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  1. February 20, 2014

    Puma sales worse than expected as brand tackles global image

    Puma, the German sportswear company, aims to position itself to global consumers as the “fastest sportswear brand in the...

  2. December 11, 2013

    Is career success down to genes or environment?

    Lesley Uren and I were destined never to see eye-to-eye. PA Consulting Group’s talent management expert believes certain...

  1. September 13, 2013

    The Pursuits Interview: Usain Bolt

    Usain St Leo Bolt, the fastest man in the world, sinks into a chair in his London hotel and begins to extol the joys of life...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 16, 2013

    Bolt wins 200m heat

    Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Usain Bolt of Jamaica (bottom) crosses the finish line ahead of Delanno Williams of Britain to win...

  3. July 21, 2013

    Olympics 2012: Cameron’s claims over economic legacy questioned

    Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt return to Stratford’s Olympic Park next weekend to compete in the “anniversary...

  4. July 5, 2013

    UK to speed tax breaks for sport stars

    International sports stars such as Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt could benefit from fast-track tax exemptions...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2013

    Usain Bolt attends Paris press conference

    Philippe Wojazer/Reuters Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds a programme with cut-outs for his eyes during a news conference...

  6. February 14, 2013

    Champagne and limousines – the glamorous side of accountancy

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke: the Three Tenors and an accountant were in a New York penthouse apartment. Plácido...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 12, 2013

    Jamaica's crisis debt swap

    Jamaica might be best known for its sunny beaches, reggae music and world class athletes such as Usain Bolt. But this...

  8. January 4, 2013

    A year in a word: Mobot

    (noun) sign made by putting both hands on top of the head to form an M shape, popularised by the double Olympic gold...

  9. December 13, 2012

    PPR chief dismisses China slowdown fears

    The scorching growth of the luxury sector might be cooling off a touch, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to...

  10. December 7, 2012

    Back in the swim

    For Ye Shiwen, China’s 16-year-old swimming sensation, there was no period of fun or relaxation after winning two golds at...

  11. December 6, 2012

    More than just a show

    London 2012 was among the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, and the glow from “the greatest show on earth”...

  12. October 24, 2012

    Puma weighs fresh cuts in fitness fight

    Puma is considering more short-term cost cuts in a fresh sign of the sports goods maker’s struggle for fitness amid the...

  13. October 8, 2012

    Puma pushes case for green shoes

    Puma has called for an end to what it says are “antiquated” and outdated import duties on synthetic materials that make it...

  14. September 3, 2012

    Pistorius row adds spice to Paralympics

    Even in undignified defeat, “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, feted as “the fastest man on no legs”, is doing the Paralympics...

  15. MBA blog

    August 23, 2012

    Lessons from London 2012

    At last the great occasion is over and London has confidently told the world in the words of Sebastian Coe that when its...

  16. August 13, 2012

    Social media could turn athlete earnings gold

    Olympic athletes are returning home from the London Games, hoping to extend their peak period for endorsement earnings...

  17. FT Data

    August 12, 2012

    The UK universities Olympic medal table

    When Usain Bolt, not a naturally modest man, thanks you for your help after clinching his umpteenth gold medal, you have...

  18. August 12, 2012

    London Olympics draws to a close

    London’s Olympic party neared its end on Sunday, with the US taking the Olympic bragging rights at the end of a fortnight of...

  19. August 11, 2012

    Golds for Bolt and Farah as games near end

    Two athletes with very different builds dominated the final night of athletics at the London Olympics. As the giant Jamaican...

  20. August 10, 2012

    London 2012: right on track

    Just after 10 o’clock last Saturday morning a diffident young man in an orange vest and grey cycle shorts positioned himself...

  21. FT Data

    August 10, 2012

    Graphics of the week

    Here are some interactive graphics we have spotted elsewhere this week that are worth a look: Small arms and ammunition –...

  22. August 9, 2012

    Bolt fulfils his dream of legendary status

    Usain Bolt took a few more giant strides towards sporting immortality when he duly completed victory in the Olympic 200m on...

  23. August 9, 2012

    Bolt sprints into history books

    Usain Bolt made history on Thursday evening by becoming the first man to complete the sprint double at two consecutive...

  24. August 8, 2012

    Inequitable equity in Man U float

    The success of Manchester United’s New York initial public offering is piquant given the complaints of US watchdogs about...

  25. August 8, 2012

    Olympics’ buzz masks poor state of athletics

    A packed Olympic stadium, cheering crowds, huge global television audiences night after night – track and field is getting...

  26. August 8, 2012

    Lessons from missed Olympic opportunity

    “Inspire a generation”, goes the slogan for the London 2012 Olympics. For NBC, the broadcaster with exclusive US rights to...

  27. August 5, 2012

    World unites to marvel at Bolt’s triumph

    After a weekend that the British spent absorbed in self-congratulation, the Olympic stadium, the nation and the world had to...

  28. August 5, 2012

    Bolt ends doubts with storming win

    Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100m final on Sunday, defending his title and setting a new Olympic record in 9.63...

  29. August 4, 2012

    Historic day for Team GB

    In what was the greatest night in the past century of British athletics, there were gold medals for Mo Farah in the 10,000m,...

  30. July 27, 2012

    London 2012: it all starts here

    On Wednesday July 6 2005, the day London won the bid to stage the 2012 Olympics, I was in Moscow. I watched the scenes of...

  31. July 27, 2012

    The Olympics – slimming drill

    Emperor Theodosius banned the original Olympic Games while Roman emperor (from 379 to 395) as part of his crackdown on pagan...

  32. July 25, 2012

    Social media make mark at London games

    Days after Gabrielle Douglas, the American gymnast, made the US Olympic team, the 16-year-old posted to Twitter a picture of...

  33. July 18, 2012

    Puma – down at heel

    Puma should be enjoying its summer of sport – cat logo-clad Italian footballers reached the final of Euro 2012, while Usain...

  34. July 18, 2012

    Puma hit by slowing demand in Europe

    Puma’s shares fell almost 5 per cent after the world’s third-largest sports goods company cut its full-year sales and...

  35. June 22, 2012

    Puma to kick leather into touch

    Puma will have to stop using leather in its famous football boots and trainers because it is such an environmentally...

  36. June 8, 2012

    Touched by glory

     Jesse Owens’ spike Owens wore these shoes to sprint into the history books in 1936 when he won four gold medals in...

  37. May 25, 2012

    An education on social mobility by degrees

    ‘Social mobility is about creating a truly level playing field and a fair race. That is why, for example, the Coalition...

  38. April 25, 2012

    Customer numbers rise at Virgin Media

    Customer numbers at Virgin Media climbed at their fastest rate in two years on the back of an advertising campaign with...

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