12
Mar
2009

Is Football the New Slavery? - Africa Day - Chris Nathaniel, Football Agent

Chris Nathaniel runs NVA Management, represents Rio Ferdinand and is a host of African origin footballers.

In this Coventry Conversation, as part of Africa Day, Chris talks about whether football is the new slavery.

12
Mar
2009

Black Players in Football - Africa Day - Cyrille Regis MBE

Cyrille Regis MBE won the FA Cup with Coventry in 1987. He made his name at West Bromwich Albion and played for England five times. Cyrille is a regular visitor to Africa.

In this Coventry Conversation Cyrille talks to John Mair about his experiences as a black footballer.

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22
Jan
2009

My Journey as an Athlete, Broadcaster and Athletics Administrator - David Moorcroft

David Moorcroft has been involved in athletics for more than 30 years at club, area and international level as a competitor, teacher, coach, broadcaster and from 1997-2006 was chief executive of the sport’s national governing body.

In this Coventry Conversation, David talks about his career.

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4
Dec
2008

Football, Finance and Funny Business - Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick was a founder, and remains a Director, of London University’s Birkbeck Sport Business Centre. Simon is a founder and director of CIBS – the Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University. His research interests are based around sport marketing and sport business strategy.

In this Coventry Conversation, Simon talks about corruption and dodgy dealings in the world of football.

This talk is also available to watch on CUTV.

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2
Oct
2008

Writing ‘Manchester UTD: The Biography’ - Jim White

Jim White is sports columnist for the Daily Telegraph as well as an author and broadcaster. Jim was a founding member of The Independent in 1986 and worked there for a decade before moving to The Guardian. He won sports columnist of the year during his time there and established himself as one of the most well-respected sports journalists.

Jim now writes for the Daily Telegraph as a regular columnist and arts critic and recently released his eighth book, 'Manchester United: The Biography' which is the topic for this Coventry Conversation.

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24
Apr
2008

Sports Journalism - Olympics Day - Jim White

Jim has, in addition to writing for the Telegraph and the Independent, appeared on TV and radio. His broadcast credits include sport on Radio Five (Which he won a Sony Gold for a documentary) to Radio Four’s Front Row to documentaries for Sky Sport.

In this Coventry Conversation, part of a day devoted to Olympics banter, Jim talks about his life and career as a sports journalist.

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24
Apr
2008

The Olympic Controversy - Olympics Day - Duncan Mackay

Jim’s career includes: From 1990–93 Editor of Rugby World, 1994-96 Freelance work and from 1996 to present, The Guardian and Observer. He has also published a number of books including: Linford Christie: The Unauthorised Biography (1995) and Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence (1996). He is currently working on a number of other books.

In this talk, part of a day of discussion about the Olympics, Duncan discusses why this particular sporting event is surrounded by so much controversy.

24
Apr
2008

The Pinnacle of Performance - Olympics Day - David Moorcroft

David has been involved in athletics for more than 30 years at club, area and international level as a competitor, teacher, coach, broadcaster and from 1997-2006, he was chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. As a competitor, his highlights include setting the world record for 5000m at 13 minutes 00.41 seconds in Oslo in 1982 – it remains the UK record to this day -and winning the Commonwealth Games Gold medals for 1500m in 1978 and 5000m in 1982.

In this talk, part of a day's worth of talks about the Olympics, David talks about his experiences of athletics at all levels.

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