Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption - A guide for sports organisations

Published 18 April 2019 By: Keith Oliver, Craig Hogg

Sport Corruption

In October last year, Belgian authorities charged 19 people, including referees, agents and football coaches with alleged fraud or match-fixing, in a scandal which sent shockwaves through European football, and triggered a fresh examination into the business of sport.1 This was a disappointing revelation, but one which should serve to fortify efforts undertaken by sports clubs and governing bodies currently looking to institute effective anti-corruption policies.

In light of these events, this article briefly examines recent examples of corruption in sport, before highlighting how sports organisations can draw on Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption.


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Keith Oliver

Keith Oliver

Head of International, Peters & Peters

A renowned litigator and excellent practitioner, Keith is recognised as one of the world’s best investigative lawyers and leads the firm’s international strategy.

Craig Hogg

Craig Hogg

Associate, Business Crime department, Peters & Peters

At Peters & Peters, in the Business Crime department, Craig has assisted on cases involving extradition and Interpol Red Notices, banking fraud (including a Serious Fraud Office investigation into a major multinational bank), Libor, and FX manipulation following a major US Department of Justice investigation.

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