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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