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Michael Johnson is one of history’s most decorated athletes, with four Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals. He now runs Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), and has launched a new line of travel bags with luxury goods brand Dom Reilly.

  • Simon Clegg is COO of the local organising committee for the 2015 European Games in Baku, the inaugural multi-sport event that is Europe's answer to the Pan-American and Asian Games. Elisha Chauhan traveled to Baku last month and spoke to Clegg, the man who helped secure the 2012 Olympic Games for London as British Olympic Association chief executive, to get an update on preparations.

  • 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.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
27 April 2015

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said India will not be involved in the race to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    27 April 2015

    Formula One motor racing team Williams has reported a loss of £42.5m (€58.9m/$63.4m) for 2014, but has signalled its recent revival in fortunes will result in a significant improvement next year.

  • Date: 
    27 April 2015

    Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber has said further expansion plans for the North American competition will be developed within the next six months, although promotion and relegation will not feature.

  • Date: 
    27 April 2015

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has again played down talk of imminent expansion for the North American ice hockey league, but stated his belief that any new team would be worth at least $500m (€460.1m).

  • Date: 
    27 April 2015

    This weekend’s pound-for-pound super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas is poised to bring in more than three times the sponsorship revenue generated by any other boxing event in history, according to ESPN.com.

  • Date: 
    27 April 2015

    The Spanish Football League (LFP) has signed its latest Chinese commercial partner by agreeing a deal with the CR Snow brewery.