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Saudi blockade vexes Qatar's $200bn World Cup projects
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Saudi blockade vexes Qatar's $200bn World Cup projects

Friday, 9 June 2017 4:54 PM

Qatar is spending $500m a week to bring the world’s biggest sporting event to the Arab world

Qatari cycling event foreshadows 2022 World Cup weather concerns
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Qatari cycling event foreshadows 2022 World Cup weather concerns

Thursday, 27 October 2016 6:14 PM

Competitors at a world cycling competition in Qatar may have enjoyed the hospitality but also struggled in a swirl of heat, wind, dust and humidity

Bahraini overtures to Kenya-born runners attract medals, controversy
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Bahraini overtures to Kenya-born runners attract medals, controversy

Thursday, 18 August 2016 1:59 PM

Oil-rich Bahrain has been luring poor but talented young runners with offers of school and financial rewards

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Meddling for medals: the politics of sport in the Gulf
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Meddling for medals: the politics of sport in the Gulf

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:43 AM

Kuwait’s recent re-suspension from the International Olympic Committee and FIFA highlights concerns over government interference, but the sports movement says there are far more issues at play

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?
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How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 7:19 PM

FIFA scandal has prompted calls a re-examination of the World Cup awards to Qatar and Russia

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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk
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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Monday, 1 June 2015 5:01 PM

At stake is influence, including its use of sport as a platform to operate on the global stage, opening doors to finance, media, diplomacy, property and tourism

Attention European leagues - it's called the World Cup
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Attention European leagues - it's called the World Cup

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:01 PM

Qatar 2022 winter tournament is blow to top leagues which are inflated to bursting by their own importance

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Revealed: Inside the business of polo
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Revealed: Inside the business of polo

Saturday, 21 February 2015 3:00 AM

The UAE’s wealthy businessmen and royals have fallen so in love with the grandeur of polo they are spending tens of millions just so they can play. Others have created loss-making events to attract the ultra-rich but how much are they willing to pay for the notoriously expensive game?

Is this the end of F1?
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Is this the end of F1?

Sunday, 23 November 2014 8:25 AM

By this time next year, five of the current 11 Formula One teams will probably be out of business. It’s now not a question of if it will happen but merely when it will happen. Marussia and Caterham have already gone and the Sauber, Lotus and Force India teams seem ready to join them. So in 12 months time there could be just six teams left on the grid, all forced to run three-car teams to maintain the semblance of a show. That is the harsh truth that spells out the finances of Formula One today.

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Football focus: Premier League’s big spenders
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Football focus: Premier League’s big spenders

Sunday, 9 November 2014 8:29 AM

How the British clubs spend millions to survive in the world’s most exciting sporting league

Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
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Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai

Saturday, 4 October 2014 1:56 AM

Teeing-off in Dubai is becoming ever more interesting, with several new and revamped golf courses being announced in recent months. There’s now more than a dozen either open or on their way in a city of 1.1 million. So will they all survive, or will the poorest performers be relegated to bogey status?

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Creating an empire: Inside the world of a wellness visionary
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Creating an empire: Inside the world of a wellness visionary

Sunday, 1 June 2014 3:57 PM

Arabian Business travels to Italy to learn how Technogym's Nerio Alessandri turned his small garage-based operation into a global force

Dhow racing in Dubai
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Dhow racing in Dubai

Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:13 PM

The race to Al Gaffal will see hundreds of dhows race in Dubai waters

Brand slam
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Brand slam

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:32 AM

Gulf blue chips are now closely associated with most of the world’s biggest sporting events. But is the multi-million-dollar outlay actually bringing a return on investment?

Why Gulf money can't buy World Cup 2014 spot
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Why Gulf money can't buy World Cup 2014 spot

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 1:09 PM

Region's teams will miss out on Brazil 2014 due to managerial changes and players' lack of experience

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