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Fifa’s decision to take media and marketing rights in-house was a fatal move in its descent into a mire of proven and alleged corruption, according to former high-ranking Fifa rights agent Dominik Schmid.

  • Date: 
    29 January 2016

    Taking commercial rights in-house compounded Fifa’s troubles and its proposed reforms don’t go anywhere near far enough. These are the thoughts of Dominik Schmid, a former industry insider who managed the federation’s commercial rights at agencies ISL, KirchSport and Infront Sports & Media.

  • Date: 
    9 December 2015

    The Curragh and Longchamp, two of the most famous names in horse racing, are undergoing transformations. Ryan Herman reports.

  • Date: 
    9 December 2015

    Barry Wilner looks at the $500m facelift of one of Major League Baseball’s historic venues and asks: is evolution better than revolution?

  • Date: 
    9 December 2015

    Rob Ridley looks at how a brand new event for ladies golf, The Queens, could attract a whole new demographic of fans from its key Asian market

  • Date: 
    9 December 2015

    Kevin Roberts looks at whether London Irish’s regular-season game in New York next year will lead to a permanent border-crossing mentality

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Date: 
12 February 2016

Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has today (Friday) been handed a 12-year ban from all football-related activities, as the Ethics Committee of world football’s governing body detailed an array of additional areas of misconduct committed by the Frenchman.