were asked to monitor athletes' performances across the international federations' World Championships, World Cups and Grand Prix events which took place this year, and submit a shortlist to the jury.
And Japan has held seven of the competitions since it came under FIFA's umbrella in 2005 and expanded to include each of the champions from the continental associations
Criminal investigations in the United States and Switzerland have resulted in the indictment of dozens of footballofficials and other entities for corruption, many of them serving or former presidents of national or continental associations
The OCA, a sporting body which controls all sports in Asia is one of five continental associations
recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Olympic Charter for " Presidents and persons holding an executive post or senior leadership position within NOCs, world or continental associations
of NOCs, IFs or associations of IFs or other organisations recognised by the IOC" says: " Any IOC member as defined in rule 16.