• 09.02.2016 /
    A new book on sports governance in the EU analyses the authorities that the EU holds in relation to sports organisations.
  • Photo: querpass bilder/Flickr
    08.02.2016 /
    The number of member nations of the International Handball Federation has risen by more than 40 percent since Hassan Moustafa became president in 2000. Research done by Danish newspaper Politiken shows that many members can barely put up a handball team.
  • 05.02.2016 /
    A motion for a resolution calling for the follow-up on the Council of Europe’s recommendations regarding the crisis in sports governance, inspired by Play the Game’s Sports Governance Observer report, has been tabled.
  • 03.02.2016 /
    Unions and the sporting goods industry have had enough of FIFA and demand a showdown with the past and reform of football’s governing body. At last week’s forum on the future of FIFA, held in the European Parliament, the tone against FIFA sharpened.
  • 29.01.2016 /
    North America and Europe dominate the international sports federations, shows new study conducted by the Danish NOC.
  • 27.01.2016 /
    Following allegations that tennis authorities have not acted effectively enough on match-fixing reports in the sport, tennis will initiate an independent review of the anti-corruption efforts with the aim of safeguarding the integrity of the sport.
  • Photo: tableatny/Flickr
    15.01.2016 /
    The second report from WADA’s Independent Commission discloses extensive corruption, nepotism and abuse of power in the IAAF as well as an undermining of the anti-doping structure in the association.
  • Photo: Dan Noctor/Flickr
    14.01.2016 /
    FIFA has served Real Madrid and Atlético with bans on registering new players for the next two transfer windows due to violations of the regulations on minors.
  • By Christer Ahl
    25.01.2016 /
    What does it mean that the U.S. Justice Department has been the instigator of unravelling what has been taking place in FIFA? In this comment piece, Christer Ahl looks at the pros and cons of the U.S. involvement.
  • Photo: DGI - Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    23.12.2015 /
    Public trust in international sports federations was burned to the ground in 2015 due to financial excesses and corruption scandals. 2016 might be the year where autonomy of sport is replaced by true freedom of association. Play the Game’s international director gives his wind-up of a turbulent year for sport.
  • By Igor Kovač
    18.12.2015 /
    Choosing permanent Olympic host cities, one on each continent, could help the IOC secure cheaper and more sustainable events while living up to their own Olympic values, argues Igor Kovač in this commentary piece.
  • By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    04.12.2015 /
    Global sport is at a turning point and if CAS wants to ensure its legitimating function it must reform to match the level of independence, transparency and accessibility of this new scheme of things, says Antoine Duval in this comment piece and lays forward a roadmap for reform.
  • By Martin Müller
    19.11.2015 /
    The 2014 Sochi Winter Games were record breaking on many levels. In this article, Martin Müller from the University of Zürich looks into the costs and the after use of facilities and infrastructure constructed for the most expensive Olympics ever.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    06.11.2015 /
    Too many sports federations have proven unable to take action on the avelanche of revelations of governance malpractice that is currently hitting sport. Put them under administration, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment.
  • By Dennis Pauschinger
    13.10.2015 /
    Does the Hamburg 2024 bid represent the future of the Olympic Games or are the underlying mechanisms still the same, giving old-fashioned bids a new legitimacy? Leading up to a local referendum in November Dennis Pauschinger comments on what he sees as the discrepancy between the words and the action in the Hamburg 2024 bid plans.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Christer Ahl
    17.09.2015 /
    Play the Game needs to find new partners in the battle against corruption in sport and deal with the challenges on a truly global basis to get the necessary momentum. Leading up to the Play the Game conference in October, Christer Ahl discusses which potential partners are the most likely to make a difference: athletes, media or sponsors.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    20.08.2015 /
    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.
  • Photo: Sam Cox/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    07.08.2015 /
    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.

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