Politics

  • 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.
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    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.
  • Photo: Lulu di Mello
    By Jorge Knijnik
    09.07.2018 /
    After four years of the ‘best World Cup ever’, Brazil’s World Cup legacy is taking shape – and it doesn’t look pretty for the lovers of the once iconic ‘jogo bonito'. Jorge Knijnik looks into the cultural, political and sporting impact of the 2014 event on the people of Brazil.
  • Photo: Andreas Selliaas
    28.06.2018 /
    The “Foundation for Sports Integrity” was recently launched in a lavish setting that made several participants ask about the source of the money. Two of them were Andreas Selliaas and Jan Jensen, who have tried to track the secret backers of the new initiative.
  • Photo: Kremlin.ru
    16.06.2018 /
    In this report about the opening days of the World Cup in Russia, Andreas Selliaas discusses the Saudi Arabian influence in international football, Gianni Infantino’s announcement of running for a new term as FIFA president and the ghost of Sepp Blatter.

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