A two-year window of opportunity presented by hosting sport’s two biggest events in quick succession has turned into a damage limitation exercise for Brazil. SportBusiness International assesses the political and economic turmoil that has accompanied the build-up to this month’s Rio Olympics.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko have slammed today’s (Tuesday’s) decision to maintain the country’s blanket ban from the forthcoming summer Paralympic Games as politically motivated, with the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) set to take its case to the Swiss Supreme Court.
Brazilian police are sifting through emails exchanged between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and Marcus Evans, the owner of hospitality company THG Sports, as they continue to investigate allegations of an illegal Olympic Games ticketing scheme.
International Boxing Association (Aiba) president Ching-Kuo Wu has said the world governing body is considering a number of reforms for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo in the wake of a 2016 Games in which the sport attracted criticism.
Officials from the Pro12 rugby union competition are set to hold further talks next month with their counterparts in the United States and Canada regarding expanding the league by adding two teams from the North American countries.