• By Andreas Selliaas
    28.05.2010 /
    It's easy - and perhaps convenient - to find political issues in this year's World Cup in South Africa. Just the fact that the World Cup takes place in South Africa might be seen as a political issue in itself. But after North Korea sank a South Korean warship in March this year, it is even easier to make political issues out of North Korea and South Korea’s matches.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    07.05.2010 /
    The 2010 World Cup is rapidly approaching. Tickets are on sale and the different TV stations have introduced their programming for the tournament. It is the first time Africa hosts the World Cup and many feel that this is the united Africa’s championship. But so far it appears that the championship belongs to the non-African outsiders.
  • By Andreas Selliaas
    07.05.2010 /
    This year's Africa Cup of Nations is history. Although several Norwegian newspapers followed the tournament closer than before, the main focus of Western journalists - with a few exceptions – was the African players who play in the English Premier League.
  • By Christer Ahl
    01.02.2010 /
    Comment: Christer Ahl, former head of the International Handball Federation's (IHF) Playing Rules and referees Commission looks into last month's revelation of IHF President Moustafa's personal contract with IHF TV rights owner Sportfive.
  • By Laura Robinson
    20.11.2009 /
    When the torch passes through Canada's aboriginal communities it won't shed any light on the poverty that keeps their children from the Olympic dream
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    10.10.2009 /
    The next four years will show to which extent Rogge will succeed in becoming the great reformer of the Olympic movement that he was expected to when he took office in 2001.
  • By Charlie Charters
    08.10.2009 /
    Comment: "FIJI rugby must no longer be treated as a second-class citizen by the game's governing body", writes Charlie Charters in this comment.
  • By Nuno Delicado
    06.10.2009 /
    Comment: "As a fan of Olympism, I can see things that could be improved in how it is organized. For instance, I am puzzled by IOC governance, so I contributed the following text to the Virtual Olympic Congress", writes Nuno Delicado, Negotiation & Sport Management Consultant, PLURIS, Portugal/Singapore in this comment.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    03.10.2009 /
    Brazil now faces the challenge to tame the commercial forces around The Summer Olympics and make them serve social development
  • By Laura Robinson
    18.12.2008 /
    In this op ed, first published in the Ottawa Citizen, Laura Robinson comments on the lack of attention paid to the Canadian aboriginal athletes by the Vancouver Olympic Games organizer, VANOC, despite the extensive use of indigenous symbols in promoting the Vancouver Games.

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