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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

Date: 
24 April 2015

Fears have emerged over a possible split in world cricket after it was revealed that the Essel Group, the company behind the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has begun registering companies with names that appear to run in competition with national cricket boards.

  • Date: 
    24 April 2015

    Fifa has hit back at a call by European lawmakers to re-run the voting process for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Date: 
    24 April 2015

    Major League Baseball (MLB) has maintained its stance that it would not interrupt its season to allow star players to compete in the Olympic Games, while commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the United States’ renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba can result in his organisation staging matches on the island next year.

  • Date: 
    24 April 2015

    Randhir Singh, secretary general of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), has given his backing for India to bid to host a future edition of the Olympic Games ahead of talks next week between the country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.

  • Date: 
    24 April 2015

    Fox Sports Asia, the regional subsidiary of 21st Century Fox’s broadcast arm Fox International Channels, has secured a new rights deal for the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

  • Date: 
    24 April 2015

    The Sporty Solutionz agency, commercial rights-holder and promoter of the Indian Badminton League, has threatened legal action against the Badminton Association of India’s move to terminate its contract.