1st Edition

Restoring Trust in Sport Corruption Cases and Solutions

Edited By Catherine Ordway Copyright 2021
    270 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 I: 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 II: 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

    Catherine Ordway


    Catherine Ordway is Assistant Professor in Sport 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

    "Restoring Trust in Sport: Corruption Cases and Solutions is a foundational work on the subject. The book is focused on solving the threats challenging sport, and aligns perfectly with the Asian Racing Federation as it recognises that corrupt leadership undermines values and creates an environment of fear and distrust. Catherine lucidly reviews integrity in sport, including a series of case studies of events in sport that have caused a loss of trust at a global scale. The real world examples of major sports losing widespread public trust is a reminder to horse racing of why integrity is essential to the success of the sport." – Martin Purbrick, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

    "This book provides a deep insight corruption in sport, with a particular focus on how the trust and legimacy of sport, and its institutions, are impacted by corruption. The mix of chapters which focus on international and national responses to corruption are a welcome contribution to the literature and well worth a read for any scholars or practitioners interested in sports law, integrity, and governance." - Shaun Star, Jindal Global Law School, India

    Restoring Trust in Sport is a bright beacon of light which exposes the dark nooks and crannies of global and local sport where cheats and criminals seek to hide and undermine the true sporting contest and which offers innovative and practical solutions as to how these emerging challenges can be addressed … [it] is sure to be a valuable reference for academics, sports law practitioners and sports administrators for many years to come.’- Paul J Hayes QC, University of Melbourne, Australian and New Zealand Sport Law Association Journal