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Date: 
5 March 2015

Owen Evans reports from day two of the 2015 Leaders Sport Business Summit in New York.

  • Michael Johnson is one of history’s most decorated athletes, with four Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals. Matt Cutler met Michael at the launch of his new line of travel bags in partnership with luxury goods brand Dom Reilly, and they discussed his business interests, who he is backing for the IAAF presidency and the United States' choice of Boston for its 2024 Olympic Games bid city.

  • Date: 
    25 February 2015

    The idea that e-sports – organised multiplayer video game competitions – are moving from a niche proposition into the commercial mainstream is a difficult notion for most die-hard sports fans. But are e-sports becoming part of the commercial mainstream? 

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    Sir Craig Reedie, IOC (International Olympic Committee) Vice-President and President of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about underwhelming Olympic bid races and the war on drugs in Russia

  • Oli Slipper, alongside Simon Denyer, built the Perform Group into a digital sports business that now boasts 1,500 employees in 26 countries. He told Matt Cutler why he has taken the decision to step down as co-CEO, how he went about masterminding the company's growth and where the opportunities and challenges are for the company going forward.

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    Matthew Hochberg looks at the best and worst of the 2015 Super Bowl advertising campaigns, and why there was a more solemn tone around this year’s spots.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
6 March 2015

Italy’s Serie A football clubs have voted in favour of granting €5m ($5.4m) in emergency funds to Parma in order to help the financially troubled team complete the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    6 March 2015

    The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has confirmed Rio de Janeiro as the host of its 2015 Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals, with the tournament also set to serve as a test event for the Brazilian city’s hosting of the 2016 summer Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    6 March 2015

    The proposal for Brisbane to return to the Olympic bidding circle has taken a step forward after a group of mayors from across south-east Queensland backed the launch a study to determine whether the Australian city should compete to host the 2028 summer Games.

  • Date: 
    6 March 2015

    The Sony Mobile division of the Japanese electronics giant has signed up Real Madrid football star Gareth Bale as an ambassador for its Xperia Z3 smartphone series.

  • Date: 
    6 March 2015

    A number of Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A clubs are challenging the revenue distribution model employed by the rights-holder of the top division of Brazilian football, media group Globo, according to the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.

  • Date: 
    6 March 2015

    Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has acquired rights to the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament.