Sport and Integrity in Sport Articles

TINZ assists Fiji to tackle sport corruption

24 September 2019

Sport integrity is a key component to anti-corruption efforts in New Zealand and Fiji.

TINZ Chair, Suzanne Snively, was a guest speaker to the Fiji National Sport Commission Talanoa.

While there, she conducted a governance workshop for the Integrity Fiji team.

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Suzanne Snively Transparency International New Zealand

From the Chair

9 August 2019

Suzanne Snively

Embrace the All Blacks – and New Zealand’s strong integrity systems.

The popular topic over the next six weeks is whether the All Blacks will win the Rugby World Cup. With 20 countries represented, there is keen interest on the integrity of the players, their teams and coaches.

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TINZ and NZMAI sign affiliation agreement

10 November 2018

The New Zealand Martial Arts Institute (NZMAI) and Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) formalised an agreement at the recent TINZ AGM, that recognises NZMAI’s commitment to ethical behaviour in sport.

TINZ is very happy to sign this first Memorandum of Understanding with a New Zealand sporting body.   

The NZMAI is established to build the credibility of Martial Arts within New Zealand. 

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Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity

10 November 2018

31 October 2018

Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks.

“There’s no question New Zealanders love sport, but we also know that the integrity of sport is increasingly threatened at grassroots and elite levels by issues such as sideline behaviour,

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Bryan Fogel and “Icarus”

4 October 2018

A sobering tale of corruption in sport

Suzanne Snively, ONZM


Transparency International New Zealand Inc.

New Zealand Rugby and Crimestoppers recently hosted Academy Award-Winning film director Bryan Fogel at a presentation about his Netflix documentary, ICARUS, in Wellington. It was attended by a large crowd of sports administrators, government officials and interested stakeholders. 

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Safeguarding the integrity of Australian sport

7 August 2018

The Australian Government released a review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements – the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken.

“The Review acknowledges Australia’s position as a world leader in sports integrity; however, identifies serious and emerging threats that require a national approach,” said the Australian Minister for Sport, the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

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Leaders Integrity Forum considers corruption risks

3 May 2018

March 2018 will be remembered for decades to come in the annals of Australian cricket history – and all for the wrong reasons.  The ball-tampering scandal by some of Australia’s top cricketers have highlighted the vulnerability of sport to corrupt influences and shown once again how reputations built and maintained over a long time can come tumbling down in moments.

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Suzanne Snively ONZM Chair Transparency International New Zealand

From the Chair

4 April 2018

Suzanne Snively

The movie, “The Armstrong Lie”, should have better prepared me for the Australia cricket scandal. Lance Armstrong’s cheating behaviour was so disturbing that I kept shaking myself during the film, hoping to wake up and find that it was a nightmare.  

Here was a man so determined to win that he followed the innovative, interventionist and illegal prescription of his Italian specialist doctor for years.

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Aussie Cricket Incident

4 April 2018

James Brown

Member with delegated authority on

Sporting Integrity

Cricket has been around for awhile, beginning in the late 16th century in south east England. It became a global sport in the 19th century. In the 17th century, it was decreed that cricket would be played in “a gentlemanly manner” with no sledging,

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New Zealand government agency to launch inquiry into integrity in sport

20 December 2017

Mark Nicholas

According to a report in the New Zealand Herald – New Zealand government agency to launch inquiry into integrity in sport – Sport New Zealand is considering a review into sport integrity. Concerns over doping, match-fixing, corruption and other issues grow causing the need for further review of the sporting sector.

The Crown Entity, which is responsible for the leadership of the sport and recreation sector,

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