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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: 
8 February 2016

The host sites for the 2021 US Women’s Open and the first two editions of the new US Senior Women’s Open events have been announced by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    Sir Craig Reedie, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), has said the organisation requires additional funding if it is to effectively tackle doping issues in professional sport.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    One-time Fifa presidential hopeful Musa Bility has called on the official overseeing the election process to step aside due to conflict of interest, and has claimed a significant number of national associations will decide against backing the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) preferred candidate in this month’s vote.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said that the Welsh political party will bid for the country to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 or 2030 and stages from cycling’s Tour de France, if it is elected into power this year.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    International sports broadcaster Eurosport has today (Monday) agreed a three-season extension to its long-running rights agreement with the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) motorcycling series.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured new broadcast rights deals for the Champions Hockey League in Latin America, Israel, Latvia and France ahead of the finale of the second season of the pan-European club ice hockey competition.