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Apr
15

Tim Donaghy former Mob-Linked NBA Referee to speak at Launch of University of New Haven’s Graduate Certificate in Sports Integrity

Zoom Presentation, Wednesday, April 22nd – 18.30 pm (EST) “I was slowly learning that NBA referees had their own way of officiating a professional basketball game…” Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy will be delivering the first annual sports integrity address for the Investigations Program, University of New Haven. This event will launch the Sports Integrity … Continue reading Tim Donaghy former Mob-Linked NBA Referee to speak at Launch of University of New Haven’s Graduate Certificate in Sports Integrity

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Feb
17

One of our Greats is Gone…

Harry Gregg is dead. Gregg was the best Manchester United player ever. He was the best, not because of his considerable playing skills, but because he was the hero of the Munich Air Crash. He ran back to the burning plane and pulled out the wounded before a massive explosion blew it up. He was … Continue reading One of our Greats is Gone…

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Jul
4

They are protesting the wrong war. The real story of July 4th, 1776 & slavery

They are protesting the wrong war. In this time of historical flux, when protestors pull down Confederate statues and the U.S. President Donald Trump speaks of ‘mob rule’. its time to tell the facts of the first, real, civil war of American history. The results of which are celebrated on this July 4th weekend. For, … Continue reading They are protesting the wrong war. The real story of July 4th, 1776 & slavery

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Mar
23

Covid-19… Now for the Really Bad News

There are more – far more – viruses, like Covid-19 out there. That is the view from the scientific literature that – like many of the things during this crazy time – is really terrifying. One article tells of a group of dedicated Chinese researchers in the provinces around Wuhan discovering thousands of similar viruses. … Continue reading Covid-19… Now for the Really Bad News

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Nov
5

Strategic Deception and the Sporting World

How the UNODC and IOC have created a movement that purports to fight sports corruption but actually puts it in reverse. ”The West are wishful thinkers, we will give them what they want to think…” Feliks Dzerzhinsky – Founder of the Soviet Spy Services Back in the day, things were not going well for the … Continue reading Strategic Deception and the Sporting World

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Oct
16

How to Survive an International Sports Integrity Conference

You ain’t in Kansas anymore Dorothy. Back in the day, international sports integrity conferences – like Play the Game, happening right now in Colorado Springs – were jovial affairs where independent journalists, saddened whistle-blowers and beleaguered sports officials could meet, chat, drink and sometimes dance. Now, everything has changed. Sports are battle grounds of geopolitical … Continue reading How to Survive an International Sports Integrity Conference

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Oct
10

The Worst Mass Murderers in History & the NBA

  They are the worst mass murderers in the history of humanity and they have chosen to face down the National Basketball Association (NBA). If you missed this week’s foreboding story of communist Chinese taking umbrage at a seven-word tweet by a relatively unknown (by international standards) NBA manager, this is what happened. Daryl Morey … Continue reading The Worst Mass Murderers in History & the NBA

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Aug
16

’Sometimes we fixed more games than we could bet’

In an exclusive interview with Play the Game, a former match-fixer tells how effectively criminal syndicates are still manipulating sports results despite all initiatives against it. The whole approach against match-fixing could be wrong, Declan Hill reports.  This was first printed at: https://www.playthegame.org/news/news-articles/2019/0584_sometimes-we-fixed-more-games-than-we-could-bet/ ** The knock came late at night. Marko Stanovic – whose name … Continue reading ’Sometimes we fixed more games than we could bet’

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Jul
31

Red Mafia & Black Mafia: Asian Police-Political Theater and Sports Gambling

There are two events occurring in Asia that show the close links between organized crime and top government officials. 

The first is in Hong Kong. The territory – nominally, an independent part of China under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ agreement hammered out with the departing Brits in 1997, is in the grip of a … Continue reading Red Mafia & Black Mafia: Asian Police-Political Theater and Sports Gambling

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Jul
19

Beauty, Chaos and Tales of Match-Fixing at the Africa Cup of Nations

For those who have not been following the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), it has been a classic example of the beauty and chaos of Africa’s football world. “In French football you know that 10% of the money will disappear, in African football it is 90%” Joseph Antoine Bell, ex-Cameroon, Olympique de Marseille and … Continue reading Beauty, Chaos and Tales of Match-Fixing at the Africa Cup of Nations

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