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Only a handful of the biggest sports events globally were insured for the Covid-19 interruption. Tommy Elliot of specialist events insurer Circles Group tells SportBusiness about the implications for sports properties, and for his own industry.

Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.

In the third of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, SportBusiness speaks to Hideyo Hirata, head of the innovation promotion office and deputy executive director of technology services.

A two-year IPO freeze has hit Chinese sport companies, with numbers down and Wanda Sports’ listing a high-profile disappointment. How did ‘IPO fever’ fade, and will things change in 2020? Chen Yaolin reports.

In the second of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, SportBusiness spoke to Masahiko Sakamaki, the executive director of the committee’s marketing bureau.

Japanese marketing giant Dentsu Group has withdrawn its earnings guidance for 2020 and is looking to make a 7-per-cent cut in global costs this year, as Covid-19 starts to affect its financial results

Tokyo Olympics organisers and the IOC have clashed over who will foot the bill for the year-long delay of the Games

Athletes organisation Global Athlete has urged sponsors to keep up payments to Olympic athletes through the Games in 2021

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said the organisation would face extra costs of "several hundred million dollars" due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020

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The 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo will not only be the showcase event of the year in the sport; it will also provide a perfect launchpad for athletes, officials and fans ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.