• By Niels Nygaard
    20.09.2011 /
    Comment: It would be disastrous if politicians took over the governing of sport. To avoid such a worst case scenario, it is essential that sport federations at all levels work a lot more with good governance, argues Niels Nygaard, President of the Danish NOC and Sports Confederation in this fourth contribution to Play the Game’s comment series on corruption and good governance in sport.
  • By Jean Francois Tanda
    13.09.2011 /
    In the third contribution to Play the Game’s series on corruption and good governance in sport, Swiss journalist Jean François Tanda looks at the recent problems in FIFA and argues that the main problem is the lack of willingness to investigate corruption inside FIFA.
  • By Thomas Bach
    09.09.2011 /
    Comment: In this second contribution to Play the Game’s exclusive comment series on corruption in sport leading up to the Play the Game 2011 conference, Thomas Bach, Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), highlights the need to protect sport, which integrity, credibility and reputation are threatened by doping, corruption and manipulation of competitions.
  • By Sylvia Schenk
    04.09.2011 /
    Comment: In this first entry in a comment series Sylvia Schenk, Senior Advisor on sport in Transparency International, opens the sport governance debate arguing that corruption, the lack of transparency and other governance problems is an urgent challenge.
  • By Lasana Liburd
    30.08.2011 /
    Comment: “Will Caribbean football crumble without the man they called ‘Teflon Jack’”, journalist Lasana Liburd asks in this comment piece discussing how football in the Caribbean will go on after Jack Warner resigned as head of CONCACAF and CFU amid corruption allegations.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    11.08.2011 /
    Comment: While trying to control the riots in London, London Mayor Boris Johnson must also ensure that the riots will not affect the London Olympcs and that they do not happen again in July 2012.
  • By Jean-Loup Chappelet
    02.08.2011 /
    Comment: It is worth considering if the polluter-pays principle could be used in sport as a tool against doping, hooliganism, corruption and other forms of inappropriate behaviour, argues Jean-Loup Chappelet in this comment article.
  • By Steve Menary
    14.07.2011 /
    Comment: English side Manchester City may be about to embark on their first Champions League campaign but the riches earned by clubs playing in continental competitions is bankrolling increased domination of domestic leagues. That is the evidence in Play the Game’s annual Champions League diversity index for 2011, which shows a third of the countries in this year’s competition are represented by exactly the same sides as a year ago.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    06.07.2011 /
    Comment: Wednesday 6th July the IOC will decide who will host the Winter Olympics in 2018. The battle is between the cities Pyeongchang, Munich and Annecy. Pyeongchang is bidding for the third time and many see the Koreans as a narrow favourite. But favourites are rarely victorious!
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    04.07.2011 /
    Comment: On Saturday 18 June US President Barack Obama played a historical round of golf with John Boehner, the Republican leader in Congress. Never before has a sitting president invited his strongest opponent for a round of golf.

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