SIGA and George Washington University start academic network focussed on sport integrity

June 14 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the George Washington University (GWU) in the US that will kick start the ‘SIGA University Network’ as the alliance adds other leading academic institutions worldwide.

“The aim of this network is to develop a series of joint initiatives in the field of sport governance and integrity including Masters level curriculum on Sports Integrity, thought leadership, research on a wide number of key topics and other initiatives of common interest,” said SIGA in a press release.

SIGA will develop a module with GWU for their Master of Science in Sport Management programme, creating joint research activities and policy papers on sport integrity and supporting each other on current and future projects.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA, said: “This new agreement with George Washington University is an important first step for SIGA as we value the role of academia. This partnership is the first of many featuring some of the world’s leading universities to enhance our fight for sport integrity.

“We need a new culture where sport integrity is at the top of the agenda with the hope that current and future leaders will drive the change and reform needed across sporting organisations.”

GWU will formally join SIGA as a Committed Supporter during the Sport Integrity Forum IV and General Assembly, taking place at the United Nations Office in Geneva on July 26-27. Register for the event at

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