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Fixing Wrestling, Academics and the Olympics

As the sporting world wrestles with yet more revelations of doping at the Olympics, an excellent analysis of alleged corruption in the Rio Olympics wrestling tournament  has been published by the fight website www.flowrestling.com I single out their articles for a couple of reason. First, to a neutral reader the idea of ‘fixing’ and ‘wrestling’ … Continue reading Fixing Wrestling, Academics and the Olympics

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

Rio Olympics: Why They Should be Postponed or Moved

A brilliant piece of public health analysis by Amir Attaran in last month’s Harvard Public Health Review .  This is the source research that 150 other medical experts agreed with and sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) asking that the Rio de Janeiro Olympics be postponed, moved or canceled.  Read Attaran’s words … Continue reading Rio Olympics: Why They Should be Postponed or Moved

They Have Already Failed: IOC and Interpol

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