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David Howman on corruption: We must widen the net against a common enemy
23 September 2011
Sport is huge business and the influence of the underworld is getting greater by the year, whether through illegal gambling or through the supply of doping substances. The threat is so acute that it needs to be addressed head on, argues David Howman, Director General of WADA, in the fifth contribution to Play the Game’s comment series on corruption in sport.
David Howman. Photo: WADA
“Sport has needed the support of governments to continue the fight against doping, and it now needs similar help in the fight against corruption,” he writes.
According to Howman, the two problems are closely interlinked, and it is for this reason that WADA has been promoting the need for an independent world body to focus on corruption, which many consider to be the biggest single threat to sport.
The comment series is leading up to the Play the Game 2011 conference in Cologne early October.
Read the comment: Anti-doping: Widening the net against a common enemy
Read the other contributions in the comment series.
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Instead, WADA’s Legal Director Olivier Niggli will replace Mr. Howman and give the same presentation regarding the challenges WADA faces in the fight against doping in sport.
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