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Simon Gardiner

Professor Simon Gardiner

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'Fixed or broken: Can sport prevent match fixing and retain its integrity?' - Professor Simon Gardiner

Simon Gardiner hosted his inaugural lecture as Professor of International Sports Law, where he examined financial corruption in sport and argued for a more integrated approach to tackle the issues presented by match fixing.

In this lecture Professor Gardiner discusses recent incidents of match fixing in a range of sports before assessing whether the football World Cup could ever be fixed.


Simon Gardiner is Professor of International Sports Law at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University. He joined the University in 2006 having previously worked at a number of universities in the UK and in Australia, including Middlesex University and Griffith University in Queensland.

Professor Gardiner’s research interests include sports governance and the regulation of sports-related corruption, racism in sport and the construction of national identity and athlete mobility in sport.

He has been involved in funded research projects and consultancy for a range of sports bodies and has worked with the European Union in terms of anti-doping provisions, anti-racism in sport; the regulation of football hooliganism and a study on the Equal Treatment of Non-Nationals in Individual Sports Competitions; and with the Council of Europe in the area of human rights in sport and con´Čéict resolution.

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