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With bullish tourism numbers to be hit by the time the World Expo lands in six years’ time, major sports events are playing an integral role in the growth of the economy in Dubai. Kevin Roberts travelled to the UAE to meet the major players and asked them how they are making it happen.

  • Date: 
    1 February 2014

    Can last season’s UEFA Champions League winner and giant of European football, Bayern Munich, replicate its success in basketball? Matt Cutler looks at the resurgence of the German team as a force on the court and asks its managing director, Marko Pesic, how he has gone about creating a sustainable financial model for the project.

  • Date: 
    1 March 2014

    SportBusiness International spoke to senior stakeholders in Formula One, all of whom have done business with Bernie Ecclestone over the last 60 years. Here are the 10 qualities they said have made him, and Formula One, one of the biggest success stories in the history of the sports industry.

  • Date: 
    1 February 2014

    Do major security operations, such as the ones around Sochi 2014, ruin the event experience for fans and commercial partners?

  • Date: 
    5 November 2014

    MLS (Major League Soccer) is undergoing an image makeover in an attempt to unite their fast-growing competition.  

  • Date: 
    1 November 2014

    The English Premier League looks set for another bumper increase when it sells its domestic broadcast rights next year. But what strategies are currently being discussed to try and replicate that kind of increase in the other big four European football leagues? Frank Dunne, Editor of TV Sports Markets, asked the decision-makers in Spanish, French, German and Dutch football at last month’s SPORTELMonaco.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
27 November 2014

The MP & Silva agency has acquired the exclusive global media and sponsorship rights for the first two editions of the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s Premier 12 tournament.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    A judge in Rio de Janeiro has rejected a request from state prosecutors to halt construction work on the new golf course being developed for the city’s hosting of the 2016 summer Olympic Games, allaying fears that the venue would not meet the deadline to stage an official test event.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Michael Garcia, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee, is investigating three current Executive Committee members of world football’s governing body following his probe into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, according to reports.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The Japanese city of Sapporo has announced its intention to enter a bid to host the 2026 winter Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Alexandre Vinokourov, general manager of UCI ProTeam cycling squad Astana, has said its associated second-tier Continental team has been suspended amid a growing doping scandal, but he remains confident the top-tier outfit will retain its WorldTour licence for the 2015 season.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    DFL Sports Enterprises, the marketing subsidiary of the German Football League (DFL), has agreed rights deals for the top-tier Bundesliga in a further 18 European countries for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.