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Greg Pitcher talks to Aecom head of sports engineering Peter Ayres, responsible for the design of Moscow's Okritie Arena, about the creation of the soon-to-be World Cup venue.

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

AMB Group, the parent company of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC has released a video showcasing the sustainability features at their new Mercedes-Benz stadium

No expense has been spared on the new $300m stadium for Russian Premier League team FC Krasnodar, which includes a unique 360-degree screen around the arena. But why won’t it host any 2018 World Cup matches? Will Mann reports.

After adidas prised Houston Rockets star, James Harden, away from Nike for $200m last month, we look at whether it was enough to give the German giant the upper hand in its age-old rivalry with the Americans.

Sergey Pryadkin has been re-elected as president of the Russian Premier League, while plans have also been outlined for the expansion of the top-tier club football competition

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has formally requested that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) resolve the dispute concerning the non-compliance case against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada)

Esports broadcast and content production company Maincast has secured exclusive rights in Russia and CIS markets, including Ukraine and Georgia, to esports properties operated by ESL and DreamHack

Russian sports broadcaster Match TV, owned by Gazprom Media, is reported to have become the subject of a lawsuit in Rambler Media Group’s crackdown on what it claims is illicit broadcasts of the English P…

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Elisha Chauhan travelled to Kazan to watch the biggest ever Fina World Championships, but in a time of cost-cutting and efficiency why is the aquatics showpiece growing in size?

Moscow, 7th March 2015: With the growth of domestic football in Russia and preparations to host several high-profile international sport events well underway, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) this week delivered their first safety and security workshop with the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) in Moscow.

Sir Craig Reedie, IOC (International Olympic Committee) Vice-President and President of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about underwhelming Olympic bid races and the war on drugs in Russia

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.

Formula One will welcome another new market to its calendar this month when Sochi hosts the inaugural Russian grand prix. Rob Ridley speaks to the organisers about how the race fits into the legacy of the 2014 winter Olympics.

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.

This second annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets confirms many of the trends highlighted in the first report in 2011 and brings into even sharper focus some of the changes in consumer habits that anybody working in the sports media industry needs to be attuned to.

The biggest marketing successes from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.

Sir Philip Craven MBE, IPC (International Paralympic Committee) President, writes exclusively for SportBusiness International.

Q. What’s the difference between Aeroflot and a Scud missile? A. Aeroflot has killed more people.

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at televised sport in Russia and considers the impact of the decision by the Russian Premier League to launch its own football channel

Kevin Roberts discusses England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.