Dear Friends and Colleagues, Great honour. Front page. Sunday edition. New York Times. Story I worked on with the great Jere Longman. Fixing and FIFA. Confidential documents and exclusive interviews. http://tinyurl.com/lxfs32d ** Fixed Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup An investigative report by FIFA, obtained by The New York Times, found that a match-rigging syndicate … Continue reading New York Times Investigation
Why are they rioting in Brazil? It is not supposed to happen. Brazil – the football crazed country – is supposed to be hosting the world’s biggest party. Brazil – the home of night-life is supposed to be full of beautiful people who are happiest when playing football, dancing Samba or watching their national team … Continue reading Riots in Brazil: traffic jams, bad schooling and obesity
The Qatari anti-corruption group (oxymoron alert) the International Centre for Sports Security sponsored the Sorbonne University to come up with an academic report on match-fixing in world sport. Tomorrow, in Paris they will release the report. It is entitled “Protecting the Integrity of Sports Competitions: the Last Bet for Modern Sport”. The great and good … Continue reading The ICSS/Sorbonne Report: Is it any good? Not really.