Politics

  • 07.05.2019 /
    World Sailing has laid forward a proposal for a root-and-branch governance reform of the federation that includes simplifying decision-making processes, making more room for athlete voices and securing more independence for enforcement committees.
  • 21.03.2019 /
    In recent years, rich Muslim countries have won many politically attractive hosting rights for international sporting events. But, Israeli athletes pay a high price for this development.
  • Photo: Lenbj/Wikimedia
    16.01.2019 /
    The Hakeem Al-Araibi case puts FIFA and the AFC in a bad light, say human rights organisations, players’ unions and observers questioning their efforts in advocating the release of the detained footballer.
  • 16.11.2018 /
    Play the Game’s launch event of two reports mapping governance in national and international sport showed broad consensus that many of sport’s governance reforms so far have not been substantial enough to have real effect.
  • Photo: Kremlin.ru
    By Stanis Elsborg
    23.10.2018 /
    Sporting events in Russia are directly linked to the formation of a new Russian national idea and identity under Putin’s rule and have become an important tool in forming the narrative of the nation and establishing a meaningful relationship between the past, present and future, writes Stanis Elsborg in this analysis on sport and identity in Russia.
  • Photo: seanknoflick/Flickr
    By Stanis Elsborg
    04.10.2018 /
    Qatar has announced its national development strategy for 2018-2022, which has great emphasis on sport as a major factor in strengthening the country’s economic development and its image internationally. The following analysis is a brief summary of a bigger research conducted by the author.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    03.10.2018 /
    There was broad debate about good governance in Danish sport when the results of a European survey were presented at a seminar for Danish sports. The seminar proved that there is a great interest in promoting good leadership, but also different attitudes as to how it should be effectuated.
  • Photo: Colourbox
    26.09.2018 /
    Save the date: On Tuesday 13 November, international experts and keynote speakers will launch and discuss new data on European and international sports governance at a seminar in Leuven, Belgium. Join the event for free.

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