The Norwegian professor, Hans B. Skaset, identifies 11 trends in the development of sport and predicts that in the future sport will be privatised, disengaged from its values and anti-doping has been made obsolete by gene technology.
AFTER years of insecurity perpetrated by elements of defeated Interahamwe militiamen of former President Juvenal Habyarimana, Rwanda has been on an ambitious programme to build her image. Perturbed by the 1994 genocide where at least one million people are believed to have died after Hutus and Tutsis clashed, the Paul Kagame-led administration has succeeded in using sports as an essential vehicle to unite their people and build the country's image.
Rarely do financial mismanagement in sports bodies in Africa attract the attention of international watchdogs. However, in their Global Corruption Report of 2001, Transparency International reported how KFF has misused millions of shillings in the name of developing Kenya's number one sport.
The debate about who are better - local or foreign coaches - has for long been a hot topic on the African continent. Robert Muggaga lists the achievements of both foreign and African coaches and concludes that African coaches have achieved more success managing their teams than expatriates.
It has been nearly 30 years since a previously unheralded Finnish policeman named Lasse Viren burst onto the scene in Munich at the 1972 Olympics, winning two gold medals and setting a new world record for 10,000 meters.