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Head of International Keith Oliver, and Associate Craig Hogg discuss Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption in sports organisations in LawInSport

In October last year, Belgian authorities charged 19 people, including referees, agents and football coaches with alleged fraud or match-fixing, in a scandal which sent shockwaves through European football, and triggered a fresh examination into the business of sport. This was a disappointing revelation, but one which should serve to fortify efforts undertaken by sports clubs and governing bodies currently looking to institute effective anti-corruption policies. In light of these events, this article briefly examines recent examples of corruption in sport, before highlighting how sports organisations can draw on Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption. Read more