Exclusive features, interviews and more

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: 
10 February 2016

Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 World Championships have alleged that Athletics Kenya (AK) chief executive Isaac Mwangi asked them each for a $24,000 (€21,486) bribe to reduce their suspensions.

  • Date: 
    10 February 2016

    Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has called on voters in the Fifa presidential election to agree on a single candidate ahead of this month’s decision as to who will become the next leader of world football’s governing body.

  • Date: 
    10 February 2016

    Golf’s European Tour has continued its policy of signing hosting partnerships with its leading players after striking an agreement with Sergio Garcia for the Spanish Open.

  • Date: 
    10 February 2016

    World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) president Riccardo Fraccari has hailed the success of the inaugural Premier12 event as representing another example of how baseball could serve the Olympic sports programme.

  • Date: 
    10 February 2016

    German automotive manufacturer BMW has enhanced its relationship with the Australian Rugby Union by becoming the first major commercial partner of its national elite development pathway.

  • Date: 
    10 February 2016

    Rugby Europe, the continental governing body of rugby union, has launched a new digital streaming platform in a bid to raise the profile of the sport at second and third-tier level.