Make Love, Not War – T-shirts, Athlete Activism and an Ideological Schism
There have been several periods during recent Western history when slogan t-shirts were de rigueur amongst both public figures and people in general. Back in the late sixties tie-die t-shirts were commonplace, upon which were emblazoned messages such as ‘Make Love, Not War’. Fast forward to the mid-1980s, and slogan...
The IOC Won’t Take a Knee: On the Rule 50, Protest Politics and (A)political Games
On April 21, 2021, the Athletes’ Commission (AC) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) published a set of recommendations on the Olympic Chart’s Rule 50, concluding that the rule should be “restructured” but ultimately maintained. The AC’s final recommendations, already endorsed by the IOC’s executive board, were eagerly expected as...
Restoring European Security: From Managing Relations to Principled Cooperation
Nearly 20% of people in sports confronted with (in)direct match-fixing proposals
FC Barcelona, from Global to Local. Challenges Ahead?
Globalised Sport: The Challenges of Governance
In March 2021, the Institute of International ad Strategic Affairs (IRIS) published a report entitled “Sport mondialisé : les défis de la gouvernance”, co-authored with Carole Gomez and Pascal Boniface. The article below is an English translation of the paper’s executive summary. Since the end of the 20th century, globalised...
Soft Power Songs: PSG, Rap and the State of Qatar
The last time Glastonbury took place, in pre-pandemic 2019, a highlight of the music festival was the appearance of British rapper Dave on the ‘Other Stage’. During his performance, he beckoned a fifteen-year old onto the stage to join him in a rendition of what remains Dave’s best-known track –...
Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022: Why is the event controversial?
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