Collective action problem (CAP) in Sports

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Write about a collective action problem (CAP) in sports aside from performance-enhancing drugs. Be certain to identify and explicate the perverse incentive that makes the behavior seemingly beneficial for the athlete/team/league in the short term but harmful to that entity and to the sport/society as a whole in the long term. In other words, be sure to explain how the problem you describe fits the definition of the CAP. What methods could be used to address your issue (or are already being used to deal with it)? How successful are those methods likely to be in eradicating the CAP you have identified?

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Match fixing is a collective action problem which affects the sports industry in a great
way. When there is a mixture of sports and money, be it through the process of organized betting
firms, or private type of betting between wealthy people, there has been a lot of temptation which
influences the outcome mostly unfairly. The activity of match-fixing has been going on despite
the oath which sportsmen and women take in order to protect the integrity of the sports industry.
This problem of match-fixing enriches a few, but on the other side it poisons sports organizations
(Carpenter, 2012).
One of the main perverse incentives which legitimize the behavior of match-fixing to
appear beneficial to most of the sportsmen and sports officials is gambling. Gambling
exacerbates the problem of match-fixing in order to...

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