Despite the millions of pounds being pumped into the sports arena, sport is going through a bad time. Scandals which demonstrate a breakdown in governance in some sporting sectors are endemic. Take for example recent failures such as the UCI’s inability to tackle doping; the suggested failures to deal with match fixing by the International Tennis Federation’s Tennis Integrity Unit; allegations concerning ticket touting by the Irish Olympic Association’s; the conflicts of interests which characterise the higher ranks within the IAAF; the integrity “challenges” faced at FIFA - the list goes on. Sports governance is not really an icon of successful management.
In this article, Paul Carlyle, Partner and Head of Shepherd and Wedderburn's Business of Sports practice looks at the issue of governance.
You can read the article, previously published in Scrum magazine here.