Richard Conway

Sports news correspondent

Insight from BBC Radio 5 live's sports news correspondent

About Richard

Richard is the sports news correspondent for BBC Radio 5... Read more about Richard Conway live.

He reports on, breaks and analyses some of the biggest stories and issues in sport.

Prior to joining the BBC, Richard was part of the sport editorial team for Sky News and started his career working on political programmes for ITV.

Fifa

Fifa election: Key questions answered

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Football's crisis-hit world governing body Fifa will meet in Zurich on Friday and elect a new leader to try to take the damaged organisation forward into a new era.

A winner must be declared on the night - as an ice hockey rink needs to be laid at midnight for a match at the same Hallenstadion venue the following day.

Fifa headquarters

Fifa hires Clinton aide to help PR

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Fifa has hired a consulting firm with links to America's failed bid to secure the 2022 World Cup.

The BBC has learnt New York-based Teneo Holdings has been retained in the wake of the criminal investigation launched into football's world governing body by the US Department of Justice in May.

Sepp Blatter after speaking in Zurich

'Blatter fighting the dying light'

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During the Cold War, analysts in the West had to decipher the politics of the Soviet Union using any small scrap of information they could find.

The order by which members of the ruling politburo were positioned at public appearances, the arrangement of articles in the state newspaper or the removal of portraits were poured over to extract an understanding of what was truly going on behind the Iron Curtain.

Qatar 2022

UK looks to head off Qatar 2022 row

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Given the enormity of the Fifa crisis, one aspect of the story that has gone relatively under-analysed concerns comments by the UK government that it is apparently willing to stage the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights.

I understand diplomatic tensions between the UK and Qatar increased last week following remarks by John Whittingdale, the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.