Transparency

We do assess good governance and transparency in national and / or subnational sports organizations.

We describe the governance of the sports organization.
We do harmonize existing indicators (categorization of sports organizations) with good governance metrics.

We do create self-evaluation tools for sports organizations.

We do assess indicators validated by the International Olympic Committee IOC, The ASOIF (Association of International Olympic Sports Federations of Summer) and BIBGIS (Basic Indicators for Better Governance in International Sport).

Public Policy

We do facilitate the signing of agreements for transparency in sports between public and private authorities.

We advise sports organizations in the preparation of Codes of Ethics and educational programs based on the culture of transparency.

We do education programs and training public officers on transparency in sport, the integrity of sport, anti-doping and anti-corruption strategies in sport.

IT

We develop software that measures the transparency of the sports organization, it determines the risk of corruption in sports organizations/events.

We create a whistleblower channel in sports organizations/events protecting the anonymity of the complainant.

We update the information systems to improve monitoring and control processes.

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Corruption in sport

Corruption in sports organizations has been well documented by journalists and academics in the international context. Corruption in sport has multiple manifestations, ranging from harassment by leaders and/or coaches, bribes, doping, abuse of power, and match-fixing. These problems have produced a crisis of trust, affecting the integrity of the sport, and putting its educational value at risk. It would be awful and irreversible for the sport to keep this happening while we keep quiet. We encourage people who belong to this industry to raise our voice.

Why Transparency in Sport is Important?

Transparency refers to the "degree of openness in the transmission of information" (Ball, 2009). Transparency allows external actors to supervise the functioning of an organization and, therefore, reduce the likelihood of opportunistic behavior. The control procedures are fundamental to avoid the concentration of power and ensure that decision-making is solid, independent and free of undue influence.

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Do you want to work with us?

A public policy usually emerges from the government, which has the capacity to distribute, regulate and re-distribute (Lowi, 1964). However, public policy can also emerge from the actors, who present their needs to the government. Public policy is an aspiration, but it is also action.

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