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  • Photo: Doho Stadium Plus Qatar/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    06.11.2015 /
    Too many sports federations have proven unable to take action on the avelanche of revelations of governance malpractice that is currently hitting sport. Put them under administration, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment.
  • Photo: Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg Und Partner (gmp)
    By Dennis Pauschinger
    13.10.2015 /
    Does the Hamburg 2024 bid represent the future of the Olympic Games or are the underlying mechanisms still the same, giving old-fashioned bids a new legitimacy? Leading up to a local referendum in November Dennis Pauschinger comments on what he sees as the discrepancy between the words and the action in the Hamburg 2024 bid plans.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Christer Ahl
    17.09.2015 /
    Play the Game needs to find new partners in the battle against corruption in sport and deal with the challenges on a truly global basis to get the necessary momentum. Leading up to the Play the Game conference in October, Christer Ahl discusses which potential partners are the most likely to make a difference: athletes, media or sponsors.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    20.08.2015 /
    Comment: Will the newly elected president of the International Athletics Federation, Sebastian Coe, be able to bring the sport back on its feet? Andreas Selliaas analyses Coe’s background and comments on his mounting challenges.
  • Photo: Sam Cox/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    07.08.2015 /
    For many years there has been an intensive public debate about the utilization of video reviews in the area of sports refereeing. Many sports fans feel that, with the existence of modern methods, it is self-evident that video review should be given a more prominent role. But the reality is considerably more complex, Christer Ahl concludes discussing how to use video reviews in sport.
  • Photo: www.thesportreview.com/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    21.07.2015 /
    FIFA’s attempt to dig up the reforms it recently buried only emphasizes the shortcomings of an organization that remains unable to reform itself from the inside
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Sylvia Schenk
    16.07.2015 /
    Which direction should FIFA’s new leadership take? Sylvia Schenk, German lawyer and anti-corruption activist in sport, lays out a route ahead of the crucial ExCo meeting Monday 20 July.
  • Photo: Karol Franks/Flickr
    By Rowland Jack, Founder, I Trust Sport
    24.06.2015 /
    Could sponsors exert a bigger influence on sports governance? According to Rowland Jack, founder of I Trust Sport, sponsors could mitigate risk and gain reputational benefit by helping sports organisations to improve their governance.
  • Photo: MCaviglia/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    03.06.2015 /
    Blatter’s slow and painful downfall illustrates the difficulties faced by our political and legal systems in confronting the rise of global private powers as FIFA. We need to reinvent the adequate counter-powers for a globalizing age, Antoine Duval writes.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    03.06.2015 /
    A wide range of sports is governed by a corrupt system built on a powerful president’s ability to hand out privileges without merit, channel generous sums of money to his supporters and make decisions at his own discretion. Blatter’s departure opens a door for change, but he must leave immediately.

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