Sports and Corruption


Sports and Corruption

Sporting events draw people, societies and nations together. The competition of sports transcends language, politics, religion, and culture. Recently, however, sporting competitions have been marred by organized corruption networks that threatening the integrity of the game. With vast amounts of money at stake and limited risk of detection, match fixing and manipulation of competitive events has become a lucrative target for criminal networks.

Protecting sports against match-fixing, manipulation, and criminal enterprises requires that legislators, public officials, law enforcement, professional organizations, civil society, and news media have the capacity to legislate, regulate, investigate, and/or document corruption in sports.

UNISHKA’s highly-skilled consultants provide an array of experience including: legislative drafting; developing regulations for professional organizations; training investigators, civil society, and news media organizations on methods and techniques for investigating and documenting corruption in sports; and conducting open-source analysis of sporting events or suspected criminal activities.


Drago Kos

SME – Sports and Corruption
Drago Kos is an anti-corruption expert with a unique understanding of Sports & Corruption, having served eight years as a professional FIFA and UEFA referee and referee observer. With 39 years of experience, Kos serves as the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, member of the Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee in Moldova,  member of the Advisory Board of the Chair of Good Government and Public Integrity, University of Murcia, Spain, member of the Commission for selection of the new Head of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office in Ukraine, member of the Commission for the selection of the new Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in Ukraine and member of the Performance Review Committee of the Prosecutor General in Moldova. He was the first chairman of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia and was a founding commissioner and Co-Chair in the Joint Independent Monitoring & Evaluation Committee in Afghanistan. He has also served as the Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and as a Co-Chair of European Partners against Corruption, and was a member of the US COGEL’s Global Affairs Committee. Previous positions also include Deputy Director of the Slovenian Criminal Investigation Directorate, Vice-chairman of the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network, and a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Organized Crime. Kos holds an LLM from the Law Faculty at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and passed the State Bar Exam at the Ministry of Justice of Slovenia.

Illustrative Project Experience

UNISHKA and its personnel have a proven track record of success in designing and implementing sustainable gender equality strengthening projects on a global scale. Our illustrative experience includes the following projects:

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