• 19.09.2014 /
    A code of conduct on match-fixing, setting out principles for safeguarding the integrity of football has been approved by the UEFA Executive Committee after consultations with a number of stakeholders including the professional footballers’ federation.
  • 18.09.2014 /
    Play the Game called for a broad appraoch on good governance in sport speaking at the Council of Europe’s Sports Ministers meeting in Magglingen, Switzerland today. The meeting will conclude by the signing of a convention on the manipulation of sports competitions.
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    10.09.2014 /
    Establishing global legislation on match-fixing is unlikely according to Interpol. European sports ministers are expected to sign a new Council of Europe convention on manipulation of sports competitions, but global legislation to convict match-fixers is needed according to Emanuel Medeiros from the ICSS.
  • Photo: Action Images / Andrew Boyers
    10.09.2014 /
    Awarding the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals at the same time was a mistake: that is likely to be one of the key conclusions in the independent report into the process.
  • Photo: Soccerex/Action Images
    09.09.2014 /
    Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention, FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb called for better stakeholder representation and term limits in the world body of football. Steve Menary reports from Manchester.
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    04.09.2014 /
    European sport ministers gather on 18 September in Switzerland to sign a Council of Europe convention on manipulation of sports competitions. The ministers will also discuss how to achieve better governance in sport.
  • Photo: Ideraldo Gomes / Flickr
    01.09.2014 /
    The Brazilian authorities are now investigating the current FIVB President Ary Graça’s activities in his 17 years as head of Brazilian volleyball. ESPN has proven that Graça made secret contracts with family members and volleyball associates.
  • Photo: Screenshot from Sydneyscoreboard.com
    27.08.2014 /
    The Sydney Scoreboard, a global index for women in sport leadership, shows a slight increase in the 2014 proportion of women representation in sport’s leadership positions compared to 2010.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen
    18.09.2014 /
    International director at Play the Game, Jens Sejer Andersen was invited to give a speech when European ministers were gathered in Magglingen, Switzerland to discuss corruption in sport and to sign a convention against match-fixing. In his speech, Andersen stressed the need to address corruption in sports organisations and listed five proposals for the European ministers to take on. Read the full speech held at the Council of Europe meeting here:
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    By Christer Ahl
    01.09.2014 /
    Annual Olympics could be a way to salvage the Games, says Christer Ahl in his returning column and suggests to split up the Summer Games in three separate events, while hoping to create a debate which goes beyond considering cosmetic changes to the status quo.
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    By Jens Sejer Andersen
    14.08.2014 /
    When most of the matches played during the recent World Cup are long forgotten, we should still remember and thank the Brazilians for having set a new international agenda in sport, writes Jens Sejer Andersen, international director of Play the Game.
  • By Christer Ahl
    25.07.2014 /
    It does not help the referees or the image of football if geopolitical considerations cause FIFA to introduce an absurd neutrality concept when nominating referees, Christer Ahl writes in his column looking back at the recently completed World Cup in Brazil.
  • By Martin Müller
    25.06.2014 /
    Four years before the opening match, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has already produced significant cost overruns and construction work is falling behind deadlines. Overall, it looks set to become the most expensive World Cup ever, says Martin Müller from the University of Zürich in this comment piece.
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    By Antoine Duval
    12.06.2014 /
    Public scrutiny and societal irritation are needed if the change brought forward by the Olympic Agenda 2020 is to mean real change, writes Antoine Duval in this comment piece.
  • Photo: Steve Martinez/Flickr
    By Guilherme Nothen
    12.06.2014 /
    It may be an overlooked reason for the protests in Brazil, that this World Cup has taken football away from its traditional audiences, says PhD candidate Guilherme Nothen in this comment piece.
  • By Christer Ahl
    06.06.2014 /
    To see corruption eliminated from the world of sports is clearly not realistic. In his first contribution to a new regular column at playthegame.org, Christer Ahl concludes that we need to dismiss the naivety that sports could be immune to corruption and increase our efforts to detect and reduce the existing corruption and its impact.
  • Jens Weinreich (www.jensweinreich.de)
    By Andreas Selliaas
    10.04.2014 /
    The great family of sport is right now gathered in Belek, Turkey for the SportAccord Convention. Andreas Selliaas takes a look at the Olympic House of Cards.
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    By Jean-Loup Chappelet
    04.03.2014 /
    The Olympic Games need to be reinvented in order to ensure their continuing longevity, says Swiss professor Jean-Loup Chappelet in this comment piece discussing ways to innovate the Games while maintaining their uniqueness.

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