• By Andreas Selliaas
    09.11.2010 /
    George W. Bush does not spend much time on sports politics in his autobiography. He should have. The book focuses on 14 important decisions in Bush's life (decision points) and it is said to include six key revelations. Among the important decisions ("the most consequential decisions") are the decision in 1986 to stop drinking, the decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 and the measures to cure the financial crisis in 2008. The question is if he should have used more pages on his passion for baseball? I think so!
  • By Declan Hill
    02.11.2010 /
    Crikey! There is so much stuff coming in about sports corruption this week it is difficult to sort it all out.
  • By Declan Hill
    02.11.2010 /
    Canadian reporter Declan Hill comments on the newest FIFA corruption case and the Sunday Times investigation that brought it out in the open.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    21.10.2010 /
    Just a month after India concluded the Commonwealth Games, China is hosting the Asian Games. The Games are taking place in Guangdong Province between 12 - 27 November, mainly in the city of Guangzhou.
  • By Declan Hill
    18.10.2010 /
    China is a text-book case of why you cannot wait to uproot corruption. The Chinese soccer leagues are a national disgrace and an international joke. Do not take my word for it. The top Chinese politican – President Hu Jintao – has declared his embarrassment over the state of their sport. However, the Chinese government has waited far too long to fight it.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    11.10.2010 /
    Yet again, the Nobel Peace Prize did not go to the IOC. This year the prize went to Liu Xiaobo – the Chinese dissident – who criticized those who wanted to boycott the Beijing Olympics because that would deteriorate the human rights situation in China.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    24.09.2010 /
    With kids in sports, parents struggle with two images of reality. Either you see your child – or the children of others – as talented or as hopeless cases. Many parents easily see that a child is talented. What most people mean by talent is that the child can be great when she/he enters adulthood. Children’s talents are thus seen in the context of an adult world.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    10.09.2010 /
    Tony Blair's book "A Journey" has put the spotlight back on his controversial time as Prime Minister. In the memoir, Blair exposes himself and people he has met, and of course it is his relationship with Gordon Brown and his decision to support the U.S. in the war in Iraq that has so far received the most attention.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    07.09.2010 /
    In less than two years time, London will host the 2012 Olympic Games, and, as hosts, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (GB) can enter a team without needing to qualify. Author and journalist Steve Menary comments on the composition of the GB team.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    02.09.2010 /
    The most important battle in football this fall is not between Norway and Portugal or Barcelona and Real Madrid. It is the battle between the great powers that seek to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.

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