Keme Nzerem is Sports Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Sport is about so much more than winning and losing. It's a window onto the world, and a great vantage point to look at the social issues that affect the lives of millions of people - in Britain and across the globe.
Since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa I've led the sports coverage for Channel 4 News. I've reported extensively on the Paralympics and their legacy; racism in football - here in the UK and notably during the 2012 European Championship; the Tour de France and doping; and the rise of Russia as a global sporting power. And I've interviewed some of the biggest names in world sport: from global icons such as Usain Bolt, David Beckham and Mo Farah - to new stars such as the boxer Nicola Adams and sprinter Jonnie Peacock.
When not reporting sports stories, you may see me presenting Channel 4 News' noon bulletin.
While running Channel 4 News' Washington bureau (2005 - 2007) I covered Hurricane Katrina, and the politics behind the Iraq war - including an exclusive behind the scenes visit to Guantanamo Bay. I returned to the USA for Barak Obama's historic Presidential run in 2008.
A story I narrated about the Iraq war 'surge' won the RTS foreign news award in 2007. I covered the Soham trial as a producer on our Home Affairs unit in 2003.
And I joined the team as a sports producer in 2001.
Files on 23 individuals and organisations involved in the Hillsborough disaster have been handed over to the Crown prosecution service which will now decide if criminal charges should follow.
The claims were stark: that chemicals used in fracking could cause cancer, or that drinking water might be contaminated. Now the advertising watchdog says Friends of the Earth has agreed to stop repeating what it called “misleading” claims about fracking.
Teaching unions say that 98 per cent of schools in England will lose out from the new national funding formula announced before Christmas.
The former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody after being charged in court with child sex offences. The 62-year-old, who appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court via video link, faced a series of charges including five counts of indecent assault.
QPR is the latest football club to be linked to historical allegations of child sexual abuse. It’s said it will co-operate with inquiries into one of its former coaches, Chris Gieler, who left the club in 2003 and died a year later.
Three former footballers, who claim they were abused, broke down in tears today as they launched a new support group to “fight for justice” for victims of abuse.
Footballers who have spoken out to reveal allegations of child abuse by coaches have told Channel 4 News they are forming a Trust to help other potential victims. Former players Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Chris Unsworth want the “Offside Trust” to support players who are victims of child abuse, along with their families. All…
Around 350 people have now reported alleged cases of child sex abuse connected to football clubs. The number has been rising by the day following the launch of an NSPCC hotline, which has received more than 860 calls in its first week of operation. Greater Manchester Police alone say they have received reports from 35…
More than a quarter of the police forces across England and Wales have now opened investigations into claims of historical sex abuse involving football club youth teams.
The FA announces a review of allegations of child sex abuse in football.
Crewe Alexandra Football Club has tonight announced an independent review of its handling of allegations of abuse of young players by a former coach more than 20 years ago.
The scale is only just becoming clear: now the national inquiry into child sex abuse says it could start looking into allegations by former footballers that they were abused within the sport.
Northern Ireland has reached a major international football finals for the first time in 30 years.
In a breakthrough in drama casting, an autistic actor has joined the cast of the hospital drama Holby City.