• 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.
  • By Declan Hill
    08.02.2013 /
    In this comment piece, match-fixing expert Declan Hill asks why the man, who is allegedly one of the main characters behind the extensive match-fixing recently exposed by Europol, continues to avoid arrest given the international warrants issued against him.
  • By Steve Menary
    19.12.2012 /
    Comment: Despite being a provisional member of UEFA, Gibraltar is being denied the chance to play international friendly matches due to a farcical mix-up between the European body and FIFA.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    13.11.2012 /
    Comment: There have been talks about setting up a match-fixing’s counterpart to WADA. Can SportAccord be a key player is this with the UCI top in its council, Andreas Selliaas asks in this comment piece, arguing that there might be a credibility issue due to the revelations and allegations following the Armstrong case.
  • By Christer Ahl
    03.10.2012 /
    Losing a game intentionally in such a way that there is no legal evidence, is one of the inherent weaknesses in sports, writes handball expert Christer Ahl in this comment piece and calls for better means to detect cases like the recent one involving Montpellier players.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    22.08.2012 /
    It is not always easy to see where the line is drawn for the Olympic spirit, as several cases have shown us during this year’s Olympic Games, Andreas Selliaas concludes in this comment piece discussing what fair play means in reality.
  • By Bonita Mersiades
    08.08.2012 /
    Australia, one of the world’s leading sports nations, has so far not lived up to its own expectations at the London 2012 Olympics. This has caused serious public debate and prompted the president of the Australian Olympic Committee to call for giving school sports a higher priority. In this comment piece Bonita Mersiades agrees, but not for the rationale of winning medals.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    03.08.2012 /
    In this comment, Andreas Selliaas discusses the Olympic badminton ‘scandal’ and questions whether the tactics of the badminton players are so different than swimmers and 100m runners saving their strengths for the finals.

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