Qatar

Latest Features

Owen Evans asks the Paralympic Movement how it is planning on using lessons learned in Sochi to break down cultural barriers in the Middle East at the inaugural IPC World Championships in Doha.

FIFA seems to be edging towards a winter date for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, investment in stadium-cooling technology continues in the country regardless. Andy Fry looks at the concepts behind the systems.

Elisha Chauhan travelled to Doha to examine the Qatari capital’s formidable ‘athletes’ city’ concept, which will be introduced at its hosting of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

The Josoor Institute, an initiative driven by the organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, looks set to be build a strong skills base for the sports industry in Qatar and the Middle East. Kevin Roberts reports.

Following Football Federation Australia (FFA)’s statement of intent to launch legal action against FIFA should the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be moved to a winter event, sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter explores whether there is any legal basis to claim compensation.

Manchester United have cancelled plans to travel to the Middle East in February due to security concerns and political tensions in the region

The United States Soccer Federation has called off a training camp for the US men's national team in Qatar this month "due to the developing situation in the region

The International Cricket Council is investigating betting-linked corruption at the Qatar T10 league, which took place this month in Doha

Fifa Club World Cup games planned to take place this month at Qatar's new Education City Stadium have been moved after the venue failed to get necessary safety certifications in time

Features

The hottest topic on the international sporting agenda in recent weeks has been the proposal of staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in winter. Sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter explores the possible legal and economic implications for a number of interested stakeholders.

Kevin Roberts discusses England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.