Oct. 20. FIFA president Sepp Blatter must deliver on his promised “radical” anti-corruption measures on Friday or face the wrath of the international media. They will be compared to the IOC’s far-reaching reforms following the Salt Lake City bribery scandal – and will define the legacy he leaves in 2015. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 28 – The UN’s special adviser on sport for peace and development tells INSIDER the World Cup can play a key role in advancing the dual causes with which he is charged… Wilfried Lemke also discusses the challenges facing Qatar in its 2022 tournament preparations. INSIDER’s Edward Hula reports.
Sept. 2 – FIFA president says play must go on in Italy’s Serie A out of respect for fans… Blatter pushes for beach soccer’s addition to Rio Olympics as Beach Soccer World Cup gets underway. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 18 – Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman tells INSIDER that he welcomes FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s push to get beach soccer on the Olympic programme, saying it would be one of the highlights of the Games. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 30 – Lawmakers in Brazil are trying to limit the influence of FIFA and the IOC over construction for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics… UK Trade and Investment is hosting an industry briefing setting out opportunities for UK companies to work on Brazilian airports projects linked to the tournament. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson and Mark Bisson 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.
24/2/2011 FIFA president Sepp Blatter expresses support for New Zealand people affected by devastating earthquake… 2012 Olympics test for City of Coventry Stadium… Football venues confirmed for Rio 2016 Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.