Sponsors hold the key to stopping corruption in sport, says former WADA president Dick Pound

London Evening Standard

Dick Pound believes the power to clean up sport rests with the companies that pour billions into it.

Pound led the WADA commission which this month exposed Russia’s state-backed doping program for athletes and his team is preparing a second report into allegations of corruption within the IAAF.

Then, on Monday, dozens of Kenyan athletes stormed the offices of their national association as they accused the organisation of mismanagement.

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To change FIFA we need to look beyond Zurich

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In all the coverage of the crisis in FIFA what has been happening in the far flung corners of world football, like for instance Nepal and Laos, has been rather missed out. Now I do understand that you cannot expect the western media, in particular the British media where a story about Sepp Blatter or Michel Platini now nearly always makes the front page, to dwell on such remote corners of the globe. For the British in any case Nepal means Gurkha soldiers, and for climbers Everest and the Himalayas. Other than that little is known about the country nor much interest.

This was perfectly illustrated when the Nepali team for the Olympics entered London’s 2012 stadium for the march past during the opening ceremony. The team hardly raised a cheer which, given how much the British love and honour the Gurkhas, was amazing. It was evident that most people in Britain do not connect their beloved Gurkhas soldiers with Nepal, whose citizens they are.


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