August 29, 2017

U.S. Olympic Committee Forms Center for SafeSport

On the heels of a sexual abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics, there appears to be another brewing in the world of taekwondo.  Brothers and fellow Olympians, […]
June 30, 2017

Tougher Penalties for Non-Compliance in Sports

In early June, three former Penn State University administrators were sentenced to prison terms in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. For the former […]
June 30, 2017

Officiating Group Adopts Standards for Effective Integrity Programs

As the sports officiating industry matures, it is becoming apparent to officiating leaders that their industry needs to develop and implement effective integrity programs. At its […]
February 24, 2017

A Wake-Up Call for US Olympic Governing Bodies

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced on a recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment that she is crafting a bill that would establish clear protocol and require amateur […]
February 21, 2017

National Sports Association Boosts Compliance Resources

Responding to widespread concerns about ethical breaches in sports. the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has established an Integrity and Compliance Resource Center.  NASO is […]
January 24, 2017

Towards an Integrity & Compliance Program for Sports Organizations

Allegations of sexual abuse by young gymnasts in the USA and soccer players in the UK may well prove to be the turning point that push […]
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 […]
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. […]