Kevin McCullagh, Asia office

Auckland was ranked first in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Legacy. Each major event supported by Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), the body responsible for such events in the city, must have a plan that sets out the legacy that the event organiser will work towards.

London was ranked second in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Legacy. The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games were a huge global marketing showcase for London. The city is delivering the legacy of 2012 by maintaining the momentum and enthusiasm for major sporting events, and using its infrastructure, logistics and expertise to host more events.

Manchester was ranked third in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Legacy. The city's commitment to sport has delivered impressive results not least through creating a lasting legacy for the city region. Manchester recognises that legacy is not captured via investment in major events, but by ensuring that strategies for sport development, community delivery, health and education are intrinsic to the bidding for major events.

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.

Calgary was ranked fourth in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Legacy. The 1988 Olympic Winter Games provide the best illustration of Calgary’s commitment to lasting legacy. Following 1988, and benefiting from endowment funds left for the Games’ legacy, the Calgary Olympic Development Association, now called WinSport, has evolved into a new vision for Canadian winter sport.

This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.

This second annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets confirms many of the trends highlighted in the first report in 2011 and brings into even sharper focus some of the changes in consumer habits that anybody working in the sports media industry needs to be attuned to.

Producing sport for television and other video platforms is an increasingly complex business. In this report we look at the latest developments and trends in the sector, including how productions are planned; camera technologies; the journey from SD to UHD, via 4K and 3D; the challenges of outside broadcasting; and much more. Read the full report here on-screen using our page-turner.

FIFA ExCo member Lydia Nsekera, one of the sports industry’s most powerful women, tells Elisha Chauhan the secret to her rise in the ranks of international sports administration.

SportBusiness in Numbers provides valuable, exclusive data and insight on the sports industry from top research consultancies across the world. It covers data in sports finance, sponsorship, events and media rights. The seventh edition was published in November 2013.

Italy has more laws on its statute books than any other European country but Italians are famous for considering them to be mere suggestions, polite recommendations, even paternalistic forms of advice, rather than binding rules...