Lima hopes to put itself on the world stage with the hosting of this year's IOC Session and the 2019 Pan American Games, but do the dual award of the 2024 and 2028 Games and construction delays threaten to take the gloss off its moment in the sun?
Prior to Channel 4’s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, broadcasters had treated the Paralympics like an add-on rather than the main event. Kevin Roberts speaks to Stephen Lyle, the channel’s commissioning editor for sport.
Chile is renowned as one of the most stable and economically sophisticated countries in Latin America, but does such a reputation translate to the country's sports industry? SportBusiness International reports.
CHILE HAS A RELATIVELY small population in comparison with some of its Latin American neighbours, but about 78 per cent of them – or 14 million – are online, according to IWS.
Football is still the number one sport in Chile but there is now an increasing appetite for alternative forms of entertainment, particularly in the fitness industry and adventure sports. These emerging activities are causing an evolution in how brands engage with people in Chile.
A two-year window of opportunity presented by hosting sport’s two biggest events in quick succession has turned into a damage limitation exercise for Brazil. SportBusiness International assesses the political and economic turmoil that has accompanied the build-up to this month’s Rio Olympics.
While Rio’s preparations have been dogged by controversy, new research shows that it has bucked a recent trend among Olympic host cities by keeping costs down and under control. Kevin Roberts reports
Brazil is in the midst of its worst recession in a generation. At the beginning of the year industry professionals predicted that its economy would shrink 2.95 per cent in 2016.
THE CHANGING NATURE of the sports media industry in Brazil is perhaps best exemplified by the recent developments surrounding the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of football in the country.
The turmoil of 2016 was difficult to envisage when Rio upset the odds to land hosting rights to this summer’s Olympic Games.