July 20th, 2011
05:54 PM ET

Ask Seb Coe your London 2012 questions ...

Have a question for Seb Coe? This is your chance to get answers from the main man behind the London 2012 Olympics.
Have a question for Seb Coe? This is your chance to get answers from the main man behind the London 2012 Olympics.

July 27 is a significant day for London: it marks one year until arguably the greatest spectacle in global sport takes place in the British capital.

Beginning with the symbolic lighting of the flame, and enduring for 19 days until it is extinguished, nation will fight nation across 26 sports and 39 disciplines in pursuit of the coveted haul of gold medals on offer. FULL POST

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May 30th, 2011
07:36 PM ET

Was Blatter right to be defiant?

FIFA president Sepp Blatter may be re-relected for another four-year term on Wednesday.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter may be re-relected for another four-year term on Wednesday.

Given the context and timing to FIFA's press conference on Monday, you would have been forgiven for thinking an important annoucement was due to be made.

President Sepp Blatter - who will be subject to a presidential election vote on Wedneday - has seen his Zurich-based organization beset by a multitude of serious allegations regarding corruption in recent times. FULL POST

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May 12th, 2011
07:16 PM ET

Lennon intimidation has no place in soccer

Neil Lennon, the manager of Celtic Football Club, was hit by a fan from the opposition in a recent SPL game.
Neil Lennon, the manager of Celtic Football Club, was hit by a fan from the opposition in a recent SPL game.

The alleged assault on Celtic manager Neil Lennon, during a 3-0 victory over Scottish Premier League rivals Heart of Midlothian on Wednesday, has led to calls for change in a nation so proud of its football heritage.

European champions in 1967 and one of the two giant clubs of the Glasgow "Old Firm" alongside Rangers, Celtic are just one point from the top of the league with one game left to play. But the climax of what will surely be a dramatic end to the season, as Celtic chase their arch-rivals, has been overshadowed by unsavoury scenes. FULL POST

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April 25th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

Has time run out for Arsene Wenger?

Arsene Wenger has led Arsenal to Champions League qualification in all of his 15 seasons.
Arsene Wenger has led Arsenal to Champions League qualification in all of his 15 seasons.

So, another season, another disappointment; a thought that will be meandering around the minds of many Arsenal fans following the Gunners' capitulation to Bolton Wanderers on Sunday and the realistic end to their title challenge.

Manager Arsene Wenger, dubbed "The Professor" such is the reputation of his cerebral powers, will have more to mull over than most. FULL POST

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April 11th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

McIlroy must conquer the mental minefield

Rory McIlroy saw his game disintegrate in dramatic fashion in the final round of the Masters in Augusta.
Rory McIlroy saw his game disintegrate in dramatic fashion in the final round of the Masters in Augusta.

Poor old Rory McIlroy. Any golfer with a modicum of emotion, from club hackers to seasoned pros, would have had a sympathetic thought for the young maestro from Northern Ireland, as his game crumbled in dramatic fashion in the final round of Sunday's Masters in Augusta.

Golf is a pursuit that demands mental strength and positive thinking for success - it's played 90% between the ears as the cliche goes - even at the very lowest levels of the games. If there is a player alive who has not experienced the exasperation and frustration of a how a duff shot can ruin a perfectly enjoyable day on the fairways I would like to meet him. FULL POST

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March 31st, 2011
12:51 PM ET

Can Ferrari find some trump cards?

Can Ferrari's Fernando Alonso vie for a win in Malaysia on April 10?
Can Ferrari's Fernando Alonso vie for a win in Malaysia on April 10?

The opening race of the Formula One season is always an interesting contest as it is the first time the teams on the grid show their hands in the poker game of speed and potential.

Pre-season testing, as fascinating as it is for F1 aficionados, often sees as much bluff and smokescreen from the competing constructors as it does commitment to putting new designs and innovations through their paces. FULL POST

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January 11th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

Should Ryan Babel be free to Tweet?

Should Babel be free to Tweet about issues in the game?
Should Babel be free to Tweet about issues in the game?

In an age when social interaction is increasingly conducted digitally it is perhaps no wonder that superstars of the sporting world, like millions of other users around the world, are going online to convey their feelings and thoughts. But is this something that should be encouraged?

The internet is now truly global in scope and the communities that have formed around social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook number in their hundreds of millions. Communication has entered a new era where the public domain has been democratized ... and it's causing a few headaches.

Take the example of Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Ryan Babel, who currently boasts 166,000 followers to his personal Twitter account (and which, after the events of this week, are no doubt climbing). FULL POST

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January 7th, 2011
02:27 PM ET

Have your say on Blatter’s decisions

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter had a busy year as the boss of world football in 2010.
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter had a busy year as the boss of world football in 2010.

CNN sat down with FIFA president Sepp Blatter for an exclusive interview on January 11.

It's been a landmark year for FIFA, world football's governing body, and consequently a hectic twelve months for the organization's president Sepp Blatter.

In 2010 alone, the 74-year-old saw his long-held ambition for Africa to stage a World Cup come to fruition, while the decision over which countries would stage the 2018 and 2022 editions of the event were also settled.

A key tenet of Blatter's leadership has always been to move football into new territories, and by voting for Russia and Qatar to stage the event respectively, FIFA’s executive committee ensured new backdrops for the biggest show in world soccer for the coming years.

The Club World Cup - a FIFA-run competition for domestic sides - saw European champions Inter Milan defeat African hopefuls TP Mazembe to be crowned the planet's best by Blatter, marking a triumphant end to the year in Qatar for the Swiss administrator.

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November 15th, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Conversation with World Sport ... what changes would you make?

What changes would like to happen with World Sport?
What changes would like to happen with World Sport?

You may not know, but CNN's World Sport has been on the air since 1993, and despite being in our 18th we're as keen as we were on the first day of broadcast to deliver what you, our audience, want to see.

In our time on-air we've built a reputation for speaking to biggest names in the business (Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Ferguson, David Haye, Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer, Lewis Hamilton in 2010 alone), bringing you the latest from the planet's top events and giving insight and analysis to the stories that make the headlines.

Recently, the program has also started to increasingly reflect how sport news is being reflected and reacted to online. So now it's your chance to have your say about how we plan to shape the show in the future as we embark on a week of conversation with the World Sport audience.

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October 19th, 2010
07:56 PM ET

Has Wayne Rooney made the right decision?

According to Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, England striker Wayne Rooney wants to leave the Old Trafford club.
According to Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, England striker Wayne Rooney wants to leave the Old Trafford club.

The news that Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United could hardly have been a more surprising story. The England striker, who had previously seemed so happy at Old Trafford, has apparently become tired with the team with which he won the European Champions League and numerous English titles and is keen to find pastures new.

The fact that United - one of the world's most famous clubs - are now resigned to losing their most prized asset against the will of the manager is not a situation they are used to.

Alex Ferguson's press conference - in which he told the world of his disappointment - was remarkable for a number of reasons and spoke volumes about his feelings on the matter.

It is rare that one of the most successful managers in British football is anything other than efficient in his dealings with the press; but in front of reporters he was open, candid and loquacious. Fergie even showed an emotional side, which though controlled, is not often seen.

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