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Sunday 25 October

Opening session at the Aarhus Town Hall

Opening Session
Chairman: Henrik H. Brandt
Johs. Poulsen - Welcome to Play the Game 2015
Bertel Haarder - Official opening speech
Anne Brasseur -
Jens Sejer Andersen - Blowing the whistle: What Play the Game is about
Jacob Bundsgaard _ Welcome to Aarhus
Musical intervention by the Maestra Choir
Bonita Mersiades - Whistleblowers - the Fifth Estate of Democracy

Opening Session part 2
Chairman: Roger Pielke
Richard W. Pound - Global Sport – a SWOT Assessment
Nicholas I. Cheviron - Criminal Threats to the Global Sporting Industry
Peter Nicholson - Exploiting the connection: sporting rule violations and criminality
Arnout Geeraert - Sports Governance Observer - highlights from a survey into 35 international Olympic federations
Jonathan Calvert

Panelists: Michael Ask, Bonita Mersiades


A new World Code against doping: Who is willing to comply?

Plenary session

Chair: Andreas Selliaas
Sandro Donati - Doping must be tackled at the source; the rest is appearance
Hajo Seppelt - Russia and the IAAF - Doping in athletics
Michael Ask - Report on doping in Danish Cycling 1998-2015
Frédéric Donzé - How WADA plans to monitor sport and country compliance with the 2015 Code

Monday 26 October 2015

Good governance in sport: Setting standards, raising bars

Chair: Roger Pielke
Jens Weinreich - Corruption cases in international sports organisations - a brief summary
Arnout Geeraert - Sports Governance Observer - the full survey
Paquerette Girard Zappelli - Ethics and Good Governance, Olympic Agenda 2020
Wilhelm Rauch - Limits to autonomy? The Olympic family under Swiss legislation
Stanislas Frossard - Results of EPAS survey among governnments
Szabolcs Horvath - How the EU works for better governance in sport
Poul Broberg -

The battle for integrity in sport: Governments vs. sports organisations

Session organised by Anti Doping Danmark
Chair: Michael Ask
Michael Ask - Introduction
Herman Ram - Stuck in the mud or moving fast forward? The status of anti-doping at the global level
Richard W. Pound - The role of sports organisations in the fight for integrity in sport 
Jesper Frigast Larsen & Christina Friis Johansen - Fighting doping and matchfixing together - a unified approach

Focus on journalism: Baku 2015 – Sportswashing or nationbuilding on sport
Parallel session
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Chair: Koen Breedveld
Gulnara Akhundova & Rebecca Vincent - Baku 2015: A failed attempt at "sportswashing" - Azerbaijan's image
Rasim Adjalov - The impact of the European Games on Azerbaijan
David Bloss - Unmasking a ruling family

Sports governance observer: The role of athletes in good governance
Parallel session
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Chair: Arnout Geeraert
Arnout Geeraert - Sports Governance Observer - the full report with more details
Brendan Schwab - The role of athletes in delivering good governance

Rethink sports philosophy: Towards a democratic body culture
Parallel session
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Chair: Maja Pilgaard
Ove Korsgaard - Building democracy with bodies in movement
Henning Eichberg - Play, game, sport - and democratic self-determination
Tim Walters - Football in the Twenty-First Century: A Manifesto
Johan Ekberg - Deconstructing Olympism
Scott Jedlicka - The International Sport Regime: A Reconsideration of International Sport’s Political Status


Brazil: the permeable fortress and the road to Rio
Parallel session
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Chair: Kim Schimmel
Juliana Barbassa - Favelas in Pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro: Renewal or Removal?
Dennis Pauschinger - The Permeable Fortress Protests, Policing and the Visibility of Security at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
Claudia Sanen - Sport mega-events and the attitude towards government. The perception of Rio de Janeiros forced evicted
Elizabeth Martin - Spectator no more: a call to action for spectators when the stakes are so high
Aníbal Chaim - FIFA: How Havelange got it

Reforming football: To be or not to be... a FIFA President

Chair: Roger Pielke
David Nakhid
Jens Weinreich - FIFA Confidential
Jesper Moller - A national federation viewpoint
Jaimie Fuller - New FIFA Now - how do we get there?
Jerome Champagne -
Rabih Azad-Ahmad - A few words before the dinner 

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Match-fixing: Governments versus gangsters - what are the odds?

