Play the Game 2011 was arranged in a co-operation between Play the Game and the German Sport University Cologne.

Play the Game is an international conference and communication initiative aiming to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in sport. It is run by the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idan), an independent institution set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The task of Idan is to create overview over and insight into the field of sport nationally and internationally. 

German Sport University Cologne is the biggest sports university in Europe and has a great tradition of being in the forefront on many vital subjects within research on sport with 5,200 students and 19 scientific institutes, including one for media and communication research, located on a campus with facilities for 30 different sports.


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