We have long since come to a recognition that in the world of politics it is common practice to hear of every politician seeking to win at all cost. It does not seem to matter what route is taken to achieve victory at the polls, however filthy the tricks undertaken and certainly with no concern […]
On Friday 17 June 2016 the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), at an extraordinary Council Meeting in Vienna, Austria, took the bold step of maintaining the ban on Russia for not having done enough to convince it that adequate efforts had been made and measures put in place to stop the scourge of doping […]
Today’s biggest challenge to international sport is the seeming unwillingness to apply the fundamental principles of fair play. When one examines the international sport scene one readily recalls the tremendous expenditure by the international football federation – FIFA – to promotion of fair play. Indeed FIFA has made popular the FIFA Fair Play Anthem. Today […]
In the past week we have learnt that one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland, Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and former President of CONCACAF, has opted to deliver himself to the authorities in the US. This is an interesting scenario since it means that the voluntary extradition may signal a readiness […]
The international media seem to delight in determining how the unsuspecting public addresses most issues in life.
During the past weeks the world continued to learn of more sporting scandals the consequences of which remain unknown in the contemporary situation where sport is a multi-billion dollar industry.