Covid-19: All our latest coverage on the impact to the global sports industry

Canadian host broadcaster TSN refused to carry an April 11 World Men's Curling Championship playoff game between the United States and Switzerland due to Covid-19 concerns

The Professional Women's Hockey Players Association postponed its Dream Gap Tour stop in St. Louis, Missouri, over the weekend after one of its teams suffered a Covid-19 exposure

Indonesia's return to MotoGP hosting has been postponed due to the pandemic and is now scheduled for March 2022

An Olympics diving qualifier in Tokyo that looked to have been cancelled last week will now go ahead following an agreement between the international aquatics federation and Japanese authorities

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In the latest video interview from SportBusiness, ATP chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, speaks to Europe editor Ben Cronin about plans to resume the international tennis tour in August and his vision to centralise…

Bruno Marty, senior vice-president of the ProSports unit at Infront, discusses the impact of  sport's Covid-19 induced liquidity crisis,  how properties can emerge stronger, the role of private equity i…

LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The second of a two-part series.

LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The first of a two-part series.

A group of the UK’s leading sports rights-holders have written an open letter to the country’s politicians in support of Covid-19 certification as a ‘credible option’ to enable full capacity stadiums from Ju…

Dublin and Bilbao appear to be at risk of losing host city status for football's Uefa Euro 2020, after the deadline closed for venues to provide fan attendance guarantees for the postponed edition of the…

Golf’s European Tour has been forced to postpone the Open de France’s return to its calendar due to the Covid-19 situation in the country.

The National Basketball Association has announced a partnership with biometric screening company Clear, which will make its Health Pass technology available to all NBA teams for Covid-19 health screenings …

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Having led sponsorships for major B2C and B2B brands in the US, Jared Melzer shares his perspectives around sponsorships and Black Lives Matter

Mohit Lalvani, founder and CEO of 1 Play Sports, the Singapore-based sports streaming services provider, identifies a potentially valuable avenue for sponsorship during the pandemic, that may resonate with the public and governments

There is an expectation that sponsorship sales at premium sports properties tend to be more resilient during economic crises. Matthew Glendinning looks at whether big really has proven best during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Irish athlete Caradh O'Donovan says many athletes have not had appropriate training and qualification opportunities for this year's Olympics, and should have had a bigger say in the organisation of the postponed event

Cricket Australia's interim CEO Nick Hockley explains how his organisation had to adapt in order to deliver a full season of cricket in 2020-21. Kevin McCullagh reports.

After going a full year without being able to sell any tickets, MLB clubs are embracing the restart of fan attendance in local markets. Eric Fisher reports.

It took the NHL just a matter of seconds before deciding that Lake Tahoe would be the ideal spot for an outdoor tentpole event. The logistical challenges, however, have been significant, explains NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer.

National Lacrosse League commissioner Nick Sakiewicz explains why the league is continuing to halt its play amid the Covid-19 pandemic and is instead preparing to return in the fall.

Martyn Turze, consumer research account director, Publicis Sport & Entertainment, has monitored the attitudes of the agency’s personnel to the live sports lockdown in the UK and uncovered 10 key areas of changed experience

Last weekend’s NFL Super Bowl highlighted the tension point between the return of fans to live sporting events and the dangers inherent in that return. Sampson Yimer, vice-president, sponsorship consulting at Momentum Worldwide, looks at the pros and cons, backed by the agency’s proprietary study on fan sentiment.

Brian Bolten, a 25-year sports and entertainment marketing veteran, discusses his vision for the future of service companies within the industry.

Rob Higgins, the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee president and CEO, tells SportBusiness about the challenges and opportunities of hosting the NFL championship game amid the pandemic.

Hans-Peter Zurbruegg, senior vice-president of Infront's personal & corporate fitness unit describes how the agency responded to a year in which the Covid-19 pandemic laid waste to the mass participation sector and expresses his confidence that a new focus on health and wellbeing will help to chart a path out of the crisis. Ben Cronin reports.

Following last fall's repurposing of many sports facilities as voting centers, an increasing number of venues are now being used as mass vaccination centers, though the logistics to do so remain complex.

Daniel Haddad, head of commercial strategy at the Octagon agency, sees little merit in sponsorship proposals around Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, the application of which has only detracted from the fan experience

MLS expansion team drawing huge buzz thanks to the excitement of Austin, Texas, finally becoming a major league sports town and the global profile of minority owner and noted actor Matthew McConaughey. Bob Williams reports.

Former NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL senior executive Andy Dolich discusses MLB's latest stand against voter oppression and how the crossover between sports and societal values are now part of our daily lives