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    1. MBA blog

      August 26, 2014

      Dr Shetty vs Lance Armstrong

      On our long-awaited first day of the MBA course at Harvard Business School sent us a strong message: think about the type of...

    2. June 9, 2014

      Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

      Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

    1. May 30, 2014

      The Armstrong Lie – DVD review

      Alex Gibney, 2013 Columbia Who better to tackle cycling’s false messiah than a man last seen facing down the Catholic...

    2. May 15, 2014

      Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist – film review

      “Floating”, “angelic” and “effortless” are words frequently used by colleagues and sports commentators to describe Italian...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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