Depending on which source you feel can be the most trusted, illegal gambling in the United States involves $80 billion to $580 billion annually. Most evidence points to the involvement of Organized Crime in this situation, but, contrary to popular belief, the organized crime is not just Italian, but includes French, Russian, German, Japanese and Chinese gangs. This paper will analyze the situation of organized crime in sports by discussing: A) The Scope of the problem, B) History, C) Organized Crime control, D) Can it be Controlled?
Can cheating be an excuse for the phrase; survival of the fittest, or is it an epidemic moral corruption? Since the advent of modern competitive sport, winning has always been the bottom line. Honesty, honour and fair play have taken the backseat. The purpose of the essay May The Best Cheater Win, by Harry Bruce, is to inform how cheating has become widespread and accepted in America. Sports are an integral part of American culture and indeed an entire industry exists because of these competitive sports. The result of these competitive sports has led to the moral corruption of most athletes, as they would do anything to win. Harry Bruce discusses the distortion of right and wrong that has penetrated all levels of sports, from children's league to regional division. He confidently informs his reader that organized sports not only "offer benefits to youngsters" but "they also offer a massive program of moral corruption".
..This is the post that has been made by the 'Bangladesh Cricket Board ' Lawyer Mr. Mustafizur Rahman Khan in regard of Bangladeshi bowler Taskin Ahmed 's embargo. Hopefully, after reading the entire post you can able to understand that how much facetious verdict that have been made by the so called "ICC officials".
Criminal Acts in Sport; Getting Away With Murder
The amount of crimes that occur in and around sports has been a growing topic of conversation over the last decade in our society. Sports participants and spectators alike have been committing crimes on far more frequent basis over the last few years and in the minds of some, this is an issue that is getting or has gotten out of hand. There is a question that is asked by many, “Where does part of the game become a crime?” as well as; “Why are sports the cause of so much aggression?”
There are many books that discuss the ethics involved in sports. One is from author James H.
Sports betting could ruin the integrity of the game. Professional athletes could definitely be convinced to fix the game in order to receive huge payouts. One could also say that sports betting could lead to the same effects as using performance-enhancing drugs, which are outlawed in professional sports. Performance-enhancing drugs are considered cheating, and most people would say that they ruin the integrity of sports. Sports betting would offer pro athletes another chance to cheat. Is that really what they need? Sports betting also offers huge opportunity for fixers to set up outcomes of games by bribing officials of the major sports
In Joe Humphry's book, Foul Play: What's Wrong With Sport, he challenges the idea that sport is a positive influence on athletes, spectators and the world as a whole. I disagree with Joe Humphry's view. In his opinion Sport facilitates the creation of barriers between groups.
Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports. Cheating in sports is not new thing; it started the day when humans first discovered athletic competitions. According to the Los Angeles Times (August 20, 2006) “More than 2,000 years before Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear and was disqualified in the boxing ring, Eupolus of Thessaly, a boxer in the Olympics of 388 BC, bribed three of his opponents to take dives. Historians consider Eupolus' crime the first recorded act of cheating in sports” (Pugmire 7). We have been seeking an easier way to win. Cheating in sports, which recently has manifested in diverse forms, is more a result of increasing pressure to win from the sponsors and team management, especially in the context of sport becoming a career rather than an act of recreation. What actually constitutes cheating? When does gamesmanship stop and cheating start? And should we try to stop cheating in sports? The use of illegal drugs, huge amount of money and betting is ruining the fame of sports. Hence, cheating in sports is caused by drugs and the desire for endorsement and fame which are getting more effective in recent.
However, this does not mean that referees can not change decisions that they make at all as that is incorrect, but what this does mean is that big things like disallowed goals in soccer and unfair fouls in basketball cannot be changed once the play has been restarted, and that is the what needs to be able to be changed as little things can be changed.The goal for this essay is to show how referee’s mistakes can be major, and how they need to have the ability to change the
“We can understand corruption to mean that the values internal to sport, such as those of fair competition, sportsmanship, and perhaps the mutual quest for excellence, are being or already have been undermined by the growing commercialization of sport.”