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.
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.
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical director, Richard Budgett, has said that the body has not considered postponing or cancelling the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil.
France’s competition authority, l'Autorité de la Concurrence, will scrutinise a proposed collaboration between media company Vivendi and pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports France, according to reports in the country.