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The Play the Game magazine gives you extensive journalistic coverage of the sixth world communications conference on sport and society, held in the British city of Coventry from 8 - 12 June 2009.

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Magazine contents

Governance and finance
4 Who took the money? The ISL bribery system
6 World handball: Charges of ingrained corruption
7 Pound: Corruption is part of human nature
8 Ex-mobster Franzese warns against match-fixing
9 Do we need an anti-corruption agency?
10 Play the Game Award 2009 to Declan Hill
11 Match rigging - a world wide plague
12 Sports financing balancing on the edge of the abyss
14 Europe is draining Africa for football talent
15 Peace and Reconciliation - the Coventry context
16 Athletes told to shut up or go home

17 Greg Lemond: The worst things happen in cycling
18 Doping enforcement: Has it gone too far?
20 Anti-doping a target for corrupters
21 The cocaine connection in sport

Sporting culture
22 The price of a medal is rising
23 The sports pyramid is history
24 Parkour, an escape route for the youth
26 Death and overproduction: the fate of Thoroughbreds?
27 Kosovo sport: Let us compete
28 Oscar Pistorius: Changing our perception of sport

Mega events
30 2018: England in the iron grip of Jack Warner
31 Misuse of mega events
32 No clear improvement of China’s image after 2008
33 A Coventry Declaration to protect civil rights during events

Overview and facts
34 Overview: Find papers and video on our website
35 Play the Game in facts and figures

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