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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.

As clubs and rights-holders from across football continue to adopt more human and humorous voices on social media, representatives from AS Roma and the Bundesliga explain the commercial benefits that underpin the strategy.

The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus put Serie A firmly back on the map. But a series of major problems in Italian football have overshadowed his arrival. Enzo Morelli, legal adviser to the Infront agency – the media-rights adviser to Lega Serie A – provides a personal view on recent developments.

SportBusiness explores how a new ban on gambling advertising in Italy will affect sports rights owners and sponsors.

Frank Dunne reveals the inside story of IMG's triumphant bid for Serie A international rights and how the agency now plans to monetise its property.

The board of the Six Nations rugby union competition is closing in on investment worth more than £500m (€558m/$628m) from CVC Capital Partners, according to the Daily Telegraph.

AC Milan and Inter Milan have revealed their proposal for a new 60,000-seat stadium that will be the centrepiece of a €1.2bn ($1.3

Motorsport’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has appointed SRO Motorsports Group as the promoter of the Motorsport Games, as it revealed further details behin…

Italian football team AS Roma has announced that it has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States and Telefono Azzurro in Italy as part of a drive to use…

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Former Infront Italy chief Marco Bogarelli sits down with Frank Dunne at Sportel Monaco to explain why his new venture, 2MG Media, is not just another sports-rights adviser.

The ‘Ndrangheta – the Calabrian mafia – has successfully infiltrated football in Italy. As Frank Dunne explains, some fear that its influence may now be spreading to Spain and beyond.

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

In-depth interview with Federico Smanio, head of digital and fan relations at Italian football's Lega Serie B, who explains the organisation's social media strategy, which is hindered by regulations preventing it from publishing match videos on social feeds.

Stephen Cannon from the Atlanta Falcons and Scott O'Neil, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, were amongst the speakers when SportBusiness asked the questions at the Leaders Sport Business Summit.  

From Hamburg’s nein to the Roman ruins of Italy’s bid, why does the public appear to be increasingly sceptical of the benefits of its city hosting the Olympic Games? SportBusiness International investigates.

Why did Bruin Sports Capital purchase deltatre and what does the deal say about the digital side of the sports business? Kevin Roberts reports.

Italian football’s golden era of the 1980s and early 1990s is a distant memory, but after falling from the summit, there are now signs that it is on its way back up.

Amid the chaos of Italian football, there is opportunity for those organisations that follow the rules.

Welcome to the European Football Sponsorship Report 2015-16

With three major sports events in consecutive years on its wish-list, Elisha Chauhan looks at whether Italy is on the cusp of a new hosting era.

The 98 clubs in the top five European football leagues – Germany’s Bundesliga, the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France) and Serie A (Italy) – will generate a combined €580.4m from

Kevin Roberts spoke to Deloitte's Dan Jones and AC Milan director Umberto Gandini about commercial challenges and opportunities in a European football landscape where the gap between rich and poor grows greater and greater.

Elisha Chauhan asks Monza how it plans to reinvigorate the venue’s magic following Bernie Ecclestone’s threat to drop the historic track.

This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.