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  • Photo: Colourbox
    07.04.2017 /
    Two years after the launch of an IOC whistleblower hotline, expert raises questions regarding its independence and utility. The IOC offers little information about the extent of its use.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    05.04.2017 /
    Analysis: How far should governments go controlling the governance of international sports federations? A public hearing held in Aarhus, Denmark, demonstrated that there is no clear consensus on the right balance between autonomy and intervention.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    04.04.2017 /
    A governance review of the Olympic summer sports reveals some good practices but also “significant room for improvement” across the 28 international sports federations who have filled in questionnaire that forms the basis of the review.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    04.04.2017 /
    Official photos from the public hearing:
    "Hands on hands off? The role of politicians in reforming sports governance"
  • Photo: slgckgc/Flickr
    31.03.2017 /
    Through the huge economic success of college sports, universities are caught between managing students and professional athletes. Professor Roger Pielke Jr. suggests to either merge athletics and academics more or to professionalize further in order to help college sport meet these challenges.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    27.03.2017 /
    The President of the UCI, an experienced French prosecutor and the COO of UK Sport are the latest additions to the list of speakers when PACE and Play the Game next Monday invite the public to a hearing into politicians’ role in reforming sports governance.
  • Photo: Government ZA/Flickr
    20.03.2017 /
    After 29 unprecedented years as Africa’s football supremo, Issa Hayatou’s iron grip as CAF president came to a dramatic end in Ethiopia. But will the ascension of Ahmad open the needed chapter of reform and good governance in the continent, which many are demanding? Osasu Obayiuwana witnessed the dramatic election in Addis Ababa.
  • Photo: Greg Martin/IOC
    17.03.2017 /
    In 12 principles, the International Olympic Committee lays out suggestions for a “more robust and independent” anti-doping system.

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