• By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    16.02.2012 /
    Comment: FIFA and the IOC have recently wasted a couple of good opportunities to discourage minor and major crooks at the start of the Olympic year.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    13.01.2012 /
    It is time to rank the most important sports political cases of 2011 and to offer a list of prophecies – what will be the most important cases in 2012?
  • By Laura Robinson
    01.12.2011 /
    Comment: Ice hockey and football have much to answer for, writes Canadian journalist Laura Robinson in her comment piece on new revelations of hazing and sexual abuse in North American sport. Under the glittering surface a depraved subculture is still not being addressed properly.
  • By Lasana Liburd
    24.11.2011 /
    Comment: Turmoil and scandals in the Caribbean Football Union haunt the whole Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) that represents almost a fifth of FIFA’s members. But true changes in Caribbean football seem unlikely.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    24.10.2011 /
    Comment: Last week, the United Nations' General Assembly passed the Olympic Truce resolution. The question is whether the Olympic Truce has any importance at all.
  • By Khalid Ali
    27.09.2011 /
    Comment: Europe needs stronger governance within the sports themselves so that it becomes impossible for players, presidents, officials or anyone else to affect the outcomes of sporting contests, argues Khalid Ali, Secretary General at the European Sports Security Association, in his contribution to Play the Game’s comment series on corruption in sport.
  • By David Howman
    23.09.2011 /
    Comment: Sport is huge business and the influence of the underworld is getting greater by the year. The threat is so acute that it needs to be addressed head on, argues David Howman, Director General of WADA, in the fifth contribution to Play the Game’s comment series on corruption in sport.
  • By Niels Nygaard
    20.09.2011 /
    Comment: It would be disastrous if politicians took over the governing of sport. To avoid such a worst case scenario, it is essential that sport federations at all levels work a lot more with good governance, argues Niels Nygaard, President of the Danish NOC and Sports Confederation in this fourth contribution to Play the Game’s comment series on corruption and good governance in sport.
  • By Jean Francois Tanda
    13.09.2011 /
    In the third contribution to Play the Game’s series on corruption and good governance in sport, Swiss journalist Jean François Tanda looks at the recent problems in FIFA and argues that the main problem is the lack of willingness to investigate corruption inside FIFA.
  • By Thomas Bach
    09.09.2011 /
    Comment: In this second contribution to Play the Game’s exclusive comment series on corruption in sport leading up to the Play the Game 2011 conference, Thomas Bach, Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), highlights the need to protect sport, which integrity, credibility and reputation are threatened by doping, corruption and manipulation of competitions.

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