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Month: August 2020

What leads to corruption in sports?

What leads to corruption in sports?

By Anna Kyprianou, APC Sports Consulting Ltd Corruption is not something new in the world of sports. It has existed since the establishment of sports competitions.  From the ancient Olympic Games where athletes were accepting bribes to lose the competition, to the most recent Russian Olympic Team doping scandal, to Calciopoli and to Football Leaks with the revealing of murky financial transactions in European football, corruption is evolving into a global public policy issue.  According to Paoli and Donati (2013)…

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Sports Betting and Athletes

Sports Betting and Athletes

By Iacovos Iacovides, APC Sports Consulting Ltd Betting is deeply ingrained in the cultural framework of sports and is even viewed as a pre-existing activity which is part and parcel of competitions. In the 21st century, it is hard to conceive of a world without sports betting, especially in Europe. However, sports betting was not always as prevalent as it is today and in some places of the world—such as the US—there are still legal restrictions on betting, or at…

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How can athletes tackle match fixing?

How can athletes tackle match fixing?

By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor One of the first and most basic theories an aspiring sport economist will come across in sport literature, is the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis which proposes that the greatest the uncertainty of a sport fixture outcome is, the greatest the interest or attendance for that fixture will be. Based on the aforementioned hypothesis, we can consider match fixing as one of, if not the biggest threat to sport and the values it holds. Manipulating the result of…

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Sports Doping and its Effect on the Money Smart Athlete

Sports Doping and its Effect on the Money Smart Athlete

By Iacovos Iacovides, APC Sports Consulting Ltd In 2018, Ulrich, Pope, Cléret et al., published the results of an anonymised survey that was conducted in 2011-12 and asked more than 1,200 professional athletes whether they have ever taken Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). The astonishing result was 44% of respondents replying affirmatively. The topic of PEDs is a taboo in sports, but arguably the biggest problem that the industry has been facing since the introduction of controls in 1965 and their…

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August 2020 Editorial: Sports Integrity and Ethical Dilemmas of Athletes

August 2020 Editorial: Sports Integrity and Ethical Dilemmas of Athletes

August 1, 2020 Sports Corruption dates back to the 388 B.C Olympic Games when the fist fighter Eupolos bribed his three competitors. Since then corruption in sports has taken many forms and shapes and today, unfortunately, corruption in sport is at a historic high. There are numerous reasons as to why sports have become a major source, route and outlet of corruption. From the commercialization of sports, to betting, to the political power-games and of course good old human nature,…

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