New organisations have announced their support for Play the Game 2015, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark on 25-29 October. The economic contributions for the conference, mainly from Danish sponsors, have now reached more than €70,000.
The third edition of the online e-magazine Sport Executive has just been released. This edition features stories about sport’s predilection for dictatorships, about women in sports and about football tax havens.
With the prospect of runaway expenses, the Japanese government last month pulled the brake and launched a new design contest for Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. But the debate about who is to blame for the fiasco continues.
Comment: Will the newly elected president of the International Athletics Federation, Sebastian Coe, be able to bring the sport back on its feet? Andreas Selliaas analyses Coe’s background and comments on his mounting challenges.
For many years there has been an intensive public debate about the utilization of video reviews in the area of sports refereeing. Many sports fans feel that, with the existence of modern methods, it is self-evident that video review should be given a more prominent role. But the reality is considerably more complex, Christer Ahl concludes discussing how to use video reviews in sport.
Could sponsors exert a bigger influence on sports governance? According to Rowland Jack, founder of I Trust Sport, sponsors could mitigate risk and gain reputational benefit by helping sports organisations to improve their governance.
By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
Blatter’s slow and painful downfall illustrates the difficulties faced by our political and legal systems in confronting the rise of global private powers as FIFA. We need to reinvent the adequate counter-powers for a globalizing age, Antoine Duval writes.
By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
A wide range of sports is governed by a corrupt system built on a powerful president’s ability to hand out privileges without merit, channel generous sums of money to his supporters and make decisions at his own discretion. Blatter’s departure opens a door for change, but he must leave immediately.
There are numerous examples of international federations with major and longstanding problems related to governance and corruption. How will the collapse of the FIFA regime affect the possibility of change in those federations?
The fight against match-fixing could be repeating the errors of the anti-doping fight, says Declan Hill, who in this article compares similarities between cycling's CIRI report and a yet undisclosed match-fixing investigation.