Olympic ‘kingmaker’ faces 5-day forgery trial in Swiss court

Eugene Hoshiko

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, left, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), and IOC President Thomas Bach talk prior to the opening of the ANOC general assembly in Tokyo. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial in Switzerland this month accused of forgery in a case linked to political rivalry in Kuwait’s royal family. Lawyers for the sheikh say he will attend the hearing listed by a criminal court in Geneva to run from Feb. 22-26, 2021.