Corruption in Sport: Insiders and Outsiders

  • Wladimir Andreff
Part of the Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics book series (PAPISE)


Corrupt sport fits with different definitions of corruption according to various criteria. It is to be distinguished between corruption from within sport and corrupt sport that interlinks sport insiders (athletes, coaches, referees, managers) and sport outsiders whoever they are. Corruption from within primarily pertains to on-the-spot petty corruption and barter corruption. The latter is hard to detect and calls for statistical detection. More frequent interactive insider–outsider corruption is illustrated in this chapter with point shaving.


Corruption Petty corruption Barter corruption Point shaving Sport insiders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
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  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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