17/12/10 Tensions seem to be cooling between the FAs of Algeria and Egypt, one year after violent clashes between rival fans… New China coach eyes London 2012 qualification… CONCACAF Gold Cup visits new US cities… FOX and al-Jazeera secure UEFA Champions League rights deals. More inside… INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
The three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will make their final presentations for this year at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 26. Around the Rings will cover the two-day event with correspondent Marta Falconi reporting from the meeting. IOC President Jacques Rogge will address the meeting Friday,
After the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, what’s next for this newest member of the Olympic Family? “The Youth Olympic Games: Growth Spurt & Growing Pains” is the topic for the latest Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast, Oct. 21 in Acapulco. “The Singapore Youth Games delivered an inaugural event that set the bar high
20/7/10 AFC president Mohammed Bin Hammam has reiterated the confederation’s support for the four Asian candidates bidding to host the 2022 World Cup, saying that China’s plans to host the tournament in 2026 will have no impact on Asia’s commitment to stage the finals in 12 years time.
Chinese Football Association general secretary Wei Di has expressed his shock at the state in which he found the association after taking over following a corruption scandal… previous general secretary facing prosecution… Wei outlines plans to clean up Chinese football.