Athletes

  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    06.12.2017 /
    After much hesitation, the IOC has taken a clear stance against the overwhelming evidence of systemic doping in Russia. Russia has greater projects in the making than the Winter Olympics, and the ball is rolling towards an uncomfortable FIFA.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game.
    28.11.2017 /
    Starting with a highly personal and emotional story, Play the Game 2017 discussed the far-reaching consequences of sexual abuse, its prevalence and how to prevent an often overlooked problem.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    27.11.2017 /
    The ability of sports’ governing bodies to impose rules that supersede national law was placed under focus at Play the Game 2017. Recent reforms, the conference heard, suggest that the times may be changing.
  • 26.11.2017 /
    The formation of the World Anti Doping Agency in 1999 was hailed as a breakthrough in the global fight against drugs in sport. However, despite nations and sporting bodies agreeing to strict testing and compliance standards, the drug scandals have not gone away. Play the Game 2017 asked if WADA is fit for the future or whether it needs deep-seated reform.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    30.10.2017 /
    Athlete commissions must be elected in order to respect principles of democratic legitimacy and diversity, conclude stakeholders at an Olympic Summit meeting.
  • 11.10.2017 /
    Chief executive of World Olympians Association (WOA) asks athletes to be fitted with microchips in fight against doping.
  • 06.09.2017 /
    Third party ownership remains a problem in football but on an unseen level, warned legal experts in football, who also cautioned that player contracts vary too much and still do not offer sufficient protection.
  • 04.09.2017 /
    International sports organisations need to change gender classification procedures in women’s athletic events to be consistent with their own values, recent research argues.

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