Presentations from Play the Game 2019

On this page you will find pdf versions of the presentations made at Play the Game 2019 ready for download. Presentations will be uploaded during and after the conference.

Sunday 13 October 2019 - opening day

2 PM: Opening session: Athlete power on the rise

David Howman: Sports Integrity: A blindfold approach vs. a practical eye

5.15 PM: Safe sport: End game for abusers?

Nancy Hogshead-Makar: An athlete's right to be free of sexual abuse: New responsibilities and ongoing challenges
Ju'Riese Colon: Changing the game for athletes: Trends, reports, and the goal of ending abuse
Marci Hamilton: The game over commission to protect youth athletes and child sex abuse workers
Per Nylykke: Children's certificates: Does it work?

8 PM: The Semenya case: What it means to athletes 

Roger Pielke: Four (Should Be) Fatal Flaws in the IAAF Semenya Regulation
Madeleine Pape: Making sense of a Divided Sport: A View from the Track and the Field
Andy Brown: How the IAAF framed the debate to defeat Caster Semenya’s challenge to the DSD Regulations

8 PM: International federations: Better governance & dirty tricks

Christina Friis Johansen: Sports Governance Observer: Fresh results from six Olympic federations 
Jakob Færch: Dirty tricks: How some sports federations try to stay attractive for the Olympics 
Mike McNamee: Inspiring ice hockey reform 

Monday 14 October 2019

9 AM: Governance reformers vs. Olympic crime: Who's on top?

Jens Weinreich: When the handcuffs click: Why governments must combat Olympic crime
Richard W. Pound: Good governance: The new sport mantra
Sarah Lewis: Sport and Governments tackling Corruption and Promoting Good Governance together
Jesper Møller: Governance in football: Important steps towards a more transparent sport

11.50 AM: New steps in the governance of anti-doping

Andrea Gotzmann: "Operation Aderlass”: Legislation as a cornerstone of anti-doping
Faraz Shahlaei: State-sponsored doping
Peter Mattsson: The path to doping free sport – is an anti-doping organisation independent of sport the best choice? 

11.50 AM: Under the radar: Gender and body perspectives

Roxane Coche: Dare to Dream? Examining major event organizers’ venue decisions
Karissa Conrad: Machine-body frameworks 

11.50 AM: Sports Governance: Remedies for change

Mike McNamee: Sport integrity: Past, present, future
Sabrina Furtado: Governance in national sport organizations: The perspective of modernization
Grzegorz Botwina: Code of Good Governance and Academy of Sport Management: Tools for reform of sport in Poland.
Simon Gardiner: Definitional clarity of sports-related corruption

11.50 AM: Raising the game for journalism (1): Investigating in the shades of football

Jeppe Laursen Brock: Are big clubs immune to revelations? Experiences from Football Leaks

2.15 PM: Broken Trust: Movie and talks

Andrea Florence de Mello Aguiar: Project CARE: Professional athletes’ childhood experiences in sport
Lone Hansen: Building sustainable elite sport environments through the voice of athletes

2.15 PM: Benchmarking sports governance: Fresh facts from federations in six countries

Daryl Adair: National Sports Governance Observer in Australia
Spencer Harris: National Sports Governance Observer in the U.S.
Edvinas Eimontas: National Sports Governance Observer in Lithuania
Ana Maria Arias: National Sports Governance Observer in Colombia
Anatoli Korepanov: National Sports Governance Observer in Georgia

2.15 PM: Grassroot sport in the United States

Chris Knoester: U.S. sports involvement patterns during youth and adulthood: Findings from the National Sports and Society Survey
Stacy Warner: Sport as medicine: Addressing delivery failures
Simon Licen: Teach your children well: Sport management v. sport for development at American universities
Manuela Gamba & Niki Mandolesi: Harry Potter Project: Magical journey between sport and affectivity
Thomas Aicher: Can we play too? The role of perceived welcomeness in sport participation

2.15 PM: Events: A world of promises

Federico Darío Teijeiro: The dark side of the YOG Buenos Aires 2018: Corruption and unkept promises
Takuya Yamazaki: The Most Inclusive Games ever? Interim report on Tokyo 2020 human rights legacy
Harry-Arne Solberg: Do major sports events create the externalities they promise? A case study of the 2017 UCI World Road Cycling Championship in Bergen, Norway 
Karen Lynn Perry: Stadium Financing: A case study of the Calgary Flames full court press for a new publically funded stadium 
Christian Tolstrup Jensen: Minor – major – mega - the public celebration takes centre?

