We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 11:03 | 29/1/16

Coe denies 2017 bribery warning

Embattled athletics chief refutes story

IAAF President Sebastian Coe has denied a report which claims he warned UK Athletics (UKA) about allegations of bribery before the vote was held for the 2017 World Championships.

The boss of UKA, Ed Warner, said he was warned by a "very senior IAAF person" about brown envelopes of cash being distributed before the vote took place, a vote which London subsequently won.

Coe, who was elected president last August, has repeatedly denied he knew about major corruption within athletics during his time as IAAF vice-president but the Daily Mail claim that two witnesses insist Coe warned the bid team at the time.

However, the IAAF has released a statement denying the allegations saying he had "no knowledge of bribes being offered or received".

Coe led London's final presentation bid for the 2011 vote for the right to host the 2017 championships, beating off stiff competition from Doha.

The Qatari capital however, was subsequently awarded the next World Championships, due to take place in 2019.

The Qatar Athletics Federation has always denied any wrongdoing during the voting process, but according to Warner the IAAF's ethics commission is investigating both Doha bids.

French prosecutors meanwhile are looking into the decision to award the 2021 World Championships to Eugene, Oregon, the town which has historic strong links with sportswear giants Nike. Coe resigned as an ambassador for the company last month after heavy criticism of his continuation in the position following his election to head the IAAF.

Eugene is believed to have been awarded the right to host the event without the usual full bidding process taking place first.

Blame players for Bracewell exit, Wilson says

22:53 | 13/9/17

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson says the players are to blame for John Bracewell's exit as the national team's head coach.


Dockrell looking forward to Gayle test

18:08 | 12/9/17

Ireland off-spinner George Dockrell has fond memories of the last time he faced West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle in a one-day international.


Winning Grand Tour Triple Crown is 'humanly impossible', says Roche

12:24 | 11/9/17

Following Chris Froome’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double, 1987 Triple Crown champion Stephen Roche has said a Grand Tour Triple Crown is “hum...


Hickey steps down from IOC's executive board

09:43 | 11/9/17

Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role on the International Olympic Committee's executive board.


Ford appointed new Ireland cricket head coach

11:13 | 9/9/17

Graham Ford has been announced as the new head coach of the Ireland cricket team.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.