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Depleted London 2017 board warns of risk to delivery of world athletics event

theguardian.com — Members of the fractured London 2017 board warned of "significant risk" to the delivery of next year's World Athletics Championships and an "embedded near-irreconcilable conflict of interest" at the heart of the organisation in their resignation letter, the Guardian can reveal.
Feb 09, 2016

Depleted London 2017 board warns of risk to delivery of world athletics event bit.ly/1LeGmWq

Tennis betting scandal: how a culture of secrecy aids corruption

theguardian.com — It's never the crime, it's the cover-up. More than four decades on from Watergate, the phrase is becoming tired through overuse in a sporting context.
Feb 09, 2016

Common thread between @Guardian + @BuzzFeedNews tennis revelations is stonewalling of @itf_tennis theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb…

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Premier League tickets: fans have been taken for granted for too long

theguardian.com — When a few hundred fans marched in the summer sunshine on the Premier League's headquarters, an expensively understated block in Marylebone, in 2013, one particular banner lodged in the memory. Nabbing the title of a Manic Street Preachers song, it proclaimed "If you tolerate this, then your children will be next" alongside a picture of a priced out father dragging his son into the pub to watch the match.
Feb 09, 2016

More ranting about ticket prices, the modern game and so on and so forth... theguardian.com/football/blog/…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @owen_g: More ranting about ticket prices, the modern game and so on and so forth... theguardian.com/football/blog/…

Feb 09, 2016

Premier League tickets: fans have been taken for granted for too long | Owen Gibson bit.ly/1onNomP

Feb 09, 2016

RT @owen_g: Premier League tickets: fans have been taken for granted for too long | Owen Gibson bit.ly/1onNomP

BBC shuts websites to assist charter renewal pitch

theguardian.com — The BBC is closing a string of successful websites, in order to reinvest the money in projects that have a clearer public service focus. It will announce today that its network of sites, which are hugely successful but continually provoke complaints from commercial rivals, will be slimmed down to help make the case for charter renewal.

Qatar says drunk World Cup fans will be ‘taken care of’ in 2022

theguardian.com — Qatar is considering special World Cup courts to deal "very gently" with fans breaking rules on public consumption of alcohol, according to the chief executive of the 2022 organising committee. Along with a string of other issues, Qatar's laws prohibiting public drinking have been a source of constant questions for organisers since it won the right to host the tournament in December 2010.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @guardian: Qatar says drunk World Cup fans will be ‘taken care of’ in 2022 trib.al/OAtuWWl

Feb 08, 2016

Qatar says drunk World Cup fans will be ‘taken care of’ in 2022 bit.ly/1W7G7SM

Feb 08, 2016

Qatar says drunk World Cup fans will be ‘taken care of’ in 2022 gu.com/p/4ggfy/stw

The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup

theguardian.com — A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between David Cameron and the Chinese president, Xi Jingping, for a selfie on a tour of Manchester City's training ground that presaged a £265m investment in the club.
Feb 06, 2016

The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup | Owen Gibson bit.ly/1SUNzBk

Feb 08, 2016

The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup gu.com/p/4gf83

Arsenal scrap surcharge on Barcelona Champions League ticket prices

theguardian.com — Arsenal have backtracked on their policy of charging season ticket holders up to £30 extra to attend their home Champions League tie against Barcelona, following an outcry from fans. Supporters who already pay some of the highest prices in the country were aghast when the club asked them to pay up to £30 each extra for the tie, believing that they had already paid for up to seven cup matches.
Feb 06, 2016

Arsenal scrap surcharge on Barcelona Champions League ticket prices bit.ly/1VW9E1D

Fans dismay as Premier League snubs cap on away ticket prices

theguardian.com — The Football Supporters' Federation has expressed bitter disappointment that Premier League clubs failed to back a measure to cap away ticket prices at their most recent meeting, while Liverpool have expressed dismay at the news that some of their supporters are to stage a walkout from Saturday's game against Sunderland in protest at the new Anfield pricing structure.

From Garry Cook to Pep Guardiola: Manchester City have come a long way

theguardian.com — Almost exactly seven years ago, post-takeover Manchester City were portrayed as a club who knew the price of everything and the value of nothing. They had reached peak Garry. During a slapstick 24 hours, their much-derided chief executive, Garry Cook, returned home from Italy emptyhanded having had a £108m bid for Kaká turned down, accusing Milan of "bottling it" for good measure.
Feb 02, 2016

From Garry Cook to Pep Guardiola: Manchester City have come a long way bit.ly/1SChhLg

Olympics coverage to remain on BBC after Discovery deal

theguardian.com — The Olympics will remain on the BBC until at least 2024 after the corporation agreed a deal with the US broadcasting giant Discovery to sub-license the rights. Last year, the BBC lost control of the future destiny of Games coverage after Discovery won the pan-European rights from 2018 onwards, and 2022 in the UK, in a £920m deal.
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Feb 09, 2016

Ray Stubbs asks Ogbonna if he can remember his goal. It was only two minutes ago Ray!

Feb 09, 2016

RT @Everton: GOTM: 9 y/o George Shaw has beaten @RBarkley20 and @AaronLennon12 to top our January poll. Well done, George! #EFC amp.twimg.com/v/5b530a3b-b86…

Feb 09, 2016

Sheikh Salman tells @gdunbarap: "If we go to election there will be losers and maybe sometimes you need to avoid that result" Er, right.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @GrantWahl: From @gdunbarap: Sheikh Salman doesn't appear to get democracy, wants backroom deal instead of actual FIFA election sunherald.com/news/politics-…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @SoccerSt_: Without fans, football is nothing. 👊🏻 BVB fans protest against ticket prices. snpy.tv/1XgH0tB

Feb 09, 2016

RT @justindavis70: #Allegri ends @ChelseaFC speculation. 'None of it is true. Discussion over.' via @SkySport italia #Juventus

Feb 09, 2016

RT @DamianCollins: Vital we separate commercial arm of sporting bodies frm ppl in charge of investigating corruption. It’s basic gd governance @appganticorrupt

Feb 09, 2016

Depleted London 2017 board warns of risk to delivery of world athletics event bit.ly/1LeGmWq

Feb 09, 2016

Can only assume they were playing this at Jeffrey Webb's bash... youtu.be/61rFY4VPADE


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