November 14, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) The head of the Polish Volleyball Federation and the chief of a security firm have been detained by the country's anti-corruption office.

In September, amid great national support and joy, Poland won the world championship, which it hosted. It is to host the European Championship in 2017.

Officers of the state Central Anti-Corruption Office detained federation president Miroslaw Przedpelski and the unnamed head of a security firm on suspicion of corruption, spokeswoman Malgorzata Matuszak-Tocha told The Associated Press on Friday.

She refused to elaborate, saying the corruption case was developing.

The federation said on its website that investigators wanted to see documents concerning the organization of the world championship, which were made available.

Federation spokesman Janusz Uznanski said the detentions were ''difficult and very sad news for the federation,'' but required a ''thorough clarification.''

The office of Warsaw's regional prosecutor said it was analyzing the file submitted by the anti-corruption office.

For a few months in 2012, on a motion from the prosecutors, the anti-corruption office investigated the federation's financing and promotion campaign ahead of the championship, but the probe was discontinued.

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