Play the Game 2022

- is there a cure for sport?


For the 12th time, Play the Game opened its doors for a conference that connects academics, journalists, and other stakeholders in sport to share research insights and debate key issues in international sport.

The conference took place in Odense, Denmark, from 27-30 June 2022.

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18 sessions were livestreamed and can now be viewed as on demand video. Moreover, Play the Game recorded a number of sessions, which can also be found on video.

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Most presentations from Play the Game 2022 are now available for download

Play the Game 2022

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News from Play the Game 2022

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
Panel in front of slide with CO2 emissions
PtG Article 08.07.2022
Climate expert: Sports’ own carbon footprint is limited
Panel debate
PtG Article 04.07.2022
Professor: Cut the amount of football in half for the sake of sustainability
Drago Kos at Play the Game 2022
PtG Article 04.07.2022
Play the Game may be the correct forum to develop a sports anti-corruption agency
PtG Article 04.07.2022
Call for nuances in media reporting of the World Cup in Qatar
PtG Article 04.07.2022
Many nations lack the will and resources to implement governance reforms
Dejan Stefanović in a session.
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Athletes and commercial interests put pressure on European sports model
Rikke Rønholt.
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Without performance data for trans athletes, only principles guide the discussions
Friba Rezayee holder oplæg
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Afghanistan’s first female Olympian: IOC is funding the Taliban-controlled NOC in Kabul
Panel at Play the Game 2022.
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Greed is the order of the day in top European football clubs
Khalida Popal i paneldebat
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Khalida Popal: The international community has failed the women of Afghanistan
the Athletics Exploratorium at the SDU.
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Play the Game 2022 visits the Athletics Exploratorium at the University of Southern Denmark
minister for culture
PtG Comment 30.06.2022
Sportswashing is a deep contradiction of the core values of sport
Award winners
PtG Article 30.06.2022
Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation and Khalida Popal receive the Play the Game Award 2022
PtG Article 29.06.2022
External oversight key to athlete trust in abuse and violence investigations
PtG Article 29.06.2022
Proposal for independent sports integrity body to be unveiled in September
Panel at conference
PtG Article 29.06.2022
Reports of abuse of athletes continue to emerge across the globe
PtG Article 29.06.2022
Investigative data project exposes dubious actions in betting industry
Panel at conference
PtG Article 29.06.2022
Investigative journalism in the post-Jennings era
Presentation at conference
PtG Article 28.06.2022
It is important that FIFA’s world cup in Qatar gets a human rights legacy
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
Conference room
PtG Article 27.06.2022
Play the Game 2022 celebrates 25 years of unique sports debate
PtG Comment 27.06.2022
Sport must choose between democracy and autocracy
Panel at Play the Game 2022.
PtG Article 27.06.2022
Russian sanctions unlikely to herald a new era of accountability
Man presenting at conference
PtG Article 27.06.2022
Saudi Arabia is filling the vacuum after Russia in a year of sportswashing
PtG Article 27.06.2022
Play the Game 2022 opens with a call to remove Belarussian sports officials
Man with tv camera at conference
PtG Article 24.06.2022
Play the Game offers free livestreaming from 18 conference sessions
Participant registering for Play the Game 2019
PtG Article 09.06.2022
Afghan and Belarusian activists and top Olympic people meet at Play the Game 2022
Participants study the programme for Play the Game 2019
PtG Article 23.05.2022
The full programme for Play the Game's anniversary edition is ready
Foodbreak at Play the Game 2017
PtG Article 11.04.2022
Danish sport rallies to support Play the Game 2022
Putin and Infantino
PtG Article 11.04.2022
Play the Game 2022 presents programme with sharper focus on sport and geopolitics
Conference audience
PtG Article 22.03.2022
Conference grants available for Play the Game 2022
Panel debate at Play the Game 2019
PtG Article 16.12.2021
Call for Papers for Play the Game 2022
PtG Article 15.07.2021
Play the Game’s 25th anniversary conference set for 27-30 June 2022
PtG Article 15.02.2021
Play the Game cancels in 2021 but plans a 25th anniversary conference in 2022
Play the Game 2019 - Thomas Søndergaard
PtG Article 01.07.2020
Three contenders want to organise Play the Game 2021
PtG Article 27.11.2019
Who will host Play the Game 2021? Calling interested partners