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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.

US media group Discovery has expanded its coverage of the Swedish Futsalligan, the top-tier futsal championship in the country, in the 2019-20 season

Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang has acquired the rights to all Austrian Bundesliga matches involving FC Red Bull Salzburg for the ongoing season

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has awarded hosting rights for its 2022 and 2024 Track World Championships to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Ballerup, respectively, while Nantes will stage the BMX…

Building products retailer Stark has agreed a deal to sponsor the Danish Football Association (DBU)

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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.