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Concealment and Recognition at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

To many people, and certainly to FIFA and the IOC, sporting concerns do not, or at least should not, overlap with political ones. This viewpoint is troubling because it downplays the social price of sports.

Jason Linkins

Twilight Of The International Sports Scoundrels: Your Sunday Morning Conversation | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

In just a few days, the eyes of the sporting world will be on Brazil, where the world’s finest soccer teams (and also Australia) will gather in the ...

Qatar World Cup Bid Faces New Corruption Allegations

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have denied fresh allegations of wrongdoing after a British newspaper report questioned the ...

What Secretary Kerry Won't See in Qatar

Sharan Burrow | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Sharan Burrow

On Wednesday John Kerry will cross the finish line of his first listening tour as Secretary of State. His last stop is Doha, Qatar, a small gulf state with a big problem.

Qatari Doubts About Alcohol Boosted By Unlikely Allies: World Cup Hosts Brazil and Russia

James Dorsey | Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports
James Dorsey

The outcome of FIFA's dispute with Brazil, host of the 2014 World Cup, and Russia where the tournament will be held in 2018, is certain to shape the soccer body's certainly forthcoming debate with Qatar.

Alcohol Ban Raises Specter of Problems for Qatar's Hosting of 2022 World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 03.18.2012 | World
James Dorsey

A ban on alcohol on Qatar's man-made island highlights domestic opposition to some of the Gulf state's more forward looking policies, as well as freedoms for soccer fans it is expected to host during the 2022 World Cup.

Where IS Qatar? What You Need To Know About The World Cup Host

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Qatar has just been announced as the host of the 2022 World Cup, causing many to wonder: where exactly is that? Qatar is a small Middle Eastern pe...