Audio of the session

Chair: Jesper Frigast Larsen
Stanislas Frossard - The Convention on the Manipulation ofSports Competitions - how can it become effective?
Alex Inglot - Match-Fixing’s decade: Understanding the last ten years and what it means for the next ten
Nicholas I. Cheviron - The FBI's Aproach to combat match-fixing: A glimpse into illegal gambling investigations
Declan Hill - Forget the Mafia coming into sport
Leandro Shara - How can the format revolution eradicate "strategic" and reduce bet-related matchfixing?
Panelists: Sarah Lacarrière

Physical activity in Europe: Cause for concern?
Partner session
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Chair: Richard Bailey
Marvin Radford - The financial costs of inactivity
Maja Pilgaard - Teenage girls and sport – have a break or have a problem?
Martin Holzweg - Changing the school
Rose-Marie Repond
Michael Filtenborg - Physical activity at the workplace – a beneficial cause
Richard Bailey - 10 Steps to Reversing the Physical Inactivity Epidemic

Sports Governance Observer: Benchmarking sports governance in the future (II)

Audio of the session

Chair: Arnout Geeraert

Arnout Geeraert - More highlights from the Sports Governance Observer report
Panelist: Stanislas Frossard, George Paterson

The power of data and analysis for sport for all strategies (I)
Parallel session
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Chair: Henrik H. Brandt
Koen Breedveld - Measuring sport. Can solid data contribute to better governance in sports for all?
Henrik H. Brandt - The biggest revolution in world sport? How the power balance of sport is rapidly changing without media and politicans paying attention
Johan Norberg - Are sports governing bodies up for the task in delivering sport to society as a whole?


Playing with credibility: The corruption of international sports governance

Audio of the session

Chair: Mogens Kirkeby
Deborah Unger& Bob Munro - The work of Transparency International on corruption in sport
Murali Krishnan - India’s missed chances and dismal sporting culture
Sergey Yurlov - Creating Of An Effective Sports Governing Body In The Russian Federation
Christer Ahl - IHF – the corruption spreads from the meeting rooms to the playing field
Umaid Wasim - Pakistan's FF: More FIFA than football

Integrity in practice: How to fight the fixers
Parallel session
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Chair: Michael Ask
Nikolaos Theodorou - Athletic Arena, Sysyphean drama: Endless and unavailing fight against Greek sports corruption
Damian Voltz - Understanding the threat to the integrity of sport in Australia - how Australia developed a comprehensive understanding of the threats to the integrity of Australian Sport
Peter Nicholson - Issues arrising in Cycling and Cricket
Severin Moritzer - The Austrian approach: How to combat match-fixing and promote integrity in sport
Mads Boesen - The Danish fight against matchfixing
Sarah Lacarrière & Evangelos Alexandrakis - The Actions of Lotteries to Safeguard the Integrity of Sports
Simon Gardiner - Fighting Corruption in Sport: does the Sports Integrity Industry have an 'integrity deficit'?

The power of data and analysis for sport for all strategies (II)
Parallel session
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Chair: Henrik H. Brandt
Matthew Eames & Alex Burrows - Providing governments and federations real time intelligence on participation, activity programmes, facility investment and social return
Anne Pøhl - Delivering on sports participation. How Vision 25-50-75 challenges Danish sports organisations to develop their clubs and create new partnerships
Guy de Grauwe - Creating healthy work places: Company sport works for you
Søs Bondo - Alternative sports organisations. How a new platform for street sport is challenging established Danish sports


Mega-events 1. The public revolts: A perfect storm for sport?

Audio of the session

Chair: Koen Breedveld
Andrew Zimbalist - Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and World Cup
Sarah Lewis - How Agenda 2020 will affect future sports events
Elchin Safarov - Legacy of European Games
Hans Bruyninckx - Global sports: time for a changing climate, in times of climate change

Mega-events 2. Can Agenda 2020 inspire sustainability in sport?

