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The Danish capital has developed its venues to attract big-ticket events and hosted international competitions with a variety of different sports

What are the ingredients of the Danish success in bidding for and hosting major international sporting events? Sport Event Denmark chief executive Lars Lundov shares the recipe.

When Pearse Connolly set about revamping the marketing of Norwegian national team home matches he didn’t expect to use the Catholic church as inspiration.

The Football Association of Finland adopted a data-driven approach to increasing player numbers and growing commercial revenue as part of its participation in the Uefa GROW development programme. In this extended report, David Walmsley looks at the way it tried to achieve these objectives. 

The World Curling Federation is developing a portable curling facility (PCF) that enables cities to host the sport at a cut-price rate. Elisha Chauhan reports.

NHL expands fan tour after initial entry to Europe last year

The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded hosting rights for World Championship events in its 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, with the French city of Montpellier seeing off competition from five rivals…

Stefan Löfven, the prime minister of Sweden, and Margot Wallström, the country’s foreign minister, have given their backing to Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. “

The executive council chairs of the three Swedish regions proposed to host the 2026 edition of the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have published a joint letter of support for the bid

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Europe’s short-lived hosting of ESPN’s X Games is set to be revived, but with the failed 2022 winter Olympic Games bidder Oslo in the driving seat, will the action sports event be back for good?

In the fourth in a series of five mini reports on sports event hosting, in association with the Ultimate Sports Cities rankings, we take a look at tourism and public interest. There is a discussion of the latest thinking around tourism and public interest, and case studies looking at the top five cities in the category of tourism and public interest in this year's rankings - London, Melbourne, Sochi, Copenhagen and Calgary.

SportBusiness International looks at this month’s World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, an event with significant growth potential according to world athletics’ governing body.

Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark, tells SportBusiness International about the role his company played in bringing the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Half Marathon race to Copenhagen on March 29.