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Corruption and the Governance of Sport
Corruption and the Governance of Sport
Arnout Geeraert
Introduction

An alarming number of ethical scandals involving international sport federations (ISFs) have surfaced in recent years, involving different forms of corruption such as bribe taking, vote rigging, racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. The litany of corruption-related indictments surrounding Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has unquestionably been the most glaring. Recently, two reports issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found extortion, fraud and bribery practices at the highest levels of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (WADA Independent Commission, 2015, 2016). Perhaps lesser known is that a number of smaller ISFs, including the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), and the ...

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