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Out of Africa

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

For the first time ever, a so-called mega sport event will take place on African soil. South Africa is the host for the soccer World Cup in 2010.
Even though South Africa is known for hosting bigger sports events, such as the African Cup, World Cup in rugby and cricket, the World Cup in soccer 2010 […]

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Tags: Theme: Mega-events

Children suffer from systematic doping

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Doping is not only a matter of the doped athletes own health. 69 children of doped athletes from the former East Germany are suffering side effects, because the DDR-regime exposed their parents to systematic doping.
Dr. Giselher Spitzer from the University of Berlin presented a two years research project, conducted at the Institute of Sport Science […]

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Getting in the way of a Mega-Event

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

20 percent of all forced evictions in 2004 were related to a mega-event of some sort, according to COHRE (Centre of Housing Rights and Evictions)
The incitement of hosting a mega-event is the pursuit for benefits; beneficial both socially, economically and hopefully beneficial for the local population first of all. But critics claim that a […]

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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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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

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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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

Doping experts: There are always somebody involved

October 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Sport scientist, Michael Sauer (Photo: Troels Kaltoft)
In theory athletes who use doping could finance and use it on their own. But none of them do. At least that’s the opinion of two independent experts at the Play The Game conference.
According to Michael Sauer, sport scientist at the institute of biochemistry in Cologne Germany, you need […]

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Professor: “The media has turned doping into entertainment”

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The intensive media coverage on participants in Tour de France, who have been caught using doping, is causing more harm than good, professor Verner Møller claims.

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Debate: The future of cycling – wheels of misfortune

October 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

From the panel debate monday afternoon. (Photo: Ingrid Trier) 
This afternoon there was a panel debate taking place over this subject – considering what can and shall be done in the world of cycling in the future when it comes to doping.
The participants where:

Pat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union
Michael Ashenden, Project Coordinator, Science and […]

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For integrity of the sport and health

October 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency Richard W. Pound answered questions from the users of thepulse2007.org about a dopingfree world, his future in WADA and cyclists not telling the whole truth. See what the controversiel president has answered in this interview.

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping