Politics

  • 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.
  • Photo: ISCA/Nowwemove
    19.06.2015 /
    With a new report, the ‘Inactivity Time Bomb’, ISCA continues the NowWeMove campaign aiming at getting 100 million Europeans moving more by 2020.
  • Photo: Richard Messenger/Flickr
    15.06.2015 /
    While stadium construction is being shelved for various political reasons in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is moving full steam ahead with its preparations for the World Cup, including the construction of at least eight stadia that would be dismantled after the tournament.

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