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Qatar 2022 not worried by new FIFA probe – ArabianBusiness.com

Qatar is planning 12 state-of-the-art stadia for the 2022 World Cup. The Qatar 2022 World Cup organising committee said on Tuesday it has nothing to fear from an investigation into the bidding process that led to its surprise victory in December 2010. Michael J Garcia, the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, confirmed earlier this week that he would examine the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups [...]

Qatar set to host top cycling championships – Gulf Times

By Anil JohnSports Editor Qatar is on course to add the prestigious Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships in 2016 to its already impressive array of top class sporting events, Gulf Times has learnt.The UCI Road World Championships, also referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is an annual event which, along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, forms the Triple Crown of cycling and is held over a two-week period.The UCI Road World Championships include a road race and individual time trial for elite men, which form the main draw of the competition. The women’s world championships, the under-23 world championships and the under-19 junior world championships are also held on the undercard.UCI is expected to make a formal announcement next month at Limburg in the Netherlands where this year’s event will be held [...]