Audio of the session

Chair: Christopher Gaffney
Chadia Afkir - UNODC strategy for safeguarding against corruption in major public events
Naomi Westland - Beyond the PR fluff: Will mega sports events ever be a force for good?
Juergen Griesbeck - Time to unleash the potential of football
Andreas Selliaas - The dubious promises of Agenda 2020
Panelist: Sarah Lewis

FIFA’s confederations: At the heart of football’s challenges
Main session
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Aderonke Bello - CAF and its role in the FIFA breakdown
James M. Dorsey - AFC and its role in the FIFA breakdown
Ezequiel Fernandez Moores - CONMEBOL: Yankees come home
Jochen Leufgens & Robert Kempe - UEFA and its role in the FIFA breakdown

Transfers and trafficking: The human cost of broken dreams

Audio of the session

Chair: Sine Agergaard
Niko Besnier - Locating Sport Migrants in Structures of Kinship and Indebtedness
Jean-Claude Mbvoumin - Which protection for minors in the 21st century football?
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros
Wil van Megen - Why the transfer system should be abolished (tbc)
Zenon Severis - The EU Perspective

U.S. college sport: Unprotected amateurs in a billion-dollar business
Main session
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Chair: Kim Schimmel
B. Dave Ridpath - Alternative Models of Sport Development in America Outside of the Educational System - Can it work to Prevent an Educational Crisis?
Roger Pielke- Making Sense of the NCAA as a Governance Problem
Andrew Zimbalist - Crisis and Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics in the U.S
Rob Steen - A fair share? Collective bargaining in baseball
Benjamin Bendrich - A European Perspective on the Current Issues of Intercollegiate Athletics
Panelist: Christer Ahl


Qatar and the soft diplomacy of sport
Parallel session
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Chair: Christopher Gaffney
Andy Stevens - The use of global sport events as a soft power ressource
Susan Dun - Game On: Can Qatar Deliver a Winning 2022 FIFA World Cup Hosting Performance?
James Corbett - Secrets and Lies: Qatar 2022, the media & the Gulf’s migrant labour problem

Movement facilities on the water front
Parallel session
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Chair: Henrik H. Brandt
Peter Forsberg - Rethinking sports facilities. What kind of facilities do people actually want, and how can we make better use of what we have got
Jakob Færch - Reclaiming the blue element. Converting the water to the best arena for sports and recreation in town
Stephen Willacy - Aarhus East: Creating a brand new hub for living, sport and recreation through careful urban development
Henrik Stampe - The Blue Rambla: Using community sport and events to make a new part of town spring into life.

Sports politics and governance: A global outlook

Audio of the session

Chair: Jens Alm
Catherine Ordway - Sports Corruption: Justice and accountability through international legislation
Jonas Burgheim - Developments in International Sport Policy and Human Rights
Peter Donnelly - Olympic Agenda 20 + 20: Will the reforms increase women’s participation?
Hande Ozturk - Women’s Involvement in Sports as A Cure to Match-fixing
and Corruption
Urszula Starakiewicz - Transparency of Polish sports federations - from a journalistic perspective


The migrant athlete in Europe: Risks and opportunities
Parallel session
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Chair: Ditte Toft
Sine Agergaard - Does European dual career policies include migrating athletes?
Mark Hann & Uroš Kovačv - Subjective experiences of aspiring football migrants in West and Central Africa
Christian Ungruhe - Playing the other. African footballers, racism and self-charismatization in German professional football
Martin Kainz - The local operating of a global (European) football actor in Ghana – Using the example of the football academy Red Bull Ghana

The new UNESCO Charter: Wonderful intentions, but how can they come true?

Audio of the session

Chair: Henrik H. Brandt
Philipp Mueller-Wirth - The revised International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport: Activating global quality and ethical standards for sport
Bob Munro
Esben Danielsen - Simple facilities create a major impact
Mogens Kirkeby
Hande Öztürk - Why strenghen women's access in sports and sports leadership
Richard Bailey

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