Play the Game conferences always present a long line of expert speakers from various areas of world sport.

Twitter handles of speakers

On Twitter we have made a list of all the speakers presenting at Play the Game 2022.

You can find the list here.

If you are not on the speaker list below or the Twitter list, please contact Stanis Elsborg, head of conference, at

Speakers who have confirmed their invitation and/or have had their abstract accepted and session chairpersons at Play the Game 2022 (in alphabetical order):

Affy Sheikh, Head of Starlizard Integrity Services, UK

Akaash Maharaj, board director, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Ambassador-at-Large, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, Canada

Alessandro Oliverio, attorney at law, isportlaw | international sports law firm, Italy

Alessandro Moretti, postdoc, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Alex Phillips, freelance and consultant, FIFA, Switzerland

Allan Bennich Grønkjær, PhD candidate, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Allison Wagner, director of Athlete and International Relations, USADA, USA

Amal Ganesha, director, Ganesport Institute, Indonesia

An Vermeersch, professor of sports law, Ghent University, Belgium

Ana Mitric, independent researcher and writer, United States

Anders Solheim, chief executive officer, Anti-Doping Norway, Norway

Andrea Florence, acting director, Sport & Rights Alliance, Switzerland 

Andrea Gotzmann, chairperson of the executive board, National Anti Doping Agency Germany, Germany

Andrea Schültke, journalist, WDR/Deutschlandfunk, Germany

Andreas Selliaas, journalist and academic researcher, freelance, Norway

Andreas Xenofontos, master student, University of New Haven, United States

Andy Brown, freelance journalist, editor, The Sports Integrity Initiative, UK

Andy Harvey, lecturer, Swansea University, UK

Andy Spalding, professor, University of Richmond, United States

Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, Minister for Culture, Denmark

Anne Dietrich, Texas A&M University, United States

Anne Dyrehauge, CEO, Media City Odense, Denmark

Anne Mette Thorhauge, associate professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Annette Hofmann, professor and vice president, ICSSPE, Germany

Annette Stubkjær Rimmer, policy advisor, Amnesty Denmark, Denmark

Antoine Duval, senior researcher, Asser International Sports Law Centre, T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Netherlands

Bastien Wallace, masters of philosophy student, Western Sydney University, Australia

Benedikt Stoffers, University of Münster, Germany

Benjamin Bendrich, blogger/scientist, Germany

Benjamin Best, journalist and filmmaker, ARD/WDR, Germany

Bjarne Ibsen, professor, Centre for Sports, Health and Civil Society, Denmark

Bjørn Aas, senior engineer, Center for Sports Technology and Facilities - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Bram Constandt, postdoctoral researcher, Ghent University, Belgium

Bruce Kidd, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada

César de Cima, PhD candidate, Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Charley Nordin, paralympian, United States

Chiel Warners, information coordinator, Minstry of Justice, the Netherlands

Christian Farias Trajano, manager, anti-doping education, Brazil Olympic Committee, Brazil

Christian Gjersing Nielsen, senior analyst and PhD student, Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Christina Friis Johansen, freelance, Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Christoph Clephas, German Univercity of Health and Sport, Germany

Christophe Brissonneau, sociologist, University of Paris Cité (I3SP), France

Claudia Villa-Hughes, head of safeguarding, Commonwealth Games Federation & Commonwealth Sport Foundation, UK

Csilla Szomolaiová, PhD student, Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Law, Czech Republic

Daniel Read, lecturer, Loughborough University London, UK

Daniel Westmattelmann, assistant professor, University of Münster, Germany

David Goldblatt, journalist and academic, UK

Dejan Stefanović, president of the Slovenian Footballers & Sportsmen Union (SPINS), member of the Executive Committee at Word Players Association, member of FIFPRO Board, Slovenia

Diogo Jurema, co-Founder SCORE Sport Think Action Tank, Switzerland

Donata Taddia, co-founder, SCORE Sport Think Action Tank, Switzerland

Drago Kos, chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery, Slovenia

Emily Jane Hayday, lecturer, Loughborough University London, UK

Erin Willson, PhD candidate, University of Toronto, Canada

Evald Bundgaard, acting head, CISC at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Eze Alloysius Amaechi, director, PLAY!YA Nigeria, Nigeria

