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Jennings: The fish rots from the head

November 1st, 2007 · 4 Comments

If the authorities can find the evidence, very prominent people within FIFA could be thrown in jail. That’s the opinion of Andrew Jennings, investigative reporter and author of the book Foul! on corruption within FIFA.
During his presentation at the Play the Game conference on wednesday, he compared Fifas alleged corruption problems with the Festina scandal […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

Ashenden comment: GPS survey does not violate privacy

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

See what Australian blood doping expert Michael Ashenden has to say about the comments on
He answered the questions from the readers, and the Pulse added some questions as well.

- What keeps the athletes from cheating with the GPS location system?
- With the GPS system you can establish the precise whereabouts of the athlete. If […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

Press Freedom: Our Game or No Game

November 1st, 2007 · 5 Comments

The public needs more than results from the big sports events. They need critical press coverage. But the term press freedom is a diluted word, when it is used about big sports events. Sports organisations on all levels are through contracts and threats of no accreditations restricting newspapers and news organisations rights to cover sports […]

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Tags: Theme: Digital battle

White: Crisis in investigative journalism

November 1st, 2007 · 3 Comments

The media ascending workflow is reducing the quality of investigative journalism, Aidan White claims. He urges journalist and media around the world to take their role in society more seriously.

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Tags: Sports journalism

What is a Mega Sport Event?

November 1st, 2007 · 10 Comments

The term mega event is used to describe events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup in football. But in order for an event to become a mega event, certain factors need to be fullfilled.
Though, there is no clear definition of a mega event, there is a distinction between a big event and […]

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Tags: Theme: Mega-events