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Owen Evans speaks to Gian-Franco Kasper, newly-appointed interim chairman of SportAccord, about his plan to dismantle the union in order to get it back into the Olympic Family.

  • Gian-Franco Kasper is the man tasked with saving SportAccord from Olympic oblivion after ex-president Marius Vizer alienated the union of sports federations from the large parts of the sports industry.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2015

    Getting more women into sport’s major boardrooms: are quotas really the answer?

  • Date: 
    1 July 2015

    Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton has overseen dramatic change in just four months of stewardship of the Discovery-owned broadcaster. Matt Cutler travelled to Paris to ask him about the future ambitions of the company.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2015

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into corruption in football is unprecedented and has presented the sports marketing industry with a number of complicated questions. We canvassed industry insiders to try to answer five of the most pressing questions.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2015

    Frank Dunne asks Riccardo Silva, sports media rights entrepreneur and co-founder of new NASL (North American Soccer League) franchise Miami FC, about his fight to take on Brand Beckham.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
27 July 2015

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox and a number of major sports leagues have become the latest investors to plough money into DraftKings as the daily fantasy sports provider confirmed it has raised $300m (€270.3m) in additional funding to support international expansion plans.

  • Date: 
    27 July 2015

    Fifa has today (Monday) hailed a legal victory in its ongoing efforts to eradicate third-party ownership (TPO) of players as it emerged that Domenico Scala, the head of the auditing and compliance committee at world football’s governing body, has turned down the chance to chair its new reform taskforce.

  • Date: 
    27 July 2015

    Spanish Liga football team Real Madrid has agreed a partnership with e-commerce giant the Alibaba Group in a bid to further its presence in the Chinese market.

  • Date: 
    27 July 2015

    The NFL American football league has appointed Tod Leiweke, formerly chief executive of NHL ice hockey franchise the Tampa Bay Lightning, as its new chief operating officer.

  • Date: 
    27 July 2015

    Spain’s competition regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia, has fined telco Telefónica and pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus €15.5m ($17.1m) for alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the exploitation of football rights for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

  • Date: 
    27 July 2015

    Swiss telco Swisscom has said it will fight a CHF143m (€137m/$151m) fine that Switzerland’s Competition Commission (ComCo) is seeking to impose for alleged prohibited marketing of sports content via pay-television.