Nov. 6 – The IOC says it expects the 2022 FIFA World Cup won’t conflict with the 2022 Winter Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 28 – IOC vice president Craig Reedie reacts to European Club Association chairman Umberto Gandini’s assertion that the World Cup is much more important than the Winter Olympics. Christian Radnedge reports from London
Sept. 8 – Despite Sepp Blatter promising the Qatar World Cup will not clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics, his FIFA task force reported today that the Jan/Feb window is now an option. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 18 – Also: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is maintaining his neutrality through the FIFA World Cup.
June 4 – Japan will play Mexico in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup… FIFA inspectors evaluating Russia’s 2018 preparations praise progress in Sochi, the latest stop on their tour of potential host cities. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 5 – Franz Beckenbauer today said that the scandals swirling around FIFA have severely damaged football’s governing body. The Munich 2018 bid backer claimed Sepp Blatter could take lessons in transparency from the IOC in future World Cup bidding processes. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Durban.
Munich tops PyeongChang and Annecy in the final edition of the Around the Rings Olympic Bid Power Index for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Power Index comes with one month left before the IOC vote that will decide the host city for the 2018 Games. PyeongChang dropped to second place after finishing first in
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.
26/1/2011 Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for heightened security measures for upcoming sporting events including the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the bomb blast at Moscow’s busiest airport Domodedovo… FIFA identified air transport as Russia’s most difficult challenge in its bid inspection report. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
24/9/2010 A relaunched football club in the southern Russian city of Sochi is hoping to take the country’s Premier League by storm and safeguard the legacy of one of the proposed 2018 World Cup stadiums. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Sochi.