Politics

  • 10.08.2006 /
    Greek Deputy Sports Minister George Orfanos felt the heat this summer when FIFA excluded Greek football teams from international competitions. FIFA was unhappy with proposals for a new law which would open the Hellenic Football Federation to public scrutiny. In the end, football was exempted from the law leaving Orfanos to ask whether FIFA is above national lawmakers.
  • 07.07.2006 /
    Sport will be high on the agenda of the European Commission for the next year. EU Commissioner Jan Figel has decided to produce a ”White Paper on the Role of Sport in Europe” in 2007 and a lengthy consultation process with sports actors in Europe began at a conference in Bruxelles last week.
  • 03.03.2006 /
    This month the Independent Review of European Football will open with public hearings. A key issue will be who should own clubs: fans or business men.
  • 30.11.2005 /
    Knowledge bank: Does a top athlete's body belong to him- or herself? Or does it belong to the whole nation?
  • 30.11.2005 /
    Knowledge bank: Huge sporting events are a break from every day life.
    But they are expensive. Event organisers understimate the costs and exaggerate the revenues for the event and for the host country, says Harry Arne Solberg of the Trondheim School of Business.
  • 07.11.2005 /
    Sport has been "used and abused" by politicians everywhere and down the ages with personal and political agendas according to Terry Monnington, director of Warwick University’s Department of Physical Education and Sport.
  • 06.11.2005 /
    On its first day, the Play the Game communication conference on sport and society received a major boost in the form of a message of support from United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
  • 23.09.2005 /
    Knowledge bank: Europe’s minor nations can breathe a sigh of relief as doomsday has been temporarily averted. At the April 2005 congress in Tallin, UEFA changed procedures for replacing President Lennart Johansson. This delayed Franz Beckenbauer’s seemingly inevitable advance to European football’s top job with his suggestions for preliminary rounds before international qualifying tournaments.

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