Sochi 2014

  • 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: Vladimir Varfolomeev/Flickr
    By Sven Daniel Wolfe
    08.10.2018 /
    This second article in our series on civic contestation of mega-events looks to Russia and the protests that have played out here in spite of the efforts by authorities to stifle and suppress popular resistance.
  • Photos: Kremlin.ru
    12.06.2018 /
    The 2018 World Cup has been labelled the most expensive World Cup ever, but the exact costs are hard to determine. It is, however, not that hard to find a line of people who benefit from it.
  • Photo: Play the Game
    09.02.2018 /
    CAS has dismissed the appeals from 45 Russian athletes and two coaches searching to overturn IOC’s decision not to invite them due to involvement in the Russian doping scandal.
  • Photo: american rugbier/Flickr
    01.02.2018 /
    28 of the 42 appeals of IOC’s ban on Russian athletes will be upheld, said a CAS decision issued today. The athletes in question are not automatically invited to participate in the upcoming Pyeongchang Games, says the IOC.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    06.12.2017 /
    After much hesitation, the IOC has taken a clear stance against the overwhelming evidence of systemic doping in Russia. Russia has greater projects in the making than the Winter Olympics, and the ball is rolling towards an uncomfortable FIFA.
  • Photo: US Army IMCOM/Flickr
    14.11.2017 /
    Analysis: What we are now witnessing in the field of doping is an unprecedented drama in the world of sports mirroring the drama we see in the world of international politics. And the big question is: what to do with Russia?
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    09.12.2016 /
    The second part of the Independent McLaren Investigation on doping in sport was released today.

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