• 23.01.2015 /
    At a summit held in the European Parliament, a coalition of FIFA critics and presidential aspirants argued that an independently overseen ’FIFA Reform Committee’ must be established.
  • Photo: photopop/Visit Aarhus
    19.01.2015 /
    Nordic Venue Forum will gather professionals in the venue industry for a two-day conference, taking place 14-15 April 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Photo: newfifanow.org
    16.01.2015 /
    FIFA critics gather at a summit to discuss how to achieve change in the international football body. The summit is organised by ‘New FIFA Now’; a campaign initiated by UK MP Damian Collins.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    14.01.2015 /
    Children down to the age of 10 will be required to have an international transfer certificate in the future. The International Federation of Professional Footballers, FIFPro, doubts that this will close the loopholes for the trade of minors in international top football.
  • Photo: FIFPro World Footballers Association/Flickr
    06.01.2015 /
    FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s announcement that he will challenge the world soccer body’s four-time president Sepp Blatter in elections later this year has definitively turned the poll into a battle for the group’s future. A vote for the prince is at least a vote against the FIFA president embattled as a result of multiple corruption scandals and more likely a vote for change.
  • Photo: Anna Armstrong/Flickr
    06.01.2015 /
    How eager are governments around the world to make a national sports policy making people more active and meeting some of the most important global threats to sport? This will be tested over the next year as UNESCO asks all countries to discuss a new “International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport”
  • Photo: FIFPro World Footballers Association/Flickr
    06.01.2015 /
    Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has announced that he intends to stand against Sepp Blatter as FIFA president at the elections this May.
  • 02.01.2015 /
    CAS has dismissed FC Barcelona’s transfer ban appeal and confirmed that the club has breached the rules regarding protection of minors. The verdict may be a step against the use of underage footballers.
  • Photo: ssalonso/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval
    23.01.2015 /
    The latest ruling in the Pechstein case shows a need for reform in CAS’s institutional structure to avoid a crisis in sport justice, writes Antoine Duval in this comment piece.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    06.01.2015 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC is reaching out for opportunities to increase its influence in peripheral areas as a way of deflecting the focus away from what is really an increasingly vulnerable position, says Christer Ahl in his first column of 2015.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen
    09.12.2014 /
    It may leave many crucial questions open. But by accepting president Thomas Bach’s Agenda 2020 reform programme unanimously, the IOC has set the yardstick that it will be measured by for many years to come.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval
    04.12.2014 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC has raised high expectations about change and it would be suicidal for the Olympic movement to betray its grand promises, says Antoine Duval in this comment.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    21.11.2014 /
    In FIFA, silence is more valued than transparency and fair play, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment looking at FIFA's handling of the Garcia report.
  • Photo: UN Geneva/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval
    13.11.2014 /
    "The UN should be weary to associate itself too closely with an institution characterised by a lack of transparency, internal democracy and accountability," says Antoine Duval in this comment discussing the UN resolution recognising the autonomy of sport.
  • Photo: ssalonso/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    07.11.2014 /
    It is essential to have a separate and totally independent process in place for decision-making in disciplinary matters, says Christer Ahl in this comment, where he also explains why it can be tempting to apply political considerations.
  • Photo: seanknoflick/Flickr
    By Kevin Carpenter
    23.10.2014 /
    This comment by solicitor Kevin Carpenter, written for LawInSport, examines exactly what the legal position is in relation to the publication/confidentiality of the report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids produced by Michael J. Garcia.
  • Photo: Martin Belam/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval
    08.10.2014 /
    Recent defections in the bids for the 2020 Winter Olympics have demonstrated a public distrust in the Olympic Games, says senior researcher Antoine Duval in this comment piece and brings forward suggestions to how the Olympic bidding process can change and regain trust.
  • Photo: Council of Europe
    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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