Wednesday May 27, 2020

Business of Sport: The politics of sport

Leaders in the world of sports administration believe that sport can play a role in economic recovery, writes Cian Murtagh.

1st June, 2014
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar addresses the annual conference of the Federation of Irish Sport. Picture: Patrick Bolger

Sport as a natural resource is probably not a concept most people would identify with. Yet, there is a growing sense that some careful political management of Irish sport could result in significant gains.

Last Thursday, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar delivered the keynote address to the annual conference of the Federation of Irish Sport.

Entitled Shaping Sports Future', the conference examined the role sport will have in influencing Irish society and...

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