Fingers on The Pulse for international conference

Play the Game 2007, an international conference on sports journalism being staged in Iceland this week, will be covered live online by The Pulse, with video reports, conference streaming, articles and an interactive forum for website visitors to keep up to date with all conference events.

Arranged and produced by students from the Danish School of Journalism, The Pulse will be accessible from your home, office, library or school at

On the website, you can get information about a series of issues from the past week’s international sports debate which will form some of the key issues at Play the Game 2007

Play the Game serves as a forerunner for the forthcoming WADA Congress in Madrid in November, where government and sports representatives will define a new set of global rules for the fight against doping.

At Play the Game, Richard Pound, the first chairman of WADA, will sum up his experiences of the past eight years.

World cycling chief Pat McQuaid chief will explain the new initiatives to strengthen the struggle to combat doping in professional cycling after a year of turmoil for the sport. Professional cyclist Jörg Jaksche will join a panel of experts to try and map out a route for cycling’s future.

EU employees, sports leaders and researchers will discuss what it means that sport last week got its own article in the EU reform treaty, considering also the recommendations in the recent EU White Paper on sport.

The producers of the BBC Panorama programme “FIFA and Coe” aired last Monday will be present together with one of the key witnesses to corruption in world football.

Play the Game intends to broadcast all plenary sessions live on the internet in cooperation with Icelandic national TV RUV and a team of 39 journalist students.

Read on to learn more about conference coverage from The Pulse. For the full programme from the conference, click here.

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