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Restoring Trust in Sport
Corruption Cases and Solutions

Edited By

Catherine Ordway

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ISBN 9780367473068
April 19, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this solutions-focused collection of sport corruption case studies, leading researchers consider how to re-establish trust both within sports organisations and in the wider sporting public. Inspired by the idea of ‘moral repair’, the book examines significant corruption cases and the measures taken to reduce further harm or risk of recurrence.


The book has an international scope, including case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and covers important contemporary issues including whistleblowing, bribery, match-fixing, gambling, bidding for major events, and good governance. It examines the loss of trust at both national and international levels. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book includes both on-field and off-field examples, from Olympic, non-Olympic, professional and amateur sports, as well as diverse academic and practitioner perspectives. Offering an important contribution to current debates and a source of reflection on best professional practice, Restoring Trust in Sport helps us to better understand why corruption happens in sport and how it can and should be addressed.


This is invaluable reading for all advanced students, researchers, managers and policy makers with an interest in integrity in sport, sport ethics, sport management, sport governance, sports law, and a useful reference for anybody working in criminology, business and management, law, sociology or political science.

Table of Contents

  1. Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions
  2. Catherine Ordway and Richard Lucas

  3. An Overview of Corruption in Sport Around the World
  4. Stefano Caneppele, Giulia Cinaglia and Fiona Langlois

    Part 1: International Responses

  5. Ethical Leadership in Major Games Procurement Processes
  6. Ruth Bayley and Caron Egle

  7. How Sport Regulations are Being Used to Restore Trust Following the International Biathlon Union Scandal
  8. Erika Riedl

  9. Exercising Discretion for Social/ Recreational Athletes: Case Study Athlete XYZ
  10. Victoria Jamieson and Catherine Ordway

  11. Dominance or Deceit in Professional Cycling: The Perceived Reality of Team Sky
  12. Samantha Roberts and Catherine Ordway

    Part 2: National Responses

  13. Integrity and Corruption in Sport: Lessons from Japan and Match-Fixing in Sumo
  14. Matt Nichol, Elisa Solomon and Keiji Kawai

  15. Whistleblowing Platforms as a Solution to Fight Corruption: A Model from the Czech Republic
  16. Apolena Ondráčková and Pim Verschuuren

  17. Collaborative Tennis Investigations in Australia
  18. Rhys Harrison and James Moller

  19. The Fight Against Corruption in Vietnamese Football: A Closer Look at Typical Corruption Cases, Causes and Possible Solutions
  20. Thimydung Nguyen and Simon Gardiner

  21. Restoring Trust in Football through Behavioural Advocacy: A Case Study from Nigeria
  22. Bob Olukoya and Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

  23. Could Conditional Retirement Funds Restore Trust Following the Tandy Match-Fixing Case in Rugby League?
  24. Catherine Ordway and Liam Lenten

  25. Restoring Trust in the Horse Racing Industry: Fine Cotton and the Complexities of Gambling, Organised Crime and Entrenched Corruption
  26. Genevieve Lim and John Young

  27. Restoring Trust in Sport: Lessons Learnt

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Catherine Ordway is Assistant Professor in Sports Management at the University of Canberra, Australia and Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia.


"Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions is a very valuable contribution to this important part of sport and will provide readers with novel material as to how these matters might be addressed in their own settings."

David Howman CNZM

Chair of the Board of Directors at Athletics Integrity Unit, World Athletics (formerly IAAF); Chair, Independent Oversight Group of Anti-Corruption Unit, International Cricket Council; Chair, World Squash Federation Ethics Commission; Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology; and Barrister, Wellington, New Zealand.