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Queensland’s Tourism Minister Kate Jones and Leanne Coddington, chief executive of Tourism and Events Queensland, explain how the state’s natural environment helps make it ‘the best address on earth’

Produced in association with Visit Victoria Sport is Melbourne’s passion.

This article was produced in association with Visit Victoria

The City of Gold Coast, and the Australian state of Queensland, may have grabbed the world’s attention with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but for a destination that is immersed in sport and can boast some of the southern hemisphere’s top facilities, this year’s mega multi-sport event is only part of the journey

Endurance sports events organisation the Ironman Group has bolstered its portfolio by acquiring four mass participation events from Australian media company Nine, along with establishing a new permanent…

The Australian Football League is set to continue its push into the Chinese market with the opening of an office in Shanghai in June

Australia’s potential bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games should include venues across the entirety of Queensland, according to Matt Carroll, chief executive of the Australian Olympic C…

Rugby Australia has reported a net profit of AUD$5.2m (€3.29m/$3.7m) in 2018, but has warned it will operate at a loss in 2019 due to the Rugby World Cup.

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Mark Bisson looks at how the race to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is hotting up following the collapse of Durban's project to stage the multi-sport event.

A free report, commissioned from SportBusiness by the Budapest 2024 Olympic Games bid, surveying attitudes to, and media consumption habits around, the Olympic Games.

The new Formula One season is only one race old, but there is already evidence that the championship’s new owners are overseeing significant changes in the sport’s social media output, according to Richard Clarke.

John Duerden looks at how 2017 Rugby League World Cup host cities are using the tournament to market their destinations.

The four leading netball nations have come together to create a new tournament. Rob Ridley examines the format and the commercial implications of the venture.

Australia’s credentials in the sports industry are built on its popular domestic leagues, enviable track record as a host of major events, and performance on the international stage. Andy Fry looks at the country’s blueprint for success and what the future holds.

Australia’s credentials in the sports industry are built on its popular domestic leagues, enviable track record as a host of major events, and performance on the international stage. Andy Fry looks at the country’s blueprint for success and what the future holds.

Australia’s credentials in the sports industry are built on its popular domestic leagues, enviable track record as a host of major events, and performance on the international stage. Andy Fry looks at the country’s blueprint for success and what the future holds.

Australia’s credentials in the sports industry are built on its popular domestic leagues, enviable track record as a host of major events, and performance on the international stage. Andy Fry looks at the country’s blueprint for success and what the future holds.

Rob Ridley asks Cricket Australia about its plans to host the inaugural day and night test next month, and whether it will help to create cricket’s new breed of 24hr party people.

Following the conclusion of last month’s Auckland Nines, event organiser and 2011 Rugby World Cup chief Martin Snedden spoke to Elisha Chauhan about how the annual rugby league tournament improved on 2014, and how it can go to the next level.

The genesis of a new or renovated stadium begins with the rights-holder who creates a brief that has to both push boundaries and stay within budget. Elisha Chauhan spoke to venue operators of the historic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and MLB (Major League Baseball) team the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field to find out the challenges each faced in the design process.

In the fourth in a series of five mini reports on sports event hosting, in association with the Ultimate Sports Cities rankings, we take a look at tourism and public interest. There is a discussion of the latest thinking around tourism and public interest, and case studies looking at the top five cities in the category of tourism and public interest in this year's rankings - London, Melbourne, Sochi, Copenhagen and Calgary.

In addition to constructing a premium sports venue, the Perth Stadium, Rob Ridley finds out how the Western Australian government is creating a sports precinct to enhance the Aussie rules gameday experience.

Melbourne was the top ranked city in the 2014 Ultimate Sports Cities rankings in the category of Event Strategy. Melbourne's Victorian Major Events Company (VMEC) is one of the world’s leading events acquisition groups. Developed in 1991, VMEC is recognised as a competitive and highly successful organisation that has secured countless sporting and cultural events for Melbourne’s major events calendar.