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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Three weeks away and much to discuss. Lets begin with the non-action of the Olympic integrity officials. They have already failed. In case you missed it amidst the barrage of fancy sounding “anti-corruption” conferences and announcements from various bureaucrats about how they are fighting hard against fixing, leaving no stone turned, standing vigilant, etc, etc … Continue reading They Have Already Failed: IOC and Interpol
What to do if you’re a Canadian soccer fan. It is very simple. Cheer the players: Boo the soccer officials. Anytime a FIFA official walks on the pitch or addresses the crowd: boo and jeer them. For good measure, make signs that denounce them. At these international events, FIFA officials’ usual trick is to make … Continue reading Loud Booing, Bridge of Lies & South African Fix
For the last two weeks we have had to endure a wave of noise about Canadian athletes drive for excellence. The usual clichés have been spouted about our country “punching above our weight”. We have even had the unseemly sight of an executive for a PR company telling us that all this good feeling … Continue reading Canada’s Excellence at Sports – not!