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How to identify Money Laundering in Sports

In a previous piece we pointed out the legacies of infamous drug lords such as Pablo Escobar and the Rodriguez brothers in the world of football.  It is not necessary, however, to send our imagination in pursuit of Netflix to the depths of South America in order to examine the relationship between criminals—money launderers to be precise— and the sport industry.

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The Impact of Money Laundering on International Sports

Money laundering is a hot topic on the global financial and political agenda right now, and the fight against it has become increasingly important in a world where governments are struggling to keep their fiscal balances in check, and reverse the rising incidence of tax evasion, drug trafficking and consumption, and criminality in general.

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The Social Implications of eSports

By Andreas Themistocleous, Contributor I really want to avoid the discussion on whether eSports are an actual sport. The moment the International Olympic Committee announced its consideration on including eSports in future Olympic Games, I was left without an...

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Financial Opportunities for eSport Athletes

By Niovie Constantinou, Contributor The eSport industry has grown vastly in the past decade, and what was once considered a hobby has now become a serious career path that can actually pay very generously. Video games are no longer simply designed to be played, as...

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Life after the Olympics

By Lazaros Ioannou, APC Sports Consulting Limited  Out of the 10.500 athletes that competed in the 2016 Olympics, a mere few hundred received a medal; even fewer are those who received substantial sponsorships which can support them financially after their...

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THE MARKETABILITY OF OLYMPIC ATHLETES

By Andreas Themistocleous, Contributor I probably don’t need to say this, but the Olympic Games are by far the greatest sporting event in the world, all matters taken into account. It embodies the values, principles and spirit of sports, as the world has come to...

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