Dirty games – the dark side of sports – Documentary

Even before the FIFA scandal, one thing was clear: International sports are riven with fraud, corruption and manipulation. [Online until: September 4, 2018]

The award-winning documentary Dirty Games takes a close look behind the scenes of the glamorous world of sports, focusing on the global games of football, boxing and basketball. From the outside, the world of elite sports likes to be seen as a dazzling spectacle. But there is little fair play there. Top international sports are a business worth billions. Fraud, corruption and other criminal activities have long been the rule. Investigative journalist Benjamin Best reveals the dark machinations within the immensely profitable sports business and talks to some of the people who are speaking out. This exciting documentary features some shocking pictures – but it’s also an appeal to the fans. As spectators watching sports on television and in the stadiums, fans have the power to push back against the corruption and wheeling and dealing that has taken hold in the world of international sports.

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  1. How long will it take before this bubble burst…..too long ,fans should react accordingly and boycott all events related

  2. A day without a Dw Documentary is not woth living. You always highlight key issues and for that I say Danke

  3. How many minorities were forcefully removed in Japan when they did Fifa and soon Olympics 2020?

  4. Fake, Tyson would've whooped his ass regardless. This guy trying to say he rigged Tyson's opponents? Tyson can't win without a bribe? LOL

  5. Though I am a big fan of Al Jazeera, I think they are not highlighting this issue like any other issues, this documentary has shown the brutal human rights violation more comprehensively, thank you DW!

  6. So bereaved and depressed that these fascinating infrastructures are soaked with blood of my countrymen……😑

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