News articles

  • 20.02.2020 /
    Two out of three participants at Play the Game 2019 rated the conference experience in Colorado Springs as ‘very good’, the top mark in the anonymous survey. The internal evaluation is now available at playthegame.org.
  • 18.12.2019 /
    For the first time, the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport invited all nations of the world to join in. While other stakeholders are still kept outside, governments now seem to be engaging more in fighting corruption inside and around the organisations that run sport.
  • 11.12.2019 /
    Play the Game/the Danish Institute for Sports Studies is recruiting an academic researcher who will contribute to developing the professional profile of the institute and strengthening our international leadership role within the governance of sport.
  • 29.11.2019 /
    Analysis: In 2013, then-FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke stated that “less democracy is sometimes better for organising a World Cup”. He reasoned that a “strong head of state” reduces organisational costs. Economist Matthias Fett looks at the numbers and tests this hypothesis.
  • 27.11.2019 /
    Play the Game calls upon potential partners to declare their interest in hosting Play the Game 2021, the 12th world communication conference on sport and society.
  • 20.11.2019 /
    The governance structures in national sports organisations in 13 different countries will come under close scrutiny in the coming year as Play the Game initiates the third round of the National Sports Governance Observer project with a number of new partners.
  • 20.11.2019 /
    To Global Athlete Director General Rob Koehler, sports democracy is ‘a democracy limited for the few’ that needs to change. The former WADA Deputy Director General heads up an international athlete-led movement that was established earlier this year in order to promote athletes’ rights all over the world.
  • 08.11.2019 /
    The upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has raised questions about national identity and belonging among the Japanese population. Especially tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, has been subject to some surviving racism in Japan, Asger Røjle Christensen reports from the Japanese capital.

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