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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

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    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: 
5 February 2016

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has today (Friday) received a significant boost in his campaign to become the next president of Fifa after receiving the backing of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

  • Date: 
    5 February 2016

    The Hungarian capital of Budapest appears set to land hosting rights for the 2019 individual World Table Tennis Championships after it was confirmed as the only city to submit a bid.

  • Date: 
    5 February 2016

    Japanese advertising and public relations company Dentsu has agreed a deal to acquire Spanish sports marketing and brand activation specialist Alesport Group.

  • Date: 
    5 February 2016

    Major League Soccer (MLS) has started a search for a new stadium in St. Louis ahead of the potential addition to the North American club football competition of an expansion franchise in the Missouri city.

  • Date: 
    5 February 2016

    German Bundesliga football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen has agreed a two-year deal for Jako to replace fellow German sportswear firm Adidas as its kit partner.

  • Date: 
    5 February 2016

    Spanish online betting company Codere Apuestas has become a sponsor of Valencia, which competes in the country’s top-tier Liga football competition.