Play the Game is an initiative aimed at raising the ethical standards and promoting democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in sport. It is an integral part of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idan), an independent research centre set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture.
Through its 11 international conferences since 1997, its website, news production and research initiatives, Play the Game has become a first mover and a unique platform for addressing a number of challenges to modern sport, such as corruption in sports organisations, match-fixing, doping, unsustainable mega-events and the need for more active sports participation policies.
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The 2019 conference gathered 320 experts in sport, bringing together a wide range of professions – academics, media professionals, athletes, sports officials, business people, government representatives and other agenda setting stakeholders in sport.
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