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The biggest problem for sports

November 1st, 2007 by fruelund · 2 Comments

Corruption is the biggest problem in the sports world. It’s
that simple. On the third day of Play the Game, the focus
is on corruption, and there is a lot of work to be done, if
you ask journalist Jens Weinreich, author of the book
Corruption in sports.

Jens Weinreich believes, that corruption is all over
sports, pointing out, that historically 95 pct. of
corruption is never discovered. According to Jens
Weinreich, one of the places where corruption is the most
widespread is at the Olympic International Comitee.

- The word corruption does not exist in the Olympic
charter, but it exists in the organization, said Jens
Weinreich at Play the Game, and continued:

- When we wrote ‘Corruption in Sports’, several decided not
to writhe for the book, for example a vice president in the
IOC. Six months later, he was no longer a member, even
though he didn’t participate in the book. Corruption is the
biggest problem for modern sport. Corruption is an
essential part of the system and is a structured.

To combat corruption in the Olympics, Jens Weinreich
believes the Olympics needs an independant supervisor
council, with an important role for Non-Governmental
Organizations, as the sports world itself is not suitable.

- I Cant remember a single initiative coming from inside
the sports world, says Mr. Weinreich.

Tags: Sports journalism

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 brave frontier trainer // May 5, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Although society has changed since those days it is still possible to
    be a Mountain Man. Feeding your weaker units to raise your main team sounds as easy as it can get right.

    Now I am a high school teacher, Educating students about life’s goods.

  • 2 Play the Game • Sport and Politics // Aug 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    […] Mitglied des Programmkomitees von Play the Game und nehme in dieser Woche mit einem Vortrag über Korruption im Sport und als Diskussionsleiter selbst an Play the Game […]

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