Athletes

  • Photo: Dave Holland/COC
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    13.06.2018 /
    “One of the best ways you can avoid being used is by making your voice heard in the public domain,” said Jens Sejer Andersen, International director at Play the Game, when speaking to athletes at the WADA Global Athletes Forum, held in Calgary, Canada, on June 4, 2018.

    Read the speech that he gave on the occasion.
  • Photo: Dave Holland/COC
    08.06.2018 /
    WADA’s first Global Athlete Forum was held in Canada this week; 104 athletes from 54 different countries gathered to discuss crucial developments in anti-doping.
  • Photo: Wikimedia
    08.06.2018 /
    The Italian court of Bolzano has released the motivations behind the convictions of FIDAL officials. They were accused of being knowledgeable about the doping substances taken by the athlete Alex Schwazer, but remaining silent.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    01.06.2018 /
    In a move to involve athletes more in the structural work of the Olympic Movement, the IOC is introducing an ‘Athlete Charter’ protecting rights and responsibilities of athletes. Initial components have been released.
  • Photo: Jon Connell/Flickr
    04.05.2018 /
    This month, the IAAF introduced new regulations establishing specific eligibility criteria for women with hyperandrogenism. The consequent possible exclusion of some female athletes from international competitions has led to a heated debate on the topic.
  • Photo: Pixabay
    21.02.2018 /
    An extensive report into USA Swimming claims that the swimming body has knowingly ignored and actively covered hundreds of abuse cases taking place in a culture that accepted sexual relations between coaches and under-age athletes.
  • Photo: Pixabay
    06.02.2018 /
    Leading beach volley players from around the world square up against the existing governing bodies of the sport and form new union.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    06.12.2017 /
    After much hesitation, the IOC has taken a clear stance against the overwhelming evidence of systemic doping in Russia. Russia has greater projects in the making than the Winter Olympics, and the ball is rolling towards an uncomfortable FIFA.

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