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 […]
April 30, 2021

Imagining Fewer Scandals in Sports and Policing

Upon reading Adam Turtletaub’s recent post on The Compliance and Ethics Blog entitled “A New View of Compliance,” I reflected on numerous articles I have written […]
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”) […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 15, 2018

New Hotline for Reporting Compliance Problems in Sports

Although the sports industry has been rocked and roiled by one scandal after another, the typical response of a team or a league or a sports […]
January 27, 2016

A Blind Eye on Match-Fixing in Profession Tennis

Where there’s smoke, there’s almost always fire.  And there’s been plenty of smoke and fire since a blockbuster report headlined “The Tennis Racquet” was released on […]
January 22, 2016

Concussion – Lessons Learned in Crisis Management

A few nights ago I saw the movie Concussion, described by Variety magazine  as “a malfeasance thriller and a sweet immigrant love story.”  By now most […]
January 14, 2016

Yet Another Scandal in Sports

Last summer news broke the FBI is investigating whether employees of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club illegally accessed the Houston Astros’ private database, and recently […]
January 10, 2016

Sports Organizations Need Effective Integrity and Compliance Programs

Noted New York attorney, Gregory J. Wallance, recently penned an article for Forbes Leadership Forum on how NFL’s Commissioner, Roger Goodell, failed to follow standard corporate […]