• By Jens Weinreich
    12.07.2013 /
    Six men want to climb the Olympic throne in September. In his second analysis of the IOC presidential election, German investigative reporter Jens Weinreich takes a look at two countries who may be the real power holders in international sport.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    28.05.2013 /
    After many years in the shadow of taboos, sports corruption is now debated freely and at the highest level of sports policy making. All the right words are in place at three huge global meetings this week, but convincing action is still far away.
  • By David Rowe
    21.05.2013 /
    In this comment piece, professor David Rowe takes a look at the changes to sport, celebrity and masculinity that have occurred over the last decades through a characterization of two key figures in football.
  • By Lasana Liburd
    03.05.2013 /
    Comment: Lasana Liburd who over the years has had his clashes with former bigwig in international football, Jack Warner, writes a personal account on the Trinidad-Tobago country fellow. Warner was forced to quit politics in the wake of a highly critical report on his presidential management of CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    03.05.2013 /
    Comment: The long awaited report from FIFA’s Ethics Committee about FIFA and the ISL affair is superficial, insufficient and confuses ethics with legal formalities. The exoneration of Blatter is made on a fragile basis.
  • By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    15.03.2013 /
    Some of the members elected to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee, last weekend in Morocco, “hardly indicates that intellect, integrity and an unblemished reputation are qualities needed for earning a place in it,” says Osasu Obayiuwana, in his commentary on the CAF General Assembly, where Issa Hayatou secured an unprecedented 7th four-year term as president.
  • By Declan Hill
    08.02.2013 /
    In this comment piece, match-fixing expert Declan Hill asks why the man, who is allegedly one of the main characters behind the extensive match-fixing recently exposed by Europol, continues to avoid arrest given the international warrants issued against him.
  • By Steve Menary
    19.12.2012 /
    Comment: Despite being a provisional member of UEFA, Gibraltar is being denied the chance to play international friendly matches due to a farcical mix-up between the European body and FIFA.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    13.11.2012 /
    Comment: There have been talks about setting up a match-fixing’s counterpart to WADA. Can SportAccord be a key player is this with the UCI top in its council, Andreas Selliaas asks in this comment piece, arguing that there might be a credibility issue due to the revelations and allegations following the Armstrong case.
  • By Christer Ahl
    03.10.2012 /
    Losing a game intentionally in such a way that there is no legal evidence, is one of the inherent weaknesses in sports, writes handball expert Christer Ahl in this comment piece and calls for better means to detect cases like the recent one involving Montpellier players.

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