Andrew Jennings, the investigative British reporter who has long been a thorn in the side of the International Football Federation, FIFA, wants to drag the federation into the 21st century and demands that it starts utilising the Internet to achieve the transparency that the organisation claims to aspire to.
Italian anti-doping fighter and Head of Research at the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) Sandro Donati returned to the Play the Game with a strong appeal to global regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies to recognise the huge scale of the illegal doping trade – and step up efforts to combat it.
What is the harvest like when a country with a 77-year-old membership of FIFA suddenly finds itself, as Antigua did in June 2003, shown the red card so its corrupt top-tier officials could not be got rid of electorally?
Sport can stem the rising tide of youth suicides in many countries according to Australian National University's Colin Tatz. In a presentation to the Play the Game conference, he explained that sport opens the doors of social inclusion to those who feel cruelly excluded.
Elliott Almond, Olympics and Enterprise Reporter for the San Mercury News of San Francisco told conference participants that the BALCO scandal in the US could be compared to the Ben Jonson affair in Canada for its effect in forcing the nation to confront the relationship between national pride, commercialism and doping.