ICSS Journal

ICSS Journal Vol 2 | No 1

ICSS Journal Vol 2 | No 1Journal Vol 2 | No 1

The articles in this issue show the broad scope of integrity, safety and security challenges that face major sporting event organisers and host governments.  It is clear that biological passports are an important way forward in the fight against doping, whether at the Olympics, in football or in cycling. Match-fixing, and its associated evils, are now high on the agenda for sports bodies, gambling agencies and governments, and our own research conducted with the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne will hopefully advance the position with regard to strengthening and harmonizing legislation worldwide. One aspect pf this legislation will concern data sharing and privacy, an issue that also arises in sports marketing and commercial operations. With the rapid increase in connectivity in stadia, the technical and legal aspects of data security are going to be ever more important for clubs and event organisers.

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