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Abu Dhabi is using UFC's 'Fight Island' as a pilot project to determine if it can expand the event's 'safety bubble' model to include spectators. SportBusiness speaks to Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, executive director of tourism and marketing for the city's Department of Culture and Tourism.

The Abu Dhabi government has turned the majority of Yas Island into a ten-square-mile safe zone just for the UFC, with each of the 2,500 people on site being tested for Covid-19 on five separate occasions during their stay.

Last month, the Infront agency announced the launch of its new initiative, #Sport4Recovery. Adam Nelson speaks to some of the founding partners of the programme about how the scheme aims to highlight the social and health benefits of sport as well as the economic ones.

In the final part of our Cricket beyond Covid virtual roundtable, Clare Connor, managing director of women's cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Jake Lush McCrum, chief operating officer…

SportBusiness Sponsorship reporter Matthew Williams argues that the development of a women's IPL should be made prioritised in order to take women's cricket to the next level.

UCI WorldTour cycling team Bahrain-McLaren is reportedly searching for a new title sponsor with the British automotive manufacturer McLaren considering exiting the sport

UK-based production company Sunset+Vine has been named as the host broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in a deal that could be extended to include the 2026 and 2030 editions of the…

Sports data and content company Sportradar has announced that it has hired Alex Gersh as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately.

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Garth Shephard, a partner at recently-launched sports tech investor and adviser Sightline Ventures, discusses how technology is driving sport in response to generational shifts and how swifter adoption of new technologies will keep significant new revenue within sport and not in the pockets of third parties

In part 2 of our cricket roundtable interview with Clare Connor, managing director of Women's cricket at the ECB, Jake Lush McCrum, chief operations officer for the Rajasthan Royals and Richard Gould,…

Closed-door sport is forcing innovation and fresh thinking about virtual hospitality. But can it ever hope to replace the real behind-the-ropes experience? Ben Cronin reports.

In part 1 of a three-part interview, Matthew Williams speaks with managing director of women's cricket at the ECB, Clare Connor, Rajasthan Royals chief operating officer Jake Lush McCrum and Surrey County…

Major sporting events are likely to bear the scars of the Covid-19 pandemic for the majority of the coming decade, though in the long-term the sector should recover to full health, experts believe.

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi talks about a challenging first nine months as ATP chairman and explains what tennis can learn from the music industry. Ben Cronin reports.

In the latest video interview from SportBusiness, ATP chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, speaks to Europe editor Ben Cronin about plans to resume the international tennis tour in August and his vision to centralise…

Callum McCarthy looks at Formula 1 team McLaren's recent tie-ups within sim racing and esports, and how this reflects on real-life operations

Action sports media company Thrill One Sports & Entertainment launched in January, just ahead of the pandemic which brought most live sport to a grinding halt. Chief executive Joe Carr tells SportBusiness how Covid-19 impacted on the new company’s event business and how its creative digital strategy has served to increase reach and deepen engagement with fans.

The Ocean Race has shifted its sponsorship structure away from having a title sponsor as it looks to develop the race itself as the ''Master Brand''. Matthew Williams speaks to senior executives about its sponsorship strategy.

Bruno Marty, senior vice-president of the ProSports unit at Infront, discusses the impact of  sport's Covid-19 induced liquidity crisis,  how properties can emerge stronger, the role of private equity i…

Private Equity firms can partner rather than exclude established agencies Co-operation not confrontation needed to address liquidity crisis

Ironman Group chief executive Andrew Messick talks about the three steps the world's largest mass participation business has taken to minimise commercial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

SportBusiness examines the pros and cons of some of the equipment available to reassure fans and reduce the risk of contagion when they are allowed back into sport stadiums.

James Fenn, content and publishing strategist at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, explains how the "The Last Dance" broke all the rules to become a streaming sensation.

Ricardo Fort, who as Coca-Cola vice-president of global sports partnerships oversees one of the largest sports sponsorship portfolios in the entire world, discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospects of recovery.

Since LaLiga put internationalisation at the heart of its commercial growth plans in 2016, the Spanish league operator has increased its international presence to 84 countries and grown its sponsor portfolio five-fold.

When the German Bundesliga presented behind-closed-doors action on Saturday, May 16, it ignited a wave of interest among football fans worldwide, and a reawakening of sponsorships that had gone largely…

Without live events, international federations are being forced to innovate with their fan engagement strategies. Adam Nelson reports.