Thursday, 28 May 2015

Things I never expected to see

News that various FIFA officials have been arrested in a corruption probe is something I never expected to hear. Not that I am privy to the inner workings of FIFA, but international sporting organisations tended to avoid too many legal difficulties, by virtue of being "international". Enough conflicting jurisdictions meant that anything too dubious could be parked in a friendly country, away from prying eyes. But it seems that this is no longer the case, after the news out of Switzerland.
I suspect a number of other sporting associations may be rechecking their current codes of conduct as clearly this sets a new standard for what is actual corruption as opposed to "just business". And while FIFA (along with the IOC and maybe Forumla 1) is at the top of the sporting tree, who knows where the spotlight is shone next.

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