McLaren Global Sport Solutions works with leading sport clients around the world. Our core services include:
- Governance structure review and reform
- Development and implementation of integrity units to optimize policies
- Third party investigative services around ethical conduct matters
- Development and management of adjudication processes which include customized arbitration procedures for clients
- Customized research including surveys, development of metrics around an organization’s policies and internal stakeholder attitudes.
- Educational solutions for clients and their teams including training through symposiums, webinars and conferences focused on sport law, risk management, governance and ethics in sport.
Example of our services include:
Independent Arbitration Provider to both Ironman Triathlon and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
MGSS acts as the independent dispute resolution provider for matters subject to arbitration. Led by Richard McLaren who acts as Chief Arbitrator, MGSS manages a panel of international arbitrators. MGSS provides ongoing input to Ironman and UFC as well as the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) related to these policies.VIEW OUR POLICIES WE'VE CREATED WITH IRONMANDISCOVER OUR POLICIES WE HAVE CREATED WITH USADA
Independent Integrity Unit Oversight and Review
Richard McLaren is a leader when it comes to integrity oversight and review working with several organizations, assisting with integrity unit development and reform. MGSS supports Mr. McLaren in this scope of work focused on research and policy review. An example of this is the recent appointment of Richard McLaren to the Integrity Officer for FIBA, leading the oversight of an independent integrity unit for FIBA.
Third Party Investigative Work
MGSS supports Richard McLaren’s work on third party investigation services. Investigation appointments include the International Weightlifting Federation among other confidential clients.
Sport Model Review
MGSS worked with Canada’s governing body for university sport – U SPORTS – to complete a strategic and operational review of university sport in Canada, including mechanisms to add, drop, and re-classify sports. A separate project with U SPORTS also involved a review of the sport of football in Canada due to growing concerns and complex issues involving sustainability and competitive parity.
Education and Training
MGSS has experience offering education and training to the sport industry focused on sport governance and ethics. In the spring of 2019, MGSS delivered an International Symposium of Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that attracted sport leaders from around the globe. MGSS and CCES also jointly issued a White Paper on this subject. MGSS has the ability to offer webinars focused on sport policy, ethics, and governance tailored to sport organizations, the legal community, and governments. A series of Webinars will be launched in late fall 2020 and into 2021.View our work at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport