Christer's Corner

  • By Christer Ahl
    04.07.2018 /
    Is the need and public demand for amusement diluting the intrinsic values of sport, asks Christer Ahl in this opinion piece that looks into what we are prepared to sacrifice on the altar of entertainment.
  • Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    20.05.2016 /
    The many recent corruption scandals in sport have failed to mobilise much more than momentary disgust, writes Christer Ahl in this comment, in which he seeks to explore why the general public has little energy for getting involved in what goes on behind the scenes in sport.
  • Photo: AU UN 1st photo/Tobin Jones/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    15.03.2016 /
    Instead of protecting their ‘oligopoly’, international sport federations (IFs) should focus more on grassroots development, says Christer Ahl in this comment piece in which he analyses the core tasks of the IFs and finds that there is room for improvement in the way these tasks are performed.
  • 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: 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: ssalonso/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    07.11.2014 /
    It is essential to have a separate and totally independent process in place for decision-making in disciplinary matters, says Christer Ahl in this comment, where he also explains why it can be tempting to apply political considerations.
  • Photo: Nigel Goodman/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    01.09.2014 /
    Annual Olympics could be a way to salvage the Games, says Christer Ahl in his returning column and suggests to split up the Summer Games in three separate events, while hoping to create a debate which goes beyond considering cosmetic changes to the status quo.
  • Photo: Brazilian Government
    By Christer Ahl
    25.07.2014 /
    It does not help the referees or the image of football if geopolitical considerations cause FIFA to introduce an absurd neutrality concept when nominating referees, Christer Ahl writes in his column looking back at the recently completed World Cup in Brazil.

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