Institutional Prejudice on Display at Wimbledon

(Image: Flickr user daniel0685, Creative Commons) The fallout from Serena Williams’ loss to Naomi Osaka at Wimbledon has been immense. Williams—perhaps the most famous and celebrated female athlete today—received a string of debilitating penalties from umpire Carlos Ramos, culminating in the loss of an entire game….

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FIFA Boss Incriminated by Panama Papers

(Current FIFA President Gianni Infantino) FIFA has had a tumultuous year, with a host of scandals rocking the international nonprofit in charge of world soccer. Ousted FIFA President Sepp Blatter oversaw an organization rife with bribery, responsible for allegedly selling hosting rights for the World Cup…

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FIFA Fumbles Its Nonprofit Mission

On May 27, nine FIFA representatives – along with a handful of sports media executives – were arrested on corruption charges in Geneva, Switzerland. The United States-led case against soccer’s most powerful nonprofit institution is less surprising in the content of its allegations (bribery, racketeering,…

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NFL Punts Its Nonprofit Status

Over the past year, Key Elements Group has provided ongoing coverage of the controversies facing one of the most profitable nonprofits in the United States – the National Football League. In the wake of domestic violence scandals and soaring profits and salaries for its executive staff,…

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A Look Into the NCAA Nonprofit Mission

(Check back this month for continued Key Elements Group coverage on this issue) As discussed in the previous installment of this month’s March Madness series, the NCAA’s purported mission is to foster academic achievement through athletics. In the process, the tax-exempt organization generates revenue for…

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Has the NCAA Veered off Course?

(Check back this month for continued Key Elements Group coverage on this issue) March Madness is here again. The annual month-long tournament is one of the biggest in U.S. sports. As the 68 team bracket whittles down over the course of the month, millions of…

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