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Changing lanes: IAAF president Sebastian Coe

Changing lanes: IAAF president Sebastian Coe

Double Olympic gold medallist and former British politician Sebastian Coe has become the face of world athletics during one of the its toughest eras. With his experience as chairman of leading sports media agency CSM, he talks candidly about corruption, doping allegations and the Gulf’s potential to become an international sporting destination

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Five minutes with… English golfer Justin Rose

Rose singled out the 8th hole at Emirates Golf Club as one of his favourite nine holes around the world

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

Ice princess: Meet the figure skater aiming to be the first Emirati to compete at the Winter Olympics

20-year-old Zahra Lari's goal is to qualify to represent the United Arab Emirates at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

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Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Straight bat: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke gives the inside view on being the Australian cricket captain, including his public rants against team selectors, and gives his input on whether Dubai, the home of the International Cricket Council, is doing enough to support the game

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Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

German sportswear giant to sell more than 14 million Brazuca balls

Tough tackler

Tough tackler

Yousuf Al Serkal, the UAE’s candidate for the AFC presidency, says he will clean up the beautiful game’s tarnished image in Asia if elected next month

Surfing in the UAE: Riding the wave

Surfing in the UAE: Riding the wave

Dubai-based Surf Shop Arabia is at the forefront of a surfing boom in the Middle East. Owner Carl De Villiers tells us how he grew his business

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Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Charismatic sports promoter Barry Hearn has made millions from revamping second-tier sports and beaming them to worldwide TV audiences. Now he’s bringing his A game to the Middle East

The Italian job

The Italian job

CEO Middle East talks to football legend Fabio Cannavaro from his luxury Palm villa about the Qatar World Cup, the Real Madrid resort and his journey to become one of the greatest defenders of all time

Brad Drewett interview: Association of Tennis Professionals president

Brad Drewett interview: Association of Tennis Professionals president

Association of Tennis Professionals president Brad Drewett says marketing interest in one of the world’s most popular sports has remained strong, despite the credit crunch

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Evander Holyfield interview: The Real Deal

Former heavyweight champion on the world on being bitten, belts and business in the Middle East

Manchester City special: Voice of experience

Manchester City special: Voice of experience

Ex-England footballer Brian Marwood is one of the central cogs in the Manchester City machine

Manchester City special: Talking a good game

Manchester City special: Talking a good game

A City fan by birth, chief communications officer Vicky Kloss has seen her fair share of lows. But much has changed since the ADUG takeover three years ago, she says


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