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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.

The Asian Football Confederation Champions League is to restart later today, after a six-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with West Zone matches played in Qatar

Tokyo 2020 organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto said he hopes outgoing Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will remain involved with the Olympics hosting effort - Reuters/CNA A

The former US ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar has resigned from the board of Axington, a firm linked to Bellagraph Nova Group, the company claiming to be bidding for English football club Newcastle…

The restart of the Italian Serie A football season has been moved back a week to September 19 - Reuters/CNA The WTA Tour restarted yesterday with the Palermo Ladies Open in Sicily, Italy - Reuters/ec/CNA

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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.