March 21, 2022

Sports Gambling – More Trouble Ahead?

On May 14, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling that struck down the federal ban on state authorization of sports betting.  This […]
February 24, 2022

“Held to a Higher Standard” – A Roadmap for Professional Sports

Repeating history, the major professional sports leagues in the U.S. continue to be plagued by scandals involving, among other issues, allegations of sexual and domestic abuse, […]
January 10, 2022

Sports – Moving Towards Better Compliance and Ethics

As we find ourselves at the beginning of another year, it is a good time to take stock of the progress sports organizations located around the […]
October 11, 2021

Integrity Clearly at Issue Within the IOC and the AIBA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) have significant integrity problems. The IOC is the guardian of the Olympic Games and the […]
February 8, 2021

A Confidential Hotline Would be a Good Start for Addressing Various Problems Confronting MLB Teams

According to Trent Rosecrans, president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, “MLB has promised to consider instituting a third-party confidential hotline so that violations can […]
January 11, 2021

A New Era of Regulations and Compliance Lies Ahead for Horse Racing

While horse racing in the U.S. has historically been regulated by the states, the recent passage by Congress of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) […]
November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
September 11, 2020

When Sports Gets It Right

By Adam Turteltaub This past weekend saw two incidents in professional sports in which the officials were forced to make a tough call and had the […]
August 31, 2020

Foundation Runs Afoul of Regulators

More than a year ago, federal investigators alleged that California-based Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), a public charity, used payments from wealthy donors to hide immense sums […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]
May 6, 2020

Compliance Challenges for Sports in the Coronavirus Era

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or […]