News articles

  • 19.01.2021 /
    How highly did the Russian sports authorities value the presumption of innocence as a legal principle when they decided to sack Yuriy Ganus, the former Director General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency? Not much as Ganus demonstrates in his written comments to the audit report that was used as the basis for firing him.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    07.12.2020 /
    An international group working under the auspices of the Council of Europe has produced a typology that offers actors working with sports integrity a new terminology for different ways of manipulating outcomes of sports matches.
  • 24.11.2020 /
    A new generation of women are speaking up for their rights in sport. While older generations of female athletes mostly fought for equality in the structures, contemporary athletes have a broader perspective.
  • 12.11.2020 /
    U.S. authorities are now taking a deep look into the widespread corruption and doping fraud at the IWF. Letters reveal how the weightlifting president protected dopers, and Swiss investigators may find answers to why the IOC for ten years pushed critical information on weightlifting corruption aside.
  • 12.11.2020 /
    Chaos reigns in international weightlifting. A new reform-bound president and an anti-corruption advocate have retired from the IWF board, and remaining members are focused on protecting own interests. The proof is in internal documents read by the two journalists who revealed weightlifting’s endemic corruption earlier this year.
  • 23.10.2020 /
    Belarusian President Lukashenko’s police has arrested several high-profile athletes for peaceful protests against the president’s re-election in August. The athletes turn to the IOC for help because Lukashenko is also president of the National Olympic Committee. But will the IOC break its long-lasting loyalty to ‘Europe’s last dictator’?
  • Photo: Pixabay
    15.10.2020 /
    Research from the Danish Institute for Sports Studies shows that the corona pandemic has affected participation rates in sport and exercise both negatively and positively. Whilst 20% have stopped exercising, 25% of those who were not active before the pandemic, now exercise regularly.
  • Dinamo Brest/Champions league. Photo: Steve Menay
    24.08.2020 /
    The number of new clubs entering the Champions League has fallen this season as many of the same coterie of clubs continue to dominate leagues across Europe.

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