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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.

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    The sponsorship alliance between football and foreign exchange (forex) trading companies is becoming a permanent fixture. Owen Evans looks at why. 

  • Date: 
    20 February 2015

    The Copa America Centenario, a special edition that will be held in 2016 to mark 100 years of the continental national team competition, will be the biggest football tournament to set foot in the United States since the 1994 FIFA World Cup. 

Daily news summaries

Date: 
2 March 2015

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has established a special joint task force with South Korean organisers of the 2018 winter Olympics amid concerns over the pace of preparations in PyeongChang.

  • Date: 
    2 March 2015

    The International Olympic Committee executive board has approved plans by organisers of the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo to change three venue locations.

  • Date: 
    2 March 2015

    Uefa Champions League contender Monaco, along with Europa League outfits Inter Milan, Roma, Wolfsburg and Zenit St. Petersburg face further investigation from European football’s governing body under its financial fair play (FFP) scheme.

  • Date: 
    2 March 2015

    US wireless technologies specialist Qualcomm has secured a multi-year deal to become the official technology partner of Formula One motor racing champion Mercedes.

  • Date: 
    2 March 2015

    UK pay-television broadcaster Sky and public-service broadcaster the BBC have invited the four candidates for the presidency of Fifa, world football’s governing body, to a live televised debate.

  • Date: 
    2 March 2015

    US sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired media rights for Twenty20 cricket competition the Indian Premier League.