News articles

  • 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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    05.11.2019 /
    The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, calls for tougher sanctions against athletes’ entourage in his speech at the World Anti-Doping Agency’s fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice, Poland.
  • 25.10.2019 /
    On the final day of Play the Game 2019, participants heard about the Canadian struggle for safe sport and how attempts to establish an independent Pan-Canadian body to oversee safe sport in the country – built on elements and principles known from the establishment of the national anti-doping agency – have stalled due to political hesitation and push back from national sports organisations. Yet the Canadian experience may still serve as an inspiration for other countries.
  • 24.10.2019 /
    In the final session of Play the Game 2019, a powerful panel of experts warned that far greater efforts are needed to combat match-fixing.
  • 16.10.2019 /
    Aided by social media, athletes are increasingly speaking out against perceived injustices. Political movements like #metoo and #blacklivesmatter have spilled over into the sporting arena. Should athletes enjoy the same freedoms as others to protest?
  • 16.10.2019 /
    The two directors of the national anti-doping agencies in Russia and the U.S. discussed the future of anti-doping with the chairman of iNADO and two athlete and media representatives at Play the Game 2019 - but without the presence of WADA.
  • 16.10.2019 /
    On the last day of Play the Game 2019, the biennial Play the Game Award was awarded to long-time advocate for protection and support of girls and women in sport, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.
  • 16.10.2019 /
    Any potential rivals to Gianni Infantino would need a war chest of at least £2 million to successfully challenge the FIFA president in a future election, said the former chairman of FIFA’s Governance and Review Committee at Play the Game 2019.

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