SportBusiness International

Analysis and insight for the global sports business

SportBusiness International magazine

  • Magazine Issue
    1 Feb 2014

    SportBusiness International’s January/February cover story looks at European football giant Bayern Munich’s project to replicate its success on the football pitch in the basketball arena. 

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Dec 2013

    SportBusiness International’s December issue reveals the much-coveted Sports Innovator of the Year list for 2013. We detail exactly what put Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president at the top of the tree and who else made the top 20.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Nov 2013

    The cover story for SportBusiness International’s November issue provides an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of the football transfer market, shedding light on the shadowy world of the secret agents who operate in this multi-billion dollar market. Agents, managers, directors of football and FIFA debate the future, leading lawyers discuss the impact of financial fair play regulations, and we show what it is like to spend transfer deadline day inside a Premier League side’s transfer ‘war room’.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Oct 2013

    The cover story for October’s issue of SportBusiness International digs deep into the ESPN X Games, an event that went global in 2013 and established six stops across the world. In our Headliner interview Simon Green, the boss of fledgling BT Sport tells us what challenges he has faced in launching the UK sports channel and building a brand to square up with Sky in a cut-throat broadcast market. In an exclusive interview, USOC (United States Olympic Committee) CEO Scott Blackmun also gives the lowdown on a potential 2024 Olympic Games bid and the significance of getting Lance Armstrong to return his 2000 Olympic bronze medal.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Sep 2013

    The September issue of SportBusiness International leads with World Snooker’s efforts to expand its global footprint and launch a new ranking event, the Indian Open, in October. We look at the rationale behind the decision and discover where it fits into a wider ambition for the snooker community: a bid to get onto the Olympic programme. Our Headliner interview is with DFL (German Football League) CEO Christian Seifert, who explains how a combination of world-class performance, sold-out stadia and financial stability has made the Bundesliga into a European football powerhouse.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Aug 2013

    The August issue of SportBusiness International looks at all the major decisions at this September's International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, and in an exclusive interview, president Jacques Rogge reflects on his 12 years at the top of the Olympic tree. Outside of the Olympics, there is a Headliner interview with WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell, New York Cosmos COO Erik Stover’s vision to become top soccer dog in the the Big Apple and an eight-page feature on the Business of Yacht Racing.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Jul 2013

    July’s issue of SportBusiness International looks at this September's America's Cup and we ask Stephen Barclay, the man in charge of sailing's showpiece event, how he has reacted to the death of British Olympian Andrew Simpson in a training accident this May. There is also an exclusive interview where Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi gives his vision for the Indian Premier League-style International Premier Tennis League.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Jun 2013

    June’s issue of SportBusiness International features an exclusive interview with Billie Jean King, who shares her thoughts on the development of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) since she founded the body 40 years ago. The issue also includes a special report from Tokyo and its bid for the 2020 Olympics, while Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver explains how the Lions tour will help turn around the body’s ailing finances.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 May 2013

    May’s 132-page issue of SportBusiness International features an exclusive report of women in senior roles within the industry, and questions if we are still living in a ‘Mad Men’ world. The issue also contains the official 2013 Postgraduate Sports Course Guide, with a comprehensive insight into the best sports industry education from around the globe, and a report on FIFA’s road to redemption, looking at how world’s football governing body will assess reforms.

     

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Apr 2013

    SportBusiness International 188 looks at the case for a fifth tennis grand slam to be created. Meanwhile, England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke speaks exclusively on why his sport should not be included in the Olympics. The issue evaluates the facts and figures of a Unified Football League – a competition that would see Russia and Ukraine’s top clubs under one umbrella. A case study of how Turkey’s sports marketing encompasses all of the country’s cultures is also presented.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Apr 2013

    Issue 187 of SportBusiness International covers commercial and broadcast rights-holder Dorna’s plans to combine the management of both MotoGP and Superbike World Championship, following its acquisition of the latter. The issue also reflects on the ‘Life of Brian’ as Brian Barwick exclusively speaks about his new challenge of becoming chairman of the Rugby Football League. SportBusiness International also begins its three-part feature profiling the candidate sports hoping to enter the 2020 Olympics.

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  • Magazine Issue
    1 Feb 2013

    SportBusiness International 186 features an assessment of Russia’s sports market and preparations for its upcoming hosting of major sporting events that include the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships, the 2014 winter Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The issue also has an exclusive interview with International Rugby Board CEO Brett Gosper, who explains why his player-turned-advertising-executive career will help improve the marketing of the sport. The issue also looks into the next generation of hot sports properties.

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