Sports Integrity (Betting And Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21
Welcome to the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) chapter of the Sports Law Yearbook 2020/2021.
The aim of this Chapter is to identify and review some of the notable cases and events in 2020/2021 and to discuss what trends might be drawn from them.
And what a year it has been, the tail end comment on ‘Corona’ in last year’s review perhaps understated the impact that the worldwide Covid crisis has had on the world of sport. It has consequentially been a terrible year for ticket touts and pitch-siders and even the Mafia is reported to be taking a hit to its revenues with the loss of illegal gambling opportunities on sport – you can’t furlough a capo - but the work of those engaged in sports anti-corruption units around the world has not stopped because of it.
So, this Chapter proposes a round up of the efforts of tackling corruption from around the world under these headings:
- Two Key Themes
- Corruption cases and fights against it:
- Disciplinary and state police activity in tennis, Esports and around the world;
- Cases without criminal element;
- Organised crime in sports during a pandemic – ghost events;
- Match fixing and football betting cases;
- Governance corruption;
- The need for sport corruption legislation.
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