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Should sporting rights-holders take the geo-political climate into consideration more when making decisions?

Should sponsors step out of the shadows and have more say over how major sports events are run?

OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) and ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait reveals his life influences and aspirations within the inner circles of the Olympic Movement.

Kevin Roberts: Sponsors are paying the bills, so they have a right to standards of commercial behaviour and good governance from FIFA

One Cup, 32 teams and hundreds of millions in kit supplier dollars. Sports Sponsorship Insider editor Matthew Glendinning gives his take on which brands were the winners and losers at this year’s FIFA World Cup.

Eelco van der Noll, global head of sports and entertainment at beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, talks about the highs and lows of heading up sports sponsorships for brands such as Budweiser, Canon (1990-1994) and MasterCard (1995-2003).

Promised in Japan’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, how far are we from recreating sports events virtually throughout stadia across the world using holograms? Elisha Chauhan finds out.

Kevin Roberts: Integrity should run deep. It should permeate the core of every organisation and guide every individual’s behaviour.

Kevin Roberts looks at why this month’s FIFA World Cup marks a watershed in fans’ ability to watch sport in areas formerly considered blackspots for live coverage.

FIFA ExCo member Lydia Nsekera, one of the sports industry’s most powerful women, tells Elisha Chauhan the secret to her rise in the ranks of international sports administration.

Four leading names from the sports industry met to discuss the commercial health and future direction of the FIFA World Cup. Here are some audio excerpts and vox-pops. 

A growing number of Chinese-built football stadia have popped up across Africa over the last decade, as a result of strong diplomatic and trade relations between the two regions. But are they just simply a new breed of white elephants? Elisha Chauhan investigates.

Kevin Roberts on why football needs more than than Jérôme Champagne’s FIFA presidential challenge.

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.