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Politiques, associations et spectacles sportifs dans un « régime sultanique »: le cas de Cuba sous Batista, 1952-1958

André Gounot

mobilisatrice et servent avant tout les intérêts personnels du chef de l’État et de son clan. Ils sont ainsi marqués par un haut degré de corruption et de népotisme, dont est corollaire le manque de professionnalisme au sein des institutions gouvernementales. 2 Ces traits généraux semblent effectivement

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The Media and Sports Corruption: An Outline of Sociological Understanding

Dino Numerato

This article focuses on the role of the media in the processes of diffusion, maintenance, and undermining of corruption in sports, particularly soccer. Drawing chiefly on various illustrative examples of several recent cases of corruption and the existing academic literature on the topic, the article demonstrates how the media function as both an enemy and a facilitator of corruption in sports. Both micro- and macrosocial analytical dimensions for potential future research on the relationship between the media and corruption are proposed and discussed.

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Corruption in Sport: Causes, Consequences, and Reform

Eddie T.C. Lam

Edited by Lisa A. Kihl. Published 2018 by Routledge , New York, NY. $140 . 221 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-93570-9 Corruption in Sport: Causes, Consequences, and Reform is edited by Lisa Kihl, who is also one of 20 contributing authors. This book has 13 chapters (221 pp.) that can be divided into five

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Volleygate: A History of Scandal in the Largest International Sport Federation

Tom Fabian

than at the top? International Federations (IFs) and the global governance structure of modern sport have received limited academic and media scrutiny, and this lack of external accountability has left them ripe for scandal and corruption. The purpose of this article is to bring attention to the

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Toward a Grounded Theory of Student-Athlete Suffering and Dealing with Academic Corruption

Lisa A. Kihl, Tim Richardson, and Charles Campisi

The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explain how student-athletes are affected by an instance of academic corruption. Using a grounded theory approach (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Strauss & Corbin, 1998), multiple sources of data were collected and analyzed using the constant comparison method leading to theory generation. Findings revealed that student-athletes suffer three main consequences (negative treatment, sanctions, and a sense of loss) that lead to various harmful outcomes (e.g., distrust, embarrassment, dysfunctional relationships, stakeholder separation, anger, stress, and conflict). However, the consequences also created a positive outcome displayed through a dual consciousness of corruption (resiliency and empowerment). The results are compared with existing theoretical concepts and previous research associated with the outcomes of corruption. This theory adds to our knowledge of the nature of suffering experienced by student-athletes as a result of corruption and provides direction for future research and practice.

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Vulnerability to Fraud in Community Sport Organizations: A Multicountry Study on the Role of Organizational Capacity

Pamela Wicker, Katie E. Misener, Lisa A. Kihl, and Graham Cuskelly

Occupational fraud is a global phenomenon defined as “the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization’s resources or assets” ( Wells, 2005 , p. 44). Fraud represents one dimension of corruption that occurs within both

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Creating the Big Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization

Chad Seifried

Ten: Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization , adds to his impressive scholarship by providing a history of the Big Ten athletic conference during its formative years. Within, Solberg focuses on the interaction between higher education and intercollegiate football. There are, of course, other

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An Agency Theory Perspective on Corruption in Sport: The Case of the International Olympic Committee

Daniel S. Mason, Lucie Thibault, and Laura Misener

This article discusses agency problems in sport organizations in which the same individuals are involved in both the management and control of decision making. We focus our analysis on the case of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by reviewing the behavior of selected IOC members with regard to the bidding process for the Olympic Games and the resulting reform attempts made by the IOC in an effort to address issues of corruption. After a review of examples of corrupt behavior on the part of IOC members, agency theory is introduced to discuss IOC reforms and provide some suggestions for future reform. We propose incorporating other stakeholders (in addition to the IOC members), such as corporate partners, media conglomerates, and other members of the Olympic movement (e.g., athletes, coaches, officials), into management and control functions. More specifi cally, it is suggested that these stakeholders comprise a board that oversees the operations of the IOC (similar to the IOC’s current executive committee) and be given the ability to remove and/or sanction IOC members who act self-interestedly to the detriment of the Olympic movement. Thus, by delegating the control function of decision making to a board and the management function to internal agents, greater accountability for all organization members can be achieved.

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“Fixing the Mess”: A Grounded Theory of a Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff’s Suffering as a Result of Academic Corruption

Lisa Kihl and Tim Richardson

Individuals who are appointed the responsibility of managing a sport program following an instance of academic corruption endure various forms of harm that warrants investigation. Extending from our empirical study of the University of Minnesota’s incidence of academic corruption (Kihl, Richardson, & Campisi, 2008), this article provides an associated grounded theory (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) of suffering that conceptualizes how a newly hired coaching staff is impacted. Using a grounded theory methodology, it was theorized that academic corruption causes a coaching staff to suffer four main consequences: sanctions, stakeholder separation, reform policies, and managing multiple roles. These consequences lead to various harmful outcomes (e.g., distrust, dysfunctional relationships, anger, stress, and conflict). The results are compared with existing research that assisted in the generation of a theory of suffering. This theory adds to our knowledge about the challenges a coaching staff experiences when administrating an intercollegiate basketball program during postcorruption.

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The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports

Scott R. Jedlicka

’ legitimacy and creates a breeding ground for corruption. The suggested changes on offer here are somewhat vague but are tied together by the common thread of accountability: sport organizations can no longer demand the trust of those they govern, but must earn it. Finally, Chapter 11 (“Governing Sport in the