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

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PtG Article 28.06.2022
It is important that FIFA’s world cup in Qatar gets a human rights legacy
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PtG Article 28.06.2022
Looking for a good model to fund an independent global match-fixing agency
Peter Donnelly
PtG Article 28.06.2022
Peter Donnelly: Children’s elite training meets the definition of child labour
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PtG Comment 27.06.2022
Sport must choose between democracy and autocracy
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PtG Article 27.06.2022
Play the Game 2022 celebrates 25 years of unique sports debate
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PtG Article 27.06.2022
Play the Game 2022 opens with a call to remove Belarussian sports officials
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PtG Article 27.06.2022
Russian sanctions unlikely to herald a new era of accountability
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PtG Article 27.06.2022
Saudi Arabia is filling the vacuum after Russia in a year of sportswashing
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PtG Article 24.06.2022
Play the Game offers free livestreaming from 18 conference sessions
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PtG Article 23.06.2022
The definition of child labour in sport is still developing
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PtG Article 10.06.2022
New book presents urgent call to listen to athletes in modern pentathlon
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PtG Article 09.06.2022
Afghan and Belarusian activists and top Olympic people meet at Play the Game 2022

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

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