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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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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

Referees discriminate by race in splitsecond decisions

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

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The colour of your skin can cause you to lose a game of sport.
That has been shown to be the case in two recent studies conducted by two teams of American economists. They focused on the split second decisions of referees and umpires and found, that a basketball referee […]

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Tags: Racism in sport

Survey: Min. 25 percent of athletes are doped

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

A German survey uses a new response technique to answer the embarrassing question, and its results are rather disturbing. At least 25 percent, and maybe up to 48 percent of the athletes admit to have used illegal doping.

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

Monday’s coffee talks

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Once again we’ve been out capturing expectations, views and contributions among conference participants catching a break.

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Tags: Coffee talks