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Gerke Berenschot at Play the Game conference
PtG Article 22.02.2024
Male athletes could have twice the risk of dying from cardiac issues  compared to men of similar age
Faraz Shahlaei
PtG Article 20.02.2024
The Russian doping scandal has exposed the weaknesses in the international anti-doping structure
Joanna Maranhão and Andrea Florence
PtG Article 19.02.2024
Sports organisations are bad at handling sexual abuse, and athletes risk retaliation for speaking out
Panel on anti-doping
PtG Article 16.02.2024
CEO of USADA: "There is a lot we could do to ease the burden on the athletes"
Kristin Kloster
PtG Article 16.02.2024
IOC member: No Taliban flag at the Olympics in Paris
Zoe Flood
PtG Article 15.02.2024
Betting is a growing problem among the young populations in Africa
Matthew Graham and Gigi Alford
PtG Comment 07.02.2024
The global sport industry is out of touch, this is how we put athletes back in the game
Panel and Steve Menary
PtG Article 07.02.2024
In-play bets and live data collection make new sports vulnerable to match-fixing
Travis Tygart
PtG Article 07.02.2024
US anti-doping director: There is an incredible need for an anti-crime agency in sport
Speaker
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Sporting bodies called out for lack of action on Palestine and Afghan women
Play the Game award winners 2024
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Investigative journalists Grit Hartmann and Nick Harris receive the Play the Game Award 2024
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Making mega-events more sustainable could just end in greenwashing

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Power relations in international sport
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The financing of grassroots sport in Europe
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Publications

PtG Publication January 2024
When the silence of sport was broken - Sports politics in the times of Play the Game
The football stadium of Maracana in Rio de Janeiro
PtG Publication December 2023
Research on the Sports Legacy of Brazilian Stadiums from the 2014 FIFA World Cup
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PtG Publication September 2023
Strengthening Athlete Power in Sport - Final report
PtG Publication June 2023
Strengthening Athlete Power in Sport - A guide to opening new ways in sports governance
FBI raids CONCACAF
PtG Publication June 2023
ClearingSport - Towards an agency countering crime and protecting integrity in world sport
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PtG Publication February 2023
Mapping the sport and climate space
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PtG Publication January 2023
Evaluation of Play the Game 2022 - is there a cure for sport?
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Idan Publication June 2022
Elite sports in Finland
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PtG Publication January 2022
A vote with a weight
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PtG Publication November 2021
Tipping the scales of justice - the sport and its "supreme court"
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PtG Publication November 2021
National Sports Governance Observer 2: Benchmarking governance in national sports organisations
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PtG Publication September 2021
Strengthening athlete power in sport - A multidisciplinary review and framework