Play the Game is an initiative promoting democracy, transparency, and freedom of expression in world sport

News

Jules Boykoff
PtG Article 30.11.2022
A sportswashing Qatarstrophe
PtG Comment 19.11.2022
Football may unite the world, but FIFA works to divide it
Ivo Ferriani and Thomas Bach
PtG Article 18.11.2022
World sports federations may give up their own independent platform
PtG Article 27.10.2022
The Saudis in sport: Ambitions much larger than sportswashing
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PtG Article 17.10.2022
Play the Game seeks new analyst
Photo from the EU anti-corruption session
PtG Article 07.10.2022
Political campaign for a world anti-corruption agency launched at the European Parliament
Viola von Cramon
PtG Article 28.09.2022
Member of European Parliament launches call for a world anti-corruption agency for sport
Mehboba Ahdyar
PtG Article 20.09.2022
New IOC human rights strategy brought to the test in negotiations with the Taliban regime
Frankfurt winning the EL
PtG Article 06.09.2022
UCL Diversity Index 2022/23: Qualification to group stages is impossible for new clubs
Canadas ungdomslandshold i ishockey
PtG Article 29.08.2022
Sexual abuse in sport: Canada could be a world leader in developing solutions
James M Dorsey at Play the Game 2022
PtG Article 27.07.2022
From sportswashing in autocracies to soft power in democracies 
Mikhail Zaleuski at Play the Game 2022
PtG Article 22.07.2022
Solidarity in sport: Athletes should speak up for democracy and against climate change

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Themes

Athletes in front of spectators
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Athlete power and representation

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Benchmarking sports governance

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Do your own sports governance benchmarking

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Special journalistic investigations

Research projects

Athletes
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Strengthening Athlete Power in Sport (SAPIS)
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National Sports Governance Observer (NSGO)
Swimmers
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Sports Governance Observer (SGO)

Publications

Trophys
Idan Publication June 2022
Elite sports in Finland
Badmintonspiller. Foto: GettyImages/Lintao Zhang
PtG Publication January 2022
A vote with a weight
The CAS building in Lausanne
PtG Publication November 2021
Tipping the scales of justice - the sport and its "supreme court"
Grass. Photo: GettyImages/Jurgita Vaicikeviciene/EyeEm
PtG Publication November 2021
National Sports Governance Observer 2: Benchmarking governance in national sports organisations
Basketball players. Photo: Getty Images/Icon Sportswire
PtG Publication September 2021
Strengthening athlete power in sport - A multidisciplinary review and framework
Runners. Photo: Getty Images/Alan Thornton
PtG Publication June 2021
National Anti-Doping Governance Observer - final report
Runner winning by far. Photo: GettyImages/Paul Bradbury
PtG Publication May 2021
National Anti-Doping Governance Observer - indicators and instructions
Race walker Alex Schwazer
PtG Publication April 2021
Schwazer vs. sport: A race walker’s long and winding route towards doping rehabilitation
Others Publication June 2020
Playing against the clock
Conference panel. Photo: Thomas Søndergaard
PtG Publication February 2020
Evaluation of Play the Game 2019 – Athlete power on the rise
Man snowboarding. Photo: Pexels
PtG Publication October 2019
Sports Governance Observer 2019. An assessment of good governance in six international sports federations.
Competitive swimmer. Photo: Colourbox
PtG Publication December 2018
National Sports Governance Observer. Country report: Cyprus