2.15 PM: Doping: Legal rights and whistleblowing

Jack Anderson: The proposed national sports tribunal for Australia: An effective remedy for athletes?
Gregory Ioannidis & Howard Jacobs: Protecting athletes’ rights in anti-doping litigation: Self-regulation & judicial intervention
Kelsey Erickson: Whistleblowing: An appealing avenue for exposing and deterring doping?
Laurie Patterson: Investigating determinants of whistleblowing on doping in sport 

4.30 PM: Mega-events and human rights: Duel or dialogue?

Gigi Alford: Connecting the dots: Sports mega events and the people they impact
Andrew Zimbalist: Whither the Olympics?  Why Agenda 2020 and the New Norm are insufficient and what to do about it?
Jonny Coleman: Making the Olympics history
Niels Nygaard: Mega events in “difficult” places: Pros and Cons
Mary Harvey: The case for collective action

8 PM: Is blowing the whistle worth the risk?

Damien Larin: Protecting whistleblowers in sport
Bonita Mersiades: The standard you walk past is the standard you accept

Tuesdag 15 October 2019

9 AM: Elite sport and college education in the US: A dysfunctional marriage?

Bradley David Ridpath: Current issues and historical perspectives on American intercollegiate athletics
Andrew Zimbalist: Crisis and Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States

9 AM: The global challenge of growing grassroots sports

Tom Farrey: One community at a time: Creating youth-centered sports in the United States
Chris Snyder: The American development model and the USOPC
John Ryan: Building grassroots for niche American sports: An insurmountable challenge
Peter Donnelly: Fetishizing Medals in Canadian Sport Policy, and Declining Participation in Youth Sport
Fernando Mezzadri: Public politics of sports in Brazil after Rio 2016: Impact on the base
Tine Rindum Teilmann: How will Denmark get 75% of its population to be physically active by 2025

11.50 AM: Concussion - Management and team doctors: Legal and ethical implications

Annette Greenhow: Managing Conflicts of Interest and the Duty of Care
Tom Moffat: Concussion Management and Team Doctors: Legal and Ethical Implications
Betsy Grey: Team Doctors and the Duty of Care in the NFL 


11.50 AM: Attacking abuse around the world (1)

Murali Krishnan: Abuse in Indian sports and the absence of laws
Maria Juliana Perez Tello: Colombian soccer players broke the silence
Laura Robinson: Twenty-seven years and counting: How long does it take Canada to address sexual abuse in sport
Mojca Doupona: Sexual violence in sport: The case of Slovenia

11.50 AM: Athletes in the power structures: Best practices

Benjamin Bendrich: Athletes within the power structures of elite sports - Breaking the barrier of neglect
James Tomkins: Athlete 365
Maximilian Seltmann: Giving athletes veto power: Game theory and policy-making in German sport

11.50 AM: Putting sports integrity on the map

Amal Ganesha: Keeping leaders away from politics: Results from the first Indonesian football governance survey
Luiz Haas: Governance in national sports organizations in Brazil - The results of the Sou do Esporte Sports Governance Award.
Mauricio Hernandez: Good Governance in elite sports in Colombia: Comparisons among athletes and executives.
Whitney Bragagnolo: Host nation risk management & addressing match-fixing for FIFA 2026 United World Cup

2.15 PM: Workers of the Court, Unite!

John Wolohan: College athletes in the US: Pros and cons of paying college athletes
Geoff Parsons: State funded athletes and their deselection: The Jess Varnish case revisited
Alex Wolf-Root: Workers of the Court, Unite! The case for college athlete unionization

2.15 PM: Mega-events: Tracking resistance

Christopher T. Gaffney: The imperative necessity of a global Anti-Olympic Movement 
Ryan Gauthier: Human rights and the Olympics: Agenda 2020 five years on
Tim Lawrence Walters: Boycott Canada 2026! Defending Qatar and asking the right questions about football and the climate crisis.

