August 16 – Turkey investing heavily in 20 new stadiums for football and other sports… Revamp of London Olympic stadium begins for 2015 Rugby World Cup and to host anchor tenant West Ham United… More inside.
March 22 – INSIDER is told that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is behind Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic bid, despite comments he made on Thursday calling on UEFA to back his country’s bid for Euro 2020. Now he must make a choice. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
9/7/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter says event’s success has rewarded the trust and confidence he placed in organisers, and gets behind South Africa bid for Summer Olympics…CAF president Issa Hayatou says the first World Cup on African soil has silenced the cynics… FIFA distances itself from Durban airport debacle. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.