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Alan Pascoe was among the first business leaders interviewed in depth by SportBusiness International 18 years ago. Now, as he steps back as president of CSM, he reflects on a pioneer career in international sports marketing. Kevin Roberts reports.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2014

    Ahead of this month’s Manila Masters, Rob Ridley looks at how 3x3 basketball could be set for a significant growth curve, helped by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)’s new tie-up with IMG.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2014

    Plans are afoot for an NFL (National Football League) developmental league. Barry Wilner explains how it could work, and why it could be a watershed for a variety of stakeholders in north America’s sports industry.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2014

    OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) and ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait reveals his life influences and aspirations within the inner circles of the Olympic Movement.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2014

    At the end of May, London’s Wembley Stadium transformed from the host of an international football match to the setting for a world title boxing match in a matter of hours. Elisha Chauhan finds out exactly how it was done.

  • Date: 
    1 July 2014

    Following the rollout of Barcelona’s new outdoor lounge, Elisha Chauhan looks at some recent innovations in the use of sports stadia for non-matchday hospitality.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
21 July 2014

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has denied recent reports that he is planning a takeover of the motor-racing series’ parent company Delta Topco, while organisers of the sport’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix have maintained this year’s race in Sochi remains on course despite the escalation in tension in eastern Ukraine.

  • Date: 
    21 July 2014

    National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey franchise the Detroit Red Wings has announced plans to develop and construct a sports and entertainment district in the city.

  • Date: 
    21 July 2014

    The Qatari government has approved some measures to improve conditions for foreign workers following widespread criticism of the Gulf state’s treatment of some of those working in construction ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

  • Date: 
    21 July 2014

    Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be reduced to 17 teams for the 2014-15 season after the Bilbao Basket team was excluded from the competition.

  • Date: 
    21 July 2014

    ING-DiBa, the German subsidiary of Dutch financial services giant ING, has extended its status as the main sponsor of the German Basketball Federation (DBB), along with its endorsement deal with German basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki.

  • Date: 
    21 July 2014

    Italian Serie A football clubs have been afforded a new sponsorship opportunity after Lega Serie A, the governing body of the top division, approved the introduction of a fourth branding place on shirts.