• By Andreas Selliaas
    02.09.2013 /
    The Olympic protests over Russian anti-gay laws can soon be replaced by protests over Russian handling of the situation in Syria. The Syria-question has the potential to become the biggest political issue in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 Syria in the UN Security Council
  • By David Rowe
    28.08.2013 /
    Calls for boycott of a mega-event because of the host country's national politics are never far away, and the image battle rages in the media. In this article from The Conversation, David Rowe examines the relationship between sport and politics.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    13.08.2013 /
    Currently, the IOC faces great international pressure because of Russia's new, strict anti-gay laws. Andreas Selliaas comments on the situation and on whether the IOC ought to take a greater political responsibility.
  • By Jean-Loup Chappelet
    08.08.2013 /
    More and more sports wish to be included in the Olympic Games – an event that has already grown too big. IOC faces the dilemma of accepting more sports making the Olympics even more gigantesque or facing the risk of rival competitions. A way out of the dilemma could be the creation of the Olympic Spring Games, argues Jean-Loup Chappelet one year after the London 2012 Games.
  • By Jens Weinreich
    12.07.2013 /
    Six men want to climb the Olympic throne in September. In his second analysis of the IOC presidential election, German investigative reporter Jens Weinreich takes a look at two countries who may be the real power holders in international sport.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    28.05.2013 /
    After many years in the shadow of taboos, sports corruption is now debated freely and at the highest level of sports policy making. All the right words are in place at three huge global meetings this week, but convincing action is still far away.
  • By David Rowe
    21.05.2013 /
    In this comment piece, professor David Rowe takes a look at the changes to sport, celebrity and masculinity that have occurred over the last decades through a characterization of two key figures in football.
  • By Lasana Liburd
    03.05.2013 /
    Comment: Lasana Liburd who over the years has had his clashes with former bigwig in international football, Jack Warner, writes a personal account on the Trinidad-Tobago country fellow. Warner was forced to quit politics in the wake of a highly critical report on his presidential management of CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    03.05.2013 /
    Comment: The long awaited report from FIFA’s Ethics Committee about FIFA and the ISL affair is superficial, insufficient and confuses ethics with legal formalities. The exoneration of Blatter is made on a fragile basis.
  • By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    15.03.2013 /
    Some of the members elected to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee, last weekend in Morocco, “hardly indicates that intellect, integrity and an unblemished reputation are qualities needed for earning a place in it,” says Osasu Obayiuwana, in his commentary on the CAF General Assembly, where Issa Hayatou secured an unprecedented 7th four-year term as president.

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