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Sport was caught in the crossfire of the four-year feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia that ended with an agreement between the Middle Eastern rivals this month. The peace deal raises intriguing prospects for cooperation and joint projects.

Simon Chadwick, director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry at the EM Lyon Business School, explores the role sport could play in the normalisation of relations between Israel and the Arab Gulf nations.

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 race to host the 2030 Asian Games has ended in a double award, with the two competing cities – the Qatari capital of Doha and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – set to stage the 2030 and 2034 editions respectively.

The president of the Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, is urging against a vote to decide the host for the 2030 Asian Games and hopes to persuade one of the two candidate cities,…

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are engaged in two bidding contests to host Asian continental sports events, one concluding tomorrow and one just getting underway

Amazon is expected by some sports media rights industry experts to follow up its bid for New Zealand Cricket rights in India with bids for bigger properties such as the Indian Premier League

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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 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.