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  • By Andreas Selliaas
    10.09.2010 /
    Tony Blair's book "A Journey" has put the spotlight back on his controversial time as Prime Minister. In the memoir, Blair exposes himself and people he has met, and of course it is his relationship with Gordon Brown and his decision to support the U.S. in the war in Iraq that has so far received the most attention.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    07.09.2010 /
    In less than two years time, London will host the 2012 Olympic Games, and, as hosts, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (GB) can enter a team without needing to qualify. Author and journalist Steve Menary comments on the composition of the GB team.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    02.09.2010 /
    The most important battle in football this fall is not between Norway and Portugal or Barcelona and Real Madrid. It is the battle between the great powers that seek to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    27.08.2010 /
    Last Sunday Ali Karimi - aka Asia's Maradona – was fired from the Tehran team Steel Azin FC for not fasting during Ramadan. Karimi is no ‘nobody’ in Iran. He is the second most merited on the national team, third on the top scorer list and was voted Asia's best player in Iran in 2004.
  • By Laura Robinson
    24.08.2010 /
    In the buildup to the Vancouver Olympics, Canadians were shocked to learn that the IOC could legally discriminate against female ski jumpers because their contract with VANOC resided in Switzerland, and gave the IOC carte blanche in terms of deciding what sports and events would be in the Games.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    28.07.2010 /
    The disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has left its clear mark on David Cameron's visit to Washington. The biggest oil disaster of our time overshadows the war in Afghanistan and the financial crisis that the two countries are battling with. In the U.S., BP has become a term of abuse like "french fries" was that after France's protest against U.S. warfare in Iraq.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    21.07.2010 /
    The World Cup is undoubtedly over. It is time for reflection. I want to speculate on the future of the football World Cup based on this year's tournament. Will the World Cup be destroyed by political disputes?
  • By Declan Hill
    14.07.2010 /
    It is not football. It is the game of deliberate diplomatic deniability. The game is all about making truthful statements that do not ruffle any official feathers. Here is how it is played. Examine this section of FIFA’s statement on the allegations about Nigerian match-fixing in the World Cup.
  • By Declan Hill
    14.07.2010 /
    In case you missed it BBC Newsnight has announced that FIFA was warned that the Nigerian team may have been vulnerable to fixing games at the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    02.07.2010 /
    Can one say that Ghana is Africa’s team? This is the question Brendan O'Neill poses in the always interesting online magazine Spiked. And it is an important question.

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