Thursday, June 11, 2015

FIFA Prosecutions: Good for Transparency in Sport

This article raises some interesting questions about FIFA.  If the organization is working to clean house like it says, prosecutions for corruption can only bolster the hand of FIFA officers urging compliance with the law.  But, did they push out an officer for making a joke about corrupt FIFA officials?  Are they not as committed to cleaning house as they claim?

There's a lot of money in worldwide sports, and lots of temptations.  The corruption scandals in the Olympics surely illuminate this, and the need to watchdog sporting organizations in order to prevent sporting events from excluding talented athletes merely because they haven't mastered the art of graft.

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