European Lawyers Lambast Olympic Family & FIFA For ‘Unprecedented Loss of Trust’

Spotlight on swimming - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The International Olympic Committee and FIFA have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. The implication if that structures and systems of governance of organisations under the Olympic umbrella, such as FINA in swimming, would have to face radical reform for progress to be made. The conclusion of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) after two reports was stark: “… never before have sports faced such unprecedented loss of trust”.

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The International Olympic Committee and FIFA have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. The implication if that structures and systems of governance of organisations under the Olympic umbrella, such as FINA in swimming, would have to face radical reform for progress to be made. The conclusion of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) after two reports was stark: “… never before have sports faced such unprecedented loss of trust”.

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