Ezequiel Fernandez Moores, journalist, La Nación, Argentina

Faraz Shahlaei, adjunct professor, Loyola Law School, USA

Federico Addiechi, head of Sustainability and Diversity, FIFA, Switzerland

Federico Darío Teijeiro, journalist and professor, investigative journalist specialized in corruption and money laundering, Periodismo & Punto, Universidad de San Andrés y Grupo Clarín, Argentina

Federiga Bindi, director, IWPR / Alta Badia Ski Academy, USA

Florian Yelin, head of policy and research, World Players Association,  UNI Global Union, Switzerland

Francesco Ricci Bitti, president, ASOIF, Italy

Gema Souvenir, PhD student, Ghent University, Belgium

Geoff Parsons, executive chairman, Learn By Design, UK

Gretchen Kerr, professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Grit Hartmann, freelance journalist, Germany

Grzegorz Botwina, president, Institute for Sport Governance, Poland

Günter Younger, director, Intelligence and Investigations, WADA, Switzerland

Hajo Seppelt, head of investigative team, ARD, Germany

Hans Natorp, president, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

Hanne Marie Brevik, head of sport reporting, NRK, Norway

Harry Arne Solberg, professor, NTNU Business School, Norway

Hilary Findlay, Brock University, Canada

Holly Collison-Randall, senior lecturer, Loughborough University London, UK

Ian Mengel, member, PLAY!YA, Germany

Irene Lauridsen, sustainability officer, Danish Canoe Federation, Danish Sailing Association and Danish Rowing Federation, Denmark

Jack Kerr, journalist, Australia

Jakob Færch, development consultant, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

James Corbett, journalist and senior correspondant, Off The Pitch, Ireland

James M. Dorsey, academic, journalist, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies / Institute of Fan Culture / The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, Singapore/ Germany/Morocco

James Oliver, producer, BBC Panorama, United Kingdom

Jan Jensen, journalist and sports columnist, Ekstra Bladet, Denmark

Jens Færgemann, sustainability officer, Danish Automobile Sports Federation, Denmark

Jens Sejer Andersen, international director, Play the Game, Denmark

Jens Weinreich, journalist, blogger and publisher,, Germany

Jens Øyås Møller, development consultant, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

Jeppe Laursen Brock, journalist, Politiken

Jesper Møller, UEFA ExCo member and president of the Danish FA, Denmark

Jorge Leyva, CEO, The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations e.V., Germany

Jules Boykoff, PhD, Pacific University, USA

Julian Lanfer, research assistant, University of Münster, Germany

Julien Attuil-Kayser, Head of the anti-doping unit, Council of Europe, France

Jürgen Mittag, professor, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Jörg Krieger, associate professor, Aarhus University, Germany

Jörg-Uwe Nieland, dr. phil, German Sport University Cologne, Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies, Germany

Jørn Broch, news editor, Jysk Fynske Medier, Denmark

Kamilla Swart, associate professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Kasper Hjulmand, head coach, Denmark's men's national football team, Denmark

Katarina Pijetlovic, associate professor of sports law, Manchester Metropolitan University, Estonia

Khalida Popal, director, Girl Power Organisation, Afghanistan

Klaus Nielsen, professor, Birkbeck, University of London, Denmark

Lars Johnsen, journalist, Josimar, Norway

Lasana Liburd, journalist,, Trinidad & Tobago

Laura Robinson, journalist, Canada

Lauren Burch, senior lecturer, Loughborough University London, UK

Lorenz Fiege, research associate, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Louis Vandercruysse, PhD candidate, Ghent University, Belgium

Luciano Hostins, legal director, Brazilian Olympic Committee, Brazil

Magali Martowicz, head of Human Rights, IOC, Switzerland

Marcelo Moriconi, researcher and professor, Iscte - Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal

Marcus Mazzucco, sessional lecturer, University of Toronto, Canada

Marija Andjelkovic, professor, Sinigdunum University, Serbia

Martin Dubbey, managing director, Harod Associates Ltd, UK

Martin Purbrick, chairperson, Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime, UK

