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Date: 
5 March 2015

Kabaddi's potential in the United States, the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the unique business model for e-sports - Owen Evans reports from the opening day 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: 
5 March 2015

North America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) has struck a new collective bargaining agreement with its players to avert a work stoppage just two days before the start of the new season.

  • Date: 
    5 March 2015

    Almaty 2022 has unveiled revisions to its winter Olympics masterplan that it states will cut more than $500m (€439.8m) from its budget, should the Kazakh city win the right to stage the Games.

  • Date: 
    5 March 2015

    The Australian Football League (AFL) Aussie rules competition has recorded revenues of A$458m ($313/$356) last year - an increase of A$12m on the previous 12 months.

  • Date: 
    5 March 2015

    Scottish Premiership champion Celtic has agreed a multi-year kit partnership to become the latest major football club to partner with US sportswear company New Balance.

  • Date: 
    5 March 2015

    Major League Soccer club Orlando City has signed a multi-year partnership with the Walt Disney World Resort theme park ahead of its debut season, while MLS counterparts Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union have also secured new sponsorship deals.

  • Date: 
    5 March 2015

    Beer brand Budweiser has renewed its ties with English football’s FA Cup less than a year after ending its three-season stint as lead sponsor of the knockout club competition.