FIFA, FINA, UCI, ICU, ICC, IAAF, FISA, IRB, IOC…same tune: different orchestra.

FIFA, FINA, UCI, ICU, ICC, IAAF, FISA, IRB, IOC…same tune: different orchestra.

Why is everyone so surprised every time a scandal gets reported about one of the International Sport Governing bodies or International Sporting Federations?

  • Money.
  • Power.
  • Sex.
  • Political influence.

FIFA, FINA, UCI, ICU, ICC, IAAF, FISA, IRB, IOC…same tune: different orchestra.

Talk to people who have been involved in national and international sport for a while and ask them about their International Federation – about their sport’s international governing body.

Did you get a positive response?

No?

 

The Seven Things common to all International Sporting Federations:

  1. They are accountable to no one;
  2. They are self-regulated;
  3. If you speak out against them, you are effectively finished in your sport;
  4. They are heavily Euro-centric;
  5. They are completely out of touch with the day to day needs of the sport at grass roots level;
  6. They are more about politics and power than performance and participation.

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