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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

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

The Olympic flame is being removed from display in Japan as the country enters a month-long 'state of emergency' in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo 2020's record domestic sponsorship sales will help the organisers absorb extra costs related to the Games' rescheduling, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has today (Thursday) unveiled plans to provide an array of content to compensate for the lack of sporting action it would have televised due to Covid-19

US-based media group Discovery has borrowed $500m (€456.9m) under its credit facility as it seeks to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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 …