Mega-Events

  • 22.06.2018 /
    An independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights will be launched this month by the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).
  • 16.06.2018 /
    In this report about the opening days of the World Cup in Russia, Andreas Selliaas discusses the Saudi Arabian influence in international football, Gianni Infantino’s announcement of running for a new term as FIFA president and the ghost of Sepp Blatter.
  • Photos: Kremlin.ru
    12.06.2018 /
    The 2018 World Cup has been labelled the most expensive World Cup ever, but the exact costs are hard to determine. It is, however, not that hard to find a line of people who benefit from it.
  • Photo: Greg Martin/IOC
    08.02.2018 /
    The IOC has unveiled a new scheme aiming to reduce the cost of hosting summer and winter Olympic Games with more than $1 billion. Is it enough to curb years of cost overruns, asks Professor of sports economics, Wladimir Andreff.
  • Photo: Christophe Moratal/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    23.01.2018 /
    The Pyeongchang Winter Games have already become a propaganda win for North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un. And it has become a much needed PR victory for the IOC after all the trouble with Russian doping. But everything is not as it should be.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    28.11.2017 /
    Will the legacies of major sporting events always be cost overruns, abandoned venues, and human rights clampdowns?
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Andreas Selliaas
    28.11.2017 /
    Qatar and Russia. Corruption and doping. That is what everybody is talking about at Play the Game 2017 in Eindhoven. The latest developments in both doping and corruption investigations link the two countries closer and closer together. Are we seeing the contours of a collusion between Qatar and Russia in sports?
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    26.11.2017 /
    Play the Game 2017 heard a less common narrative on Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid from Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

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