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David Owen worked for 20 years for the Financial Times in the United States, Canada, France and the UK. He ended his FT career as sports editor after the 2006 World Cup and is now freelancing, including covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Cup and London 2012.

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Exclusive: IOC's Tokyo 2020 payments to International Federations set to rise by at least five per cent from Rio 2016, new FIFA figures suggest

Exclusive: IOC's Tokyo 2020 payments to International Federations set to rise by at least five per cent from Rio 2016, new FIFA figures suggest

FIFA has become the first major international sports body to publish its financial statements for 2021, disclosing that world football’s governing body made a net loss of $312.2 million (£238.1 million/€282.7 million) on revenue of $766.5 million (£584.7 million/€694 million) for the year immediately preceding the next men’s World Cup - Qatar 2022 - its all-important cash-cow.