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David Conn - Sports Scandals
Wed 22 March 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 GMT
David Conn will be presenting this insight into the world of football. He is a multi-award-winning journalist for the Guardian newspaper, widely respected as one of the foremost investigative writers on football. He has been awarded the UK's sports news reporter of the year a record three times, in 2004, 2009 and 2013, and sports journalist of the year in the British Journalism Awards in 2013. He has three times been named football writer of the year by the Football Supporters Federation.
He is the author of three acclaimed books critically investigating and chronicling English football's commercial transformation since the formation of the Premier League: The Football Business (1997), The Beautiful Game?: Searching For The Soul Of Football (2004), and Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football And Growing Up (2012).
His 2009 article for the Guardian detailing the bereaved Hillsborough families' continuing campaign for justice prompted the then Labour ministers Andy Burnham and Maria Eagle to press for all official documents relating to the disaster to be released, leading to the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, quashing of the first inquest and the holding of new inquests. David covered the two-year long new inquests extensively for the Guardian and was widely acclaimed for his in-depth coverage and analysis following the conclusion of the proceedings and verdicts of unlawful killing.
David has been a key part of the Guardian’s coverage of the Fifa scandals, and has written a book about it, due out in June 2017.