The IOC neither for nor against the call from Play the Game 2011
Play the Game has received a friendly, but unclear answer to the proposal of a global code for good governance in sport which ended the Play the Game 2011 conference.
The IOC is neither rejecting nor accepting the call from the 300+ participants at Play the Game 2011 to convene an international conference with a view to preparing a Global Code for Governance in Sport.
In a letter to offices of Play the Game and the rector of the German Sport University Cologne dated 9 November 2011 and sent by email two days later, the IOC’s Director General Christophe de Kepper completely avoids mentioning these key proposals in the ‘Cologne Consensus’.
Instead, the top executive of the IOC in general terms welcomes the initiative, stressing that the subject of good governance in sport “has been of greatest concern to the IOC and has been treated as a priority over the last years, dedicating a lot of efforts to move forward in the right direction”.
Christophe de Kepper also points out the work the IOC has been doing in creating a set of “Basic Universal Principles of Good Governance in Sport” and getting them approved by all international federations and national Olympic committees.
“As we will not be able to call all participants back to Cologne and discuss the answer from the IOC, we can only guess what they think,” says international director of Play the Game, Jens Sejer Andersen.
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Published November 17th, 2011
Athletic Body Diversity – Photo-shoot of various Olympic-level athletes by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein titled “The Athlete”
This is a photo-shoot of various Olympic-level athletes by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein titled “The Athlete”. Like many others I tend to fall into the trap of drawing the same body type over and over for athletic characters. This photoshoot serves as awesome reference reminding us artists that strong bodies come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and muscles show up in different ways. It also helps us keep in mind that not everyone who is fit is also lean. There’s often a layer of fat over the muscles, making them less visible for some. I wanted to share this in a convenient way so here it is:
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Published November 2011