Alternative Voting Systems & Governance in Sport

Sport Governance Research by Play the Game
03/03/2022 10:10

The voting system 'one nation, one vote' is used in most international sports federations, but it leads to challenges to good governance.Play the Game present new research to stimulate debate about alternatives to 'one nation, one vote'. The article by Peter Forsberg is based on the report “A vote with a weight”, which was published in January 2022. Read the article HERE



This report looks at alternatives to the 'one nation, one vote'-system in seven international Olympic federations. It looks at the advantages of having a weighted voting system from the federations' point of view. It studies the criteria used to determine voting power and analyses the systems' effect on the member associations' voting power compared to the 'one nation, one vote'-system.


The report can be downloaded HERE.