The crisis that has now engulfed the IAAF shares many of the characteristics of the crisis at Fifa. Again we see allegations that another group of old men of considerable power and standing within their sport, have exploited the lack of independent governance and scrutiny within their organisation, to make money out of cheating.
It's being billed as the biggest chance in years to clean up football's upper echelons and put the sport back on the right path, finally moving away from shady dealings and outright bribery. Unfortunately, the candidates who have come forward are... somewhat less than entirely inspiring.
Here is an amazing football fact: Despite corruption allegations engulfing the sport's governing body nothing ever smelled to its outside auditors.
Now, two generations of consoles on from the PS2 and original Xbox, Konami has decided to play catch up with their release of PES 2016. This iteration offers advanced graphics, more intimate controls coupled with all of the simple pleasures that made PES so successful during the PS2 days.
The 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup lived up to the high expectations. We witnessed nail biting penalty shootouts, new entrants such as Cameroon reaching the quarter finals, and impressive physical feats by female athletes. We also saw something a little more subtle but no less powerful: the world got behind a women's sporting event.
If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.
Blatter's reform proposals also don't address the need for a body to investigate allegations of corruption that is independent from the Executive Committee and which can publish reports without their approval, so that the truth cannot be suppressed.
After England's storming run to the semi final and ultimate 3rd place finish at the 2015 Women's World Cup, I can't wait to see how they get on at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Although hang on, it won't be England, it'll be a Team GB side - still, I can't wait, they should be medal contenders...
The England team have done their part on the pitch, it's time for the governing bodies to pick up the pace of change off it.
On Sunday 5th July 2015 the USA Women's Football (Soccer) Team won the FIFA Women's World Cup after beating Japan 5-2.The team were awe-inspiringly IN...
As the 7th Women's World Cup takes place in Canada, a third of the 24 national football teams are managed by women, but don't expect to see a woman manager in the Premier League anytime soon...
The process of pacification for Gabriel and his neighbours may be entering its second phase as the Olympics approaches, but the community is still a long way from peace.
His supporters say, as does Blatter himself, that he cannot be held responsible for the actions of individuals, that he's never done anything wrong, that in fact he's the victim of a witch-hunt. You decide.
Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...
Fifa needs to be about football, plain and simple. It is the only organisation in the world with the power to organise global mega-tournaments and use the proceeds to support football stakeholders that matter the most - players, coaches, referees, volunteers. In order to do that it needs to be re-built.
Football plays a huge role in our society, linking communities across the world in a shared passion for positive sporting values. The game has the potential to reach out to marginalised communities, improve health and wellbeing and bridge the gap between generations.