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  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    26.02.2016 /
    Chances are that this Friday 26 February will mark the old FIFA’s ultimate defiance of the pressure exerted over five years by most of football’s fans and stakeholders. There will be reform, but will there be change?
  • Photo: John Taylor/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    25.01.2016 /
    What does it mean that the U.S. Justice Department has been the instigator of unravelling what has been taking place in FIFA? In this comment piece, Christer Ahl looks at the pros and cons of the U.S. involvement.
  • Photo: DGI - Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    23.12.2015 /
    Public trust in international sports federations was burned to the ground in 2015 due to financial excesses and corruption scandals. 2016 might be the year where autonomy of sport is replaced by true freedom of association. Play the Game’s international director gives his wind-up of a turbulent year for sport.
  • Photo: Visit Melbourne
    By Igor Kovač
    18.12.2015 /
    Choosing permanent Olympic host cities, one on each continent, could help the IOC secure cheaper and more sustainable events while living up to their own Olympic values, argues Igor Kovač in this commentary piece.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    04.12.2015 /
    Global sport is at a turning point and if CAS wants to ensure its legitimating function it must reform to match the level of independence, transparency and accessibility of this new scheme of things, says Antoine Duval in this comment piece and lays forward a roadmap for reform.
  • Photo: US Army IMCOM/Flickr
    By Martin Müller
    19.11.2015 /
    The 2014 Sochi Winter Games were record breaking on many levels. In this article, Martin Müller from the University of Zürich looks into the costs and the after use of facilities and infrastructure constructed for the most expensive Olympics ever.
  • Photo: Doho Stadium Plus Qatar/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    06.11.2015 /
    Too many sports federations have proven unable to take action on the avelanche of revelations of governance malpractice that is currently hitting sport. Put them under administration, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment.
  • Photo: Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg Und Partner (gmp)
    By Dennis Pauschinger
    13.10.2015 /
    Does the Hamburg 2024 bid represent the future of the Olympic Games or are the underlying mechanisms still the same, giving old-fashioned bids a new legitimacy? Leading up to a local referendum in November Dennis Pauschinger comments on what he sees as the discrepancy between the words and the action in the Hamburg 2024 bid plans.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Christer Ahl
    17.09.2015 /
    Play the Game needs to find new partners in the battle against corruption in sport and deal with the challenges on a truly global basis to get the necessary momentum. Leading up to the Play the Game conference in October, Christer Ahl discusses which potential partners are the most likely to make a difference: athletes, media or sponsors.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    20.08.2015 /
    Comment: Will the newly elected president of the International Athletics Federation, Sebastian Coe, be able to bring the sport back on its feet? Andreas Selliaas analyses Coe’s background and comments on his mounting challenges.

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