Andy Brown is a freelance journalist who has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years.

He is the Editor of The Sports Integrity Initiative, a website dedicated to exposing corruption in sport, particularly focusing on the myth that the role of sports governance is to protect athletes.

In 2021, Andy and a team of journalists won an Impact Award from Investigative Journalism for Europe for The Devil is in The Data. The investigation exposed the role of so-called integrity companies in collecting data from sport and selling it to poorly regulated gambling operators, facilitating match-fixing. 

In 2021, Andy compiled a six part investigation into the Alex Schwazer case for Play The Game, which exposed how sporting organisations collude to win doping cases against people who have blown the whistle on corruption in anti-doping. The investigation brought international attention to the case, which later became the subject of a Netflix documentary, Running for my Truth.

Prior to editing the SII, Andy was editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has edited and written for numerous trade magazines, all of which are connected to the governance of sport. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business and regulation of sport, has lectured on sports governance and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Andy Brown

Basic information

Andy Brown
Freelance Journalist
Governance of Sport
United Kingdom

Supported projects

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  • Corruption
  • Sport

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