The System Behind The Incident

Gerke Berenschot is an author, researcher and speaker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Dutch law and a master’s degree in International Law with a focus on Human Rights. He wrote an award-winning master thesis on the question whether ‘Anti-Doping Violates Human Rights’.

He has extensive experience working on anti-corruption issues, particularly where these overlap the world of professional sports. Gerke has advised athletes in anti-doping proceedings, initiated data-driven signalling of fraud in sports betting, as well as delivered workshops to government and sports institutions on issues ranging from the risks of match-fixing in sports to the need for good governance. He has been an organiser, chair and frequent panellist at sports governance conferences and contributed his insights on both tv and radio.

Gerke’s efforts have instigated and supported parliamentary hearings. He has been invited as an expert on several occasions by parliamentary commissions to provide insight on the risks of match-fixing, doping and the lack of good governance in professional sports. He has received training from the world’s leading anti-corruption NGO on the protection of whistleblowers and information security, he has received training from the IOC and Interpol on interview techniques in sports-related investigations.

His first book, 'Football's Broken Hearts', uncovering both the prevalence and causes of sudden cardiac death in professional football, will be published in 2024.

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