Brexit and the election of Donald Trump suggest a world that is rejecting globalisation. But sport can provide a counterbalance and an antidote to an an increasingly inward looking planet, says Kevin Roberts.
Technology may be shaping the future of sport but SnapRapid CEO Russell Glenister thinks there is a deeply ingrained conservatism towards tech start-ups in European sports organisations.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected widespread calls to impose a complete ban on Russia from the forthcoming summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, instead electing to leave it to individual International Federations (IFs) to decide which athletes should be allowed to compete.
National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman has warned that the North American league’s teams are not interested in “paying for the privilege” of participating at the 2018 winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to order new testing for disease-causing viruses in waters that will stage events during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with organisers in the Brazilian city pledging to improve water quality ahead of next summer’s sporting spectacle.