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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

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL American football league, has confirmed that Mexico will host a regular-season game next season and suggested that installing a permanent franchise in London is a “realistic possibility”.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has confirmed it has received a request to meet with Euroleague Basketball as the two bodies continue their separate efforts to enhance the continental club game.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Lord’s in London, along with four other venues, will be utilised for England’s staging of the 2017 Women’s World Cup national team tournament.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    Doubts have been raised over the long-term future of the Jeongseon downhill skiing complex in PyeongChang ahead of the South Korean city’s staging of the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018, while Games organisers have confirmed they have so far raised 70 per cent of their target of KRW870bn (€647m/$722m) in domestic sponsorship money.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    English Premier League football club Manchester United has sealed a global partnership with film producer and distributor 20th Century Fox.

  • Date: 
    8 February 2016

    Audio products manufacturer Beats Electronics has entered into a partnership with English Premier League football club Chelsea.