Sport inc.

Ed Warner
Burning issues in the world of sport
Created 20 Jul 2021
  • Yorked!
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 7 0
    Photo: Ian Roscoe on Shutterstock Yorkshire County Cricket Club might just be the most exciting sponsorship proposition right now. Mired in a racism crisis of its own making, deserted by its full rost...
  • Crime and punishment
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 8 2
    Photo: txking on Shutterstock The FA has got off very lightly for the shocking crowd scenes that marred July’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley. A paltry €100k fine and one match to be played behind closed ...
  • England’s women x2
    28 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Photo: Jacob Lund on Shutterstock By my back-of-the-envelope reckoning, the national team’s 4-0 win over Northern Ireland’s women at Wembley was the 14th best supported sporting event in England this ...
  • Nudge for life
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    Michal Stefan Janicki on Shutterstock I addressed a bunch of politicians, advisors and sports industry types at a Westminster Forum this week. Subject was the challenges facing sport and the public fu...
  • Dear ECB...
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 12 2
    Photo: Lance Bellers, Shutterstock Dear ECB, I see you’ve parted company with your Chair, Ian Watmore, after only a year in the job. I’d like to toss my hat in the ring, although I recognise I’m on th...
  • No Pac-Man in Paris
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 9 0
    Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Only four years ago e-sports looked destined to be included as exhibition sports at Paris 2024, en route to full medal inclusion at Los Angeles 2028. But the pandemic took...
  • Wanted: silver bullet
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Usain Bolt (Salty View/Shutterstock) The results are just in, and they don’t make for easy reading. World Athletics posted a small financial surplus in 2020, but only because Russia coughed up a fine ...
  • Thunderstruck
    23 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 10 0
    1960s Mini Coopers at the Goodwood Revival (Jordan Butters) Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy taking on AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and former F1 driver Martin Brundle in 1960s Mini Coopers. What’s not to like about st...
  • Prize balls
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    Boris promises at the Homecoming The golden streamers have been swept away from the Wembley Arena floor. Madness have packed up their saxophone. The National Lottery logos have been put back into stor...
  • Putin laughs last
    09 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Gold winning ROC gymnastics team (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Russia did not compete at Tokyo 2020, but Russian athletes won 189 medals to finish 5th in the Olympics and 4th in the Paralympics. President P...
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