Human rights

  • By Stanis Elsborg- Analyst and head of conference, Play the Game
    11.02.2020 /
    IOC President Thomas Bach made it very clear in his New Year’s speech that politics should be kept out of the Olympics to protect the event’s neutrality. However, it is a paradox that IOC’s characterisation of politicisation only seems to apply to athletes and not the host nations, writes Play the Game’s analyst Stanis Elsborg.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    31.12.2019 /
    It was not primarily the athletes that drove the radical change of the sports agenda in the decade we leave. But there are signs that athletes will be at the heart of the agenda of the 2020’ies, writes Play the Game’s international director in a wind-up of ten turbulent years in world sport.
  • By Gigi Alford
    11.10.2019 /
    New Olympic and amateur sport legislation in U.S. Congress, while less anti-athlete, must do more to protect child athletes, and so should the IOC. Gigi Alford from the World Players Association and Sport & Rights Alliance comments on a congressional bill.
  • Photo: Special KRB/Flickr
    02.10.2019 /
    On the eve of the IAAF World Athletic Championship in Doha, new media reports of a corrupt bidding process tarnished the host country Qatar. Two weeks ago, Amnesty International accused the country of one more breach of the promise to improve workers’ rights. But according to the International Labour Organisation, Qatar has also made great progress and more is to come.
  • 01.10.2019 /
    At Play the Game 2019, top speakers from organisations such as FIFA, EOC and UEFA as well as advocates for human rights will present their thoughts and views on the future and challenges in relation to mega-events and human rights issues.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Sylvia Schenk,Transparency International – Germany
    08.08.2019 /
    Sports organisations like to see themselves as promoters of social development and high ethical standards. But sport must also actively avoid harm and improve the human rights situation wherever sport is linked to risks and abuses. Sylvia Schenk writes on the higher expectations that sports organisations meet nowadays.
  • Semenya _Yann Caradec _Flickr
    02.05.2019 /
    After more than two months of deliberations, CAS dismisses South African runner Caster Semeneya’s motion to amend proposed rules on female athletes with high levels of testosterone. Critics call the decision ‘shocking’ and ‘dissapointing’.
  • Salman _Al -Khalifa _Tasnim News Agency _Wikimedia
    By Bonita Mersiades
    02.04.2019 /
    With the AFC elections coming up, former official within the Australian Football Federation and insider turned whistleblower on the Australian bid for the 2022 World Cup, Bonita Mersiades presents the history and context surrounding the current president of the AFC who stands unopposed at the election.

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