May 24 – Hours after Baku is eliminated in the 2020 Olympics race, Azerbaijan teams up with Georgia for Euro 2020 bid. It provides competition for Turkey and a potential bid by Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland for the UEFA tournament… Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid puts increasing pressure on Turkish FA… Qatar also rejected by IOC. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

May 10 – FIFA is a step closer to getting guarantees it needs from the Brazilian government to organise the World Cup after approval of a bill by the country’s senate… IOC chief Jacques Rogge says Turkey cannot host the Olympics and Euro 2020… Euro 2012 boycotts only damaging to football, he says. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.