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Dec
14

Canada’s Pride

Its nice to be able to write a story where the Canadian sports officials are not burying their heads in the sand or passing the hot potato of accountability as quickly as possible.   This is an exclusive interview with Richard McLaren, the Canadian sports lawyer who investigated the state-sponsored Russian doping system. It is the … Continue reading Canada’s Pride

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Dec
13

Canada’s Shame

The success of Toronto FC aside, Canadian soccer remains an abject embarrassment — not because of quality of play, but because European police and sports officials say a lower-level Canadian league remains a hot spot of corruption and match-fixing. “You are supposed to be honest people,” Kee, a Chinese-Malaysian bookie who runs an illegal gambling … Continue reading Canada’s Shame

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Dec
6

The High-Risk Week for the UEFA Champions League

This is the week for the Champions League fixes. The two matches to watch carefully (I do not say that they will be fixed, I am simply red-flagging the games) are Turkish champions Besiktas versus perennial no-hopers Dynamo Kiev and Juventus versus Dinamo Zagreb.  Yes, the same Dinamo Zagreb of the infamous winking 7-1 loss … Continue reading The High-Risk Week for the UEFA Champions League

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Dec
5

Turkey’s Slow-Motion Coup d’etat, Türkiye’nin ikinci hükümet darbesi

Spare a thought for Turkey.  Türkiye’yi düşünceye ver. In the months since the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has had a second, slow-motion coup.  President Tayyip Erodgan has arrested thousands of journalists, lawyers, professors, soldiers, policemen, prosecutors and university administrators.   This has effectively stopped any opposition. Today, (December 5th) Wikileaks published a cache of over-57,000 … Continue reading Turkey’s Slow-Motion Coup d’etat, Türkiye’nin ikinci hükümet darbesi

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Nov
12

The Aftermath of the U.S. Election & Admitting Failure

This election was about the failure of the media, the pollsters and left-wing parties. Here are two articles by people who know the situation: Bernie Sanders on the failure of the Democratic Party and Glenn Greenwald on the failure of the U.S. media. However, I could not find any pollster who is willing to be honest about … Continue reading The Aftermath of the U.S. Election & Admitting Failure

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Nov
9

What the U.S. Election Result is About

 I said Trump might still win.  Three weeks ago, when the mainstream media and the polls said Hilary Clinton would win.  So what happened?  What is this election result about? This election result is about contempt. It is about the utter disregard that the ‘governing elite’ has had for really important issues and their effects … Continue reading What the U.S. Election Result is About

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Nov
7

The U.S. Election & the $19.2 Trillion Question That No One Talks About

It is the most important question facing America and in this election, filled with personal attacks, few candidates have spoken about it.  A feature article I wrote for the Toronto Star: HOW BIG BANKERS BUY WASHINGTON AND AVOID PRISON The list is long and shameful. The Wachovia Bank helped launder hundreds of millions for Mexican … Continue reading The U.S. Election & the $19.2 Trillion Question That No One Talks About

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Oct
24

Gambling at Manchester United & How to Survive Aleppo

It was a dark night in October 2009. I was in a street bar in Asia. The girls were in the front. The serious men who did the business were at the back.  They were in suits. Scotch whisky bottles open beside them. Their favourite girls pouring their drinks and pouting. They were some of … Continue reading Gambling at Manchester United & How to Survive Aleppo

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Oct
17

Donald Trump may still win the U.S. Presidential Election

I know, I know, I know… most of the media is telling you otherwise. They claim that the U.S. campaign is over. The only thing that they, the journalists, need to do is plan their dresses and tuxedos for the Clinton inauguration ball. Everything else is a formality. The evidence they are using is poll … Continue reading Donald Trump may still win the U.S. Presidential Election

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Oct
7

How to Investigate Sports Corruption without upsetting the Senior Executives

Lets judge them using their own words. Today, (October 7) the Qatari-sponsored International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) prepares to officially launch another alphabet soup of an organisation – the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) or possibly they will announce a shift in their own organization’s deck chairs while attempting to convince the sports world … Continue reading How to Investigate Sports Corruption without upsetting the Senior Executives

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