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Whether it is hosting cycling’s Grand Depart in the streets of Utrecht or the world’s best beach volleyball players on a floating court in The Hague, The Netherlands is marketing itself as one of the most nimble and creative sports industries on the European continent. Rachael Church, major events consultant at SportBusiness Intelligence, takes a closer look at the major events industry in the compact nation and finds out more about Brand Holland.

  • Date: 
    31 August 2015

    Owen Evans asked Jeff Slack, former IMG senior vice-president of football, for a sports marketer’s perspective on working in China and whether the David Beckham factor kick-started football in the country.

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    31 August 2015

    Elisha Chauhan asks the leading experts helping China’s crackdown on illegal sports betting and match-fixing if this is a game that can be won.

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    28 August 2015

    China's president, XI Jinping, reportedly keeps a framed picture of himself kicking a football on the wall of his Beijing office.

  • Date: 
    31 August 2015

    The media glare burns brightest in the 24 hours after a scandal breaks, and the wrong word at the wrong time can lead to heads rolling at the highest positions. The protectors-in-chief are the in-house communications team. They can usually be found sitting just off the shoulder of a disgraced leader – or in the case of Fifa president Sepp Blatter – out on the front-line to take the bullets from the press pack looking for an exclusive line. Any aspiring communications specialist has to be prepared for the day when the news breaks on their doorstep.

  • Date: 
    31 August 2015

    Following New York City FC’s first ever game in Major League Soccer (MLS) earlier this year, Frank Dunne caught up with the soccer franchise’s president Tom Glick about his future plans.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
28 August 2015

The South African government has approved Durban’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games ahead of the likely award of the multi-sport event to the city next week.

  • Date: 
    28 August 2015

    Fifa has moved to distance itself from controversial comments made by the newly-appointed head of its reform committee stating they are “personal views” and do not reflect the position of world football’s governing body.

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    28 August 2015

    Uefa president Michel Platini has said his current term in office will be his final one, should he fail to be elected as head of world football’s governing body next year.

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    28 August 2015

    The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has unveiled details of what it claims is a landmark global clean water initiative as part of its ongoing partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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    28 August 2015

    The Skechers Performance division of US footwear brand Skechers has agreed a title sponsorship deal with the Los Angeles Marathon.

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    28 August 2015

    The North American division of Japanese luxury automotive manufacturer Lexus has agreed a partnership with NBA basketball team Dallas Mavericks, NHL ice hockey team Dallas Stars and their American Airlines Center home arena.