The major problem is corruption. It’s hard for athletes to get financial assistance to compete abroad, especially if they don’t have connections. For example, we would send teams to the Asian Games and there would be more officials on the plane than athletes.
— Wesley So

Wesley So, in an interview with, describes corruption, particularly in sports, in the Philippines.


  1. Ryan

    Wesley So is the best person to say this. He experienced it, he made it on top, and he’s somewhat out of reach from repercussions by corrupt local officials.

    Unfortunately, it’s not just chess. Let’s talk about football and other sports federation.

  2. Indeed
    Age old problem of corruption and exploitation of our athletes. Imagine the countless talented kids who dream big only to be callously used up by these horrible politicians

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