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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.

Ex-Synergy CEO Tim Crow argues that LA 2028's $2.5bn sponsorship revenue forecast - hailed as ambitious in the press - is in fact deeply conservative, and predicts that the final tally will break $4bn.

• Ambition to create licensing programme set out in Agenda 2020 • Organisation creates three categories to trade on heritage, iconography and values of the Olympics • L

Next year's Tokyo Olympics will take place even if the Covid-19 pandemic is still underway, said Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Games' organising committee

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has reported a sizeable drop in revenues in 2019, a non-Olympic year, as it prepares for the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its financial…

International Olympic Committee vice-president and chair of the Coordination Commission for Tokyo’s summer Olympic Games, John Coates, has said organisers are still planning for events to be held with f…

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The IOC and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have been forced to relax the implementation of Rule 40 governing athlete endorsements in Germany after the country’s federal cartel office took action against them. Ben Cronin looks at the gradual erosion of the rule and the implications for the IOC’s TOP sponsorship programme

Adam Nelson looks into Pyeongchang 2018's commercial work, and finds that some of the concerns that dogged the Games late last year are easing.

The IOC is revamping its bidding process for the Olympic Games. Mark Bisson finds out how the new framework will work for the governing body and bidding cities.

In this issue we cover the following: QATAR CRISIS – BeIN hits out at 'scaremongering' VIRTUAL REALITY – Is the much hyped technology finally ready to make a difference? SPORTS

In the fifth of a series of articles looking at the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to accept the 2028 edition of the Olympic Games, Ben Cronin assesses how the award may affect the programme and sports featured.

In the fourth of a series of articles looking at the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to accept the 2028 edition of the Olympic Games, Ben Cronin looks at how the award could potentially affect the event bidding industry. 

In the third of a series of articles looking at the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to accept the 2028 edition of the Olympic Games, Ben Cronin speaks to Eurosport chief executive Peter Hutton about how the broadcaster has fared in the deal.

In the second part of a series articles looking at the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to accept the 2028 edition of the Olympic Games, Ben Cronin looks at how Thomas Bach and the IOC handled the dual award of the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games.

In the first of a series of articles looking at the impact of Los Angeles’ decision to accept the 2028 edition of the Olympic Games, Ben Cronin asks which cities are the winners and losers in the deal and how the dual award will affect major event hosting.

B2B and technology brands are leading a shift in sponsorship from storytelling to 'storydoing'. Andy Fry reports on a sector that is critical to the future of sport.

IOC president Thomas Bach has described the expected double award of the 2024 and 2028 Games as a “golden opportunity”, but is it also the start of a new era for the Olympic Games bidding process? Mark Bisson reports.

With a series of new mixed gender relays and team events added to the schedule, the programme for Tokyo 2020 has been hailed as “a real step-change in the Olympic programme”. But, asks Mark Bisson, will it be enough to win over a new generation of Olympic Games enthusiasts?

In an ever-changing world where technology and the means to engage with audiences is advancing exponentially and the number of platforms which younger generations use to interact with the world is becoming …