The Circus is coming to town
In 2014, following a successful run in the UK, the circus will be coming to town in North America. However you won’t be seeing any juggling, tightrope walking or fire-eating. Instead no-handed 360 backflips, Superman seatgrabs, double tailwhips and frontflip airs will be guaranteed as this is the world of Nitro Circus.
In terms of sporting mega events, 2014 promises to be quite a year. It begins in February with the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, is followed by the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June and finishes with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July, a spectacular schedule in terms of major global sporting festivals occurring so close together.
In view of the recent allegations of match fixing in English domestic leagues (which are dealt with well by Nick Di Marco here), it is worth considering what mechanisms the authorities may have for recovering the financial gains of sportsmen and the criminals involved in match fixing, spot fixing, or indeed any other manner of crime.