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Play The Game

Mandag d. 4. april 2005

For the 4th time, the world communication conference Play the game invites media professionals, academic researchers, organisation leaders and other representatives of sport to take part in unrestricted debates on decisive issues for world sport.

In Copenhagen from 6th to 10th of November, Play the game will focus on various dimensions of


We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper proposal with relevance for this general headline or one of these related main themes:

- Crime & Corruption in Sport: A Strategy for Change

- United Nations Year of Sport 2005: Do Nations Care?

- Anti-Doping: Ethical Principles vs. Rules of Law

- Testing WADA: Can Progress Continue?

- 2008: When the World Comes to China and China to the World

- Mega-Events: Billion Dollar Parties or Springboards for Development?

- Gambling Revenues: Bookmakers at Odds with Sports Organisations

- Third World Muscle Drain: Sporting Success or Modern Slave Trade?

- The Media: Part of the Fan Crowd or Watchdogs for the Public?

- The Players on the TV Rights Market: Dancing in the Dark

Please go to www.playthegame.org to get more information about Play the game and download Model Storyline/Abstract.

Before acceptance, storylines/abstracts will be evaluated by the secretariat and the programme committee jointly. Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minutes’ time slot during Play the game’s open thematic sessions, and a few may be picked out for plenary sessions.

The deadline for submission of storylines/abstracts is Monday the 16th of May, 2005.

The selected speakers will enjoy a 15 percent discount in the conference fee and consequently get the total 4-day conference package for around 640 Euro (without accommodation) or 925 Euro (commodation included). The 15 percent discount will also apply on smaller conference packages.

Final conference fees are to be confirmed. Registration procedures will be published shortly.

We thank you in advance for any help in distributing this message to friends, colleagues and other interested in the democratisation of world sport.

We hope that you will contribute to this unique forum for independent international sports debate and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Copenhagen,

Best regards

Jens Sejer Andersen

Director, Play the game


Jens Sejer Andersen

Director/Sekretariatschef, Play the game

c/o Danish School of Journalism/

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