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  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    06.01.2015 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC is reaching out for opportunities to increase its influence in peripheral areas as a way of deflecting the focus away from what is really an increasingly vulnerable position, says Christer Ahl in his first column of 2015.
  • Photo: Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    09.12.2014 /
    It may leave many crucial questions open. But by accepting president Thomas Bach’s Agenda 2020 reform programme unanimously, the IOC has set the yardstick that it will be measured by for many years to come.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    04.12.2014 /
    With the Agenda 2020, the IOC has raised high expectations about change and it would be suicidal for the Olympic movement to betray its grand promises, says Antoine Duval in this comment.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    21.11.2014 /
    In FIFA, silence is more valued than transparency and fair play, says Andreas Selliaas in this comment looking at FIFA's handling of the Garcia report.
  • Photo: UN Geneva/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    13.11.2014 /
    "The UN should be weary to associate itself too closely with an institution characterised by a lack of transparency, internal democracy and accountability," says Antoine Duval in this comment discussing the UN resolution recognising the autonomy of sport.
  • Photo: ssalonso/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    07.11.2014 /
    It is essential to have a separate and totally independent process in place for decision-making in disciplinary matters, says Christer Ahl in this comment, where he also explains why it can be tempting to apply political considerations.
  • Photo: seanknoflick/Flickr
    By Kevin Carpenter
    23.10.2014 /
    This comment by solicitor Kevin Carpenter, written for LawInSport, examines exactly what the legal position is in relation to the publication/confidentiality of the report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids produced by Michael J. Garcia.
  • Photo: Martin Belam/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    08.10.2014 /
    Recent defections in the bids for the 2020 Winter Olympics have demonstrated a public distrust in the Olympic Games, says senior researcher Antoine Duval in this comment piece and brings forward suggestions to how the Olympic bidding process can change and regain trust.
  • Photo: Council of Europe
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    18.09.2014 /
    International director at Play the Game, Jens Sejer Andersen was invited to give a speech when European ministers were gathered in Magglingen, Switzerland to discuss corruption in sport and to sign a convention against match-fixing. In his speech, Andersen stressed the need to address corruption in sports organisations and listed five proposals for the European ministers to take on. Read the full speech held at the Council of Europe meeting here:
  • Photo: Nigel Goodman/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    01.09.2014 /
    Annual Olympics could be a way to salvage the Games, says Christer Ahl in his returning column and suggests to split up the Summer Games in three separate events, while hoping to create a debate which goes beyond considering cosmetic changes to the status quo.

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