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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

Daily news summaries

Date: 
9 February 2016

Two international tennis umpires have been banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), while a further four are under investigation on charges of serious corruption, according to The Guardian.

  • Date: 
    9 February 2016

    Sally Bolton, managing director of the local organising committee for London’s hosting of the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) World Championships, has opted to step down from the role due to personal reasons.

  • Date: 
    9 February 2016

    Online ticket exchange StubHub has made its first major move into the primary ticketing marketplace through a partnership with NBA basketball franchise the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • Date: 
    9 February 2016

    Gordon Derrick, president of the Caribbean Football Union, and Canadian Soccer Association president, Victor Montagliani, have confirmed that they will run to become the next leader of the troubled Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) regional governing body.

  • Date: 
    9 February 2016

    The organising committee behind Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has agreed sponsorship deals with four major French companies.

  • Date: 
    9 February 2016

    Swiss watchmaker Rolex has extended its title sponsorship of Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix for a fourth consecutive year.