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DOJ investigating global sports organizations for corruption

Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo: Milos Bicanski / Getty Images

Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in "a far-reaching investigation of international sports corruption," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The DOJ is investigating "possible racketeering, money laundering and honest services fraud charges," over track and field championships and "bids for various other elite competitions." They're seeking information from major sports organizations like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.