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  • By Sven Daniel Wolfe
    08.10.2018 /
    This second article in our series on civic contestation of mega-events looks to Russia and the protests that have played out here in spite of the efforts by authorities to stifle and suppress popular resistance.
  • By Dennis Pauschinger, John Lauermann
    08.10.2018 /
    In this first introductory article, Dennis Pauschinger from the University of Neuchâtel and John Lauermann from the City University of New York discuss similarities and differences of the various movements that have arisen and discuss whether it is a global movement, or rather a locally founded ‘globalised way of protesting the World Cup and the Olympics’.
  • Photo: seanknoflick/Flickr
    By Stanis Elsborg
    04.10.2018 /
    Qatar has announced its national development strategy for 2018-2022, which has great emphasis on sport as a major factor in strengthening the country’s economic development and its image internationally. The following analysis is a brief summary of a bigger research conducted by the author.
  • By Jorge Knijnik
    09.07.2018 /
    After four years of the ‘best World Cup ever’, Brazil’s World Cup legacy is taking shape – and it doesn’t look pretty for the lovers of the once iconic ‘jogo bonito'. Jorge Knijnik looks into the cultural, political and sporting impact of the 2014 event on the people of Brazil.
  • By Christer Ahl
    04.07.2018 /
    Is the need and public demand for amusement diluting the intrinsic values of sport, asks Christer Ahl in this opinion piece that looks into what we are prepared to sacrifice on the altar of entertainment.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    27.06.2018 /
    Analysis: The race for the seat as WADA president has begun. At a conference in Oslo this week, Norwegian Linda Hofstad Helleland kicked off her campaign. Some of the loudest critics of the current anti-doping system seem to support her.
  • Photo: Dave Holland/COC
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    13.06.2018 /
    “One of the best ways you can avoid being used is by making your voice heard in the public domain,” said Jens Sejer Andersen, International director at Play the Game, when speaking to athletes at the WADA Global Athletes Forum, held in Calgary, Canada, on June 4, 2018.

    Read the speech that he gave on the occasion.
  • Photo: Patrick Seeger
    By Andreas Strepenick
    11.04.2018 /
    The example of the Freiburg University sports medicine department shows that Germany, the big sports nation, does not want to face its doping past. Andreas Strepenick takes readers through the story about how a decade-long fight to reveal a secret past in German sport got stuck.
  • Photo: Periskop / Play the Game
    By Jens Littorin
    06.04.2018 /
    In a new book, Swedish journalists and authors Jens Littorin and Magnus Svenungsson reveal that match-fixing is prevalent in Sweden and that a passive approach towards the problem is partly to blame.
  • Photo: Derzsi Elekes Andor/Metapolisz/Wikimedia
    By Andreas Selliaas
    16.03.2018 /
    For the past year, Jan Jensen from the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet and I have tried to figure out how far back systematised and state-controlled doping in Russia has been going on. What we found is quite disturbing.

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