News articles

  • 28.09.2021 /
    The project on strengthening athlete power in sport (SAPIS) has released a review of academic literature about athletes and sports governance and makes it available for free to anyone with an interest in the subject.
  • 20.09.2021 /
    Human Rights Watch criticises the international basketball federation for not protecting victims and witnesses against intimidation and retaliation in a sexual abuse case in Mali where the national basketball federation in Mali obstructed the investigation. HRW calls for the international president to resign for overseeing institutionalised acceptance of sexual abuse.
  • 27.07.2021 /
    Proposals for a closed European Superleague were shot down earlier this year but research shows that UEFA's Champions League in effect may be just as closed with only three new clubs out of 75 reaching the group stages over the last decade.
  • 15.07.2021 /
    Odense, Denmark’s third largest city and home of leading sports and journalism university departments, has offered free conference facilities for Play the Game’s next conference. The event is organised next to a Tour de France stage and one of Europe’s biggest sports festivals.
  • 09.07.2021 /
    After seven years, Brazilian prosecutors are finally investigating allegations against the FIVB president Ary Graça and his allies. Previous findings seem confirmed, but police are raising fresh charges of tax fraud against world volleyball’s most powerful leaders.
  • 08.07.2021 /
    Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies is recruiting a researcher with an academic background or similar research expertise who can contribute to and expand our leadership role in the international debate on sports policy and governance.
  • 30.06.2021 /
    Researchers, athlete representatives, and anti-doping experts have developed a tool named the National Anti-Doping Governance Observer (NADGO). A new report reveals the results from benchmarking 11 national anti-doping agencies and explains the methodology.
  • 27.05.2021 /
    An outside investigation of sexual abuse of female football players in Afghanistan forced FIFA to adopt measures to protect children. But human rights experts argue that the self-professed football family is still failing to protect its weakest members as cases of abuse are exposed in all corners of the world.

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