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  • By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    09.10.2019 /
    "Democratically elected governments, who would usually call for civic engagement, seem to prefer athletes that move only those muscles that do not affect the tongue.", says Jens Sejer Andersen, International director at Play the Game, ahead of the Play the Game 2019 conference.
  • By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    08.10.2019 /
    A change of leadership brought hopes of better times to the African Football Confederation (CAF). 30 months later, its problems seem to go broader and deeper than ever. Osasu Obayiuwana reports from a soccer-mad continent on an uncertain course.
  • By Ali Jawad
    13.09.2019 /
    An independent response from Ali Jawad, Olympic Para-Powerlifter and Global Athlete Start Up member, to the article entitled ‘WADA president ‘welcomes feedback’ from iNADO after call for a separation of powers’.
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    By Sylvia Schenk,Transparency International – Germany
    08.08.2019 /
    Sports organisations like to see themselves as promoters of social development and high ethical standards. But sport must also actively avoid harm and improve the human rights situation wherever sport is linked to risks and abuses. Sylvia Schenk writes on the higher expectations that sports organisations meet nowadays.
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    By Bonita Mersiades
    02.04.2019 /
    With the AFC elections coming up, former official within the Australian Football Federation and insider turned whistleblower on the Australian bid for the 2022 World Cup, Bonita Mersiades presents the history and context surrounding the current president of the AFC who stands unopposed at the election.
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    By James M. Dorsey
    25.03.2019 /
    Can soccer play an independent role in bringing nations together, asks James M. Dorsey in this article that discusses sport’s ability to build bridges and turn foes into friends.
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    By Andreas Selliaas
    06.03.2019 /
    There is an old saying that doping is an intelligence test – only the stupid get caught. This might be so, but we should also question the intelligence of followers and fans of sports every time they get surprised when new doping scandals occur.
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    By John Lauermann, Dennis Pauschinger
    06.02.2019 /
    There is no single global anti mega-event movement. There is, however, a globalized way of protesting against mega-events that adapts to local conditions, and anti-Olympic protesting is a ‘new normal’. This is how researchers John Lauermann and Dennis Pauschinger sum up the article series on public protests and mega-events.
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    By Jules Boykoff
    19.12.2018 /
    Although anti-Olympics activists face an uphill struggle against Olympic intransigence, Jules Boykoff points to areas that could help convert the many moments of anti-Games activism into a full-throttle movement. This is the sixth article in a series looking into protests and the Games.
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    By Erick Omena
    05.12.2018 /
    The historical roots and deeper conditions of the 'demonstrations cup' in Brazil in 2013 are essential for the understanding of the movement’s consequences, says Erick Omena. In this essay, he looks into the genealogy of the public protests in Brazil leading up to the FIFA Confederations Cup, the first of three mega sporting events held in the country from 2013-2016.

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