David Owen Chief Columnist

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. He has written two books about horse racing, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset and No Snail.

David Owen

Recent articles by David

Carrard takes FIFA hot seat

Carrard takes FIFA hot seat

A veteran of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Salt Lake City crisis has been brought in to chair the new FIFA committee charged with drafting a package of reform proposals far-reaching enough to salvage the battered reputation of world football’s governing body.