Cape Town was ranked fourth in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Legacy. The city approaches legacy in a way that contributes to two main pillars of the city’s 2012-2017 Integrated Development Plan: "Opportunity City" and "Inclusive City". Both pillars incorporate several criteria for events.
When a leading sports team signs a foreign player, it does so because of their athletic ability. But sometimes that player can also usher in an opportunity to build a sizeable fan base in their home country
Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.
Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.