What is it ?

The world of sport and its organisations is a complex system due to the multiplicity of the elements which compose it as well as the ambiguity of the relationships between its members and its environment. The sporting International Federations (IF) are federated by the rules of the Olympic system, but each FI is an independent association according to articles 60 and the following ones of the Swiss Civil code. In this context, how can the world of sport regulate itself, i.e. control and improve its governance?

Thanks to the creation of the “World Sport Governance Agency” (WSGA), proposed by Sandro Arcioni (2010), the control of the implementation of the Olympic Charter, the recommendations of the IOC report in 2000 and the IOC document: “Basic universal Principles of good governance for the sporting Olympic Movement” as well as resolutions 41 and 42 of the IOC report in Copenhagen 2009: “The Olympic Movement in society”, could be carried out. As a comparison with private economy, WSGA would be similar to the “Sarbanes Oxley Act” but applied to the field of sport. The strength of the WSGA is to fill a legal vacuum on the international level and also to prevent the UN-Watch or the European Commission to dictate their laws to the world of sport.