Jens Sejer Andersen

Jens Sejer Andersen is the International Director of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies. As well as being an accomplished and prolific journalist, he is the main organiser behind the Play The Game conference, which every two years aims to raise the ethical standards of sport and promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.

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The man who blew the whistle on his own corruption

A new report documents a ‘tyranny of cash’ and widespread corruption in international weightlifting. It confirms journalistic investigations published over the past decade. Most surprisingly, the first to reveal the corruption was the sport’s president and perpetrator himself. One of the biggest shocks in my career as a sports...


A decade that opened windows of democracy in sport

• It was not primarily the athletes that drove the radical change of the sports agenda in the decade we leave. But there are signs that athletes will be at the heart of the agenda of the 2020s, writes Play the Game’s International Director in a wind-up of ten...


European politicians demand radical change of sports governance

The first major sports political battle of the year will take place this week when parliamentarians from 47 European countries discuss external oversight of international sport. FIFA attacks a parliamentary report as “incomplete, missing or downright wrong”. In contrast, UEFA is jubilant. But the perspectives reach much beyond football,...

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