Tackling sports corruption in Israel

Rachel Fisch, Projects and Administration Manager at TI-Israel, talks about the movement towards more transparency and ethics in Israel’s sports organisations.

While FIFA have promised to act on Transparency International’s recommendations, Transparency International Israel is also working on transparency and ethics in Israeli sport.

picture: Flickr/Gerard Stolk vers l'Avent

We just held a conference that evoked a great deal of interest in the sports media, since many of the sports associations’ leaders expressed their concern about recent demands by Israel’s sports minister, which they fear constitutes government interference in sports.

The conference took place at Tel-Aviv University on the 5th of October; it was held in collaboration with the Ethic Center in Jerusalem and was attended by senior officials in the field of sports, the president of the Israeli Olympic committee, the Chairman of the basketball union as well as a former supreme court judge.

The Israeli Sports Minister, Limor Livnat, spoke at the conference and addressed the Sports Ethics code that was formulated by the Ministry of Sports and called upon the sports associations’ leaders to adopt the code or to formulate a similar code and implement it in their organisations.

Livnat stressed that she will act to stop the flow of financial resources to organisations that will not adopt codes of ethics and transparency. In addition, Livnat suggested that sports organisations should reveal their financial reports to the public, even if they are not obligated to do so by law. Interestingly, Livnat’s proposals were very similar to our FIFA recommendations.

The conference was also a chance for Galia Sagi, director of TI – Israel to present the FIFA report and invite all sports associations and groups in Israel to adopt the principles presented in the report and to instill ethical practices and transparency in the various sport organisations.

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5 Responses to Tackling sports corruption in Israel

  1. Nidal Kassem - Lawyer 10 September 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    not that at all , the problem of the Israeli sport as the Israeli culture organizations isn”t / wasn’t the organizations itself which funded by the most corrupt ministry in the whole middle east (with evidence ) >> the ministry of culture and sport in Israel ! .. In this the legal department of this office is responsible for this:

    Hiding legal documents, reasoned decisions / unsigned decisions / Fictitious decisions !! , buildings do not exist in reality receiving budgets in hundreds of thousands of dollars even in this Supervised by senior echelons such as the minister office in the ministry ITSELF and nobody speak , everybody afraid from the ,

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