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Rugby is on the rise in the United States, as seen seen reports of growing interest in a potential bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup from national governing body, USA Rugby.

Against this backdrop, Owen Evans spoke to Jonathan First, president of United World Sports, the promoter preparing to launch the first-ever professional rugby sevens league next year, to capitalise on the short-form of rugby union’s debut at the Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games.

 

  • Date: 
    30 June 2015

    English Football Association (FA) director and ex-FIFA Task Force Member, Heather Rabbatts, on the future of world football’s governing body and how women’s sport is entering the commercial mainstream.

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    30 June 2015

    Broadcasters, event organisers and sponsors have tried and failed to crack the sporting code in India, in an attempt to reach the country’s billion-plus cricket-mad population. We hear from the insiders who have succeeded.

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    30 June 2015

    Athletics is on the brink of new leadership for the first time in 16 years, with two Olympic and athletic legends – Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka - facing off in the battle to succeed Lamine Diack as president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). We asked industry insiders who is odds on to win the sport’s biggest race.

  • Date: 
    30 June 2015

    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.

  • This week's podcast features Mike Tomon, who has worked with a host of major American sports franchises before moving onto the sports agency side with AEG Global Partnerships, where he was senior vice-president of global premium sales. 

    Tomon then controversially moved to work with the Legends agency as president of its north American sports and events. Legends is headed by former AEG president of Global Partnerships Shervin Mirhashemi, who was accused of poaching Tomon in a court case launched by AEG.

    Elisha Chauhan asked Tomon why he made the move and whether it was the right decision.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
30 June 2015

Uefa, football’s European governing body, has eased its Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations in an effort to move from “austerity to sustainable growth,” according to president Michel Platini.