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’.
After consultative meetings with human rights and labour organisations, the IOC, for the first time, has included an explicit reference to the protection of human rights principles in the Olympic Host City Contract.
In a briefing, human rights organisations present numbers of police arrests, killings and evictions in the time around the Rio Games and conclude that the Games have had a negative impact on thousands of children and young people in Rio.
An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting associations on how to deal with nations that restrict women’s rights as athletes and/or spectators.
The revised International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport has been adopted by member states during UNESCO’s General Conference. "Use it - or lose it," says Play the Game head.
Assertions by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, that he was not involved in the arrest and abuse of sports executives and athletes in his native Bahrain in 2011 raise more questions than answers.
Cost overruns and absent tourism benefits are the norm when hosting mega-events, US economist Andrew Zimbalist told Play the Game 2015. And according to Hans Bruyninckx from the European Environmental Agency, hosts should also start thinking about the carbon footprints of their events.