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September 18, 2000


Democratising global sport

Sunder Katwala

Global sport has never been bigger. But a host of sporting scandals – from Olympic bidding scandals to cricket corruption, ‘bungs’ in football to drugs in the tour de France – have shaken major sports to their foundations. Sport is now a major global industry, but can it handle the pressures of the age of accountability?

Sunder Katwala rejects the argument that big money is to blame for all of sport’s ills and the idea that we must choose between sport’s values and its commercial viability. Instead, Democratising Global Sport sets out a constructive new agenda for modernising sporting governance, and shows what this would mean in practice – in institutional reform, and on the issues from doping to match-fixing, TV rights to tournament hosting which have done most to damage sport’s credibility.

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