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Entries Tagged as 'Conference News'

Play the Game – what is it good for?

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

ThePulse turns the critical spotlight on the head of Play The Game, Jens Sejer Andersen.

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Play the Game is build on admirable thoughts and good intentions, but how does it actually help to prevent corruption and doping use?
You can always discuss, whether or not conversation, education, journalism and […]

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The fixing of matches in research

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the relevant questions that often come into mind when ever you discuss the world of fixed matches is how these matches are actually being carried out. Declan Hill freelance journalist and PhD.-student at Oxford University, UK has been working on how to pin out the signs of cheating in football matches around the […]

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Sandro Donati receives the Play the Game award 2007

November 1st, 2007 · 6 Comments

This years Play the Game Award was awarded to Mr. Sandro Donati for his lifelong work against corruption and doping in sports. The award is given by Play the Game to persons or groups who have done an outstanding effort to strenghten the basic ethical values of sport, and consists of a piece of art […]

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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Anti-doping

Children in sports: Shouting and name calling is common

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Yelling and beating of children is often related to third world countries and dictatorships. Never the less it is a daily life for many children in sports. According to Richard Bailey, professor and director of the Centre for Physical Education Research, Roehampton University, United Kingdom, many children find themselves in unpleasant situations on the football […]

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Big ambitions, dubious funding

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bringing sports to the masses has become a key issue in India. A new policy with ambitions of getting India onto the world-map sport-wise within the next decade is in the make. The initiative is welcomed, but is also criticized for lacking the funds needed to fulfill the ambitions.
Under half of the schools in India […]

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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Children in sport

Pictures from tuesdays excursion

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

The paticipants of Play The Game takes a trip in Icelandic nature. The weather was cold and windy. See the pictures below.

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Doping expert: Delete standing world records

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the worlds leading doping experts italian Sandro Donati made a controversial proposal at his plenary session about visions for a doping-free sports culture: Delete all previous and standing individual sport records.
The statement came up Tuesday at the Play the Game-conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. In Donati’s opinion todays world records are a product of […]

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Donati: Obesity is a product of the current sports system

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Even though the current sport system produces lots of new world records it also leaves a lot of children behind in obesity. The highly respected Italian doping expert, Sandro Donati, is convinced that e.g. obesity among children occur because the children are forced out of the sports organisations due to the emphasis on performance.
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£5.000 to conference participants

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

As Play The Game takes place on Iceland, several conference participants have had a tough job raising money to travel from distant places to the island in the far north.

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“Media is important revealing problems in international sport”

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Vice president of the Danish Federation of Journalists says, that the media have a special role to play in covering the problems in international sport.

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