Peace and War

  • 15.05.2018 /
    One month before the first match kicks off in Russia, a campaign calling for international leaders to secure a ceasefire in Syria ahead of the World Cup, is launched.
  • By Jens Weinreich
    14.02.2018 /
    Once again, suggestions of the IOC as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize have been aired. From PyeongChang, journalist and IOC expert Jens Weinreich looks into the possible considerations and strategical maneuvers behind the idea.
  • By Freelance journalist Asger Røjle Christensen, Tokyo
    02.02.2018 /
    Sport has united Korea in the past. But only for short periods of time and without securing lasting détente between North and South Korea. Asger Røjle Christensen describes previous and current attempts of sports diplomacy on the Korean peninsula.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    23.01.2018 /
    The Pyeongchang Winter Games have already become a propaganda win for North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un. And it has become a much needed PR victory for the IOC after all the trouble with Russian doping. But everything is not as it should be.
  • Photo: Lena Odgaard
    03.05.2016 /
    As the fourth annual Palestine Marathon was held this year, it highlighted again Palestinians’ lack of right to movement, as over 100 runners from Gaza were not allowed to participate. Still, its rapid growth and popularity among especially Palestinian women also tell a different story.
  • Photo: UN Geneva/Flickr
    By Antoine Duval, Senior Researcher, ASSER Institute
    13.11.2014 /
    "The UN should be weary to associate itself too closely with an institution characterised by a lack of transparency, internal democracy and accountability," says Antoine Duval in this comment discussing the UN resolution recognising the autonomy of sport.
  • Photo: Pavlo 1 / Wikimedia
    19.08.2014 /
    Three football clubs from the Crimea region in Ukraine are about to join the Russian football league in spite of Ukrainian protests. Both FIFA and UEFA say they are hoping for a compromise and neither have taken action so far.
  • Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    21.02.2014 /
    The current conflict in Ukraine and the IOC's reaction to it, evokes questions about the actual meaning behind the words in the Olympic Truce. Andreas Selliaas comments.

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