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Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey is the author of the Birmingham Post's Business of Sport column.

Tour de France

Firms ride on upward cycle of demand for nutrition

The rising popularity of competitive and leisure cycling has seen doors open for the sports nutrition market.

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Tour de France

Firms ride on upward cycle of demand for nutrition

The rising popularity of competitive and leisure cycling has seen doors open for the sports nutrition market.

Formula One championship title rivals, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Karting beginning to build up speed in the race to hit on its own winning formula

Small-engine racing where it all began for Hamilton and Rosberg.

Alex Song of Cameroon is sent off after a red card by referee Pedro Proenca during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia.

No quick fix in global bid to beat the game's cheats

Match-fixing usually manifests itself in instances where sportsmen are 'underpaid', or their level of remuneration is considered 'unjust'.

England's Steven Gerrard

Money talks as England look set for more misery

Although England has "the best facilities", we remain unable to produce a sufficient volume of talented footballers capable of competing at the very highest level

Eight Formula One teams are based within an hour's drive of each other in the 'Motorsport Valley' area around Silverstone

'Motorsport Valley' still attracting Formula one business to the Midlands

This concentration of high-performance engineering firms, located primarily in the Midlands, had emerged relatively unscathed from the recession.

The Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

It's time for one venue to play host to all future World Cups

If the footballing public is less bullish about England's chances than at any point during the last thirty years, the Brazilian hosts face an almost impossible quandary.

An artist's impression of the Doha Port stadium, part of Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup

World Cup or Western League - integrity is a key factor for sponsors

A litany of back-handers, bribes and lavish junkets merely confirmed that many senior officials involved in the management and administration of international football are little more than crooks.

Port Hercule is rammed with yachts and spectators for last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix

A European-wide ban on alcohol advertising would put skids under Formula One...

Teams face a huge loss of income if EU states agree to French demands.

David Moyes

Clubs must think hard about how to replace key people

Considerable damage can be done to any business if the wrong person takes the reins of a successful operation

Sales of new televisions will rise as football fans upgrade their sets ahead of the World Cup 2014

From pets to pizzas - World Cup will give retailers a £2bn boost

Whether England's performances can justify their supporters' significant investment is, unfortunately, another matter altogether.

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