Johnny Watterson: Fearless Andrew Jennings met powerful sports corporations head on

He was one of the last big-game hunters of investigative sports journalism

Andrew Jennings’s work was part of the basis for a 2015 investigation conducted by the US’s FBI. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Andrew Jennings’s work was part of the basis for a 2015 investigation conducted by the US’s FBI. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

In Andrew Jennings’ 1992 book on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) written with Vyv Simson, the captions on the photographs reflect something of Jennings himself, undaunted and to the point.

Not dissuaded by threats or intimidation, Jennings spoke in a language far removed from the diplomatic terms traditionally used to describe the ‘strong’ men of sport.

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