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Corruption and Human Rights in the Sports Context

31st January 2017

Author - MSE Platform

This White Paper gives an overview on the most frequent corruption risks linked to mega-sporting events (MSEs), including:

  • Corruption within bidding processes
  • Corruption in contracting
  • Corruption undermining due diligence and regulations.

Over the last three decades as MSEs have become a more and more a sought after instrument by which to demonstrate a country’s economic and political strength, its ability to organise big events, and its status in the international community, the risk of corrupt practices to win bids to host these events has increased enormously.

As a bidding city and the respective country have to invest a huge amount of money and prestige in order to stage an MSE, the pressure to succeed is high and may increase the risk of achieving the goal - not just by fair lobbying.

Read the report on IHRB's website.