Wider adoption of term limits for elected officials would be an important step forward in tackling democratic failings in International Federations (IF), argues Rowland Jack in this comment piece, noting the limited competition in recent IF presidential elections.
Are corruption and kickbacks in the DNA of the sports world? Certainly, bad governance is not only haunting sport on the international level. Play the Game tells you the story about the troubled waters in a minor, but populous sports nation, the Philippines.
Nigeria is currently at a sporting low point caused by a lack of governance and sports strategy. Implementing better governance standards and increasing focus on grassroots and school sports could help the nation reach its potential.
With the signing of a large, but undisclosed, sponsorship deal and the prospect of Issa Hayatou’s continuous reign, the governance of African football remains in the deep, dark night. Osasu Obayiuwana reports.
Cycling might have done better by following how Major League Baseball documents its steroid era, in letting history stand, but with asterisks, says Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. in an interview with Play the Game about his new book ‘The Edge’.