Martin Schibbye, editor in chief, Blankspot, Sweden

Matthew Graham, director of Legal & Players Relations, World Player Association, UNI Global Union, Switzerland

Mauricio Hernandez, director, University of San Buenaventura, member of governance commission ACODEPA, director and founder of Transparency in Sport, Colombia

Maximilian Seltmann, research associate and project coordinator, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Michael Andersen, CEO, MA57 Consulting, Denmark

Michael Ask, senior manager, International Testing Agency, Switzerland 

Michael P. Gibbons, attorney, USA

Miguel Poiares Maduro, director, professor, School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, Portugal

Mike McNamee, professor, Swansea University and KU Leuven

Mikhail Zaleuski, head of the sports department, Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, Poland

Mikkel Rugaard, independent director, Parkour Earth, Denmark

Minky Worden, director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, USA

Mogens Kirkeby, president, ISCA, Denmark

Murali Krishnan, Journalist/International Broadcaster, Freelance, India

Nenad Dikic, University Singidunum, Serbia

Nick Harris, journalist, Sporting Intelligence, United Kingdom

Nick Raudenski, head of intelligence & investigations, International Testing Agency, Switzerland

Nikki Dryden, associate, Australian Human Rights Institute UNSW, Australia

Oliver Vanges, development consultant, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

Paolo Bertaccini Bonoli, IIISSS Institute, Member of ITA MFA Inter-Institutional Anti-Corruption Mechanism, Italy

Paul J. Greene, attorney/founder, Global Sports Advocates, USA

Paulo Schmitt, integrity legal advisor, Brazilian Olympic Committee, Brazil

Payoshni Mitra, CEO, Global Observatory for Gender Equality & Sport, Switzerland

Peter Donnelly, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada

Peter Forsberg, senior analyst and PhD, Play the Game, Denmark

Philippe Auclair, journalist, Josimar and France Football, France

Poul Broberg, director of public affairs, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

Rasmus Klarskov Storm, head of research, Play the Game, Denmark

Richard H. Mclaren, professor, lawyer, McKenzie Lake Lawyers, Canada

Rikke Rønholt, board member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

Rob Koehler, director general, Global Athlete, USA

Roger Pielke, professor, CU Boulder, USA

Ronan Evain, executive director, Football Supporters Europe, France

Sabrina Furtado, PhD candidate, Inst. Inteligencia Esportiva/ UFPR, Brazil

Sabrina Vettorato, researcher, IIISSS institute, Italy

Sada Reed, assistant professor, Arizona State University, USA

Samindra Kunti, journalist, freelance, Belgium

Sandra Meeuwsen, director, Erasmus Centre for Sport Integrity & Transition, Netherlands

Sandy Adam, research associate, Universität Leipzig, Germany

Sarah Lewis, managing director, Sarah Lewis Global Sports Leader GmbH, UK/Switzerland

Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport, UK

Severin Moritzer, CEO, Play Fair Code, Austria

Simon Licen, associate professor, Washington State University, USA

Spencer Harris, assistant professor of Sport Management, UCCS, USA

Stefan Walzel, secretary general, European Association for Sport Management, Germany

Steffen Rask, analyst, Play the Game, Denmark

Steve Menary, freelance journalist, UK

Sven Daniel Wolfe, junior lecturer, Department of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Søren Windell, deputy mayor, City of Odense, Denmark

Tariq Panja, journalist, New York Times, United Kingdom

Thiago Santos, assistant professor, Universidade Europeia, Brazil

Thomas Horky, professor, Macromedia University of applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Preiss, co-founder, Common Goal, Germany

Tim Walters, college professor, Okanagan College, Canada

Tine Johansen, president, The Danish Union of Journalists, Denmark

Tom Moffat, CEO, Federation of International Cricketers' Associations, Australia

Troels Rasmussen, director, Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies

Urvasi Naidoo, professional doctorate candidate, Nottingham Trent University, UK 

Vitaly Kazakov, ESRC postdoctoral fellow, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Whitney Bragagnolo, PhD researcher, Charles University Prague, The Netherlands

Wouter de Groot, freelance sport consultant, OGV Sportadvies, The Netherlands

Yannick Kluch, assistant professor, Center for Sport Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

Zachary Calo, professor, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar

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