The world of sport in recent years has been rocked by highly visible ethical failures and blatant corruption that has stretched from the local and college level to the pinnacles of international competition. Whether it is financial corruption in international soccer, bribery related to the awarding of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs by Russia in the Olympic Games, or the vast recruiting bribery and fraud case in American college basketball, sport recently has seen some of its greatest scandals.
What are the forces behind these crises in sport? How do governing bodies and other leaders prevent a perilous loss of faith in sport and its principles of honesty, integrity, and fair play? What can be done long term about corruption in sport?
The United States Sports Academy invites you to help address the issue of corruption in sport through your writing. The Sport Digest is currently issuing a special call for articles on the subject. Submit today and be a part of the solution of the crisis of corruption in sport. Submissions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the United States Sports Academy