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I had the good fortune to be in Boston when the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) selected the city as its bid city for the 2024 Olympic Games. The majority of the people present, many with significant Olympic experience, were genuinely surprised; the common “wisdom” was that either Los Angeles or San Francisco were more likely selections.

  • Date: 
    1 February 2015

    Andrea Radrizzani, co-founder of MP & Silva, has witnessed his company grow to become the number-one agency in sports media-rights distribution in the space of a decade. But now he has taken a more hands-off role within the company, and is looking further afield at strategic projects in the sports media space. He spoke to Matt Cutler.

  • Date: 
    1 February 2015

    Former England captain Nigel Melville was advised rugby union would never be popular in the United States. However, the USA Rugby Chief Executive told Rob Ridley that the growth curve is now starting to defy all expectations.

  • This week's SportBusiness International One-to-One podcast features Oliver Weingarten, General Secretary of Formula E Teams' Association.

  • Date: 
    16 January 2015

    Fantasy sports operators such as football platform Mondogoal are looking to create a culture of daily fantasy sport in Europe. Matt Cutler reports.

  • This week's SportBusiness International One-to-One podcast features MP & Silva co-founder Andrea Radrizzani.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
28 January 2015

Portuguese football legend Luis Figo has emerged as the latest candidate for the Fifa presidency, as the race to challenge Sepp Blatter as the head of world football heated up today (Wednesday).

  • Date: 
    28 January 2015

    Organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have dismissed state government declarations that it will miss its clean-up targets for the event’s sailing and wind surfing venue.

  • Date: 
    28 January 2015

    The British Basketball League (BBL) has hit out at Basketball England after the national governing body said it will undertake a review of the licence arrangements for the domestic club competition.

  • Date: 
    28 January 2015

    Fifa TMS, a subsidiary of world football’s governing body, has announced that the value of the international players transfer market has broken through the $4bn (€3.2bn) mark for the first time to reach a new high of $4.06bn in 2014.

  • Date: 
    28 January 2015

    The European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters and pan-European broadcaster Eurosport have extended their rights agreement for the Vuelta a España cycling race under a five-year deal running from 2016 to 2020.

  • Date: 
    28 January 2015

    Japanese electronics company Epson has signed a multi-year partnership with the Mercedes Formula One motor racing team.