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.