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  1. Business Blog

    February 3, 2014

    Amitabh Bachchan, Scarlett Johansson and the art of the celebrity endorsement

    Million-dollar endorsement: Honus Wagner teaches lessons to modern celebrities (Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art via...

  2. January 30, 2014

    The Armstrong Lie – film review

    The Armstrong Lie is the least convincing Alex Gibney documentary I have seen. This filmmaker intelligently tore apart...

  1. October 23, 2013

    Cycling chief sent in Kroll team to secure computers after election

    Political infighting in cycling reached such levels of intensity that the new president of the sport’s governing body felt...

  2. October 23, 2013

    How to unsaddle an incumbent

    Brian Cookson is not your archetypal dragon slayer. Aged 62, he speaks in a soft Lancastrian drawl, and has a white beard...

  3. September 27, 2013

    Cycling elects new president in wake of doping scandals

    Cycling is set to confront its past after its governing body elected as its new president an outsider who has vowed to...

  4. August 29, 2013

    Ben Johnson to head campaign on anti-doping in sport

    In the search for a former athlete to front a new campaign on anti-doping in sport, Ben Johnson is hardly the choice that...

  5. August 23, 2013

    A sporting chance of shedding celebrity endorsement problems

    Less than four years after numerous sponsors broke ties with Tiger Woods following a string of sex scandals, the golfer...

  6. July 19, 2013

    French love for Tour de France endures despite spectre of doping

    No French rider has won for almost 30 years, its image has been deeply stained by doping scandals and this year it looks...

  7. June 3, 2013

    Cycling union’s presidency campaign moves up a gear

    The head of cycling faces scrutiny over his handling of the Lance Armstrong affair and other doping controversies after...

  8. April 24, 2013

    Lance Armstrong sued by US government

    Lance Armstrong was “unjustly enriched” by cheating to win the Tour de France, the US government claimed in a lawsuit filed...

  9. February 22, 2013

    US joins suit against Armstrong

    The US government has joined a civil lawsuit against Lance Armstrong alleging that the disgraced ex-cyclist defrauded the US...

  10. February 15, 2013

    Dangerous myth of the role model athlete

    Way back in 2008, the three most admired personalities in sport were probably Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Oscar...

  11. MBA blog

    January 25, 2013

    For the love of rankings

    I love rankings. There, I said it. I’m positive I’ve just fallen off the Christmas card list of a dozen admissions...

  12. January 24, 2013

    Numbers game makes Cantab a tour de force

    Earlier this year, visitors to Cantab Capital’s Cambridge headquarters would enter the hedge fund’s main research floor and...

  13. The World

    January 18, 2013

    Not much of a mea culpa

    Getty images They wanted an admission of cheating, an apology and some sense of remorse from Lance Armstrong. They got that,...

  14. January 18, 2013

    Armstrong’s past haunts cycling’s future

    Lance Armstrong’s doping confession is the beginning of a long and painful road to redemption not for the disgraced former...

  15. January 17, 2013

    Armstrong confession cuts little ice

    Lance Armstrong’s drug-taking admission and his willingness to appear before a truth and reconciliation hearing received...

  16. January 16, 2013

    Cycling bodies clash over image clean-up

    Cycling and anti-doping bodies are deeply divided over how to investigate the past and clean up the sport, as riders,...

  17. January 15, 2013

    Armstrong faces legal hurdles

    Lance Armstrong’s apparent televised mea culpa will count for nothing unless he shows he is prepared to return the...

  18. January 9, 2013

    Armstrong to break silence in Oprah interview

    Lance Armstrong will give a “no-holds-barred” television interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, the first time the...

  19. January 8, 2013

    McIlroy tees up Nike sponsorship deal

    Golf’s world number one Rory McIlroy cleared the decks for his expected multimillion-dollar deal with Nike by announcing the...

  20. November 23, 2012

    Lessons from the Tour de France

    The Tour de France has been in the news a lot this year, with a Brit winning it for the first time and Lance Armstrong being...

  21. November 12, 2012

    Armstrong resigns from Livestrong charity

    Disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong cut ties with Livestrong, his cancer charity, after he was accused of...

  22. November 5, 2012

    Skins seeks damages over Armstrong scandal

    An Australian sports wear company is seeking US$2m in damages from cycling’s government body, claiming its brand has been...

  23. October 26, 2012

    Armstrong faces cash legal battle

    Lance Armstrong faces a long legal battle with cycling’s ruling body after it ordered him to return the prize money he...

  24. October 23, 2012

    When aberration is paired with altruism

    All month Britain has been convulsed by the allegations of sexual assault made against the late disc jockey Sir Jimmy...

  25. October 22, 2012

    Just do it when it comes to celebrity

    Celebrity endorsement is the most irritating form of brand-boosting marketers have yet conceived – and that’s saying...

  26. October 22, 2012

    Armstrong banned from cycling for life

    Cycling’s ruling body banned Lance Armstrong for life and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles on Monday, but...

  27. October 19, 2012

    Armstrong’s biggest sponsors sever ties

    Lance Armstrong’s largest sponsors severed ties with the former professional cyclist after allegations emerged that he was...

  28. October 19, 2012

    Rabobank ends cycling sponsorship

    Cycling continued to feel the impact of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal after Dutch bank Rabobank announced it was ending...

  29. October 17, 2012

    Hester has cut RBS back to healthy tissue

    The problem assets of Royal Bank of Scotland were once so huge that one could easily believe that following a slim-down...

  30. October 17, 2012

    Armstrong sponsors backpedal on deals

    Nike, RadioShack, AB InBev and Trek have dropped their sponsorship deals with Lance Armstrong, once one of the world’s most...

  31. October 14, 2012

    Sponsors stand by Lance Armstrong

    Lance Armstrong’s high-profile sponsors, including Nike and Anheuser-Busch, are standing by the professional cyclist despite...

  32. October 12, 2012

    Cycle of questions surrounds Armstrong case

    It may look like the end of the road for Lance Armstrong’s reputation. But the charges that he doped, pushed others to do so...

  33. October 11, 2012

    Murky world of cycling cheats exposed

    If anyone still believes “I’ve never tested positive” means anything in sport, then look away now. The US Anti-Doping...

  34. October 10, 2012

    Armstrong accused of ‘serial cheating’

    The most detailed report into drug use in professional cycling has implicated Lance Armstrong in an organised doping ring...

  35. The World

    August 24, 2012

    Have the wheels finally come off for Lance?

    Lance Armstrong. Photo: Getty By Jennifer Hughes Remember Greg LeMond? The name of the three-time Tour de France winner...

  36. August 24, 2012

    Armstrong to be stripped of Tour titles

    August 23 – The US Anti-Doping Agency will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him from...

  37. June 13, 2012

    Armstrong charged with doping

    Cyclist Lance Armstrong faces being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after being charged with doping offences,...

  38. March 30, 2012

    Life cycle

     Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike by William Fotheringham, Yellow Jersey, £16.99, 320 pages John F Kennedy once said that a bike...

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