On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the audio from the news conference held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, by Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announcing the formation of a task force to address the issue of how "to fight irregular and illegal sport betting". This news conference was held at the headquarters of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland.
We also comment on some of the problems with the plans for such a task force, including seeing the regulated gambling industry as an ally in the battle against corruption in sports, and how this would be a step backwards for many major professional sports. And we discuss how various forms of corruption have hurt the combat sports over the years, and the continuing need for the establishment of an independent world sports anti-corruption agency.
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