Programme for Play the Game 2024

Programme DAY 3, Tuesday 6 February

All programme elements are subject to change. Updated 30 January 2024

09.00-11.00: Guided city walk in Trondheim

09.30: Plenary session

Documentary: Gamblers Like Me: The Dark Side of Sports Betting

Room: Olav Tryggvason

Chair: Philippe Auclair

Join us for the gripping documentary, 'Gamblers Like Me: The Dark Side of Sports Betting', skillfully shot, produced, and directed by Zoe Flood for BBC Africa Eye. The documentary delves into how sports betting has exploded across Africa, and follows one young football fan on a journey across Uganda, to find out what happens when global companies target some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the continent.

  • The Scramble For Africa - how illegal betting companies are targeting the African continent
    Philippe Auclair, investigative reporter, Josimar, UK/France/Norway
  • Introduction of 'Gamblers Like Me: The Dark Side of Sports Betting'
    Zoe Flood, journalist and filmmaker, United Kingdom
  • Q&A with Zoe Flood led by Philippe Auclair                

11.15: Lunch

Pick up a sandwich in the restaurant

12.15: Plenary session

Who leads the way? Insights on climate responsibility in sports

Room: Olav Tryggvason

Chair: Jakob Færch

  • Sustainable mega-events? A love that cannot last    
    Sven Daniel Wolfe, assistant professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • The most sustainable World Ski Championship ever: How to set a new standard
    Åge Skinstad, CEO, World Ski Championship 2025, Norway
  • Playing for the Future: Insights from the National Olympic Committee of Denmark on ESG reporting
    Rikke Rønholt Albertsen, board member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, Denmark
  • What Sport Governance Needs to Know About Climate Change    
    Roger Pielke, professor, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • We all have a role 2 play    
    Espen Thorsby, chairman, We Play Green, Norway
  • Panel debate, Q&A                      

14.00: Coffee break

Qatar 2022: When the spotlight was turned on and off

Room: Olav Tryggvason
Chair: James M. Dorsey

  • Does sportswashing work? First insights from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar    
    Adam Scharpf, assistant professor, University of Copenhagen, Germany
  • The 2022 Fifa World Cup as a catalyst for labor standards of sport professionals?    
    Marko Begović, associate professor, Molde University College, Norway
  • How the plight of Gambian teenage workers explains the World Cup legacy    
    Samindra Kunti, reporter, Josimar, Belgium
  • The imprisonment of a World Cup whistleblower    
    Håvard Melnæs, editor, Josimar, Norway
  • Deaths of FIFA WC Qatar 2022: 10K people died. A new approach    
    Federico Dario Teijeiro, investigative and data journalist, Universidad de San Andrés y Clarín, Argentina
  • Panel debate, Q&A                

Anti-doping: Raising education and research

Room: Tavern
Chair: Martin Holmlund Lauesen

  • The future of anti-doping    
    Michael Ask, international relations senior manager, International Testing Agency, Switzerland
  • Clearing Sport by educating public prosecutors    
    Lars Mortsiefer, chairperson of the Executive Board, National Anti-Doping Agency Germany, Germany
  • Demands for information and objects in sports integrity investigations: Athlete representative and integrity officer perspectives    
    Julia Cook, researcher, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Partnership for Clean Competition Anti-Doping Research Funding    
    Ryan Murphy, executive director, Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC), USA
  • Improving anti-doping through science and education – a national approach    
    Kim Højgaard Ravn, director, Anti Doping Denmark, Denmark
  • Impact of Educational Programs and Anti-Doping Campaigns on Norwegian Cyclists Aged 18-25    
    Truls Oerneberg, PhD student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Panel debate, Q&A               

Sexual violence, power and corruption: How to support survivors

Room: Munkholmen/Kristiansten
Chair: Tine Vertommen

  • The experience of Sport’Aide: towards a global, positive, sustainable and responsible approach to end violence in the world of sport    
    Sylvain Croteau, instigator and general manager, Sport’Aide, Canada
  • Improving and optimizing multidisciplinary support to athletes victims of violence, France Victimes’ approach    
    Camille Clausse-Pujo, sport project manager, France Victimes, France
  • Gender Inequality & Sexual Violence in Muay Thai: The Impacts of Othering and Victim Blaming    
    Emma Thomas, MAiSI student and journalist, Under the Ropes, UK/Thailand
  • From Podium Finish to Footpath    
    Murali Krishnan, independent media professional, Deutsche Welle, India
  • Sex, power & corruption: Unveiling the global challenge of sextortion in sport - empirical insights, worldwide survey findings and solutions    
    Whitney Bragagnolo, PhD researcher, MAiSI Alumni | Charles University, Netherlands
  • Panel debate, Q&A                

Diversity and inclusion: A long lasting pursuit

Room: Sverreborg
Chair: Rikke Rønholt

  • "It's like this one man's baby": Gender and power in sport for development and peace organisations    
    Lucy Piggott, Postdoc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Development of gender equality in Finnish sports policy 1995-2022    
    Kati Lehtonen, principal researcher, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Boots don't lie    
    Mariam Mpaata, founder/CEO, AfriKa Sports Foundation Center, Uganda
  • Empowerment or hegemonic subservience? Female bodybuilding in the developing world    
    Airnel Abarra, PhD candidate, Hungarian University of Sport Science, Hungary
  • Is Sport ready for Diversity & Inclusion? With special reference to athletes with sex variations & my own experience of heading a global organisation as a woman of colour    
    Payoshni Mitra, executive director, Humans of Sport, UK/India
  • The re-think sport hub (Canada): Establishing a partnership for equitable, diverse and inclusive participation, access, and quality experiences in youth sport    
    Cheri Bradish & David Legg, professors, Toronto Met University/Mount Royal University, Canada
  • Panel debate, Q&A               

