• By Declan Hill
    13.05.2011 /
    Comment: FIFA's new anti-corruption initiative leaves a lot to wish for, says match fixing expert and author Declan Hill in this comment where he expresses worries that without money put aside for enforcement and investigation - also into corruption inside FIFA - the new centre will be a 'sham'
  • By Christer Ahl
    28.04.2011 /
    Comment: The National Olympic Committee and various sports federations play an active role in the political oppression in Bahrain. Athletes are jailed, while the international federations remain silent, writes Christer Ahl.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    14.04.2011 /
    Comment: "Didier Drogba is best known as a Chelsea player and the biggest star of The Elephants, but he has also played a central role in the peace process in Ivory Coast. His role in this process shows both the powerlessness and the power of the world-famous soccer player", writes Andreas Selliaas.
  • By Laura Robinson
    13.04.2011 /
    Comment: In this comment piece, Canadian author and journalist Laura Robinson takes us further into the discussions of the legacy of the Vancouver Games with a look behind the biography of John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee and into what information on the 2010 Winter Games and his personal background made it to the book and what did not.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    29.03.2011 /
    Comment: On Wednesday 30 March one of the most politicized sports events this year will take place in Mohali, India. There India and Pakistan will play the semi-final in the cricket World Cup 2011 (ICC World Cup). The cricket match is used as a framework for political talks, the question is whether cricket is the right framework to create a better relationship between the two enemies?
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    23.03.2011 /
    Comment: Al-Jazeera has called the current uprisings in the Middle East a feminist revolution. The news channel also argues that women’s participation has made the protests more peaceful than they might have been otherwise. Could the happenings in the Middle East also spill over into sport?
  • By Jean-Loup Chappelet
    18.03.2011 /
    Comment: Match-fixing has been recognized by the international sport organisations as one of the biggest threats to sport. But what can be done to fight it? In this comment piece, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Professor and Director at IDHEAD, Lausanne argues why the creation of an international agency against corruption in sport is one way to go.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    25.02.2011 /
    Comment: Spectacular statements at this week’s EU Sport Forum in Budapest may influence the outcome of next week’s IOC symposium on irregular betting and match-fixing. IOC Honorary member Tamás Aján and WADA Director General David Howman called for rapid action against not only match-fixing, but all forms of corruption in sport. Play the Game was present in Budapest and in the following comment, Jens Sejer Andersen, International Director asks if the IOC will bring spring to sport or let the melt-down continue.
  • By Christer Ahl
    22.02.2011 /
    Comment: Christer Ahl, former head of the International Handball Federation's (IHF) Playing Rules and referees Commission shares his comments on last month's Handball World Championships in Sweden, the choice of Quatar as the 2015 hosts, the rumoured change of by-laws in IHF and more.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    05.02.2011 /
    Comment: In the beginning of February the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made strong statements that, if she is right, will revolutionize the future of media rights in sport, and may diminish revenues of football clubs in Europe.

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