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Friday, September 19 saw the first World Summit of Ethics in Sport conference to bring together stakeholders, including athletes, sponsors, academics and politicians, at the headquarters of FIFA, world football’s governing body.
The anti-corruption pressure group Transparency International (TI) has published an updated Working Paper on Sport at a time the campaign group says when key areas where sport is vulnerable to corruption are in focus: match-fixing, ethics in sport and the bidding for and hosting of big sporting events.
The campaigners stress that anti-corruption is a matter for the sports world. Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than 145 billion dollars. But corruption and challenges to governance threaten to undermine all the good that sport can do.
To download the eight-page document visit – http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/sport_and_corruption_game_on.