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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.

  • 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.

  • Date: 
    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.

  • Date: 
    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

    Owen Evans asked Ma Guoli, chairman of Infront China, why the one-size-fits-all broadcaster policy in the country’s media market is under threat from the digital revolution and a trio of entrepreneurial upstarts.

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Date: 
1 September 2015

Los Angeles City Council has struck a deal with the US Olympic Committee (USOC) that will make the city the new 2024 Olympic Games bidder from the US pending final approval later today (Tuesday), according to multiple reports.