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Michael Johnson is one of history’s most decorated athletes, with four Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals. He now runs Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), and has launched a new line of travel bags with luxury goods brand Dom Reilly.

  • Simon Clegg is COO of the local organising committee for the 2015 European Games in Baku, the inaugural multi-sport event that is Europe's answer to the Pan-American and Asian Games. Elisha Chauhan traveled to Baku last month and spoke to Clegg, the man who helped secure the 2012 Olympic Games for London as British Olympic Association chief executive, to get an update on preparations.

  • Michael Downey, CEO of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), has had twelve months to find his feet at the top of British tennis having arrived from Tennis Canada. Owen Evans met him at the National Tennis Centre to find out what his blueprint is to make tennis in the UK mean more than just a fortnight of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon once a year.

  • On Wednesday April 8, former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka outlined the manifesto for his bid to become president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). Matt Cutler spoke to Sergey about his plan to create a new CEO role at the IAAF and a Business Commission comprising leaders in media and marketing to advise the federation on commercial strategy.

  • Mel Stein, chairman of the AFA (Association of Football Agents), has been representing footballers such as former England great Paul Gascoigne for more than three decades. However, this week FIFA abolished its FIFA agent licence, leaving the industry door open to unlicensed 'intermediaries' to step in and claim fortunes in commissions for major football transfers. Owen Evans met Mel Stein at the Premier League headquarters to find out why this came about and what the future holds.


  • Date: 
    1 April 2015

    Sean Cottrell is founder of LawInSport, one of the sector’s go-to websites featuring expert commentary and analysis on the latest legal developments in the world of sport. He looks at upcoming legal issues that could have a significant impact on the future direction of the sports industry.

Daily news summaries

27 April 2015

The Pan American Rugby Association (PARA) has revealed that it plans to launch a new national team competition next year based on the European Six Nations model.