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Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

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

Nike Fuelband

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

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Nike Fuelband

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

Surfer

Surfing rides on crest of a wave as the influence of crowdfunding grows

Water sport leads the way as appeal-based funding gathers momentum.

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

Super-rich Norway has pulled plug on Winter Olympics 2022 bid

Oslo was the prospective venue for the Winter Olympics in 2022, before the Norwegian government decided against the £2billion investment.

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Horse Racing

Peter Sharkey: Football is the market mover in a changing industry

Millions of viewers watching this week's European contests consider it an invitation to have a flutter before the second half kicks off.

Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain

Peter Sharkey: Scottish sport could face funding challenge in longer term

South of the border, Englishmen are torn by the apparent desire of large numbers of Scots to break away and go it alone.

The launch of the new Aviva Premiership Season at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Peter Sharkey: Rugby sugar daddies and the fears for clubs 'living beyond their means'

The new, all-singing, all-dancing Aviva Premiership kicks off in Northampton tomorrow night when the Saints host Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

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