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 31 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter opens the 61st FIFA Congress by promising to combat the “dangers” lurking to the sport… IOC president Jacques Rogge tells delegates he believes FIFA “can emerge stronger” from its worst ever crisis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from the congress in Zurich.

April 6 – Jacques Rogge expresses satisfaction over decision by London 2012 chiefs to make West Ham Olympic stadium legacy tenant… No IOC intervention in Team GB football dispute… Rogge says Blatter is “a master in winning elections”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from SportAccord in London.