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Michael Downey, CEO of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), has had twelve months to find his feet at the top of British tennis having arrived from Tennis Canada. Owen Evans met him at the National Tennis Centre to find out what his blueprint is to make tennis in the UK mean more than just a fortnight of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon once a year.

  • On Wednesday April 8, former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka outlined the manifesto for his bid to become president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). Matt Cutler spoke to Sergey about his plan to create a new CEO role at the IAAF and a Business Commission comprising leaders in media and marketing to advise the federation on commercial strategy.

  • Mel Stein, chairman of the AFA (Association of Football Agents), has been representing footballers such as former England great Paul Gascoigne for more than three decades. However, this week FIFA abolished its FIFA agent licence, leaving the industry door open to unlicensed 'intermediaries' to step in and claim fortunes in commissions for major football transfers. Owen Evans met Mel Stein at the Premier League headquarters to find out why this came about and what the future holds.

     

  • Date: 
    1 April 2015

    Sean Cottrell is founder of LawInSport, one of the sector’s go-to websites featuring expert commentary and analysis on the latest legal developments in the world of sport. He looks at upcoming legal issues that could have a significant impact on the future direction of the sports industry.

  • Date: 
    1 April 2015

    Owen Evans spoke to leading lawyers to get a behind-the-scenes look at the sports law sector, find out what major issues have come across the desks of major firms in recent months, and identify what areas of the sports industry are changing so fast that the legal sector is struggling to keep abreast.

  • Date: 
    1 April 2015

    SportBusiness International looks at the recent deal that sees squash now broadcast on the Tennis Channel in the United States: two racquet sports with great synergies, or a square peg in a round hole?

Daily news summaries

Date: 
17 April 2015

Keith Pelley, president of Canadian media conglomerate Rogers Media, has been named as the new chief executive of golf’s European Tour.

  • Date: 
    17 April 2015

    The International Aquatics Federation (Fina) has followed the lead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by becoming the first international sports body to publish financial compensation details, with the move coming amid outside pressure over the administration of the organisation.

  • Date: 
    17 April 2015

    The National Basketball Association has confirmed that the Orlando Magic will face reigning Novo Banquette Brasil champion Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games, while the league has announced record attendance figures for the 2014-15 regular season.

  • Date: 
    17 April 2015

    The International Handball Federation (IHF) has confirmed the countries that have been shortlisted as potential hosts for its men’s World Championships in 2021 and 2023.

  • Date: 
    17 April 2015

    Germany’s bid to stage the 2022 Ryder Cup golf event has secured two major commercial partners in the form of automotive company BMW and insurance giant Allianz.

  • Date: 
    17 April 2015

    German automotive giant Audi has opted to extend its partnership with Italian Serie A football club AC Milan.