• 30.09.2016 /
    In a briefing, human rights organisations present numbers of police arrests, killings and evictions in the time around the Rio Games and conclude that the Games have had a negative impact on thousands of children and young people in Rio.
  • 28.09.2016 /
    Compliance is crucial in the fight against match-fixing and corruption, said a line of speakers at the Soccerex convention this week and also agreed that top-down cultural changes are needed.
  • 28.09.2016 /
    Both La Liga and Premier League are looking to expand to overseas markets, but expansion could ensue changing dynamics and perhaps end up weakening the domestic leagues.
  • 19.09.2016 /
    The election of Aleksander Ceferin as new UEFA President demonstrated a political shift from Western to Eastern Europe, with the help from some of the Nordic countries. But it is still unclear what political agenda the new head of European football wants to pursue or if he is controlled by the agenda of countries.
  • 18.09.2016 /
    Sport for all is a main priority in a majority of European countries examined in a new report, but there are significant differences in the way the public subsidies are distributed, says the report analysing sports club policies in ten European countries.
  • 15.09.2016 /
    Three leaks of personal data from WADA spark discussions of data security and face strong critism from national anti-doping agencies.
  • 14.09.2016 /
    Aleksander Ceferin won today's vote to replace Michel Platini as UEFA president over contesting candidate Michael van Praag.
  • 12.09.2016 /
    A journalistic project has collected 100 stories from people whose housing situations have been affected by the Olympics. Their stories come to life through interviews, videos and data visualization in ‘Project 100’.
  • Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    27.09.2016 /
    In this comment, Antoine Duval from the Asser Institute lays out a set of key orientations for a comprehensive reform of the world anti-doping system in the wake of the Russian doping scandal. In a nutshell, it’s time to focus WADA’s resources on compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
  • By Juliana Barbassa
    26.08.2016 /
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were sold to the population as an opportunity to transform the city and build lasting legacies. Now that the Games are over, not even winning the Olympic gold in the national sport, football, can cover up the disappointment over the missed opportunities, the failed promises, and the tremendous cost, says Juliana Barbassa in this comment piece in which she asks if it was all worth it. Her answer is no.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    25.07.2016 /
    When the IOC abstained from issuing a general ban on Russian athletes after the McLaren report revealing a state supported doping system, the committee failed on its self-proclaimed mission “to protect clean athletes”. Thousands of clean athletes in sport’s global elite and sub-elite are even less protected than before.
  • Photo: Free Images
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    01.07.2016 /
    Governance scandals have rocked the sports world in recent years. According to researcher Antoine Duval, the lack of transparency holds a great part of the blame. In this comment piece, Duval points to three areas in sports governance that are in need of greater transparency.
  • Photo: Erik Van Leeuwen/Wikimedia
    By Johannes Aumüller, Thomas Kistner
    29.06.2016 /
    Yuliya Stepanova and Alex Schwazer revealed doping practices in Russia and Italy. Sports writer Johannes Aumüller and sports editor Thomas Kistner from Süddeutsche Zeitung ask if this is why the two athletes now have to worry about their start at the Olympic Games.
  • Photo: slgckgc/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack
    13.06.2016 /
    A number of sports federations are currently dealing with the threat of breakaway leagues. But by thinking proactively, federations' anxiety about attempts to create rival competitions could lead to better run sports, argues Rowland Jack, founder of I Trust Sport, in this comment piece.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Katia Rubio, Professor, University of São Paulo , Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    09.06.2016 /
    The upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics is like a kiss between two globally famous institutions who are both immersed in a deep political crisis, Both the IOC and Brazil need the inspiration of hope that the other can convey to the world public, write associate professor Katia Rubio and international director Jens Sejer Andersen in this comment piece.
  • Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    20.05.2016 /
    The many recent corruption scandals in sport have failed to mobilise much more than momentary disgust, writes Christer Ahl in this comment, in which he seeks to explore why the general public has little energy for getting involved in what goes on behind the scenes in sport.
  • Photo: Agencia Brasil/CC3
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    08.05.2016 /
    Sunday 8 May 2016 marks the 100th birthday of one of the most impressive – and most troubling – figures in world sport, Brazilian João Havelange. We mark the day by publishing the story about how he rose to power in FIFA with the help of his country’s military dictatorship and a football icon named Pelé.

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