Corruption

  • 09.08.2020 /
    Two top men of Football Queensland have sued author Bonita Mersiades for reporting on a dubious payment made by the federation to its president. Other reporters on the case receive threats and hacking attempts.
  • 09.06.2020 /
    A new report documents a “tyranny of cash” and widespread corruption in international weightlifting. It confirms journalistic investigations published over the past decade. Most surprisingly, the first to reveal the corruption was the sport’s president and perpetrator himself.
  • Fifa præsident Gianni Infantino. Foto: UNMISS/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    28.05.2020 /
    The combined U.S. and Swiss police raid on FIFA top men at Hotel Baur au Lac five years ago was a watershed moment in global sport. The impact has been undeniable, but how long will it last? Play the Game’s Jens Sejer Andersen shares his thoughts about the credibility of FIFA reforms.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen- International director, Play the Game
    31.12.2019 /
    It was not primarily the athletes that drove the radical change of the sports agenda in the decade we leave. But there are signs that athletes will be at the heart of the agenda of the 2020’ies, writes Play the Game’s international director in a wind-up of ten turbulent years in world sport.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 07.10.2019 /
    At Play the Game 2019 top speakers from IOC and UEFA along with investigators looking into corruption in FIFA will debate governance related issues in the biggest sports organisations.
  • Andrew Jennings
    15.04.2019 /
    For some journalists, reporting on integrity breaches in sport comes at a price, says this paper and presents various dangers that sports journalists face. The paper is commissioned by EPAS as part of their work with UNESCO’s Kazan Action Plan.

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