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Global media group beIN Media has partnered up with sports industry start-up incubator Qatar SportsTech (QST) to aid the development of new technology which could enhance its broadcasts

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has today (Friday) announced that Qatar will stage its inaugural World Beach Games later this year after San Diego was stripped of the event last month

Australia and Qatar are set to compete at next year’s edition of the Copa América national team football tournament following invites from the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).

Andrea Radrizzani intends to retain his controlling stake in Leeds United, according to club sources, amid rumours that Qatari Sports Investments is in talks over a full takeover

A French judicial investigation into allegations of corruption around Qatar’s bid to host the 2017 and 2019 IAAF World Championships, has led to a second person being put under formal investigation.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, director general of Qatar-based beIN Media Group, has been issued with preliminary charges of corruption amid a probe into the bidding process for the World Athletics Championships

Fifa President Gianni Infantino addressed the media following the Fifa Council meeting in Miami on Friday

Fifa has outlined a list of 10 stadia in five countries that could be utilised to help stage an expanded 2022 World Cup, with world football’s governing body stating the move would be worth an additional $…

Fifa appears poised to press forward with the idea of a 2022 World Cup with 48 teams

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.

Qatar is hoping to lure about $20bn (€18bn) in investment for  sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup, according to a Reuters report.

Fifa and Qatar have announced the formation of a joint venture that will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the 2022 World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has reiterated his view that the Qatar 2022 World Cup could feature 48 teams and play matches across the Gulf to accommodate the expanded tournament

Qatar's willingness to host a 48-team World Cup in 2022 will be largely determined by a Fifa feasibility study that has been commissioned

The 2018 African Super Cup will be played in Qatar, representing the first time the match will be staged outside its home continent

Qatar has reportedly offered Conmebol $13.5m for the rights to host the postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has left the door open to the 2022 World Cup going ahead as a 48-team competition

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has rubbished fresh allegations reported in the Sunday Times newspaper that the team that led the country’s successful bid for the 2022 Fifa World Cup…

Qatar remains open to the possibility of staging the 2022 Fifa World Cup under an expanded 48-team format despite football’s global governing body having eased back on the proposal last month.

The European Handball Federation (EHF) has said it will impose sanctions on Qatar amid alleged outstanding payments for sponsorship and activation rights, while it has also called for an expansion of the World Championship to 32 teams.

Fifa has pulled back from any plans to expand the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, while the ruling Council of world football’s governing body has taken the final step to pave the way for a vote to decide the destination of the 2026 edition of its showpiece tournament.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has conceded it is unlikely that Qatar’s 2022 World Cup will be expanded, while he has hit back at criticism of a lack of transparency concerning the plans of world football’s governing body for new-look Club World Cup and Global Nations League competitions.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has confirmed that next year’s edition of the Copa America national team tournament will feature Japan and Qatar.

The 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will feature the event’s first-ever midnight marathon as part of a range of new fan-focused initiatives, the organisers have confirmed.

The chief executive of European Leagues, the organisation that represents 32 football leagues on the continent, has said the body will not support the proposed expansion of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup from 32 to 48 teams.

The organising committee for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar has said that it will seek talks with football’s global governing body over the proposal for an early expansion of the national team tournament from 32 to 48 countries.

The founders of the Big3, a three-on-three, half-court basketball league that launched last year in the US, have filed a $1.2bn (€964.6m) lawsuit against a Qatari group it claims failed to deliver on promised investment and tried to usurp them as controllers of the enterprise.

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is set to compete in the 2019 Copa America in Brazil as one of six invited countries for the national team football tournament.

Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag has said the electric car-racing series is in talks over holding new races in Beirut, Cairo and Doha, along with returning to China.

Qatar has maintained that it is on course to deliver a successful 2022 Fifa World Cup, with Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani stating that the blockade that affected infrastructure development last year will not impact on preparations for the national team football tournament.

The Al Shaqab horse-racing ownership group has told trainers that they will be paid soon after it was reported that the collective debts of the group had reached more than £1m (€1.1m/$1.4m).

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organising body for Qatar’s staging of football’s Fifa World Cup in 2022, has said the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first venue in the history of the tournament to be built using a modular design.

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have withdrawn from the Gulf Cup of Nations football tournament amid their ongoing diplomatic dispute with host country, Qatar.

Julio Grondona, formerly a long-serving senior Fifa executive and president of the Argentinian Football Association (AFA), took at least $1m (€863,000) in bribes to vote for Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup, according to Alejandro Burzaco, former chief executive of Argentinian media group and sports-rights agency Torneos.