Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Les finances du sport et l’éthique sportive

Contents:

Author Info

  • Wladimir Andreff
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    [eng] Sports - finance and ethics. Finance is poured into sports for all, from four sources : the State budget, municipalities, private enterprises (including the media) and household expenditures on sport. These four sources are analysed in the case of France and ten other European countries. The development of sports events, and athletes' involvement in professional careers, have given rise to a new economic sector. The latter is financed by spectators (receipts at the stadium gates), TV broadcasting rights, advertising, sponsors, merchandising. Even some mergers and acquisitions have already occurred in European professional soccer : most of the time they are profit-oriented. There is a risk that the leading role of federations in sports will increasingly be ousted by new financial powers that will endanger sport ethics. Sport business requires sorne regulation (as in the U. S.) which should hinder the failures produced by the « finance-sport complex » such as cheating, embezzlement, false invoicing, hidden fees and drug-taking. In the worst case, corruption, money laundering and even the Russian Mafia are penetrating sports. The sports ethic is in danger of extinction. [fre] Le financement du Sport de masse provient principalement de quatre sources : le budget de l'État, les collectivités locales (surtout les communes), les entreprises privées (dont les médias) et les dépenses des ménages pour le sport. Elles sont analysées pour la France et dix autres pays européens. Le développement du spectacle sportif, et la professionalisation des athlètes) ont donné naissance à un véritable secteur économique. Il est financé par les recettes au guichet tirées des spectateurs, les droits de retransmission télévisée, la publicité, les sponsors, le merchandising. Des fusions et des acquisitions sont déjà survenues dans le football professionnel européen, le plus souvent motivées par la recherche du profit financier. Il y a un risque que le rôle dirigeant des fédérations dans le sport soit évincé par l'arrivée de nouveaux pouvoirs financiers mettant en danger l'éthique sportive. Une régulation des sports professionnels (comme aux États-Unis) paraît nécessaire. Elle devrait contribuer à endiguer les dérives engendrées par le « complexe financiaro-sportif », telles que les tricheries dans les compétitions, les malversations, les fausses facturations, les honoraires occultes et le dopage. Dans le pire des cas, la corruption, le blanchiment de l'argent sale et même la mafia russe pénètrent le sport. L'éthique sportive est menacée dans son existence même.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3406/ecofi.1999.4939
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.persee.fr/articleAsPDF/ecofi_0987-3368_1999_num_55_5_4939/ecofi_0987-3368_1999_num_55_5_4939.pdf?mode=light
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue d'économie financière.

    Volume (Year): 55 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 135-175

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:prs:recofi:ecofi_0987-3368_1999_num_55_5_4939

    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecofi.1999.4939
    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/revue/ecofi

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Scully, Gerald W., 1995. "The Market Structure of Sports," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 1, number 9780226743950, March.
    2. Wladimir Andreff, 1988. "Les multinationales et le sport dans les pays en développement ou comment faire courir le Tiers Monde après les capitaux," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 29(113), pages 73-100.
    3. El-Hodiri, Mohamed & Quirk, James, 1971. "An Economic Model of a Professional Sports League," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(6), pages 1302-19, Nov.-Dec..
    4. Peter J. Sloane, 2000. "The Regulation of Professional Team Sports," IASE Conference Papers 0003, International Association of Sports Economists.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:prs:recofi:ecofi_0987-3368_1999_num_55_5_4939. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Equipe PERSEE).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.