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Play the Game's world communication conference Nov 2007

28 Oct 2007 - 09:00

Play the Game is happy to announce that for the first time, its world communication conference on sport and society will be held outside Denmark and go to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.

Among the themes Play the Game is considering for 2007:

Corruption, money laundering, trafficking: Can football come clean?
Wheels of fortune: Does cycling have a future?
Gene doping: A brave new sports world?
Fat chance: Can Sport Save a Sedentary Society?
Child Labour in Sport: What became of the right to play?
Megaevents and development: Beijing 2008, South Africa 2010 and London 2012

“We could not imagine any better place than Iceland to set off such a voyage. Like sport, Iceland unites modernity and globalisation with a deep sense of tradition and a fascinating display of natural forces. Also, Iceland is a world leader in building a corruption-free society,” says Jens Sejer Andersen, director of Play the Game.

2007 is also an anniversary for Play the Game. As “home for the homeless questions in sport” since 1997, Play the Game is the only independent forum for international sports debate. For instance, in 2005 almost 300 participants witnessed how the Argentine volleyball leader Mario Goijman substantiated serious allegations of corruption in world volleyball, and the Italian anti-doping fighter Sandro Donati gave evidence of organised crime taking over the market for sports drugs.

Play the Game will send out information about registration, prices and call for papers in January 2007. If you want to be updated, please register for Play the Game’s free newsletter