January 9th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Olympic countdown: IOC president answers your questions

Belgium's Jacques Rogge has been head of the IOC for more than a decade.
Belgium's Jacques Rogge has been head of the IOC for more than a decade.

With London 2012 just 200 days away, this is a significant year for the International Olympic Committee.

The British organizers of the four-yearly sporting showpiece have contended with ticketing controversies and faced transport, security and budgeting challenges in their bid to follow in the footsteps of Beijing four years ago.

Illegal gambling has also been on the rise in worldwide sport, and London chiefs have identified it as a bigger threat to this year’s Games than drugs. FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under:  Olympics
January 4th, 2012
01:38 PM ET

Who are football's top January transfer targets?

From left: Alex, Carlos Tevez and Papiss Cisse are among the top footballers who could be on the move this month.
From left: Alex, Carlos Tevez and Papiss Cisse are among the top footballers who could be on the move this month.

European football's January transfer window is now open, and clubs have started to intensify their scouting efforts in a bid to improve their chances of living up to expectations this season. Many managers don’t like spending a lot of money in the winter, but it could be the difference between success and failure.

I have taken a look at 10 players who realistically could leave their current clubs and strengthen many others around the world. Of course there are some star players who are expected to move soon, like Neymar or Wesley Sneijder, but I have not included them in my list since they will most likely be transferred when this season is finished.

So here is my list of the top targets this month. Some of them would be real bargains. Let me know what you think. FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under:  Football
newer posts »