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Euroleague Basketball's revenue has more than doubled over the past three seasons, and it's now expanding the competition across western Europe, Callum McCarthy delves into how the plan is being put into action.

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup has demonstrated that there is a significant market for the ECB's new competition, The Hundred, according to its managing director, Sanjay Patel. He tells Adam Nelson how the ECB intends to capitalise on England's stunning World Cup victory and extend the sport's moment in the sun well beyond this summer.

Highlights of Charlie Marshall, managing director of the European Club Association, in conversation at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in London.

Capital investors’ interest in football clubs is growing; their increasing profitability has attracted more new types of investor. But what does this mean for clubs and how can they best approach the opportunities and challenges? Jonathan Dyson investigates.

The All England Club has expanded its hospitality offering and introduced a more flexible approach to attract smaller bookings and target high-net-worth individuals. Ben Cronin speaks to James Ralley, AELTC head of marketing and commercial, about the changes.

The Rugby Football Union has agreed a multi-year digital ticketing partnership with Irish company Tixserve, stating that the agreement will help to combat touting for events at Twickenham Stadium while…

French Polynesia is one of five destinations to have officially applied to host surfing events during the 2024 summer Olympic Games in Paris

The German city of Cologne has been awarded hosting rights to the Final Four stage of the EuroLeague basketball tournament in 2020. The event will be held at the 18,500-seat Lanxess Arena from May 22-24

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined ambitious plans for the country to bid for a future edition of the Olympic Games

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Budapest has turned the setback of its unsuccessful 2024 Olympics bid into an opportunity that is driving growth and change across the city.

A Ukranian billionaire is funding the latest effort to turn swimming into a regular competitive professional sport and not just one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

Baseball starts push into the continent with its biggest and most historic rivalry: the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Story by Eric Fisher.

The Fifa Master at the Switzerland-based International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) placed third in the 2019 rankings, the first non-US course to finish in the top three since winning the rankings itself…

While the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings tend to be dominated by schools from North America and continental Europe, those in the UK are growing in both number and quality

Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Valencia have both dedicated significant resources in recent years toward partnerships with local educational institutions, helping to educate the next generation…

James Skinner and Aaron Smith, of the Loughborough University Institute for Sport Business, run the rule over some of the current trends that are driving change and creating new opportunities across the sport business education sector.

German football has earned praise for its blend of ideological purity and commercial nous, but calls to reform restrictions on private ownership and investment are growing. With the Bundesliga’s media rights coming to market, Callum McCarthy explores how the league’s commercial performance over the next 18 months could shape its long-term future.

South London football club Crystal Palace is a model for aspirational second-tier teams. The club's commercial director, Barry Webber, tells Adam Nelson how a nimble and flexible commercial strategy has helped the club to capitalise on its top-flight status.

Research from marketing agency Red Hot Penny suggests clubs across the UK need  major rethink of how they convert social engagement into retail sales

The new EU Copyright Directive is one of the most controversial pieces of European legislation ever passed, pitting content creators like record companies, film studios and sports rights-holders against social media platforms and free-speech campaigners. Its final wording appears to have left both sides unhappy. And many experts say it will change very little for sport and direct no new revenues towards the industry.

Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth beacons capture crowd movements Catering JV to offer more food and beverage options and speedier service

Ahead of his appearance at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in Miami on May 7, 23 Capital Co-founder Stephen Duval discusses the way a creative approach to finance has opened the door to funding in the sector.

After hosting the Tour de France's Grand Départ in 2014, Yorkshire is looking to host even more elite cycling events in addition to its very own Tour de Yorkshire, which was created as a legacy event in 2015. Ryan Herman talks to Welcome to Yorkshire's commercial director Peter Dodd about how the organisation plans to develop cycling events in the region.

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