2.15 PM: Building governance networks in sport

Marianne Dortants: New modes of collaborate governance in sports: The case of the Dutch martial arts and combat sports authority (VA)
Sandy Adam: The quality of club governance in German professional football:– An empirical analysis and critical reflexion

2.15 PM: Testing the testing: What is it worth in anti-doping?

Bill Cuddihy: An international comparison of anti-doping testing: Are we close to standardisation and harmonisation?
Bryan E Denham: Anti-doping procedures in the United States: A study of tests conducted and sanctions imposed, 2007-2017 
Daniel Westmattelmann: Testing the effectiveness of anti-doping policy via social simulation

3.45 PM: The new FIFA: Same, same, but different?

Jan Jensen & Andreas Selliaas: FIFA: From whitewashing to footballwashing
Bonita Mersiades: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Edward Hanover: FIFA reforms


Wednesday 16 October 2019

9 AM: Anti-doping: What's next for WADA?

Michael Ask: How to get all boats to float in the anti-doping community
Yuriy Ganus: International integration in the field of anti-doping prevention

11.50 AM: Doping: Culture and perceptions

Michael Pearlmutter: The Partnership for Clean Competition in the eco-system of anti-doping
Helen Staff: Barriers and enablers to parents’ clean sport behaviors
Siena Araceli Morgan: Perceptions of anti-doping policy among collegiate coaches

11.50 AM: The waves of athlete activism

Juha Kanerva: How an athlete’s ethical decision got the federation to rethink its values
Todd Fraley: #Morethananathlete, Kaepernick, and sports as (activist) community
Nikki Dryden: Protecting the activist athlete: The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi

11.50 AM: Must history repeat itself in overspending?

Harry-Arne Solberg: Economic challenges of hosting major sports events: – Why history repeats itself and what to do about it?
Tim Lawrence Walters: Inventing the future (of football): Qatar 2022 and the shock doctrine

11.50 AM: Raising the game for journalism (3): The niche media: Survival or revival?

Steve Maxwell: Surviving as a media platform in a niche sport
Andy Brown: Is a sponsored website compatible with quality journalism?

2.15 PM: The struggle for safe sport in Canada

Peter Donnelly: The failure of policy, 1996-2015
Erin Willson: The athletes' experience
Paul Melia: Challenges in developing a Pan-Canadian Safe Sport Code
Bruce Kidd: One step forward, two steps backward
Ashley Labrie: Meaningful Engagement of the Athlete Voice in Safe Sport 

2.15 PM: How to match the match-fixers

Minhyeok Tak: Match-fixing monitoring system in play: Betting, data analysis technology and its effects on sport integrity
Steve Menary: Does governance of friendly club matches matter?
Severin Moritzer: Match-fixing and corruption in sport – Play Fair Code: one best-case experience
Amelia Fouques: Trabzonspor at CAS: Are sports organisations serious about match-fixing?

2.15 PM: Media narratives under scrutiny

Sada Reed: Lance Armstrong's hero narrative and PEDs discourse in American TV broadcasts
Brad Horn: Trust in Us: Sports organizational credibility, integrity tested in era of heightened engagement
Sabrina Razack: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and misogynoir in sports media
Augustine Mukoka: Cape Town slap: The price of keeping African football clean

2.15 PM: Open Forum: Challenges to elite sport

Simon Licen: Like in the movies? Giving a voice to international female student-athletes at American universities
Doug DePeppe: How sports events are targeted for cyberattack and risk planning considerations 

4.30 PM: Athletes, clients, criminals: Who benefits from sports betting in the USA?

Paulina Tomczyk: PROtect Integrity: What have we learnt from 10 years of educating athletes?
Richard H. McLaren: Match fixing & match manipulation: Attacking the integrity of the sport
Declan Hill: Red-flagging the leagues: Which U.S. sports will be the most at risk of gambling corruption

6 PM: Conference closure

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