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The value in broadcast rights is almost exclusively in live coverage, so is sport’s proposed crackdown against Vine over-the-top?

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    Match-fixing has overtaken doping as the biggest threat to the integrity of sport at the highest level, however many believe governing bodies have buried their heads in the sand for too long over the issue. Rory Squires spoke to several people who have been involved in match-fixing, both on the pitch and in the fight against it, to find out what sports authorities have to do to finally eradicate the cancer once and for all.

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    1 October 2014

    Hired for his regional expertise in the sports broadcast space, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr has brought a fresh perspective to an organisation he believes is perfectly placed to benefit from golf’s shift of influence eastwards. He spoke to Matt Cutler.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    European club rugby union enters a new era this month with the launch of two competitions. But should organisers be concerned about their sparse sponsorship portfolios? Kevin Roberts reports.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)’s newly-appointed CEO Chris Welton describes how he went from practising law to taking the reins of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)’s sponsorship programme.

  • Date: 
    1 September 2014
    On September 19, UEFA will decide which 13 cities across Europe host Euro 2020. SportBusiness International Deputy Editor Owen Evans met UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino to get his take on the opportunities and challenges for the new event set-up.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
2 October 2014

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has confirmed that the governing body will not reopen bidding to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games despite the withdrawal of a bid from the Norwegian city of Oslo.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the progress made in Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics over the past six months, but has maintained that the schedule for the next edition of the summer Games “remains tight.”

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    The Jamaican government has formed and launched a new agency as part of an effort to explore the commercial opportunities provided by sports tourism.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) has moved to deny claims from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) that the two parties are in talks for the Southeast Asian nation to host part of the cycling showpiece.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    Spanish Liga football club Barcelona has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal in the Latin American market with men’s personal care brand Gillette.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    The Ufa Sports agency has extended its exclusive media-rights distribution agreement with the United League European basketball tournament.