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Entries Tagged as 'Theme: Autonomy of sport'

The paycheck makes players silent

November 1st, 2007 · 7 Comments

If accusations of corruption where a sport, FIFA would bring home the gold medal. For several years in a row that is. Among the voices accusing, there’s someone missing. The voice of the people residing in the association. The professional football players.

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FIFA’s shocking arrogance

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

The international Soccer federation, FIFA, is using the well known weapon of exclusion against critical sportsjournalists. German journalist Jens Weinreich came close to a place on the black list and the British journalist Andrew Jennings are no longer invited to FIFA events. Shockingly arrogant says general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, Aidan White, […]

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“Those who own the law can break the law”

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Reporter Ezequiel Fernandez Moores reveals how the russian mafia has found a new way to make money laundring: Football transfers with players from South America to Europe

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Football clubs looking for new fans

October 30th, 2007 · 17 Comments

European football clubs have billions to earn on the new commercial markets in Asia, and the Asian football fans loves European football. But what do the local fans think of their clubs courting the Asian market?
The average Manchester United fan is Asian, most likely Chinese. Out of 75 million fans in total, 40.6 millions are […]

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Can Kosovo play the game?

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Since 1991 kosovar athletes have not been able to compete on an international level.
The war agains Serbia was the first stopper for the athletes - the war ended in 1999 but since then the kosovar athletes have been trapped in a game of politics.
For 16 years Kosovo has not had a national team in any […]

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EU decision is anticipated with both fear and hope

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Whether people are positive or negative towards the EU white paper on sports seems to depend a lot on where they are in the world. In Puerto Rico journalists are following the current debate in European Union about government intervention in sports.
If the EU decides to allow more intervention, major international sports organisations like […]

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Bob Munro: -The good guys can’t loose

October 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Bob Munro has been fighting the corrupt Kenyan football system for seven years. He hasn’t won yet, but is convinced he will in the end.

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Football fans could be freeloaders in the brave new media world

October 29th, 2007 · 16 Comments

In the near future football admission to matches in the English Premier League may be completely free for the fans. That remarkable prediction was put forward by Dr Simon Chadwick who is director of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre at the University of London on a plenary session sunday night.
Though the basis for the scenario […]

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Finally hope for Kenyan soccer

October 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Last conference, at Copenhagen and Play the Game in 2005, Bob Munro told a shocking story about curruption and bad governance in Kenyan soccer.
He concluded with the statement that “now it can only get better”.
He was wrong.
It got a lot worse until it now finally seems to be better for Munro and Kenyan soccer.

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The EU White Paper on sports – concrete solutions or empty statements?

October 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

EU aims to identify the challenges for sport in Europe and make solution proposals for the way forward. Critics say it is more words than action.

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