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World Sports Advocate
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Volume: 15 Issue: 3
(March 2017)

fight against corruption issues within sport blame fif long history corruption allegations proven incidents misbehaviour including criminal acts


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The fight against corruption and the issues within sport

To blame FIFA for its long history of corruption allegations and proven incidents of misbehaviour including criminal acts by leading officials is an easy approach to the issue of corruption in sport. You usually can’t fail when criticising FIFA in public. But does this attitude help to understand the phenomenon and, even more importantly, to work on fundamental change? Sylvia Schenk, Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in compliance, human rights and sports law with experience in the prevention of corruption, shares her thoughts on the matter.

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