Politics

  • Photo: Nationaal Archief Fotocollectie Anefo/Wikimedia
    08.05.2016 /
    Focusing on the relations between João Havelange and the military regime in Brazil, this article elucidates how the longest serving president of FIFA rose to power.
  • Photo: Katie/Flickr
    19.04.2016 /
    Sanctions on Kuwaiti sports form part of a local political power struggle that implicates international sports leaders, writes Danish newspaper.
  • Photo: Special KRB/Flickr
    31.03.2016 /
    A new report from Amnesty International slams Qatar for not living up to promises to improve workers’ rights and adds to a growing international criticism of Qatar’s inability to properly implement adopted policies.
  • Photo: Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg Und Partner (gmp)
    By Dennis Pauschinger
    13.10.2015 /
    Does the Hamburg 2024 bid represent the future of the Olympic Games or are the underlying mechanisms still the same, giving old-fashioned bids a new legitimacy? Leading up to a local referendum in November Dennis Pauschinger comments on what he sees as the discrepancy between the words and the action in the Hamburg 2024 bid plans.
  • Photo: Paul Nuttall/Flickr
    28.09.2015 /
    The London Olympics in 2012 were supposed to inspire a whole generation to take up sport. It did not happen and the UK government is now giving its entire sports strategy an overhaul in a nationwide consultation process.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    By Christer Ahl
    17.09.2015 /
    Play the Game needs to find new partners in the battle against corruption in sport and deal with the challenges on a truly global basis to get the necessary momentum. Leading up to the Play the Game conference in October, Christer Ahl discusses which potential partners are the most likely to make a difference: athletes, media or sponsors.
  • Photo: Zaha Hadid
    17.08.2015 /
    With the prospect of runaway expenses, the Japanese government last month pulled the brake and launched a new design contest for Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. But the debate about who is to blame for the fiasco continues.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Sylvia Schenk
    16.07.2015 /
    Which direction should FIFA’s new leadership take? Sylvia Schenk, German lawyer and anti-corruption activist in sport, lays out a route ahead of the crucial ExCo meeting Monday 20 July.

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