Whistleblowers

  • 09.08.2020 /
    Two top men of Football Queensland have sued author Bonita Mersiades for reporting on a dubious payment made by the federation to its president. Other reporters on the case receive threats and hacking attempts.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    02.03.2020 /
    At a preliminary hearing in Portugal in January 2020, the man behind Football Leaks, Rui Pinto, was characterised as a blackmailer rather than a whistleblower. If the charges lead to conviction, the media's role in publishing the documents should be scrutinised, writes Andreas Selliaas.
  • 27.09.2019 /
    Key players in the international doping debate will meet at Play the Game 2019 to exchange visions and discuss one of the hottest topics in international sport at the moment.
  • 25.09.2019 /
    Bryan Fogel, director of the Oscar-winning documentary 'Icarus' will be attending Play the Game 2019 together with other key players in the international doping debate. Head of Russian anti-doping, Yuriy Ganus, has secured his visa and confirms participation side by side with his U.S. counterpart, USADA CEO Travis Tygart.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    29.11.2017 /
    On the last day of Play the Game 2017, the biennial Play the Game Award was shared between Yulia and Vitaly Stepanov as well as Hajo Seppelt for their uncovering of the unprecedented doping conspiracy among Russian and international sports leaders.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    29.11.2017 /
    The working conditions of sports journalists were in focus in a Play the Game 2017 session that shed light on dangers and difficulties when reporting on sports.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Andreas Selliaas
    29.11.2017 /
    The IOC is struggling with the decision on Russia. With all the information we have now, they have just one option: suspension of Russia.
  • Photo: Pixabay
    By Christina Friis Johansen- International policy adviser, Play the Game
    21.11.2017 /
    Whistleblowing has become one of the hottest topics in discussions on sports integrity. Independent voices have been instrumental for disclosing problems of doping, corruption or other types of crime. But who should guarantee the necessary support and protection when whistleblowers are endangered?

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