Photo of Andrew giving a presentation in Copenhagen

 

Photo of Andrew Jennings being interviewed

 

Photo of Andrew Jennings giving a presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The things they say...

‘Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.’

Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003


BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:

‘A one million franc bribe … is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?’

FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:

‘If you do not stop now, then we call the security and we put you out.’

FIFA Press conference, Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006


‘I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.’

Jack Warner, Trinidad Express 12 December 2004


‘Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.’

Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA, New York, December 1, 2006


‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

FIFA senior vice-president and chair of Finance Committee, Julio Grondona, 5 July 2003. Buenos Aires


‘FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.’

FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi, January 2003, on fifa.com


 

Andrew Jennings around the world

 

 

 

 

Andrew Jennings is a much sought-after speaker at every kind of convention, conference and classroom. He tells sports lawyers and sports business conferences the dire truth about some of the most corrupt international sports federations.

 

Then he teaches sports sociology students how crooks have taken control of sport’s structures. In academic journals Andrew develops theories linking sports officials to organized crime.

 

He’s given evidence to the US Senate Commerce Committee in Washington, presented to sports reporters and students in Porto, Reykjavik, Dortmund, Sao Paulo, London, Rio, Trinidad, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Jamaica and Johannesburg, radical sports officials in Venezuela, forensic auditors in Kampala and amused tough asset tracers in Miami. He leads seminars on technique at the Global and European Investigative Journalists conferences.

 

From Cape Town to Toronto, Dunedin to Vancouver Andrew Jennings has lectured to professors about the dark side of sport.

 

In 2011 he is booked to speak at the Royal Television Society in London, investigative reporters in Caracas, business executives in Dusseldorf, fraud investigators in Cape Town and more investigators in Brazil and Chile.

 

Contact me here to tell me about your conference, your students and to commission articles and films.