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Those were the days

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

With a remarkable finish, the homepage thepulse2007.org managed to receive 17.000 hits and 4.000 unique visitors between Sunday October 28 and Thursday November 1.
Most of the visitors came from Iceland, 1.443 unique visitors, followed by Denmark, 698 unique visitors, and Germany - in a very close race with the US - getting the […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

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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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

Play the Game – what is it good for?

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

ThePulse turns the critical spotlight on the head of Play The Game, Jens Sejer Andersen.

Photo: Morten Flarup
Play the Game is build on admirable thoughts and good intentions, but how does it actually help to prevent corruption and doping use?
You can always discuss, whether or not conversation, education, journalism and […]

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Tags: Conference News

The fixing of matches in research

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the relevant questions that often come into mind when ever you discuss the world of fixed matches is how these matches are actually being carried out. Declan Hill freelance journalist and PhD.-student at Oxford University, UK has been working on how to pin out the signs of cheating in football matches around the […]

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Tags: Conference News

Sandro Donati receives the Play the Game award 2007

November 1st, 2007 · 6 Comments

This years Play the Game Award was awarded to Mr. Sandro Donati for his lifelong work against corruption and doping in sports. The award is given by Play the Game to persons or groups who have done an outstanding effort to strenghten the basic ethical values of sport, and consists of a piece of art […]

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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Anti-doping

Indian journalist: Match fixing can’t be stopped

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Murali Krishnan in front of a picture of the late Bob Woolmer (Photo: Troels Kaltoft)
In India, the penalty for a player who is involved in match fixing only concerns his sport. He will not be prosecuted for a legal felony. Whereas the fixer risks receiving a fine. None of them will do time in prison.
Murali […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

Thursday’s coffee talks

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Wrapping up the conference, we have asked some of the participants, what they have liked the most, and what thoughts they bring home.

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Tags: Coffee talks

Steroroid-smuggling is young Germans’ new eastern tradition

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Young Germans usually smuggle steroids around eastern holidays and never in the winter. That fact was one one the surprising findings when the German Sports University in Cologne began to cooperate with the local customs authorities in order to map the black market for Doping in Germany.
When asked by the wondering, researchers the youngsters had […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

The biggest problem for sports

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Corruption is the biggest problem in the sports world. It’s
that simple. On the third day of Play the Game, the focus
is on corruption, and there is a lot of work to be done, if
you ask journalist Jens Weinreich, author of the book
Corruption in sports.
Jens Weinreich believes, that corruption is all over
sports, pointing out, that historically […]

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Tags: Sports journalism

Children in sports: Shouting and name calling is common

November 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Yelling and beating of children is often related to third world countries and dictatorships. Never the less it is a daily life for many children in sports. According to Richard Bailey, professor and director of the Centre for Physical Education Research, Roehampton University, United Kingdom, many children find themselves in unpleasant situations on the football […]

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Tags: Conference News · Theme: Children in sport