Integrity and corruption in sport

Catherine Ordway, Hayden Opie

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Over the past 20 years, highly publicised instances of doping, match-fixing and corruption in the governance of sports organisations, which in some cases are linked to betting and organised crime, have become a matter for grave concern to sports and wider communities around the world. This chapter introduces a number of key concepts and issues concerning the “integrity of sport”. Tackling cheating to win, cheating to lose or corporate corruption, requires sports administrators, athletes, policy makers and law enforcement officers to work collaboratively to draw on a range of risk countermeasures and mitigation solutions. A number of leading countermeasures and solutions are identified and explained. They include and range from good governance practices through intelligence-gathering and enhancement of athlete welfare to disciplinary and penal measures. Keywords: sport, integrity, corruption, doping, match-fixing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Issues in Global Sport Management
EditorsNico Schulenkorf, Stephen Frawley
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781317434641, 9781315692883
ISBN (Print)9781317434641
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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NameCritical Issues in Global Sport Management


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