[Sportwiss] Last chance to register for Play the Game, biggest international event on sports crime and corruption

Jens Sejer Andersen jens at playthegame.org
Mi Okt 26 16:32:07 CEST 2005

Dear colleague, 


Do not miss the biggest international event on sports corruption so far. It
it time to register for



The 4th world conference on sport and society

Copenhagen, 6-10 November 2005


Match fixing, organised doping crime, financial fraud and other types of
flagrant mismanagement will be at the centre of the debates at the biggest
international gathering on sports corruption so far when 300 delegates from
around 50 countries meet in Copenhagen for the 4th edition of Play the Game.


Journalists, sports researchers and sports leaders from all continents join
forces to exchange knowledge and search solutions for wiping out corruption
in the international sports community – meeting under the headline
”Governance in Sport: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”


With less than two weeks to go, it is high time to secure your chance to get
the instant news from this unique event, expand your network and raise your
journalistic game for the future.


At Play the Game, almost 100 speakers contribute with personal experience
and fact-based intelligence. Among them are:


*          Former world champion sprinter Kelli White tells how she became a
part of the biggest doping scandal in the United States

*          Michel Zen-Ruffinen, Ex-Secretary General of FIFA, closes the
conference with a speech on how to achieve a more healthy political culture
in international sports bodies

*          Ousted volleyball executive Mario Goijman testifies on personal
enrichment at the top of international volleyball

*          British author Andrew Jennings reports on the bribes taken by
international football officials

*          WADA’s Director General David Howman responds to reports about
how difficult it is to make efficient doping tests worldwide

*          One of the world’s leading anti-doping fighthers, Italian Sandro
Donati, documents how organised crime take over the international doping

*          Belgian senator Jean-Marie Dedecker summarises his research into
more than 400 cases of illegal trade with young soccer talent


On a more positive note, the head of the United Nations Year of Sport, Adolf
Ogi, former president of Switzerland, sparks off a series of discussions on
how sport can contribute to national and personal development.


The media spotlight is also directed at the media itself, when Play the Game
presents the biggest international survey so far on the content of the sport
pages, a survey comprising 10,000 articles from 37 newspapers in 9


Go to www.playthegame.org <http://www.playthegame.org/>  to study the
programme, register online and see the latest conference news. 


DR Sport acts as host broadcaster and is ready to help TV colleagues to get
the pictures and get them home.


We welcome you to join the debate and Play the Game!


Best regards


Jens Sejer Andersen


info at playthegame.org


Play the Game is founded by the entire Danish sports community – The
National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, the Danish
Gymnastics and Sports Associations, and the Danish Association of Company
Sports – in close cooperation with The International Federation of
Journalists (IFJ). In addition to support from the founding organisations,
Play the Game receives financial support from the Danish Ministry of
Culture, the national elite sports institution Team Danmark, Danish Centre
for Culture and Development, the Sports Foundation Denmark and the
Association of Danish Sports Journalists.







Jens Sejer Andersen

Director/Sekretariatschef, Play the Game

c/o Danish School of Journalism/

Danmarks Journalistshøjskole

Olof Palmes Allé 11

DK-8200 Aarhus N


office +45 70 27 55 77

cell phone +45 20 71 07 01

jens at playthegame.org

 <http://www.playthegame.org> www.playthegame.org


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