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The Fifa Master is Europe's best postgraduate sport management degree.

Pierre Ducrey was part of the third intake of students on the CIES Fifa Master, which he graduated with distinction in 2003. He was appointed as Olympic Games operations director in March 2020, having joined the International Olympic Committee as an intern shortly after finishing his Masters degree.

Dr Kevin Tallec Marston, academic coordinator, research fellow and academic project manager for the Fifa Master at the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), discusses the challenges and potential opportunities that are facing the sport management education sector, and academia more widely, as the world recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

Thayssa Plum took the Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration and Technology at AISTS in 2011, and is now senior media relations manager at Fifa.

Magali Louis, head of research and eduction, and Claude Stricker, executive director, discuss how the postgraduate research projects at AISTS are developed and the real-world industry impact they have had.

UK regulators concerned about consumer impacts from large-scale ticketing merger

The Swiss Competition Commission (Weko) has fined telco UPC around CHF30m ($33m/€27.9

Authorities in Switzerland are to return CHF36.6m ($40.1m/€34.1

The French Handball Federation (FFHB) and Swiss Handball Federation (SHV) have announced their intention to bid for the EHF European Men’s Handball Championship in 2026 or 2028.

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Lausanne is home to dozens of sports organisations but, until recently, its event-hosting capabilities and ambitions have been relatively modest. How will the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games change the landscape? Bradley Rial reports.

The Fifa Master at the Switzerland-based International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) placed third in the 2019 rankings, the first non-US course to finish in the top three since winning the rankings itself…

Ben Cohen, director of Wada’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) European office, describes how the AISTS (Académie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport) helped him on his current career path.

With Cybathlon already attracting global interest ahead of its October 2016 debut, could the event pose a threat to the Paralympic Games? Elisha Chauhan asked IPC (International Paralympic Committee) President Sir Philip Craven.

Elisha Chauhan looks at how event organisers and marketing agency H+H Management have approached the sale and distribution of commercial rights for the 2016 Cybathlon.

Cybathlon – the new Paralympic-style event that will see man and machine race as one – has been created to advance engineering and technology that assists people with disabilities. However, it will also put on a spectacle that is unrivalled in the world of sport. Elisha Chauhan reports.

Cybathlon – the new Paralympic-style event that will see man and machine race as one – has been created to advance engineering and technology that assists people with disabilities. However, it will also put on a spectacle that is unrivalled in the world of sport. Elisha Chauhan reports.

A football club has taken matters in its own hands to drum up support for an Olympics bid. Rory Squires explains why.

If public sector support is the new sponsorship, don't expect it to be like taking candy from a baby.