

    In getting back to Nigeria, the reality is that it's government and government officials rank among the most corrupt on the planet. However, I agree with 18.99 that the IAAF has no moral or ethical right to ban Nigeria's athletes, especially as the catalyst for the corruption was an IAAF cock-up.
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