• By Christer Ahl
    22.02.2011 /
    Comment: Christer Ahl, former head of the International Handball Federation's (IHF) Playing Rules and referees Commission shares his comments on last month's Handball World Championships in Sweden, the choice of Quatar as the 2015 hosts, the rumoured change of by-laws in IHF and more.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    05.02.2011 /
    Comment: In the beginning of February the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made strong statements that, if she is right, will revolutionize the future of media rights in sport, and may diminish revenues of football clubs in Europe.

  • By Andreas Selliaas
    02.02.2011 /
    Comment: "The current events in Egypt make me think of what happened in Romania in November and December 1989. Time will show if Hosni Mubarak will suffer the same fate as Nicolae Ceausescu – violently removed as head of state and killed? The similarities are there, but there is one important difference," writes Andreas Selliaas in this comment piece.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    24.01.2011 /
    Comment: There are still many who discuss a cultural boycott of Israel because of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians, and especially because of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. If sport is perceived as part of the concept of culture - the so-called extended concept of culture - the discussion about a cultural boycott might have a new and important element. 20 January Israel and the Palestinians formally entered a sporting cooperation towards the London Olympics in 2012.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    07.01.2011 /
    Comment: The AFC Asian Cup 2011 starts this week in Qatar. It is the second time Qatar arranges the AFC Asian Cup (last time was 1988), but this time extra attention is drawn to the cup, as Qatar last month controversially won the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The big topic of discussion after Qatar got the World Cup - next to accusations of corruption - has been Qatar’s hot climate.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    28.12.2010 /
    There is much talk about the weather these days, as it is – as usual – behaving out of the ordinary. There are two ways to approach extreme weather. One is climate initiatives, and the other is to adapt to the weather conditions. In national and international sports, there is increasing talk about the latter.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    17.12.2010 /
    Many people have been surprised and shocked by the revelations in the WikiLeaks documents currently being distributed by Julian Assange and his fellows. More shocks will probably be in store for those who allow themselves to be shocked.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    08.12.2010 /
    After the World Cup defeat to Russia, the British press is in the process of examining itself – or rather – of examining FIFA. FIFA is corrupt, is the conclusion of most Englishmen after Russia stole the 2018 World Cup from England and Qatar beat the U.S. for the World Cup in 2022.
  • By Declan Hill
    03.12.2010 /
    Comment: December 2nd, 2010 I am stumped. Like many people around the world I watched the proceedings from Zurich with absolute amazement.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    02.12.2010 /
    Comment: FIFA’s top has chosen hosts that match its own dubious business practices, but it may be too early for them to rejoice

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