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Sport Policy and Politics – The Inequality Gap Utilising the Special Power of Sport

Really delighted to be putting the finishing touches to my presentation for the 11th Annual PSA Sport and Politics Specialist Group Conference, which this year will focus on Sport Policy and Politics: The Inequality Gap, and is being hosted by colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event aims to explore the inter-relationship between sport policy … Read more

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Call for Papers Regionalism and Nationalism in Contemporary International Sport

CALL FOR PAPERS Regionalism and Nationalism in Contemporary International Sport The first International Conference of the joint Political Studies Association/ In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy ( ) will take place at the University of Vic in Catalonia ( in Partnership with Southampton Solent University, England ( on Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June … Read more

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Sportspersons Starting to Speaking out. Elite Athletes Speaking Up Athletes Taking a Lead

2017 has begun auspiciously for those seeking greater evidence of an awareness and willingness to speak out against persecution, injustice and the treatment of refugees on the part of elite athletes. The past month have witnessed bold statements from Mo Farah, Britain’s most decorated Olympian, and Michael Bradley, captain of the United States football team, … Read more


The Olympic Refugee Team – Why we Lost Interest

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to permit a team of  ten athletes under the Olympic Flag should have cast the global refugee crisis into the limelight once again as Olympics coverage dominated the news and sporting agenda during August as these individuals represented the 60 million registered refugees worldwide. However, once the initial interest in … Read more


The Emergence of the Pink Ball

In a predictably difficult summer for English cricket with its chaotic three game format schedule having to compete with the European Football Championships and Olympics in addition to the regular events of the sporting summer calendar a Day/Night test match would have been a useful asset in the effort to ensure that cricket remains on … Read more


Don’t Forget Sport in the Brexit Discussions

One of the many issues that escaped serious attention during the recent EU referendum debate and the subsequent discussions concerning the impact of the decision to leave the EU has been an exploration of the implications of BREXIT on British sport. Amidst the heated debate on economics, free-trade and  migration has been a complete failure … Read more