You ain’t in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
Back in the day, international sports integrity conferences - like Play the Game, happening right now in Colorado Springs - were jovial affairs where independent journalists, saddened whistle-blowers and beleaguered sports officials could meet, chat, drink and sometimes dance.
Now, everything has changed.
Sports are battle grounds of geopolitical soft power.
Hard power is the idea that you can conquer another country with tanks, planes and lots of death. Soft power is the idea that you can...