• Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony by Abd allah Foteih/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    03.03.2014 /
    "It is only by submitting the IOC to the close scrutiny of the global public sphere that it might be coerced into enforcing its own constitution: The Olympic Charter," writes Antoine Duval in this comment piece, looking into the environmental legacy of the Sochi 2014 Games.
  • Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Peter Donnelly, Bruce Kidd
    26.02.2014 /
    "Sports leaders, governments and advertisers have to stop pretending that winning medals will somehow magically “inspire” increased take-up," write Peter Donnelly and Bruce Kidd in this comment piece discussing the effect of Canada's sports funding system.
  • Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    21.02.2014 /
    The current conflict in Ukraine and the IOC's reaction to it, evokes questions about the actual meaning behind the words in the Olympic Truce. Andreas Selliaas comments.
  • Foto: Amy Sept/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    30.01.2014 /
    Miles of chain link fences, Level 1 event eligible for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and federal agencies, metal detectors, x-ray machines, radiation detectors, no-fly zones, Special Forces, air defence missiles, snipers, equipment to detect radioactive, biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and field hospital to take care of the potential victims of a terrorist attack.
  • Fernando Frazao/Flickr
    By Keir Radnedge
    29.01.2014 /
    AIPS Football Commission Chairman Keir Radnedge comments on the need for sport and major events to treat the people as partners rather than paving stones
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    19.12.2013 /
    Comment: While the public demand for better governance in sport rings louder than ever, sports leaders are confronted with troubles inherited from the past
  • By John Nauright
    13.11.2013 /
    Since Europeans first arrived in the Americas, native peoples have been decimated. In North America, where assimilation was rare and conquest or theft of land has been the norm, things were particularly harsh. Stereotypical depictions of natives as violent warriors helped legitimise this process, as did a series of derogatory names such as “redskins” and “savages”.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    11.09.2013 /
    The German Thomas Bach takes over the presidency of the IOC from Belgian Jacques Rogge and must immediately embark on an internal power struggle in top sport.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    10.09.2013 /
    In a few years, Asia will be the center of gravity for the Olympic world. IOC chose Tokyo as the safe solution rather than the more visionary but also more risky bids on the future of sport.
  • By Jens Weinreich
    09.09.2013 /
    Buenos Aires: The German Thomas Bach is widely seen as the favorite — and a first-round victory for him certainly is the most likely outcome. However, he would be ill-advised to solely rely on the support of the notorious Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah. When remembering the likes of Alejandro Blanco and Marius Vizer — you’d better be on guard.

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