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  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    22.01.2018 /
    The first major sports political battle of the year will take place this week when parliamentarians from 47 European countries discuss external oversight of international sport. FIFA attacks a parliamentary report as “incomplete, missing or downright wrong”. In contrast, UEFA is jubilant. But the perspectives reach much beyond football.
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    By Brett Hutchins, Libby Lester
    19.12.2017 /
    Sport is characterised by contradictions, conflicts and hypocrisies that simultaneously speak to growing awareness, positive action and hope in terms of environmental awareness and sustainability, say researchers Brett Hutchins and Libby Lester in this comment piece that discusses how sport can take on a role in protecting and creating a world worth playing in.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    06.12.2017 /
    After much hesitation, the IOC has taken a clear stance against the overwhelming evidence of systemic doping in Russia. Russia has greater projects in the making than the Winter Olympics, and the ball is rolling towards an uncomfortable FIFA.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Andreas Selliaas
    29.11.2017 /
    The IOC is struggling with the decision on Russia. With all the information we have now, they have just one option: suspension of Russia.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Andreas Selliaas
    28.11.2017 /
    Qatar and Russia. Corruption and doping. That is what everybody is talking about at Play the Game 2017 in Eindhoven. The latest developments in both doping and corruption investigations link the two countries closer and closer together. Are we seeing the contours of a collusion between Qatar and Russia in sports?
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    26.11.2017 /
    Opening address at the 10th international Play the Game conference, 26 November 2017 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Photo: Pixabay
    By Christina Friis Johansen
    21.11.2017 /
    Whistleblowing has become one of the hottest topics in discussions on sports integrity. Independent voices have been instrumental for disclosing problems of doping, corruption or other types of crime. But who should guarantee the necessary support and protection when whistleblowers are endangered?
  • Photo: Niels Nyholm/Play the Game
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    30.10.2017 /
    "Why should we insist that sport and democracy must be linked?" asks Jens Sejer Andersen in this essay in which he discusses the fundamental ideas behind Play the Game.
  • Photo: Steve Allen/Flickr
    By Roger Pielke, Jr.
    25.09.2017 /
    The growing awareness of health risks, especially concussions, in American football can have caused a “notable decline” in football participation among American high school boys, says Roger Pielke Jr. in this essay.
  • Photo: seanknoflick/Flickr
    By James M. Dorsey
    13.09.2017 /
    Efforts to clean up international and regional sports governance six years into one of the worst crises in its history have yet to tackle the elephant in the room: the incestuous and inseparable relationship between sports and politics as indicated in Play the Game’s Autonomy Index.

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