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  • Cavaliers No1 in world sports pay, Man Utd highest in football

    By Nick Harris 13 November 2016 The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA are now the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2016, to be published in full tomorrow, and with key extracts in today’s Mail on Sunday (links below). The average first-team pay at the Cavaliers, home to NBA icon LeBron James, […]

  • Drugs in sport survey 1998 – retrospective

    By Nick Harris 31 October 2016 The 1998 Tour de France was utterly overshadowed by drugs busts and irrefutable evidence of widespread cheating. This was apparently a new low in the global landscape of doping scandals. Apparently is the operative word. It would be a long time before the truth about cycling’s real doping problem emerged. Some might […]

  • Euro 2016 squads: cost £2.2bn but worth more than double Read more >

    Euro 2016 squads: cost £2.2bn but worth more than double

    By Nick Harris 10 June 2016 Two interesting and credible studies published this week have attempted to quantify the cost (and separately, the value) of the 24 squads that will contest Euro 2016, which begins this evening in Paris when hosts France face Romania at the Stade de France. The first was conducted by Profit […]

  • Landmark study concludes ‘cricket not to blame’ for player suicides

    By Nick Harris 23 May 2016 The first peer-reviewed academic study on the phenomenon of suicide among Test cricketers has concluded the sport is ‘not to blame’ and there is no evidence of a higher incidence of such deaths among players than among the general population. Academics from England and Australia found instead that the Test […]

  • Number-crunched: the rise and rise of the Women’s World Cup

    By Nick Harris 1 June 2015 The 2015 Women’s World Cup (WWC) kicks off this coming weekend in Canada, and it will be the seventh edition of a tournament that has come a long way in short time. At the first tournament the games were 80 minutes long, there was a single sponsor, the final wasn’t shown […]

  • REVEALED: PSG become the best paid team in global sport, ahead of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and the LA Dodgers

    By Nick Harris 20 May 2015 Paris Saint-Germain are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2015, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine and published today. The average first-team pay at PSG has been calculated at £5.3m per year, or £101,8983 per week in the period under review. PSG have just completed […]

  • Unions and Fifa reform groups call on sponsors to take ‘moral responsibility’ for ending Qatar human rights abuses

    By Nick Harris 18 May 2015 International workers’ unions have today joined forces with pressure groups seeking reform of football’s world governing body Fifa to demand that Fifa’s sponsors accept their corporate responsibility and challenge human rights abuses at World Cup 2022 infrastructure construction sites in Qatar. The move comes as reports are published about BBC journalists being arrested while trying […]

  • New partnership to help young writers get under the skin of sport

    By Nick Harris 11 May 2015 Sporting Intelligence is pleased to announce a new partnership with sports compression wear company SKINS that will help to maintain this website’s independence – and help to enable the provision of some project funding for young and upcoming sports writers. The new alliance comes on the heels of www.sportingintelligence.com […]

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