International Investigation

When 'friend' of Monaco's prince touted to Nike his influence with the IAAF

An individual close to Prince Albert II of Monaco received a hefty commission after sportswear company Nike signed a sponsorship contract with football club AS Monaco. According to documents consulted by Mediapart, during the negotiations the intermediary suggested that the prince, a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations, would “lend his support” for the candidature of the Oregon state city of Eugene, with which Nike is closely associated, to host the world athletics championship. Which it will, in 2021. Prince Albert firmly denies giving "any voting instructions".

Antton Rouget and Michel Henry

18 November 2018 à 20h25

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Login

Despite his high-profile involvement in international sports bodies, Prince Albert II of Monaco, a member of both the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and also of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has remained untarnished by the catalogue of corruption scandals that have over recent years engulfed the world of sport.  

1€ for 15 days

Can be canceled online at any time

I subscribe

Only our readers can buy us

Support a 100% independent newspaper: without subsidies, without advertising, without shareholders

Get your information from a trusted source

Get exclusive access to revelations from an investigative journal

Already subscribed ?

Forgot password ?

See Journal’s homepage