Development

  • 10.07.2017 /
    Sports ministers and stakeholders from 116 countries meet in Kazan this week to agree on a concise action plan for developing sports strategies
  • Photo: sanjitbakshi/Flickr
    11.05.2017 /
    The UN Secretary-General has decided to close the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP). The decision may send a “problematic message”, says EPAS Consultative Committee.
  • Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasíl/Flickr
    By Juliana Barbassa
    26.08.2016 /
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were sold to the population as an opportunity to transform the city and build lasting legacies. Now that the Games are over, not even winning the Olympic gold in the national sport, football, can cover up the disappointment over the missed opportunities, the failed promises, and the tremendous cost, says Juliana Barbassa in this comment piece in which she asks if it was all worth it. Her answer is no.
  • Photo: AU UN 1st photo/Tobin Jones/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    15.03.2016 /
    Instead of protecting their ‘oligopoly’, international sport federations (IFs) should focus more on grassroots development, says Christer Ahl in this comment piece in which he analyses the core tasks of the IFs and finds that there is room for improvement in the way these tasks are performed.
  • 14.06.2013 /
    Sport England’s newest survey on sport and active recreation in the UK shows a fall in regular sports participation of 220,000 in the past year, the number of active +26-year-olds has dropped by 280,000.
  • 05.10.2011 /
    Why are so many sports governing bodies based in Switzerland?
  • 04.10.2011 /
    “We’re breeding white elephants. There are herds of them”, a leading stadium consultant has told Play the Game. Ian Nuttall, a consultant at stadiumbusiness.com, was referring to the underused mega-stadiums that are the legacies of events such as the FIFA World Cup, the European Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.
  • 02.05.2011 /
    By donating expensive stadia, China is trying to increase its influence in third world countries.

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