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  • By Juliana Barbassa
    08.09.2017 /
    "Many people had a lot to gain from the Games. The people of Rio, unfortunately, were not among them," says Juliana Barbassa in this comment piece arguing that the Rio 2016 Games accomplished precisely what their organizers intended.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    10.02.2017 /
    Journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the now dissolved FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, shares his personal experiences and disappointment with FIFA’s half-hearted attempt to address racial and discriminatory issues in football. “The time for silence has ended,” he says and calls the disbandment of the Task Force a “grave mistake”.
  • Photo: Michael swan/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack, Founder, I Trust Sport
    30.11.2016 /
    Wider adoption of term limits for elected officials would be an important step forward in tackling democratic failings in International Federations (IF), argues Rowland Jack in this comment piece, noting the limited competition in recent IF presidential elections.
  • Photo: Free Images
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    01.07.2016 /
    Governance scandals have rocked the sports world in recent years. According to researcher Antoine Duval, the lack of transparency holds a great part of the blame. In this comment piece, Duval points to three areas in sports governance that are in need of greater transparency.
  • Photo: Andreas Selliaas
    By Andreas Selliaas
    01.03.2016 /
    Gianni Infantino will enter his FIFA presidency with promises to be held and alliances to be nurtured in a complex play that includes expectations of reform, a potentially explosive Garcia report and a new King Maker, says Andreas Selliaas commenting from Zürich.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    04.12.2015 /
    Global sport is at a turning point and if CAS wants to ensure its legitimating function it must reform to match the level of independence, transparency and accessibility of this new scheme of things, says Antoine Duval in this comment piece and lays forward a roadmap for reform.
  • Photo: US Army IMCOM/Flickr
    By Martin Müller
    19.11.2015 /
    The 2014 Sochi Winter Games were record breaking on many levels. In this article, Martin Müller from the University of Zürich looks into the costs and the after use of facilities and infrastructure constructed for the most expensive Olympics ever.
  • Photo: Doho Stadium Plus Qatar/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    06.11.2015 /
    Too many sports federations have proven unable to take action on the avelanche of revelations of governance malpractice that is currently hitting sport. Put them under administration, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment.

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