Politics

  • Photo: Anna Armstrong/Flickr
    06.01.2015 /
    How eager are governments around the world to make a national sports policy making people more active and meeting some of the most important global threats to sport? This will be tested over the next year as UNESCO asks all countries to discuss a new “International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport”
  • Photo: Ideraldo Gomes / Flickr
    04.11.2014 /
    Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman, who was jailed in June this year for attending a men’s volleyball match in Iran, has been sentenced to one year in prison.
  • Photo: Pavlo 1 / Wikimedia
    19.08.2014 /
    Three football clubs from the Crimea region in Ukraine are about to join the Russian football league in spite of Ukrainian protests. Both FIFA and UEFA say they are hoping for a compromise and neither have taken action so far.
  • Photo: Periskop / Play the Game
    10.07.2014 /
    Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new convention at a conference in Switzerland in September where they will also discuss the risk of other forms of corruption in sport
  • Jens Weinreich (www.jensweinreich.de)
    By Andreas Selliaas
    10.04.2014 /
    The great family of sport is right now gathered in Belek, Turkey for the SportAccord Convention. Andreas Selliaas takes a look at the Olympic House of Cards.
  • Andy Miah/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    21.02.2014 /
    The current conflict in Ukraine and the IOC's reaction to it, evokes questions about the actual meaning behind the words in the Olympic Truce. Andreas Selliaas comments.
  • Foto: Amy Sept/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    30.01.2014 /
    Miles of chain link fences, Level 1 event eligible for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and federal agencies, metal detectors, x-ray machines, radiation detectors, no-fly zones, Special Forces, air defence missiles, snipers, equipment to detect radioactive, biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and field hospital to take care of the potential victims of a terrorist attack.
  • 05.11.2013 /
    A wish to promote democratic values in sport has ostensibly been a main driving force behind a new Global Sports Political Power Index from the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.

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