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While Rio’s preparations have been dogged by controversy, new research shows that it has bucked a recent trend among Olympic host cities by keeping costs down and under control.

  • Date: 
    1 August 2016

    MUCH OF THE initial analysis of the potential impact of Brexit on England’s Premier League (EPL) focused on player trading, but there are other areas of concern for the Premier League which are rooted in its dependence on the audiovisual markets of the UK and the European Union.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    China will from next month become the host of a new ice hockey team in the Kontinental Hockey League. Mark Dreyer looks at how this fits into the country’s ambitions for the sport.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    In the second of a series of articles celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the SportBusiness Group, Greg Pitcher asks rights-holders, media companies and technologists to pick out the new technologies that are changing the sports industry.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    The safety of spectators and athletes has to be the No.1 priority for any host city, but concerns have been raised over Rio’s security strategy following a series of high-profile terror attacks in other parts of the world.

  • Date: 
    28 July 2016

    Brazil is in the midst of its worst recession in a generation. At the beginning of the year industry professionals predicted that its economy would shrink 2.95 per cent in 2016.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
29 July 2016

Bids from baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing to join the programme for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo appear to be closer to success after an International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel praised the “dynamic and exciting” package that has been put forward.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    The International Cycling Union’s (UCI) reform plans for its WorldTour have hit another stumbling block with teams’ body the Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) taking exception to the terms of the latest proposal.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber has said he is keen for the North American competition to become a “guinea pig” for video replay technology, adding that a decision on its latest expansion franchise is expected next month.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has teamed up with the International Aquatics Federation (Fina) and 14 other leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) in what it claims is a “ground-breaking” global testing initiative it hopes can be replicated in other sports.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    A Federal Court judge has dismissed the Australian Olympic Committee’s claim that its former commercial partner, telecommunications company Telstra, launched a misleading advertising campaign ahead of the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Date: 
    29 July 2016

    The organising committee behind Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has agreed a partnership with the city’s airport authority Groupe ADP.