January 11, 2017

Global Alliance Seeks to Promote Integrity in Sports

Sports leaders who’ve convinced themselves their particular sport or sports organization is too distinctive to entertain working with others to develop a common code of conduct, […]
January 11, 2017

Hotline – Best Practices

Over twenty years ago, former inspector general of Health and Human Services Richard Kusserow and his daughter Carrie Kusserow were operating the third largest hotline service […]
December 2, 2016

A Way Forward for USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics, which has been criticized for not promptly reporting suspected sexual abuse, has appointed Deborah J. Daniels, a former federal prosecutor and currently managing partner […]
October 21, 2016

Integrity Programs: What Are We Waiting For?

It’s time. Officials organizations have been bumping along all these years, doing things the same old way, using patchwork solutions (or not reacting at all) when […]
October 21, 2016

A Question of Integrity

By Jeffery Stern Some pretty important and notable people have weighed in on the importance of integrity. Author C.S. Lewis noted, “Integrity is doing the right […]
October 21, 2016

Because Integrity Matters

Developing An Effective Integrity Program SPORTS OFFICIATING INTEGRITY PROGRAM (SOIP) Purpose and Components Statement of Purpose: Trust and integrity lie at the heart of all sports […]
October 12, 2016

Developing an Effective Integrity Program

Developing An Effective Integrity Program WHAT AN INTEGRITY PROGRAM WILL DO FOR SPORTS Scandals have become as much a part of sports as players, officials, and […]
August 29, 2016

Compliance Programs would help USA Olympics Teams

USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus says U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and his three teammates face disciplinary action at home for their fabrications about being robbed at gunpoint in […]
August 22, 2016

Dutch Olympics Officials Act Decisively to Punish Rules Violations

In sharp contrast to the delays and confusion surrounding the International Olympic Committee’s handling of the Russian doping scandal, the Dutch Olympic Committee acted promptly and […]
July 26, 2016

Former Sports Executive Gets Prison Sentence

Several months ago The Compliance and Ethics Blog posted a piece I’d written entitled, “Yet Another Scandal in Sports.”  The piece reported on a former scouting director of the St. […]
June 20, 2016

An Avertable Embarrassment

Tennis celebrity Maria Sharapova is enduring ridicule and scorn over her claims she was unaware the drug she was taking for health reasons is on the […]
May 9, 2016

Shadows, again, over America’s pastime

Late last week, baseball player Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.  A week earlier, Major […]