A series of ongoing investigations in Brazil and France displays the extensity of corruption surrounding last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC reaffirm its commitment to protect the integrity of sport.
Efforts to clean up international and regional sports governance six years into one of the worst crises in its history have yet to tackle the elephant in the room: the incestuous and inseparable relationship between sports and politics as indicated in Play the Game’s Autonomy Index.
According to the Olympic Charter, every National Olympic Committee must be free from government interference. A new survey from Play the Game shows that at least one in seven NOCs have leaders with formal ties to their national governments.
On 12 April 2017 CAS lifted the suspension of Kuwait Shooting Federation imposed by the General Assembly of the International Shooting Sport Federation. The CAS ruling could have a long term impact on Kuwait’s suspension from multiple sports and the associated international intrigues.