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

Australia and New Zealand have today (Thursday) withdrawn from the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, citing player welfare and safety concerns amid the “stark differences” in how Covid-19 is being handled in …

There has been no let-up in the challenges for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the final days before it starts

NFL team releases financial report, showing healthy state of the league

British luxury automotive, motorsport and technology company McLaren Group, which includes the eponymous Formula 1 and IndyCar motor-racing teams, has secured an equity raise of £550m (€640.4m/$753.7m

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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.

Canadian club to go back to Rogers Centre after nearly two years

Uefa, European football’s governing body, has moved to compensate Bilbao, Dublin and Istanbul for the loss of club and national team competition hosting rights due to Covid-19 by reordering its future c…

Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers have today (Thursday) confirmed this year’s tournament will go ahead as scheduled in England, despite admitting that Australia has yet to commit to the event amid C…

Major League Soccer clubs Toronto FC and CF Montreal have been given clearance to play home matches at their stadiums in Canada from this weekend, signaling a major step in the return to normal for the…

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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

With a curtailed Tokyo Olympics about to begin, it is clear there is a long road ahead out of the pandemic for the Asia-Pacific sports industry. Some admirable qualities traditionally associated with Japan could prove valuable along the way.

Luca Massaro, CEO of performance marketing agency WePlay, offers five marketing steps that will encourage fans back into stadiums once lockdown restrictions ease

Paul Hastings LLP attorney James "Bo" Pearl and law student Anna Alvarado explore the legal landscape around teams requiring Covid-19 vaccines to attend live events

Now is the time for rights-holders and cities to make the case for hosting sports events again, argues Lars Haue-Pedersen, head of BCW Sports

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.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview George Pyne, Bruin Capital founder and chief executive. Eric and Chris also discuss the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, tension surrounding the planned shift of the Universities of Texas and Oklahoma to the Southeastern Conference, and Barstool Sports’ acquisition of both the naming and media rights for the Arizona Bowl.

Forming part of the league’s expansive technology offering, the sports data and analysis platform is benefiting a range of stakeholders, including clubs, media partners and fans.

Adam Karg, director at the Sport Innovation Research Group, Swinburne University of Technology, picks out some of the most valuable lessons for sports organisations from the past year's disruption