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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

Blind athlete leads the way

October 31st, 2007 · 7 Comments

The last years disabled athletes have shown up in the regular Olympic Games and claimed their right to participate side by side with everybody else.
A new article in the United Nation’s Human Rights Convention from 2006 helps for example the blind, deff and lame athletes to do so, but still there is a long way […]

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Tags: Theme: Mega-events

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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Tags: Conference News

The conspiracy of silence of gay athletes

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Statistical about 10 percent of all athletes are homosexual, but very few dare to talk about it in the open. Roger LeBlanc refers to the phenomenon as “the conspiracy of silence of gay athletes”.
Many homosexuals stop doing sport in their teenage years because they feel tyrannized or left out by their team players. In defiance […]

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Tags: Gender relations

Tuesday’s coffee talks

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments


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Tags: Coffee talks

Critical sports journalism - tough but necessary.

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

“During the tour de France, my family and I was threatened on our lives. That wasn’t funny”, Lars Werge says. He is a sports journalist at the Danish newspaper “Ekstra Bladet”, which is considered a critical media as well as Werge is considered a critical journalist. He has written numerous articles on doping in professional […]

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Tags: Sports journalism

Denmark promotes new football culture

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

More youngsters will become succesfull football players if they are allowed to have fun rather than focusing on results. That is the opinion of Keld Bordinggaard, coach for the Danish U21 national team.

(Photo: Morten Flarup)
“The players only learn how to follow orders. But on top level we need intelligent players, who are able to think […]

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Tags: Theme: Children in sport

Doping controls - a violation of human rights?

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Former Team Astana rider Andrey Kashechkin takes the International Cycling Union (UCI) to court. The Kazakh cyclist claims that the UCI has violated his human rights.
Kashechkin was subjected to a random out-of-competition doping test while on holiday in Belek, Turkey this summer.
- At august the 1st. two belgian officials came to visit me in […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

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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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Anti-doping

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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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Anti-doping