Match-fixing: New tools for an old battle

Room: Austrått
Chair: Peter Forsberg

  • Are national platforms appropriate vehicles to tackle match-fixing? A network governance perspective    
    Cleo Schyvinck, postdoctoral researcher, Ghent University, Belgium
  • The phenomenon of sports competition manipulation and the principles of proper legal enforcement: A Belgian case study
    Frea De Keyzer, PhD student, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • The role of data companies in banning players for match fixing
    Steve Menary, freelance journalist, United Kingdom
  • Gambling: The intensifying capitalist exploitation of sport    
    Peter Donnelly, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada
  • The Canadian campaign to ban ads for gambling    
    Bruce Kidd, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Match fixing in a criminal context    
    Arthur Whitehead, international liaison officer, Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Panel debate, Q&A      

Improving sports governance and leveling the playing field

Room: Brattøra
Chair: Alex Phillips

  • Implementing good governance. European convergent code of good governance in sport    
    Grzegorz Botwina, president, Institute for Sport Governance, Poland
  • Youth participation in national umbrella sport organisations in Europe    
    Ivana Pranjic, PhD candidate, German Sport University Cologne, Croatia
  • Achieving Excellence in Sports Governance: “It’s all about People”    
    Gareth Parry, student, United Kingdom
  • Mapping and Shaping Sport and Human Rights Education (SHRE)    
    Daniela Heerdt / Ryan Gauthier, researcher / associate professor, Asser Institute / Thompson Rivers University, Netherlands / Canada
  • AI in sport, not all good news. The need for an ethical framework for AI governance in sport    
    Alberto Carrio, professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
  • A sick skiing nation    
    John Rasmussen / Bernt Jakob Oksnes, journalists, Dagbladet, Norway
  • Panel debate, Q&A                    

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Plenary session

ClearingSport: Towards an agency countering crime and protecting integrity in sport?

Room: Olav Tryggvason

Chair: Jens Sejer Andersen

  • What does it take to make a global agency against sports crime? 200 experts told us    
    Grit Hartmann,  freelance journalist, Germany
  • Building an International Match Manipulation Agency    
    Richard H. McLaren, chief executive officer, McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc., Canada
  • Reflections on a global safe sport agency    
    Ingrid Beutler, founder, Beutler International Sports Advisory, Switzerland
  • The certification of sport entities; an additional component for the improvement of governance?
    Jérôme Champagne, associate founder, Sportlyanz, France/Switzerland
  • Lesson Learned: A Truly Apolitical, Independent Organization with Proper Authority is the Only Way
    Travis T. Tygart, CEO, USADA, United States
  • Why Finland chose a more holistic approach to sports integrity
    Teemu Japisson, secretary general, FINCIS, Finland
  • Safeguarding sport from corruption: international developments and trends
    Ronan O’Laoire, Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme on Safegaurding Sport from Corruption and Economic Crime, Austria
  • The role of external control and justice in the fight against attacks on the integrity of sport
    Jean-Yves Lourgouilloux, public prosecutor; Marseilles Magistrates' Court, France
  • Round table: Tarek Elias, policy and public affairs officer, Athleten Deutschland e.V., Germany
  • Round table: Linda Hofstad Helleland, MP, Chair of PACE committee on culture, former minister and WADA VP, The Norwegian Parliament and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Norway
  • Panel debate, Q&A               

18.30: Dinner

20:00: Main session

Political neutrality: A utopian dream for sport?

Room: Olav Tryggvason

Chair: Sigmund Loland

  • Global Dynamics in Sports Governance: Insights from the 2023 Sports Political Power Index    
    Poul Broberg, director of Public Affairs, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, Denmark
  • Political Neutrality in sport: Old arguments for new circumstances    
    Mauricio Hernandez, director, Transparency in Sport, Colombia
  • The Taliban's Gender Apartheid: Where Sports is a Crime for Women    
    Friba Rezayee, executive director, Women Leaders of Tomorrow, Afghanistan
  • Kowtowing to Russia: The International Olympic Committee & geopolitics    
    Rob Koehler, director general, Global Athlete, Canada
  • Double standards in treatment of Palestine by the sports governing bodies    
    Katarina Pijetlovic, associate professor, Catolica Global School of Law Lisbon, Portugal
  • Panel debate, Q&A                        

20:00: Main session

Strengthening athlete power in sport: Lessons from the SAPIS project

Room: Tavern

Chair: Chiel Warners

  • SAPIS: Strengthening Athlete Power In Sport
    Chiel Warners / Andrew Harvey, consultant / chair of the board, independent / Gamechanger360, Netherlands / United Kingdom
  • Empowering athletes worldwide
    Emma Terho, chair, IOC Athletes' Commission, Finland
  • Disservice is in the details: Athlete Power in Sport Systems
    Allison Wagner, director of athlete & international relations, USADA, USA
  • Player power
    Matthew Graham, (Interim) executive director, World Players Associations, Switzerland
  • Panellist: Line Krægpøth, project manager, the Danish Athlete Committee
  • Panellist: Lisa Kjær Gjessing, member, the Danish Athlete Committee
  • Panel debate, Q&A
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