Dark clouds above Belgian sports: an insight into current academic work on sports fraud
Belgian sports have been receiving a lot of media attention over the past years due to investigators discovering fraudulent activities within our sports, among which match-fixing in football. In this podcast, researchers of Ghent University, Lucie Vanwersch and Louis Vandercruysse (Prevention of Fraud in Sports project), along with special guest Christine Casteels of the Belgian Federal Judicial Police's Sports Fraud Team, give an insight into their (academic) work in relation to the prevention of fraud in sports. Are you interested in knowing which activities governments and sports federations have set up to combat match-fixing? Would you like to know if match-fixing also constitutes a criminal offence under Belgian law? Do you want to know how the general public's trust in football has been impacted by the recent 'Clean Hands' scandal or are you just interested to know which academic work in the field of sports fraud is being conducted? Then sit back, relax and enjoy this podcast.