Jan. 13 – A court ruling in Portugal could set the precedent for sponsorship deals between internet betting firms and sports associations… Banking giant BBVA’s Argentine affiliate to sponsor two of the country’s most famous clubs. More in this edition of the Football Sponsorship Column.

Aug. 16 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Manchester United plan ownership expansion into Singapore… Rail overhaul ahead for Russia 2018 World Cup… Embezzlement speculation surrounds Brazil 2014 boss.

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, 

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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 

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26/8/2010 Leaders of the nine bids vying to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup will ramp up their lobbying efforts at a conference at Chelsea FC in October… IOC president Jacques Rogge wants the world’s footballing powers to play at the 2014 Youth Olympics… Premier League launches new quality standard for fans