Athletes

  • 04.03.2019 /
    Crossing the Atlantic for the first time, the 11th edition of the Play the Game conference sets the athletes center stage. Join them and other leading stakeholders in debates on sports governance, corruption and crime, safeguarding of athletes, the future of anti-doping and other vital issues in sport. Bring your ideas, solutions and expertise to Play the Game 2019 in Colorado Springs (CO), USA, from 13-16 October.
  • Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr
    23.01.2019 /
    WADA has decided to maintain RUSADA compliance in spite of the Russian anti-doping agency failing to meet the deadline for providing access to the Moscow lab data. Observers urge that focus be kept on Russian compliance.
  • Photo: US Army/Flickr
    12.12.2018 /
    Independent report into the circumstances that enabled the many abuse cases of former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar finds USOC to be among the organisations whose ‘inaction and concealment’ had consequences for the athletes.
  • Photo: COLOURBOX
    05.12.2018 /
    A grant from Erasmus+ allows Play the Game to partner up with athletes, anti-doping bodies, and academic institutions, analysing together how to benchmark good governance in anti-doping. The two-year project starts in early 2019.
  • John Brook/Flickr
    26.11.2018 /
    Transparency and openness are key if sport wants to create an environment that is safer from various types of harassment and abuse than today, says Swedish PhD and researcher Susanne Johansson and outlines seven broad, fundamental priorities for sport to embark on.
  • Photo: Colourbox
    06.11.2018 /
    Following revelations of sexual abuse scandals in US Gymnastics, the US Olympic committee has now taken the first steps towards revoking the federation.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    02.11.2018 /
    Athletes and leaders of national anti-doping agencies worldwide join in demand for WADA reform and an independent investigation into the culture of the agency following bullying claims.
  • Photo: Giovanna D'arco/Flickr
    30.08.2018 /
    The re-testing of Italian race walker Alex Schwazer’s urine samples shows anomalies that could help his year-long legal fight to get cleared of a 2016-doping conviction

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