May 17 – Sebastian Coe says he is putting no pressure on Team GB’s men’s football coach to pick David Beckham for the Olympics, claiming he should be picked on merit alone – even though his selection is guaranteed to help shift some of the 1.4 million tickets on sale for the football tournaments. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Athens.
Oct. 11 – Despite the collapse of a deal to award West Ham the Olympic Stadium after London 2012, the club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady says they are still keen to move to the venue. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 7 – Arsenal’s CEO has “some concerns” about UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules… British sports minister Hugh Robertson calls for radical English FA reforms… AS Roma’s US owner outlines club’s ambitions in America. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.
Oct. 4 – Seb Coe believes London’s bid for the 2017 world athletics championships is not imperilled by Tottenham Hotspur’s legal fight to take over the Olympic Stadium, as British sports minister labels Spurs legal action “completely pointless”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 9 – As rioting continues in the British capital, Olympics minister Hugh Robertson tells INSIDER the cancellation of England’s friendly with the Netherlands is a precaution specific to the sport of football … Reaction from English FA and players as well … INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and Christian Radnedge report.
April 12 – A new cooperation and investment agreement between China and Brazil is set to boost preparations for the 2014 tournament… British sports minister Hugh Robertson eyes benefits of English FA’s Women’s Super League. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
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30/7/2010 Britain’s sports and Olympics minister Hugh Robertson tells INSIDER he has not given up on persuading Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to join England in fielding players for a Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics. (Getty)
18/6/2010 England’s 2018 World Cup bid will receive another boost tomorrow when the Football Association stage a reception in Johannesburg attended by Princes William and Harry… FIFA questioned about absent North Korea players. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.