A coalition of women rights groups has launched a campaign calling on international sports bodies to boycott countries with sexual segregation in sports in order to secure sport as a ‘fundamental right’.
Not only FIFA needs an overhaul. Most international sports federations fail to comply with basic standards for democracy, transparency and accountability. The new report ‘The Sports Governance Observer 2015’ identifies serious governance deficiencies in international sport.
A wish to promote democratic values in sport has ostensibly been a main driving force behind a new Global Sports Political Power Index from the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.
At a one-day seminar in Brussels on good governance in sport, Play the Game will launch a new governance measuring tool, and various other EU projects and experts will feed inspiration to a better governance in sport
International sports organisations insist on their autonomy from outside interference, but what limits do national and international laws put on the autonomy of sport? How do the laws of society influence the practices and governance of sports organisations? This is the topic of two research papers produced as a part of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies’ project ‘Good Governance in International Sports Organisations (AGGIS)’.