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IOC decides not to ban Russia

Posted July 26, 2016

Mihir Bose analyses on BBC Radio Scotland why the IOC did not ban Russia from Rio and the link between politicans and sport administrators. Mihir speaks from 01:12:55.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ks1lt

The effect of IOC not banning Russia from Rio

Posted July 26, 2016

Mihir Bose discusses on BBC Radio Wales the effect of the IOC’s decision not to ban Russia on the Rio Olympics. Mihir speaks at 09:25.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07lp7fc

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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