Time after Time

7 April 2015 Comments 0

Time after time, you’ve heard me bang on about the power of sport, so I’m delighted to reflect some positive news that has the IOC seemingly at its core.

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A funny thing happened in international sports

27 March 2015 Comments 0

A funny thing happened in ‘sports-land’ last week; an international sports federation leader didn’t think he was accountable to the billions his organisation serves.

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God I hate the hypocrisy

15 March 2015 Comments 6

I am regularly told not to focus on the negatives with these Watercooler pieces and rather highlight positives that reflect the positive emotion, power and benefits of sport. As much as I agree with the notion, it’s hard to move past the relentless tales of bollocks that the business of sport tends to throw up. I say business because one tends to find that behind most contentious issues lies money. This one is no different.

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Our Official Non-Sponsorship with FIFA clearly makes the point!

25 January 2015 Comments 0

It’s been a busy but productive week!

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New FIFA Now kicks off

22 January 2015 Comments 3

Yesterday (Wednesday) was the day the Brussels summit on Fifa’s future took place in the European Parliament and I’m as proud as I could possibly be that I, on behalf of SKINS, was involved.

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Bugger off Sepp. Time for a change.

11 January 2015 Comments 5

Yeah, yeah, I know I haven’t blogged for a while… I hope the silence hasn’t been too wonderful.
For several months I’ve been working on a project that’s taken ages to put together and perhaps now you’ll understand why.

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Should sports and politics mix?

30 July 2014 Comments 1

There was a line in a recent newspaper article that got me thinking.

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FIFA’s responsibility to hold Mr Putin to account

21 July 2014 Comments 5

The dreadful incident which saw 298 innocent passengers and crew seemingly shot from the skies on flight MH17, was an abhorrent act. While there’s currently no certainty about who was responsible, the plane was brought down in an area of Ukraine which is occupied by Russian-backed rebels. Consequently, world leaders from all corners have pointed to the potential involvement of Russia itself – a nation that FIFA has triumphantly championed as a future host of the FIFA World Cup.

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What a World Cup

19 July 2014 Comments 3

Wow, what a great World Cup! Tremendous football, exciting goals, the most worthy winners and a month-long spectacle that put the feel-good factor back on the face of world football. And then there was Luis Suarez. What a cast iron, A-1 pillock.

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How women can help make sport better

30 March 2014 Comments 2

In my last blog I wrote about the optimism that is spreading through world cycling following the appointment of Brian Cookson as its new President. That ‘new broom sweeps clean’ message got me thinking; what about other sports?

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