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Owen Gibson

Owen Gibson

    Blatter key to Qatar 2022 decision
    Blatter key to Qatar 2022 decision
    1 – Qatar retains the 2022 World Cup
    spike: Don’t pop the cork yet, Champagne
    spike: Don’t pop the cork yet, Champagne
    As stirring slogans go, it is not exactly up there with Margaret Thatcher’s "Labour...
    Football world in a tizz over 2022 Qatar World Cup bombshell
    Football world in a tizz over 2022 Qatar World Cup bombshell
    Jerome Valcke, the Fifa secretary general, has given the clearest signal yet that the World Cup in Qatar will be moved to November 2022, during a...
    Doping casts shadow over athletics
    Doping casts shadow over athletics
    In less than a fortnight, Usain Bolt will line up in London's Olympic Stadium to contest a 100m sprint that was supposed to remind the public...
    Sharapova's Wimbledon fall leads to a court disaster
    Sharapova's Wimbledon fall leads to a court disaster
    Sharapova has led the criticism of the condition of the Wimbledon courts, after she slipped three times and then fell out of the tournament...
    Mourinho returns to a very different Chelsea
    Mourinho returns to a very different Chelsea
    But whether or not he comes up with a soundbite to rival the endlessly quoted assertion that he was "a special one" when he first...
    Why Abramovich can’t buy the best
    Why Abramovich can’t buy the best
    Even if Rafael Benitez does limp on until May, it is becoming harder to see where Roman Abramovich goes from there. A man used to being able to...
    What if it rains during the Olympics?
    What if it rains during the Olympics?
    Following meetings to predict how much London 2012 could be adversely affected by the dismal weather now ruining the British summer.
    London Games ticket touts play dirty
    London Games ticket touts play dirty
    Of all the negative stories – from transport meltdowns to security scares likely to afflict the London Olympics before Danny Boyle’s...
    The gods are smiling on the Olympic games.
    The gods are smiling on the Olympic games.
    If medals were awarded for celebrating milestones, London 2012 organisers would already be groaning under the weight of precious metal.
    Big spenders take risks with new rules
    Big spenders take risks with new rules
    Two conflicting forces, both emanating from Uefa's tranquil HQ on the banks of Lake Geneva, have been affecting the English Premier League's...
    Another Fifa favours for World Cup votes row
    Another Fifa favours for World Cup votes row
    Lord Triesman, the former chairperson of England's Football Association, has reignited the row over allegations of corruption at the heart of...