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The 20 highest-earning football clubs broke through the €6bn revenue mark for the first time in 2013-14, according to the Deloitte Football Money League.

Sports media rights continue to grow in value around the world. This article looks at figures for the global value of the sector from 2010 to 2017, and the trends driving the growth, with data and analysis from the TVSM Global Report.

How and why different types of football fans engage with the sport, and how this varies around the world, with data from the FANS.PASSIONS.BRANDS study by Havas Sports & Entertainment and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Our latest report looking at the world of Sport in numbers.

Getting more women into sport’s major boardrooms: are quotas really the answer?

Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton has overseen dramatic change in just four months of stewardship of the Discovery-owned broadcaster. Matt Cutler travelled to Paris to ask him about the future ambitions of the company.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into corruption in football is unprecedented and has presented the sports marketing industry with a number of complicated questions. We canvassed industry insiders to try to answer five of the most pressing questions.

Athletics is on the brink of new leadership for the first time in 16 years, with two Olympic and athletic legends – Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka - facing off in the battle to succeed Lamine Diack as president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). We asked industry insiders who is odds on to win the sport’s biggest race.

Owen Evans speaks to Gian-Franco Kasper, newly-appointed interim chairman of SportAccord, about his plan to dismantle the union in order to get it back into the Olympic Family.

As SportAccord’s future hangs in the balance, Elisha Chauhan looks at the potential consequences for the union of International Federations’ World Beach, Combat, Mind and Urban Games.

LAUSANNE (Switzerland) -- The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, today announced that the world governing body has submitted an official proposal to the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOCOG) for the addition of men's baseball and women's softball at the 2020 Games.

English Premier League clubs have voted to remove the League's title sponsor category once Barclays existing deal expires at the end of the 2016/17 season.

 

 

Is the rebranding of sports federations a waste of time and money?

The skills needed to win friends and influence people on Twitter are changing as fast as the technology that promotes them. Owen Evans spoke to social media experts working at six mainstream sports media outlets to identify how they have achieved strong followings, interaction and engagement.

Vlad Marinescu, Director General of SportAccord, on why he is supporting his former President Marius Vizer after that speech, and the future for his organisation’s multi-sport events

Ohio University made it a hat-trick of wins after its Master of Sports Administration programme was named the best postgraduate sports course in the world for 2015. Owen Evans looks at why a world outside the classroom has made it happen.

Owen Evans spoke to the FIFA presidential race’s inner circle – ex-members, lobbyists and national association chairmen – to see whether anyone can actually oust Sepp Blatter from his FIFA throne.

Charly Classen, ESPN’s boss for EMEA, told Elisha Chauhan why recent acquisitions for ESPN Player illustrate its successful approach to broadcasting non-premium sports content.

Do leaders of sport’s not-for-profit organisations justify their superstar salaries?