The Economics of Politics in Sport
Sport is a multi-billion euro business. It has intricate ties to political and private interests. This means rich opportunities for corruption. Yet across the sporting sector, most deals and decisions take place behind closed doors. In recent years, State-sponsorship of performance enhancing drugs programmes, illegal equipment, bid rigging from the Olympics to FIFA to the NFL, payouts, graft and bribery have all contributed to the contamination and desecration of what should be one of humankind’s most noble endeavours. Where do we go from here?