History

  • Photo: Woman Ski Jumping Association
    14.07.2016 /
    David Rowe, professor from the Western Sydney University, looks into why it is so difficult to tackle “epidemic” sexism within sport, why sport is historically a male-dominated sphere and what can be done to counter it.
  • Photo: Nationaal Archief Fotocollectie Anefo/Wikimedia
    08.05.2016 /
    Focusing on the relations between João Havelange and the military regime in Brazil, this article elucidates how the longest serving president of FIFA rose to power.
  • Photo: Agencia Brasil/CC3
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    08.05.2016 /
    Sunday 8 May 2016 marks the 100th birthday of one of the most impressive – and most troubling – figures in world sport, Brazilian João Havelange. We mark the day by publishing the story about how he rose to power in FIFA with the help of his country’s military dictatorship and a football icon named Pelé.
  • Photo: Patrick Seeger
    21.03.2016 /
    For nine years, a commission in Freiburg has investigated the sports legacy. Now, it has retired itself in protest. Will the doping secrets of West Germany ever come to light?
  • Photo: Patrick Seeger
    08.06.2015 /
    Freiburg used to be the centre for doping in the Federal Republic of Germany. For eight years now, a Commission has tried to fathom the entire scale of this scandal.
  • 15.03.2013 /
    Duke University offers a free course on Sport and Society via the online e-learning platform Coursera.
  • 24.06.2010 /
    Lennart Johansson, whose powerful stature always inspired awe, is 80 years old. The Swede has had a full life, he has even served as a football official. He served as the President of the European Football Union (UEFA) between 1990 and 2007, and he is the founding father of the UEFA Champions League.
  • 27.08.2008 /
    Review by Steve Menary of Hans Bonde's latest book, ‘Football With The Foe – Danish sport under the swastika’, which examines wartime sport during the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

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