Olympics

  • 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.
  • 08.11.2019 /
    The upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has raised questions about national identity and belonging among the Japanese population. Especially tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, has been subject to some surviving racism in Japan, Asger Røjle Christensen reports from the Japanese capital.
  • 03.07.2019 /
    Traditionally, Japanese sport has a tough hierarchy, but in the run up to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo both the media and the public has begun to critically examine the traditional practice.
  • European _Games _Minsk _Wikimedia Commons
    14.06.2019 /
    Once again, a major sports event is met with criticism for being placed in a semi-authoritarian regime with bad human rights records. The EOC vice president defends the decision of awarding the European Games to Minsk but is ready to discuss how to implement broader human rights demands for countries hosting Olympic events.
  • Photo: Daniel Nedelcu/freeimages-com
    24.08.2018 /
    The governance of the Olympic Winter sports is improving, a new review reveals and places skiing as the best-governed winter sports.
  • Photo: Steel Series/Flickr
    22.08.2018 /
    The inclusion of esports as a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games has been put on hold after a recent OCA statement. A debate about esports’ possible admittance at the 2024 Paris Olympics is currently going on.
  • Photo: Wikimedia
    11.06.2018 /
    54 percent of residents in the Swiss canton of Valais rejected the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in a referendum held this Sunday.
  • Photo: Wikimedia
    08.06.2018 /
    The Italian court of Bolzano has released the motivations behind the convictions of FIDAL officials. They were accused of being knowledgeable about the doping substances taken by the athlete Alex Schwazer, but remaining silent.

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