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    1. May 12, 2016

      Tokyo Olympics bid questioned as prosecutors probe $2m payouts

      French authorities are investigating payments worth around $2m to a company linked to the son of former world athletics...

    2. April 12, 2016

      Rio ‘practically ready’ for Olympics

      Leading visitors around one of the sites that in under four months’ time will host the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de...

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    1. February 7, 2016

      Europe feels pain from olive oil crisis

      Europe’s consumers are facing a 20 per cent rise in the price of olive oil after bad weather and disease devastated the...

    2. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Aggreko withdraws from Rio Olympics bid process

      Aggreko, the UK company that provided temporary power for the London 2012 Olympics, has withdrawn from a bidding...

    3. November 15, 2015

      Sporting View: Fiddling in sport is not a new game

      I still have on my shelves a volume called The Sports Organiser’s Handbook (1961) by H. A. Winckles and Dr...

    4. November 13, 2015

      Athletics doping scandal: Crossing the line

      Three years ago Yuliya Stepanova was on a high. Aged 26, she was Russia’s second-fastest 800m runner and had joined the...

    5. November 13, 2015

      Russia banned from athletics over doping claims

      Russia has become the first country in sporting history to be banned from athletics competition because of doping...

    6. November 11, 2015

      How to drag sporting standards into the 21st century

      This week’s revelations of systematic corruption in the Russian athletics programme caps an annus horribilis for global...

    7. November 9, 2015

      Russian athletics accused of culture of collusion and cover-up

      Anti-doping watchdog demands Russian athletics ban Anti-doping watchdog demands Russian athletics banIt was not just...

    8. September 18, 2015

      Golf rejoins list of events for 2016 Rio Olympics

      In less than a year, the world’s leading players will tee off in the first Olympic golf tournament for more than a...

    9. September 1, 2015

      Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics amid plagiarism claims

      Tokyo endured fresh embarrassment over its preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday when the organising...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2015

      Sleeping in Guanabara Bay

      Vinicius, who is homeless, poses with his cat Nega on his bed where he sleeps on an abandoned ship floating on the...

    11. July 31, 2015

      IOC picks Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics — despite having little natural snow — and will become the first city to...

    12. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Guilty until proven innocent in athletics

      Let’s try a quick question. Name two current track and field stars (your own country’s athletes excluded)....

    14. June 29, 2015

      Discovery pays €1.3bn for rights to Olympics in Europe

      Discovery Communications, the owner of Eurosport, has paid €1.3bn for the near-exclusive rights to broadcast the...

    15. May 29, 2015

      Midnight feast with vodka helped win World Cup for Russia

      In July 2001, Sepp Blatter and a group of world football officials became stranded on a dirt road outside Moscow in the...

    16. May 27, 2015

      Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays a long game

      The scenes from Zurich looked like a revolution, akin to the long-awaited fall of a hated regime. Swiss police, acting...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Dead fish in Rio

      Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members...

    18. January 30, 2015

      He Zhenliang, sports administrator, 1929-2015

      In July 2001 the International Olympic Committee was gathered in Moscow to consider bids to host the summer Games seven...

    19. December 28, 2014

      How would a Fifa meeting score in a football quiz?

      For the past 60 years the BBC has run a Sports Personality of the Year competition, chosen by the public, and announced...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Olympics chief calls for transparency in sport

      The head of the Olympic movement has added to the pressure facing his football counterpart, Sepp Blatter, by saying...

    21. November 18, 2014

      Olympic chiefs move to ease concerns over cost of staging games

      A shortage of cities willing to host the Olympics has forced games chiefs to address public concerns about costs and...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2014

      London Whale -- some NY Fed blubber

      Since it’s curiously hard to find on the NY Fed’s home page, given the prominence of Bill Dudley’s recent firebreathing...

    23. October 3, 2014

      The waning appeal of Olympic glory for hosts

      Ever since the modern Olympic movement was founded more than a century ago, it has been assumed that the world’s cities...

    24. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Norway's 'Nei' splits opinion in the winter sports-mad country

      The 115 members of the International Olympics Committee, the self-appointed “supreme authority” of the Olympic...

    25. October 2, 2014

      IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Winter Olympic bid

      Having amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, there was no surprise when Norway threw its hat in the ring...

    26. August 13, 2014

      Golf’s Olympic return stirs Brazil controversy

      When British railway engineers arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century, they brought with them two balls from...

    27. July 29, 2014

      Tokyo Olympics costs jump amid construction labour shortage

      Abenomics, Shinzo Abe’s quest to bring growth and inflation back to Japan, has thrown a spanner in the works of Tokyo’s...

    28. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a...

    29. June 9, 2014

      Fifa should heed the lessons of the Salt Lake City games

      The decision by a number of leading World Cup sponsors – Sony, Adidas, Visa, Coca-Cola and Hyundai-Kia – to express...

    30. June 2, 2014

      UBS investment chief poised to quit company

      Alexander Friedman is to step down as UBS’s global chief investment officer after three and a half years to pursue “a...

    31. May 7, 2014

      NBC pays $7.75bn to extend Olympics deal

      NBCUniversal, the US media group owned by Comcast, has agreed to pay $7.75bn for a 12-year extension to its deal to...

    32. April 29, 2014

      Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

      Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations...

    33. April 18, 2014

      Rio’s preparation for 2016 Olympics faces crisis

      In Rio de Janeiro’s Deodoro complex, at present a military training camp to the west of the city, there is nothing to...

    34. March 20, 2014

      Brazil minister admits sport events shortcomings

      Brazil should have been better prepared for this year’s World Cup and has also been too slow in getting ready for the...

    35. February 21, 2014

      Testing times for Sochi drug cheats

      Testing for performance-enhancing drugs was first introduced by the International Olympic Committee not at a summer...

    36. January 29, 2014

      An Olympic sprint for the finish line

      “Russians are slow to saddle the horse,” Otto von Bismarck once remarked. “But they drive fast.” One hundred-plus...

    37. January 26, 2014

      Russia makes Olympic dash to ready Sochi games in time

      Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin made a meteorological promise to the International Olympic Committee that a tsar would...

    38. December 30, 2013

      Winter Olympics countdown tinged with fear after Volgograd blasts

      All over Russia, clocks in public places show there are only 38 days to go until the start of the Winter Olympic Games...

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