Murad Ahmed

Murad Ahmed


For the past decade, Murad Ahmed has worked at two of Britain’s most prestigious broadsheet newspapers. In 2006, he joined The Times as a graduate trainee in London. Two years later, he became its technology reporter, a perch from which he covered the rise of the internet giants of Silicon Valley, reporting on how social media changed the lives of billions.

He moved to the Financial Times in 2014 to become the paper’s first European Technology Correspondent. During his time covering the subject, he was the one of the foremost writers on technology in British journalism, winning Digital Writer of the year at the Online Media Awards in 2012, and Technology Journalist of the Year at the UK Tech Awards in 2015.

In 2016, he became the FT’s Leisure Correspondent, covering amongst other things, the world of sport. It was a posting made for a lifelong sports fanatic, allowing him to cover the Olympic Games, Wimbledon tennis championships and Europe’s greatest football teams. In 2018, he was shortlisted for sports feature writer of the year at the SJA sports journalism awards and sports journalist of the year at the British Press Awards, for a portfolio of long reads on the science and business of sport.

His debut book is a passion project, the culmination of a lifelong journey to understand decisions made by his forebears during the creation of Bangladesh. He lives with his wife in London.

Murad Ahmed @muradahmed

Milan-Cortina wins right to host 2026 Winter Olympics via @FT

SCOOP in @FT: Olympics signs record joint-sponsorship deal with Coca Cola and China Mengniu Dairy worth a combined $3bn, in one of the biggest ever corporate endorsements in sport:

Such a brilliant piece of writing

Sneak preview of this weekend's @FTMag cover story which is just a tour de force by @KuperSimon and will enrage/entertain/enlighten you - publishing tomorrow a.m.

Scoop in @FT: Richard Scudamore’s first paid role after leaving Premier League is to join a new committee at European Tour looking to bolster money made by the Ryder Cup.

World Rugby drops £6bn plan to create new Nations Championship tournament, in a move that strengthens private equity group CVC effort gain commercial control over Rugby Union in @FT

More people being taken down by football corruption investigations today... Swiss Federal Prosecutor forced to recuse himself from Fifa probe in @FT

The @FT analysis: An infamous lunch with Nicolas Sarkozy and unexpected Qatari guests at the Elysée Palace lie at the heart of Michel Platini corruption probe and the downfall of the French football icon

That was great. Wonderful display of leadership

Former Uefa head Michel Platini detained and questioned in France via @financialtimes

"True equality means women have the right to be as useless or appalling as they please" - great column by @pilitaclark on money's new love affair with women's football

ICYMI: I spoke to Norman Tebbit. Despite, ahem, “non-English faces” in England cricket team, he still worries why British Asians support the country of their parents birth at #CWC19 Fans say his infamous loyalty test doesn’t suit complex identities in @FT

@muradahmed @FT Some of his comments - particularly “non-English faces” - are just so jarring and I think so out of step with the reality of living in the UK today (whether someone is born here or moved here) - but then he represents a different era

Norman Tebbit still worries that British Asians support the country of their parents birth over England at the #CricketWorldCup Ahead of India vs Pakistan, fans say his infamous loyalty test is a simplistic framing of a complex issue of identity in @FT

I wrote this about the Women’s World Cup. Sorry I had to be the one to say it


My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to my dad so I visited his grave a lot. I still do. [DON’T WORRY, IT GETS FUNNIER.]

Barty wins the French Open title. First of many majors for her, I suspect.

Serena aside — and possibly even including Serena if trajectories continue — Barty is the strongest player on the women's tour right now by several measures.

Remarkable quotes in this @ft interview with @SouthamptonFC owner Gao Jisheng: on why losing control of his Chinese company doesn’t effect the club, dismissing concerns over new Chinese sponsor, and why he won’t splurge on players: by @hancocktom

As Women’s World Cup kicks off today, a debate emerges on higher pay for female footballers, and what investment is needed to exploit the growing interest in the women’s game in @ft #FIFAWFC19