There’s been a lot written about game-fixing in basketball lately, but not much about an obvious game fixing episode in World Cup Quidditch.
That is to say, not much written about quidditch match fixing until now. Phil Birnbaum fills the gap at the Sabermetric Research blog.
And then there was the suspicious episode in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets during the big Gryffindor vs Slytherin match. As we only learn later, Dobby, the Malfoy’s house elf, enchanted a bludger to chase after Harry and in trying to dodge the bludger Harry fell and broke an arm. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lucius Malfoy himself had a little wager on the game.