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  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    03.06.2015 /
    A wide range of sports is governed by a corrupt system built on a powerful president’s ability to hand out privileges without merit, channel generous sums of money to his supporters and make decisions at his own discretion. Blatter’s departure opens a door for change, but he must leave immediately.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    03.06.2015 /
    There are numerous examples of international federations with major and longstanding problems related to governance and corruption. How will the collapse of the FIFA regime affect the possibility of change in those federations?
  • Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr
    By Declan Hill
    08.04.2015 /
    The fight against match-fixing could be repeating the errors of the anti-doping fight, says Declan Hill, who in this article compares similarities between cycling's CIRI report and a yet undisclosed match-fixing investigation.
  • Photo: Trevor Claingbold/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack, Founder, I Trust Sport
    01.04.2015 /
    Multi-sport events are facing a crisis yet there are more and more of them. In his first column contribution to Play the Game, Rowland Jack considers the best way forward for multi-sport games.
  • Photo: David Wilson/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    19.03.2015 /
    Can Europeans and Americans overcome rooted traditions and learn from each other when it comes to developing elite sport and sport for all? Born in Europe and living in America for 40 years, Christer Ahl this time discusses the very different approaches to sports across the Atlantic.
  • Photo: Tom Raftery/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    29.01.2015 /
    Do we have two sorts of moral playing fields – one inside and one outside sports? Are we more eager to forgive crime committed outside sports than fouls committed in the sports arena? Andreas Selliaas comments on judgment and forgiveness in sports.
  • Photo: ssalonso/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    23.01.2015 /
    The latest ruling in the Pechstein case shows a need for reform in CAS’s institutional structure to avoid a crisis in sport justice, writes Antoine Duval in this comment piece.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    06.01.2015 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC is reaching out for opportunities to increase its influence in peripheral areas as a way of deflecting the focus away from what is really an increasingly vulnerable position, says Christer Ahl in his first column of 2015.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    09.12.2014 /
    It may leave many crucial questions open. But by accepting president Thomas Bach’s Agenda 2020 reform programme unanimously, the IOC has set the yardstick that it will be measured by for many years to come.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    04.12.2014 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC has raised high expectations about change and it would be suicidal for the Olympic movement to betray its grand promises, says Antoine Duval in this comment.

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