- Associated Press - Friday, January 7, 2011

DOHA, QATAR (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized the IOC while defending his own organization against corruption allegations, saying that the Olympic body handles its finances “like a housewife.”

Blatter has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1999. He says FIFA is more transparent than the IOC, and has also backtracked on plans to create a new anti-corruption commission.

He says “our accounts are open to everyone. … The IOC does it like a housewife. She receives some money and she spends some money.”

Blatter also says the IOC “has no transparency,” and that any transparency was left to the Olympic-sanctioned sports themselves.

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