April 22 – Despite Russia’s financial crisis, sports minister Vitaly Mutko insists the 660 billion rubles ($12.4bn) budget for venues and infrastructure has not changed. Brian Pinelli reports from Sochi
April 21 – Sepp Blatter signs a letter protesting an explosive speech from Marius Vizer, head of the umbrella association for international federations, who blasted the IOC’s Agenda 2020 reforms and Thomas Bach. Nick Devlin reports from Sochi
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May 8 – Despite the prospect of Turkey securing Euro 2020, Istanbul’s Olympic bid continues to tout full government support as officials reposition their campaign to convince the IOC that the city can also stage the Games the same year. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 7 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tells INSIDER he is impressed with the Annecy 2018 Winter Olympics bid pitch at SportAccord… Says FIFA can learn from the IOC’s bidding process after cash-for-votes World Cup scandal. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from London.
April 6 – Russian PM wants budgets for World Cup stadia construction finalised by June. Today, he urged the country’s football authorities to reverse the slump in the national team’s fortunes and deliver a strong side for the tournament… Diamond producer seeks Russia 2018 sponsorship. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 4 – INSIDER rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today. Including – Bin Hammam urges Blatter to “respect FIFA’s statutes and protect FIFA’s integrity”… Qatari to meet with outgoing FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon… Premier League chiefs face football governance inquiry… Record applications for Euro 2012 tickets. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 28 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.