• 24.02.2022 /
    53 authors from 17 different countries have contributed to a special issue of the magazine ‘Sports & Politics’ about the life and journalism of Andrew Jennings who passed away earlier this year. At the same time, the magazine provides a fascinating insight into the rise of journalism about sports politics over the past 30 years.
  • 24.01.2022 /
    The voting system ’one nation, one vote’ is used in most international sports federations, but it leads to challenges to good governance. In this article, we present new research to stimulate debate about alternatives to ‘one nation, one vote’.
  • 17.12.2021 /
    The Olympic future of weightlifting is shaky. This is not so much due to the doping culture that was allowed to flourish for decades in the traditional Olympic sport. Now it is long-discredited officials of the International Weightlifting Federation who consider themselves untouchable. They are putting the brakes on reforms and, above all, on new elections.
  • By Jens Weinreich
    06.10.2021 /
    Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Olympic power broker, has been sentenced to prison in a criminal court. Investigative reporter Jens Weinreich has observed the Kuwaiti Sheikh for many years and has been threatened by the Sheikh’s aides several times. He describes the methods that brought Ahmad to power and assesses the implications of the conviction for the Sheikh and the Olympic system. Not much is likely to change.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 09.08.2020 /
    Two top men of Football Queensland have sued author Bonita Mersiades for reporting on a dubious payment made by the federation to its president. Other reporters on the case receive threats and hacking attempts.

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