Politics

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    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    22.01.2018 /
    The first major sports political battle of the year will take place this week when parliamentarians from 47 European countries discuss external oversight of international sport. FIFA attacks a parliamentary report as “incomplete, missing or downright wrong”. In contrast, UEFA is jubilant. But the perspectives reach much beyond football.
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    29.11.2017 /
    In a panel on the Russian doping crisis during Play the Game 2017, experts discussed WADA’s role in the anti-doping fight, how to finance the anti-doping work and the best way to sanction offenders.
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    By Andreas Selliaas
    29.11.2017 /
    The IOC is struggling with the decision on Russia. With all the information we have now, they have just one option: suspension of Russia.
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    28.11.2017 /
    Few observers disagree that many of sport’s governing bodies lack accountability. The question is, how can they best be reformed? Should governments, NGOs or the athletes themselves take control - or can change be achieved from the inside?
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    By Andreas Selliaas
    28.11.2017 /
    Qatar and Russia. Corruption and doping. That is what everybody is talking about at Play the Game 2017 in Eindhoven. The latest developments in both doping and corruption investigations link the two countries closer and closer together. Are we seeing the contours of a collusion between Qatar and Russia in sports?
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    26.11.2017 /
    Play the Game 2017 heard a less common narrative on Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid from Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
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    26.11.2017 /
    Opening address at the 10th international Play the Game conference, 26 November 2017 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Photo: Jomar Galvaz/Flickr
    03.11.2017 /
    The International Olympic Committee stands firm behind Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco Jr., despite serious fraud allegations.

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