SAPIS

  • 06.03.2020 /
    Backed by Erasmus+ funds, a coalition of European athlete representatives and academics will map existing structures of athlete representation and try to develop new ones over the next three years. Play the Game acts as the coordinator of the project.
  • 06.03.2020 /
    When partners in the SAPIS project met in Denmark in February, they expressed great hopes for the outcomes of the project as the need for empowering athletes and ensuring their voices are heard in sports organisations is pressing.
  • 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.
  • 20.11.2019 /
    To Global Athlete Director General Rob Koehler, sports democracy is ‘a democracy limited for the few’ that needs to change. The former WADA Deputy Director General heads up an international athlete-led movement that was established earlier this year in order to promote athletes’ rights all over the world.
  • 16.10.2019 /
    Aided by social media, athletes are increasingly speaking out against perceived injustices. Political movements like #metoo and #blacklivesmatter have spilled over into the sporting arena. Should athletes enjoy the same freedoms as others to protest?
  • 16.10.2019 /
    On the last day of Play the Game 2019, the biennial Play the Game Award was awarded to long-time advocate for protection and support of girls and women in sport, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.
  • 16.10.2019 /
    At Play the Game 2019, a panel of NCAA experts discussed the future and the challenges the association faces. What is the role of the NCAA?
  • 15.10.2019 /
    At Play the Game 2019, a crowd of former athletes, current activists and others got the privilege of viewing the premiere of Jill Yesko’s new movie Broken Trust. The film shed light on the sexual abuse of athletes in the U.S. by their trusted coaches and trainers.

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