Play the Game 2024

Clearing sport, sparking change

For the 13th time, Play the Game opened the 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 Trondheim, Norway from 4-7 February 2024 and was co-hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

See the conference programme

Questions and contact

Stanis Elsborg, head of conference, stanis@playthegame.org, or phone +45 61774915

Watch video on demand from the conference

More than 20 sessions at Play the Game 2024 were live streamed or filmed. You can now watch the recordings as video on demand 

Watch video on demand from the recorded sessions.

Presentations 

Most presentations from Play the Game 2024 are now available for download. 

Photos from the conference

You can find photos from the conference on Play the Game's Flickr page

See photos from Sunday 4 February

See photos from Monday 5 February

See photos from Tuesday 6 February

See photos from Wednesday 7 February

Speakers

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

See the list of confirmed speakers

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Read news about the conference

Alex Krumer at Play the Game 2024
PtG Article 19.03.2024
Women's football teams should not play in white shorts if they want to win
Karim Zidan at Play the Game 2024
PtG Comment 27.02.2024
From Qatar to Saudi: Soul-searching in sports reporting
Whitney Bragnolo at Play the Game conference
PtG Article 23.02.2024
Sports federations urged to do more to safeguard athletes
Gerke Berenschot at Play the Game conference
PtG Article 22.02.2024
Male athletes could have twice the risk of dying from cardiac issues  compared to men of similar age
Faraz Shahlaei
PtG Article 20.02.2024
The Russian doping scandal has exposed the weaknesses in the international anti-doping structure
Joanna Maranhão and Andrea Florence
PtG Article 19.02.2024
Sports organisations are bad at handling sexual abuse, and athletes risk retaliation for speaking out
Panel on anti-doping
PtG Article 16.02.2024
CEO of USADA: "There is a lot we could do to ease the burden on the athletes"
Kristin Kloster
PtG Article 16.02.2024
IOC member: No Taliban flag at the Olympics in Paris
Zoe Flood
PtG Article 15.02.2024
Betting is a growing problem among the young populations in Africa
Panel and Steve Menary
PtG Article 07.02.2024
In-play bets and live data collection make new sports vulnerable to match-fixing
Travis Tygart
PtG Article 07.02.2024
US anti-doping director: There is an incredible need for an anti-crime agency in sport
Speaker
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Sporting bodies called out for lack of action on Palestine and Afghan women
Play the Game award winners 2024
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Investigative journalists Grit Hartmann and Nick Harris receive the Play the Game Award 2024
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Making mega-events more sustainable could just end in greenwashing
Panellists
PtG Article 06.02.2024
The German Bundesliga cut its sustainability requirements by half from 2022 to 2023
Panel on sports journalism
PtG Article 06.02.2024
Investigative sports journalism is struggling on many fronts at the same time
Brian Wesaala
PtG Article 06.02.2024
The Global South could be the key to changing poor sports governance nationally and internationally
James M Dorsey
PtG Article 06.02.2024
Lessons from Qatar 2022: How activists should approach the 2034 World Cup in Saudi Arabia
Martin Dubbey
PtG Article 06.02.2024
Could voice analytics be anti-doping’s new weapon?
Panel on match-fixing
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Money spent on investigating match-fixing cases would be better spent on education
Jens Sejer Andersen and Lars Jørgensen
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Doping, corruption and athletes' rights: Play the Game anniversary book revisits key sports political debates
Conference presentation
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Mali is a textbook example of how to fail victims of sexual abuse in sport
Khalida Popal
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Pay gaps, representation, or even being allowed to play - the struggle for women in football is far from over
Lars Haue-Pedersen
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Session on Qatar 2022 raised tense debate about bias and bigotry in media reporting

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