• 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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    03.06.2015 /
    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.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    03.06.2015 /
    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?
  • Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr
    By Declan Hill
    08.04.2015 /
    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.
  • Photo: Trevor Claingbold/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack
    01.04.2015 /
    Multi-sport events are facing a crisis yet there are more and more of them. In his first column contribution to Play the Game, Rowland Jack considers the best way forward for multi-sport games.

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