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Long read review: crisis in sports governance: exploring anti-doping policy and other battlegrounds (part one)

Tomic, Slobodan (2017) Long read review: crisis in sports governance: exploring anti-doping policy and other battlegrounds (part one). LSE Review of Books (26 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The world of sport is facing a serious crisis, deepened by a spate of recent controversies such as match-fixing, doping and the abuse of positions in sport organisations for illicit personal gain. Just in the last couple of months we have seen major scandals, including the arrest of high-ranking FIFA officials, the revelation of a state-sponsored doping scheme of Russian athletes and the discovery of unethical practices by sports professionals (including an apparently rigged judging system in boxing at the Rio Olympics). These pose serious challenges to the governance of sport, domestically and internationally. In addition to public debate about an overhaul of the regulation and governance of sport, scholars have had their say. This two-part review focuses on two books written on the subjects of integrity in sports and anti-doping policies: ahead of his review of Anti-Doping: Policy and Governance, here Slobodan Tomic reviews The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports, authored by Roger Pielke Jr, as part of the scholarship contributing to the conversation on ongoing and future challenges to the governance of sport.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:54
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2019 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69278

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