It was the best of trials. It was the worst of conferences. Lets start with the best. In Paris, last week, a proverbial rocket hit the world of sport. The former head of the International Athletic Association Federations (IAAF) – Lamine Diack – was convicted of collecting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.The actual … Continue reading It was the best of trials. It was the worst of conferences.
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He was one of the best. Yet in the end, he was brought down in a futile attempt to fix a little team in a forgettable tournament. For those readers who do not follow the intricacies of the Singaporean legal system, you may have missed the story this week, that one was imprisoned for … Continue reading Requiem for a Fixer
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!