Russian sport has come under close scrutiny in the last few years, not only due to the allegations of corruption in relation to Russia being awarded the 2018 Football World Cup but also the use of state sponsored doping to aid both its summer and winter Olympic athletes. The recent ban of Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics, under the Russian flag, shows the continuing negative reputation the country has accrued.
However, in the last few years, the integrity of all sports in all nations has come under close examination with issues ranging from corruption to doping. The continued adverse publicity can have a negative affect for sporting associations, not only with the loss of key revenue from sponsors and governments but also the participation of numbers in their sport.
Many associations have made a concerted effort to improve their governance with campaigns to combat doping and corruption. However many have not gone far enough. Page Group has a dedicated service specialising in the provision of strategic and operational advice in combatting dishonesty and corruption. At the heart of our approach are education, prevention and deterrence whereby we work with client organisations to build and embed an ethical culture. This service can equally apply to corporate organisations as well as sporting associations.
Our specialist practitioners are able to support clients, identify threats and vulnerabilities in the integrity of organisations and offer a range of targeted services and interventions through to fully integrated ‘integrity models’ comprising a bespoke suite of preventative policies, procedures and practices backed up with appropriate training and effective detection systems, to support our clients and protect their reputation