Sports inspire us. Sports give us something to root for and against. We form tribes and communities around them. So when scandalous news in the sporting world breaks, we all turn our attention. What can we glean from these ethical failures? Watch what happens when officials and players take part in bribery and fall prey to the allure of money. Are there any parallels with your corporate compliance environment?
In these 5 articles learn what different governing bodies are doing to penalize the sports scandal offenders and prevent future scandals.
Yet Another Scandal in Sports
Since the 80’s, different industries have fallen in line to set up guidelines and risk-management systems to keep things fair and safe. Yet in sports more and more scandals appear in the news. The question author David D. Dodge asks, is “why do sports organizations have such a difficult time reading the writing on the wall?”
Russia’s Doping Scandal Presents ‘Defining Moment’ Before Rio Olympics
With so many doping cases popping up the question becomes who is willing to commit to maintaining a clean sport? Rachel Axon from USA TODAY Sports, tells us about multiple doping allegations as we approach the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Tennis Umpires Banned Over Gambling Scam
Tennis claims its “one of the cleanest sports out there.” While we haven’t heard of any tennis related doping stories recently, there have been two since the beginning of 2016, and its only March. The most recent one involves the umpires that are helping gamblers cheat.
Not Playing By the Rules? FIFA Scandal Unfolds
This 60 Minutes segment includes an excellent run down on how the FIFA scandal broke and how deep the practices of bribery went. The big question is – will the system change?
FIFA Passes Reform Package in Bid to Shake Off Scandals
FIFA officials have approved a reform package meant to “put years of scandal and crisis behind it and transform itself into a trusted, modern sporting organization.” What do you think about these new measures?