Former IHF Rules and Referees Commission President and Team Handball News contributor, Christer Ahl, will be participating in the International “Play the Game” Conference this week in Aarhus, Denmark. The Play the Game Conference is the premier conference addressing sports corruption issues such as doping and match fixing and more than 300 attendees from over 40 countries are expected to attend this year’s event.
Christer will be taking part in the Wednesday (30 October) Evening Plenary Session, “Sports Reform: How to change the tone at the top.” His presentation is titled “The Despotic Regime of the IHF Just Continues” and as the title implies it will highlight several IHF governance issues that have surfaced in the past few years. Other speakers during the session will highlight issues with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the International Weightlifting Federation, Sponsor roles in sports Governance, the EU’s role and the International Sports Arbitration Council’s (CAS) role in sports reform. The session starts at 7:45 PM (local time) and as the second speaker, Christer’s presentation will likely start around 7:55 PM (Local Time). The 1:45 session will also include questions for all speakers at the end of the session. The session will also be live streamed around the world.
Live Stream: Link
(Important Note: Daylight Savings Time ended this past Sunday in Europe, but doesn’t start in the U.S. until this Sunday, so Denmark is currently just 5 hours (vice, the normal 6 hours) ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. I have also been informed that the Conference schedule is still subject to change so for up to the minute updates on his presentation time follow our Twitter and Facebook pages)
2013 Conference Program: Link
Christer Ahl Profile Page at Play The Game: Link