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Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

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

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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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.

More than 65,000 fans watched Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool's clash in Miami earlier this month

Peter Sharkey: The economic benefits of a permanent NFL franchise based in London

The NFL returns to London next month for the first of three regular season autumn duels when Miami face Oakland on September 28.

Scotland's Commonwealth Games poster girl Eilidh Child

Peter Sharkey: 'Yes' vote would give Scotland's games stars a dilemma

Should the people vote 'yes', in March 2016 it will become an independent nation, an outcome that might cause some serious soul-searching amongst Scottish athletes.

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

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.

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