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Bad Sport

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Frank, curse-filled series about corruption in sports.

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The compelling series offers detailed narratives about some of the most notorious examples of sports fraud around the world. Thanks to frank interviews with key individuals associated with each controversy, which range from repentant athletes to disturbingly cavalier book makers and criminals who sought to profit from them, it reveals the behind-the-scenes decisions and actions that fueled each scandal. The consequences on the individuals involved, their sports, and their fans are also discussed. But Bad Sport also succeeds at highlighting how widespread corruption is in the sports world. It underscores how politicizing sporting events can lead to manipulation and misconduct, and how their association with privilege and profit creates an environment that is ripe for unscrupulous people and behavior. Overall, the series is a statement about the erosion of sports culture, and shows the kind of damage that can be done if the potential misdeeds aren't kept in check.

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