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Virtual backdrops and ‘watch together’ social media services are in focus as sport returns behind closed doors.

Korea’s football and baseball leagues have published detailed guidelines governing their resumptions this week.

The LPGA once worried about the dominance of South Korean players in the women’s game. Now it embraces them as a means of driving the sport’s regional and global popularity. John Duerden finds out more.

With its biggest market at the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, table tennis is one of the sports most affected

Pooling media rights to Korea’s K-League with national-team matches was supposed to create a property more valuable than the sum of its parts. John Duerden investigates why it isn’t working yet.

Thai pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition

Swiss federal prosecutors are targeting former European football head Michel Platini in a widening of their probe into a CHF2m ($2.1m/€2.9

In a positive sign for next year's Olympics, Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita has told his international counterparts that Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities - Kyodo News

Asian gamers and professional footballers will become team mates when a new Fifa esports series kicks off later this month with competitions in four countries

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The legends of Li Na, Kim Yuna and Lee Chong Wei have all retired and their absences leave gaping holes in their sports back home, one that sponsors and associations are keen to fill as quickly as possible. 

NBA licenses clothing company MK Trend to create casual and lifestyle-focused clothing for South Koreans

The IOC is revamping its bidding process for the Olympic Games. Mark Bisson finds out how the new framework will work for the governing body and bidding cities.

A detailed look at South Korean sports marketing as part of the SportBusiness International South Korea Focus

A detailed look at South Korean sports media as part of the SportBusiness International South Korea Focus

A detailed look at South Korean sports events as part of the SportBusiness International South Korea Focus

South Korea would appear to be the perfect destination for sports industry growth, with the Winter Olympics on the horizon. But what are the challenges? SportBusiness International investigates.

PyeongChang has struggled to muster sponsors for its hosting of the 2018 winter Olympics. Elisha Chauhan asks industry experts why Korean electronics firm Samsung had to join the domestic roster, despite it already being a worldwide partner of the Games.