Kabaddi, a new sports podcast and chipping athletes – it’s 7 from 7

This week’s 7 from 7 covers broadcasting owning the rights to sports, volunteer demographics and the battle for control of skateboarding. What happens when broadcasters run sports. A new sports podcast from PR Week. New research on what volunteers look like. People don’t like it when you suggest inserting microchips into athletes. Vice goes behind the scenes … More Kabaddi, a new sports podcast and chipping athletes – it’s 7 from 7

Olympic legacy, bidding wish list and National Fitness Day – it’s 7 from 7

This week’s 7 from 7 covers new Sport England awards, diversity in the media, London Olympic legacy and UK Sport’s bidding wish list. Olympic legacy – kids doing less sport than 2012.  The Government’s event bidding list. What’s on it.  How American teams get taxpayers to build their stadia.  National Fitness Day makes big impact.  Probably … More Olympic legacy, bidding wish list and National Fitness Day – it’s 7 from 7

Bobsleigh goes downhill, Facebook makes big sports move and PwC identifies big sports trends – it’s 7 from 7

This week’s 7 from 7 covers meta sports sponsorship, the US basketball scandal and Facebook’s big sports rights buy. Bobsleigh NGB CEO makes way. Facebook makes defining sports rights move (NFL). PwC Sports Survey identifies key sector trends. The basketball scandal engulfing America. Meta madness – Coca Cola is now sponsoring a football player who doesn’t … More Bobsleigh goes downhill, Facebook makes big sports move and PwC identifies big sports trends – it’s 7 from 7

Match-fixing, doping, funding and fandom – it’s 7 sports headlines you don’t want to miss this week.

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers concussion, match-fixing, and the difference between US and UK sports fans. British Bobsleigh hits funding problems five months out from winter games. It’s been out for a month but Icarus … More Match-fixing, doping, funding and fandom – it’s 7 sports headlines you don’t want to miss this week.

Sports Minister on governance, kabaddi and Olympic sponsors – it’s 7 from 7

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers the Sports Minister on governance, equestrian chief quitting and how to take over the close season as a sport. Sports minister offers carrot and stick on governance reforms. Almost none of … More Sports Minister on governance, kabaddi and Olympic sponsors – it’s 7 from 7

NGBs set to lose funding, BBC adds sports rights, world’s 50 most dominant athletes – it’s 7 from 7

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers another NGB set to reject governance changes and lose funding, the world’s 50 most dominant athletes and the BBC entering into the golf rights market again. British Cycling is in … More NGBs set to lose funding, BBC adds sports rights, world’s 50 most dominant athletes – it’s 7 from 7

NGB moves, Sky Sports shake-ups and pump news – it’s 7 from 7

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers moves at the top of governing bodies, trainer news as Nike and Adidas trade blows and NGBs asking UK Sport to rethink finding for elite programmes. Okeycokey: UK Athetics chair … More NGB moves, Sky Sports shake-ups and pump news – it’s 7 from 7

New YST and wheelchair basketball chiefs, Lions tour and 30 most influential women in sport – 7 from 7

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers Sue Campbell leaving Youth Sport Trust, why the Lions tour is an anachronism and some big sponsorship moves. Comings and goings at the top of Youth Sport Trust and Wheelchair Basketball. … More New YST and wheelchair basketball chiefs, Lions tour and 30 most influential women in sport – 7 from 7

New tennis and rowing chiefs, Premier League viewing figures and Olympic changes – 7 from 7

7 from 7 is the briefest of sports news round-ups. Seven headlines from seven days to keep you in the loop. This week it covers moves at the top of tennis and rowing, falling Premier League audiences, and the review of UK Sports high performance system. New LTA chief appointed. British Rowing chair steps down.  … More New tennis and rowing chiefs, Premier League viewing figures and Olympic changes – 7 from 7

I was there when England won the World Cup last week – and this is what I learned

I was at Suwon in South Korea on Sunday to see England’s Under 20s beat Venezuela – our first victory at a global tournament since ‘66. Like the twenty million people who claim they were at Wembley in 1966, I now join the exclusive club of fans who can lay claim to seeing England win … More I was there when England won the World Cup last week – and this is what I learned