Because when there's shit to get done, the shit goes down to the Bahamas.
Yep, the FIFA Congress is being held at the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.
Imperial. Atlantis. Paradise.
Truly this is the world's game.
Anyway, a bunch of billionaires, ex-players, federation presidents, Olympic representative, and other lovers of perks and patronage are holding a get together starting tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss things that actually matter to the game. Even money is that almost nothing changes. "Hey guys, we could discuss ways to make the games better, or we could use our billions to impress chicks in bikinis."
A sample of people whose lives are better than yours:
There is no shortage of maneuvering at this gathering. Frank Lowy, chairman of Australia's soccer federation, brought his 240-foot yacht into Bahamian waters and is said to be lobbying for a World Cup. A stream of people at dinner Monday waited to greet London Olympics organizing committee head Sebastian Coe. He, too, is trying to lure a World Cup to his country, either the 2018 or 2022 tournament.Anyway, items on the agenda include: changes to the Olympics, the 6+5 rule, drug testing rules, the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (although no lobbying is supposed to take place), and goal line technology. But first... the whores!
No matter what happens, if anything (or nothing) the Bahamians will be happy to have been talked down to for the duration of the activities.
Just one question: Why the fuck does FIFA need to bring "10 tons of material" from their Zurich headquarters?