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Sunday’s coffee talks

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

During the numerous coffee breaks we will capture the expectations, views and contributions of the conference participants. Today we found our voices outside the opening ceremony and let them speak their mind. They praised the engagement of todays speakers and adressed issues such as doping and abuse of power in football.

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Jaksche: Riis threatened me

October 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The rumour of former pro cyclist Jörg Jaksche revealing the story about his doping use earlier this year resulted in many unpleasant phone calls to the rider. Among others from Jaksches former managers. Team owner Bjarne Riis from Team CSC was one of them.
At the Play The Game Conference in Iceland Jörg Jaksche […]

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President: Sport can reform society

October 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Even if we often highlight corruption and doping in sport, we must never forget the hope sport also contains. That the sport can be an improvement for society, democracy and interconnection. That was the message from Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of the Republic of Iceland, as he spoke at the opening ceremoni.
“We can´t isolate sport […]

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Pictures from the opening ceremoni

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments


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President sees hope for more human rights in China

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Recently arrived from Shanhai, where this years Special Olympics were held, the president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson is pleased with the symbolic value that China was the host country.
He thought that the Special Olympic was a unique chance for China to deliver the message, that they see human rights as an important issue, […]

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Stuck between normal and handicapped

October 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Lack of attention keeps 16 year old Dane, Scott Mills, from training and competing with equals in his sport - swimming.
He suffers from a slight attention disorder that sort under the ADHD-syndrome. Because of this he can participate in the Special Olympics but he cannot live out his dream of attending the Para Olympics, as […]

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Jens Sejer Andersen opened the conference

October 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

- Let’s play the game!
With these words Jens Sejer Andersen opened the conference Play the Game 2007 in Reykjavik.
Approximately 150 conference-participants were present at the first speech. Among them The WADA president Richard Pound and the president of the Republic of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
Jens Sejer Andersen began his opening speech by listing how the […]

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We are so close…

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

13:57 am.
In a few minutes Director of Play The Game Jens Sejer Andersen will enter the stage in the conference room at Grand Hotel Reykjavik to welcome people to the Play The Game 2007 conference. Afterwards the Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and chairman of The Icelandic Youth Association UMFI Helga Gudrún Gudjónsdóttir (both seen […]

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THE PULSE reach China

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

THE PULSE is focused on creating a global dialogue about the big questions in sports today as the webpage covers Play the Game 2007. THE PULSE is aiming at a dialogue without borders, and has recently reached China.

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The team behind THE PULSE* is at work

October 28th, 2007 · 965 Comments

43 journalism students, photographers and teachers from The Danish School of Journalism are now busy creating content for this webpage from the Play the Game conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.
During the next week this site will be updated around the clock, and we urge everyone who stumbles upon the page to take part in discussions about […]

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