Play the Game - Trondheim
Clearing sport, sparking change
Play the Game 2024 takes place in Trondheim, Norway - from 4-7 February 2024
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Play the Game 2022 takes place in Odense, Denmark, from 27-30 June 2022.
Play the Game is an initiative run by the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idan) that aims at raising the ethical standards of sport and promoting democracy, transparency, and freedom of expression in world sport.
MONDAY 27 JUNE 14:00 (CEST) - Words of welcome and opening keynotes
MONDAY 27 JUNE 14:30 (CEST) - A movement for peace in the shadow of war
MONDAY 27 JUNE 17:00 (CEST) - Next stop: Qatar - the most disputed sports event of the century
MONDAY 27 JUNE 20:00 (CEST) - Bringing values of sport into circles of life
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 09:00 (CEST) - Athletes at risk: Fighting multiple forms of abuse
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 11:50 (CEST) - Sports journalism: Changing media markets and technology
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 14:15 (CEST) - From Russia to Qatar: The geopolitics of sport
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 16:30 (CEST) - Inside the investigations: How intelligence counters corruption in sport
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 20:00 (CEST) - An evening out with Andrew Jennings
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 09:00 (CEST) - Weathering the storm: Can anti-doping overcome its confidence crisis?
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 11:50 (CEST) - How the sports world failed woman athletes from Afghanistan
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 14:15 (CEST) - Sex, gender and sport: A controversial mix
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 16:15 (CEST) - Billionaires and breakaways: Is that the future of football?
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 09:00 (CEST) - Integrity challenges to sport: One agency to fix them all?
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 11:50 (CEST) - The athlete and the system: An even playing field
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 14:00 (CEST) - Qatar 2022 and the role of the media
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 16:00 (CEST) - Speech by the Danish Minister for Culture
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 16:30 (CEST) - Playing against the clock: Can sport contain climate change?
Play the Game 2017 will gather around 400 journalists, scientists and sport officials on the 26-30th of November in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Sunday 26 November 2017
14.00-15.15 Opening session part 1: Riding waves of change
15.45-18.15 Opening session part 2: Riding waves of change
20.00-21.45 Sexual abuse and how to prevent it
Monday 27 November 2017
09.00-11.45 International sport on trial: Which case for the prosecution?
11.50-13.00 Sports governance: Remedies in the remit of sport
14.15-16.00 Window undressing: Stories from international sport
16.30-18.30 Reform in sport: An inside job or an outside intervention?
Tuesday 28 November 2017
9.00-11.45 Sustainable mega-events: A distant dream?
11.50-13.00 Transforming the Business of Pro Cycling
14.15-16.00 Athletes and anti-doping: Privacy and participation
16.30-18.30 Which future for antidoping - if any?
Wednesday 29 November 2017
9.00-11.45 White collar crime in professional sport
11.50-13.00 Whistleblowers and journalists: The dangers of speaking up
14.15-16.00 Match-fixing: Are there remedies to fix it?
16.30-18.10 E-sport: Coming to stay - and to steal the picture?
Play the Game 2015 will operate under the subtitle "global sport: reform or revolution" and will gather around 350 journalists, scientists and sport officials on the 25-29th of October in Play the Game's home town of Aarhus, Denmark.
Sunday 25 October
14:00 Play the Game 2015 - Opening session at the Aarhus Town Hall
Monday 26 October
09:00 Play the Game 2015 - Good governance in sport: Setting standards, raising bars
11:45 Play the Game 2015 - The battle for integrity in sport: Governments vs. sports organisations
18:00 Play the Game 2015 - Reforming football: To be or not to be... a FIFA President
Tuesday 27 October
09:00 Play the Game 2015 - Match-fixing: Governments versus gangsters - what are the odds?
11:45 Play the Game 2015 - Sports Governance Observer: Benchmarking sports governance in the future (II)
14:00 Play the Game 2015 - Playing with credibility: The corruption of international sports governance
16:30 Play the Game 2015 - Mega-events 1. The public revolts: A perfect storm for sport?
20:00 Play the Game 2015 - Mega-events 2. Can Agenda 2020 inspire sustainability in sport?
Wednesday 28 October
09:00 Play the Game 2015 - Transfers and trafficking: The human cost of broken dreams
11:45 Play the Game 2015 - Qatar and the soft diplomacy of sport
14:15 Play the Game 2015 - Sports politics and governance: A global outlook
16:30 Play the Game 2015 - The new UNESCO Charter: Wonderful intentions, but how can they come true?