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  • English FA to hire anti-corruption experts to cope with match-fix threat

    By Alex Miller 21 June 2011 The Football Association’s concerns over gambling-related corruption has prompted the governing body to hire external expert advisers to deal with the threat. Sportingintelligence can reveal the FA has already started a tender process that will end with a contract for an independent private-sector firm to run an education programme for […]

  • Head of Wada calls for global anti-corruption body

    By Nick Harris in Budapest 23 February 2011 David Howman, the director-general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, has today called for the establishment of a global anti-corruption agency to tackle malpractice ranging from match-fixing to institutional corruption. In a statement released at the European Union Sports Forum, which concluded today in Hungary, Howman says he […]

  • Anti-corruption experts: UK needs sports integrity unit

    By Nick Harris 1 February 2010 Britain needs a multi-sport anti-corruption unit with wide-ranging powers to tackle the threat of betting-related malpractice, according to a substantial government-commissioned report, published today. The Sports Betting Intelligence Unit, which will be based at the Gambling Commission if it comes to fruition, has been proposed by Rick Parry, the […]

  • Inventing football’s future: A 10-point plan to revolutionise FIFA

    By Tim Walters 7 March 2016 The recent election of Gianni Infantino and adoption of a package of minor reforms has done little to reassure those who closely follow FIFA that football’s international governing body is about to fundamentally change its ways. Indeed, much about Infantino himself gives ample cause for concern that this is […]

  • ‘FIFA reforms: easy pickings, compromises and missed opportunity’

    Part of Sportingintelligence’s guide to the 2016 FIFA presidential election: HOME PAGE here . By Bonita Mersiades                   ANALYSIS 22 February 2016 In all the brouhaha surrounding the campaign for the FIFA Presidency, there has been little attention to the reforms that the FIFA Congress will be asked […]

  • FIFA 2016 RACE CANDIDATE Q&A: Gianni Infantino

    Part of Sportingintelligence’s guide to the 2016 FIFA presidential election: HOME PAGE here. . Gianni Infantino: (just) streets apart from the man he seeks to replace By James Corbett 18 February 2016 If Sepp Blatter’s defining legacy of a 40-year long FIFA career will be as the individual who truly globalised football, the central irony of his […]


    Part of Sportingintelligence’s guide to the 2016 FIFA presidential election: HOME PAGE here . How the manifesto promises compare NB: an earlier version of manifesto comparisons is here; before all candidates were confirmed . By Bonita Mersiades 1 February 2016 With less than four weeks to go until Election Day, all candidates have now issued or updated […]

  • IAAF, Adidas, doping and internal contradictions of WADA report

          By Ross Tucker  (left, professor, Uni of the Free State, South Africa)  & Roger Pielke Jnr (right, professor, University of Colorado-Boulder) 25 January 2016 . The big news in global track and field today is that Adidas will end their sponsorship of the world governing body, the IAAF, four years early, according to a story broken […]

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