US

  • Photo: Colourbox
    06.11.2018 /
    Following revelations of sexual abuse scandals in US Gymnastics, the US Olympic committee has now taken the first steps towards revoking the federation.
  • Photo: UCCS
    12.10.2018 /
    The capital of US sport will host the 11th edition of the international Play the Game conference, thanks to the engagement shown by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). It is the first Play the Game conference outside Europe.
  • Photo: marc ficher/Flickr
    13.06.2018 /
    US lawmakers have proposed a bill to criminalise doping in global competitions. The bill is called the ‘Rodchenko Act’, named after the Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
  • Photo: Steve Allen/Flickr
    By Roger Pielke, Jr.
    25.09.2017 /
    The growing awareness of health risks, especially concussions, in American football can have caused a “notable decline” in football participation among American high school boys, says Roger Pielke Jr. in this essay.
  • 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: COLOURBOX
    04.01.2017 /
    Analysis: The influx of money in US college sports has led to magnificent campus facilities and eye-popping salaries for administrators. Left behind, however, are the athletes themselves, says Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., arguing that college sports are in for a change.
  • Photo: Ronald Woan/Flickr
    01.04.2016 /
    Players from the U.S. female football team plan to file a federal complaint charging the American football federation (US Soccer) for wage discrimination, writes the New York Times.
  • Photo: John Taylor/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    25.01.2016 /
    What does it mean that the U.S. Justice Department has been the instigator of unravelling what has been taking place in FIFA? In this comment piece, Christer Ahl looks at the pros and cons of the U.S. involvement.

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