• 25.11.2015 /
    One month ago, Play the Game hosted its most extensive conference to date, Play the Game 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark. Now, much of the conference content is available either as video or audio recordings.
  • Photo: Sam Cox/Flickr
    20.11.2015 /
    Lack of transparency makes national FAs susceptible to corruption, says newly released report from Transparency International who provides recommendations for football organisations to follow in order to increase their accountability.
  • 19.11.2015 /
    The University of Colorado - Boulder has set up a new Sports Governance Center aiming to facilitate communication of issues in sports multi-disciplinary and problem-oriented while creating closer connections between academics and athletics.
  • 18.11.2015 /
    The revised International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport has been adopted by member states during UNESCO’s General Conference. "Use it - or lose it," says Play the Game head.
  • 09.11.2015 /
    WADA’s independent report on doping in athletics says that Russia should be banned from international competition for upholding a state-supported doping system.
  • 06.11.2015 /
    Assertions by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, that he was not involved in the arrest and abuse of sports executives and athletes in his native Bahrain in 2011 raise more questions than answers.
  • Photo: Sportspics/Flickr
    05.11.2015 /
    Analysis: The world’s leading cricket league, the cash-rich Indian Premier League, is faced with new challenges as its title sponsor, PepsiCo, has expressed its intent of pulling out of the scandal-ridden tournament. It will take more than a monumental effort to keep the tournament alive and kicking.
  • 03.11.2015 /
    More athletes in the Olympics, more women in sport bodies and more media attention were among the different approaches on how to create more gender equality and less corruption in sport discussed in a Play the Game 2015 session.
  • 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.
  • Photo: www.thesportreview.com/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    21.07.2015 /
    FIFA’s attempt to dig up the reforms it recently buried only emphasizes the shortcomings of an organization that remains unable to reform itself from the inside
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Sylvia Schenk
    16.07.2015 /
    Which direction should FIFA’s new leadership take? Sylvia Schenk, German lawyer and anti-corruption activist in sport, lays out a route ahead of the crucial ExCo meeting Monday 20 July.
  • Photo: Karol Franks/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack
    24.06.2015 /
    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.
  • Photo: MCaviglia/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    03.06.2015 /
    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.

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