The actions of gun-toting Greek owner Ivan Savvidis and West Ham fans in storming the pitch in a recent English Premier League game show how the normal rules of business don't apply to sport
The City of Gold Coast, and the Australian state of Queensland, may have grabbed the world’s attention with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but for a destination that is immersed in sport and can boast some of the southern hemisphere’s top facilities, this year’s mega multi-sport event is only part of the journey
What are the ingredients of the Danish success in bidding for and hosting major international sporting events? Sport Event Denmark chief executive Lars Lundov shares the recipe.
The 1988 Winter Olympics created a culture of sporting and volunteering excellence in Calgary. It’s a culture the city would look to tap should it come forward with a bid for the 2026 Games.
With continental championships in Africa, Europe and Asia scheduled in the build up to the year-ending World Championships in Bahrain, 2018 is proving to be a big year for mixed martial arts, which is now firmly established as one of the world’s fastest growing sports.
The equestrian discipline of vaulting sees athletes performing gymnastic dance routines on the back of a cantering horse. For both fans and competitors, it’s an intriguing combination of athleticism and artistic flair.
With a host of partners in the international sporting community, Sportradar’s data and integrity services are hardly a secret. However, the company’s burgeoning audiovisual services, including an innovative OTT offering, are now also grabbing the attention of federations and leagues worldwide
VAR’s introduction to football has been far from smooth with delays and overuse causing frustration amongst fans and players alike. But, asks Data Project chief executive Emilio Spirito, how has volleyball managed to strike the right balance and what technology is being deployed by leagues to enhance the accuracy of officials’ decisions?
Under the leadership of Yao Ming and his long-time friend and ally Ma Guoli, the Chinese Basketball Association is undergoing arguably the most ambitious reforms in Chinese sport. Ahead of the second edition of the Leaders Sport Business Summit in Beijing on 25th and 26th July this year, Leaders editor-at-large James Emmett visited the CBA League offices to find out how Yao and Ma are doing it.
Digital and social media consultant Richard Clarke says LaLiga’s OTT move, and the Bundesliga’s fanatical drive for social media engagement, all come down to the pursuit of the Premier League
NBA commissioner Adam Silver tells SportBusiness International why micro-transactions are more than a revenue stream – and why the concept will catch on
As the countdown to August’s inaugural European Championships continues, Glasgow is preparing to welcome more than 4,000 top competitors in swimming and diving, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon to a city whose profile in world sport continues to grow after the success of the transformational 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Judo’s athlete focus moral code can help people build discipline, honour and self-respect. Judo for Peace aims to give people in some of the world’s most troubled regions the support to develop these values.
The IJF president reflects on judo's progress over the last 12 months, and the importance of its return home via the 2020 Olympics.
These are exciting times for judo, and the sport’s return to its ancestral and spiritual roots in Japan for the next Olympic Games provides a perfect opportunity to assess just how far the sport has come.
Kraft Sports and Entertainment CMO Jennifer Ferron sat down with SportBusiness International at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, to explain why the Kraft Group got involved in the Overwatch League and what it is looking to gain from the investment.