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British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen, British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner and UK Athletics chairman Chris Clark discuss their organisations' plans for the final run-in ahead of Tokyo 2020 and explain how to ensure a strong commercial return from the Olympic Games.

Ex-Synergy CEO Tim Crow argues that LA 2028's $2.5bn sponsorship revenue forecast - hailed as ambitious in the press - is in fact deeply conservative, and predicts that the final tally will break $4bn.

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Migu, the video entertainment subsidiary of mobile telcoms operator China Mobile, has signed a wide-ranging agreement with the CBA, the top basketball league in China

Korean football clubs are facing dangerous financial problems due to the suspension of their season, the Yonhap News Agency has reported

Badminton's 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup is facing fresh doubts on whether it will go ahead

The Olympic flame is being removed from display in Japan as the country enters a month-long 'state of emergency' in response to the coronavirus pandemic

India-based agency ITW has apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board for a mix-up that saw Pakistan Super League cricket matches streamed on UK betting website Bet365 against the board's wishes

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has accepted a request from broadcast rights-holder, pay-television broadcaster Star India, to open up its archives amid the lack of live action due to the Covid-19…

India has tendered its bid documents to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027. If the country succeeds, it would be the biggest football tournament it has ever hosted

More sports organisations and athletes around the world are cutting pay and introducing other cost-saving measures as the economic impact of the coronavirus bites

Basketball

The NBA has become the latest major sports organization to turn to esports as a means to help fill the void amid the sports shutdown. Bob Williams reports

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

美国职业篮球联赛总裁亚当·肖华说,因为Covid-19病毒仍在美国肆虐,至少在5月初之前,NBA不会就恢复比赛做出任何决定。

终极格斗锦标赛(以下简称UFC)主席达纳·怀特声称,他已为这个综合格斗组织争取到了一个私人岛屿,以便在新冠肺炎疫情期间继续举办活动。  

一级方程式赛车旗下的运营机构一级方程式管理公司已经暂时解雇了部分员工,同时高管们已同意减薪。

Andrew Collins, chief executive at Mailman, and Shoto Zhu, founder and president of Oceans Marketing, talk to SportBusiness Asia senior analyst, Kevin McCullagh, about how the Chinese sports industry is…

When the Court of Arbitration for Sports handed an eight-year ban to the six-time Olympic medallist Sun Yang, the Chinese sport hierarchy lost its most valuable individual star. Zhang Dan reports.

The Chinese Football Association’s tough line on football club finances has cooled spending at the top level and is pushing lower-tier teams toward oblivion. Chen Yaolin reports.

Malaysia’s UCI-certified Tour de Langkawi has long struggled with raising enough revenue to cover costs, but a path to break even may lie through China. SportBusiness’ Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

Andrew Collins, chief executive at Mailman, and Shoto Zhu, founder and president of Oceans Marketing, talk to SportBusiness Asia senior analyst, Kevin McCullagh, about how the Chinese sports industry is…

When the Indian Premier League enacted cost-cutting measures in March 2020, franchises were shocked given the relative profitability in recent years. John Duerden takes a closer look at how the coronavirus outbreak led to the decision.