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IOC decides not to ban Russia

Posted July 26, 2016

Mihir Bose interviewd BBC Radio Scotland analyses why the IOC did not ban Russia from Rio and the link between politicans and sport administrators.

Veteran British Olympians push for total ban on Russia

Posted July 25, 2016

The Sunday Times

24 July 2016 Leading British Olympians have warned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to “shirk” its responsibilities as a member of the governing body revealed fears that it would not impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Rio Games.

The former swimmer Sharron Davies, javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson and long-distance runner David Bedford all urged the IOC to impose the blanket ban this weekend amid speculation the organisation’s president wants individual sports federations to decide Russia’s fate.

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

Posted November 27, 2015

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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How can the scandal-struck world of sport emerge from crisis? I have a solution…

Posted November 26, 2015

London Loves Business


Why do sports administrators still try to preserve the fiction that sport has nothing to do with money? Asks Bose in his latest column…


Now you may think Lloyd’s of London has nothing to teach sports. One is an insurance market where how you calculate risk matters, the other is about athletes creating a wonderful world of myth and magic. Wrong.


For both institutions there is the question of who sets policies for them. How can sports emerge from the crisis that has engulfed both football and athletics? One solution is to look at how Lloyd’s finally realised that the self-regulatory world which had worked for centuries could no longer cope with the problems of the modern age.

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London 2012 Olympics were not ‘sabotaged’ by doping scandal, insists WADA chief Sir Craig Reedie

Posted November 12, 2015

London Evening Standard

Among the many headlines to come out of the report into the Russian doping scandal was that the London Olympics had been “sabotaged” by the cheats.

That comment came from Dick Pound, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and head of the commission investigating Russian athletics.

It could be assumed that the current head of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, agrees with the Canadian. But Reedie is a former chairman of the British Olympic Association and was on the organising committee of London 2012 and he does not think the golden glow of those three weeks has been destroyed.

He says: “It is hugely disappointing to know some athletes should not have taken part and quite clearly sanctions were not brought against them, presumably, so they were able to run in London. But I don’t think sabotage is the right word. Russia had a pretty good athletics team. The London Games were splendid in every way.”

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