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The Inevitability of Denial in the Corruption of Sport.

June 10, 2015 1:55 pm0 comments
The Inevitability of Denial in the Corruption of Sport.

The merging of power and financial reward in sport brings a heady mix of hedonistic fame and fortune and with it the temptation to cheat and corrupt your way to the top. This is nothing new but with the increasing monetary gain that all sports people can achieve the temptation is that much greater. It […]

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Exclusion in Brazil aggravates political landscape

March 25, 2013 3:55 pm1 comment
Exclusion in Brazil aggravates political landscape

There was once a cheater called Renan Calheiros. He was born in Alagoas, Brazil. In the seventies, during Brazil’s military dictatorship, he stood for democracy and the end of a bi-partisan era, affiliating himself to the Brazilian Democratic Movement (Movimento Democrático Brasileiro). Fast forward a few decades later, as the […]

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Corruption Rife in Snooker?

October 14, 2012 4:09 pm0 comments
Corruption Rife in Snooker?

  It’s been two years since John Higgins was cleared of allegations made by News of The World regarding match-fixing. The incident shocked snooker fans around the world but was greeted by a customary silence amongst the players and close members of the snooker community until now, as Joe Jogia […]

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South Africa at the Crossroads III: Lessons of Marikana

October 4, 2012 4:07 pm0 comments
South Africa at the Crossroads III: Lessons of Marikana

Striking miners at Marikana in South Africa have won a historic victory. The disgraceful shootings last month (August 16) saw 34 miners killed by police, 78 wounded AND 270 arrested and accused of their colleagues’ murders in a kind of sick, Orwellian twist. Despite beatings, widely alleged torture and harassment, the strike not only […]

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Britain “not in a position” to prevent Olympics match fixing

July 26, 2012 1:00 pm0 comments
Britain “not in a position” to prevent Olympics match fixing

Industry experts have expressed their concerns that match fixing and sports fraud will pose a serious threat to the London Olympics, which are due to start in a few days, since offshore operators cannot be obliged to share information with sporting bodies, the UK Gambling Commission (GC) or the London Organising […]

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