A Roadmap to Economic Violations of Sport Rules and the Law

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


Transformation of sport into a tradable commodity and economic globalisation exacerbated transgressions of sport rules up to, in certain cases, naked violations of the common law. This evolution triggered economic manipulations, dysfunctions, distortions over the past four decades, i.e. a so-called dark side of sport that this chapter draws a roadmap. Such malpractices spread over an increasing set of sport disciplines. They are classified in a typology based on the sanctions enforced on to the guilty ones. A historical perspective and a guesstimate of the economic magnitude of the dark side of sport are followed, beyond the economic awareness of its development, with a call for political willingness to combat it.


Sport rules Law breaches Economic violations Sport manipulations Dysfunctions Distortions Sanctions Human rights 


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

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