Politics

  • 17.05.2018 /
    Russian authorities made a step back on their decision regarding Hajo Seppelt's visa, the German investigative journalist that divulged information on doping in Russian athletics.
  • 16.05.2018 /
    While the US is still on top of a newly published ‘sports political power index’, it has lost ground compared to the two previous indexes. Countries outside the Western hemisphere like Russia, Japan and Argentina keep improving their positions.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    14.05.2018 /
    In spite of a FIFA accreditation to cover the 2018 World Cup, German journalist Hajo Seppelt has been denied access to the host country, Russia. German officials are calling on both Russia and FIFA to act.
  • 20.04.2018 /
    Every second year, the European Parliament invites young people to discuss policies and strategies on a variety of issues. This year’s event will host a session on corruption in sports.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    16.03.2018 /
    For the past year, Jan Jensen from the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet and I have tried to figure out how far back systematised and state-controlled doping in Russia has been going on. What we found is quite disturbing.
  • 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 Joseph Taylor
    13.02.2018 /
    Russia utilizes sport to project soft power and construct a positive image in the eyes of former Soviet states. Joseph Taylor describes how the Kremlin is using hockey to “score points” in Eastern Europe.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    09.02.2018 /
    The battle against state-supported doping is over, and whoever fought it, lost. Play the Game’s international director takes a walk through the parallel reality of the Olympic Movement.

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