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Kevin Roberts speaks to Christopher Carroll, the IOC's director of digital engagement and marketing, about how the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has challenged the IOC to raise its games and accelerate its digital engagement and marketing programme.

Matthew Glendinning talks to Robin Clarke, vice-president, international at brand consultancy 160over90, about the ways sponsors in sport have responded during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what to expect once things return to normal.

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.

Soccer

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel says hosting the 2027 Asian Cup will hasten India's big ambitions in football and sport more generally.

SportBusiness speaks to John Reynal, the founder of Onside and FXE Futbol, about the strategy behind the IWC and the potential threat of legal action from Relevent Sports.

The Premier League usually auctions its domestic media rights halfway through its three-season cycle, but Covid has uprooted its plans. Callum McCarthy examines the likely bidders and the league's hopes for an uplift in the value of the rights.

Latest News

Sporting goods retailer Decathlon has announced a new multi-year merchandising agreement with the National Basketball Association

The Japanese government and Tokyo Olympics organisers have denied a report earlier today that the government wants to cancel this year's Games and instead host it in the next available slot, in 2032

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a series of international media-rights deals covering cricket played in the country during the 2021 to 2023 period

Singapore will host an ATP 250 tournament at Singapore Sports Hub's OCBC Arena on February 22-28 on a single-year licence, the ATP has confirmed

Chinese streaming platform PP Sports is following through on a threat last year to sue the English Premier League over their collapsed media rights deal, according to a report in the Financial Times

Former IMG and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) executive Mike Fordham has been appointed chief executive of Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals

The Japan Rugby Football Union on Friday announced that the country's new league will start in January 2022 with 25 professional and amateur teams split into three divisions

Indonesian media group Emtek has renewed its rights for Uefa club competitions for the next three-year cycle, 2021-22 to 2023-24

Basketball

George Aivazoglou, vice president, head of fan engagement and DTC for NBA Europe and Middle East, tells SportBusiness why the league created his role and how it has been affected by the pandemic.

Scott Rochelle, president of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, discusses efforts to restructure the alumni group and embrace a more digitally-oriented future.

美国联邦政府在4月28日与主要体育实体举行了会议,会议的多份报告显示,人们对于美国体育界在今年夏天更广泛地恢复基础设施开放的乐观情绪有所上升。

美国国家橄榄球联盟(简称NFL)与亚马逊签订了一份为期三年的合同,该电子商务巨头将在2022年赛季期间继续播放《周四晚间橄榄球》。 

伊朗足协发言人证实,伊朗已正式提交申办2027年亚足联亚洲杯的申请。

SportBusiness speaks to Louis Liu, secretary general of the Chinese Football Association, about China's ambitions to become a football superpower.

Liu Jiadi, partner, and Jeffrey Wilson, counsel, at Chinese law firm JunHe, explain the significance of new player image rights rules in the Chinese Basketball Association League.

SportBusiness speaks to Benjamin Wahl, head of China at Borussia Dortmund, about the BVB Virtual Asia Tour, which emerged out of the ashes of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Simon Chadwick, director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School France/China, outlines the pressures being felt in the sports industry as political tensions ratchet up between China, the West and others.

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel says hosting the 2027 Asian Cup will hasten India's big ambitions in football and sport more generally.

SportBusiness delves into the bid books of the contenders to host the 2027 Asian Cup to examine the thinking and the plans behind each entry. Tom King reports.