Before you read the rest of what I’m banging-on about today, let me first say congratulations to England on the Ashes Series win. As an Aussie, it’s hard to take but there is no doubt the best team won and deserved to do so. It must be wonderful to have an Aussie coach also.
The case of the IAAF and the latest doping allegations is an all too familiar tale in sport today.
I arrived in Australia last night on a work visit, and channel-surfed the radio on the way into the city to hear only one matter being discussed: Adam Goodes.
If you watched Sepp Blatter’s press conference on Monday in Zurich, and if you’re anything like me, you would have cringed at the state of world football administration. Is this the best they can do? I’m not just talking about Sepp Blatter here either. There are 25 other people on the FIFA Executive Committee.
Irish journalist Paul Kimmage is facing a Swiss Court tomorrow. He is defending an action brought by former UCI president Hein Vebruggen.
I want to take a moment to extol the virtues of one of my country’s national teams – the Matildas, the women’s football team and especially its co-captain, Lisa De Vanna.
While football and FIFA have grabbed most of the world headlines in recent weeks when it comes to shonky sports administration, there has been another story bubbling away which is also big, also worrying, and yet another example where a sponsor has so far been left wanting.
There are rumours emerging which support something that’s been gnawing away at me for the last couple of weeks. Is Sepp Blatter’s ‘resignation’ as FIFA President the biggest smokescreen ever? The man has deceived us all before, what’s to stop him doing it again?
One of the first questions I am asked in relation to my interest in, and advocacy of, good governance and sportsmanship is whether we’re doing it as a branding exercise for my company, SKINS.