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Dark sides of sport: Historical perspectives on match-fixing, bribery and corruption
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
LocationOld Treasury Building
20 Spring St
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
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Event contactMargaret Birtley
0418 814 957
Although the sub-field of sport history has often focused on sport’s positive aspects, sport has always had a darker side, involving cheating, doping, high-stakes betting, suspicious performances and other scandals. In this panel discussion, case studies based on recent research will be used to explore the nature and extent of match-fixing, bribery and corruption across a range of sports from an historical perspective.
Amanda Smith will facilitate the discussion. She created The Sports Factor for ABC Radio National in 1995 and presented that program from its inception through to 2002, forging a whole new approach to sports broadcasting. Amanda currently presents Sporty for RN.
Roy Hay (Honorary Fellow, Deakin University)
Dr Mathew Turner (Contemporary Histories Research Group, Deakin University)
Dr Rob Hess (Adjunct Associate Professor, Victoria University)
Bookings for this free event are now open. To reserve your seat, please complete the RSVP details at the foot of this page.
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The seminar is part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.Posted by on ,
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