International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Dropouts from 2026 Winter Olympics bidding race show impact of IOC reforms is yet to reach the public
In this week's China sports industry round-up: Tencent adds MLB rights to complete major league set; Alisports raises RMB1.2bn funding; and Chinese rugby investment on hold
In this week's China sports industry round-up: DDMC takes on LaLiga rights; Man Utd strikes Ping An partnership; and Chinese investors already out at Northampton Town
In this week's China sports industry round-up: Xi Jinping’s term extension supports football reforms; Wanda leaves Atlético, looks inward; and Tmall sponsors Renault F1 team
In this week's China sports industry round-up: Chinese scooter company becomes Fifa sponsor; CFA clears up player transfer levy; and Alibaba unveils plan for Olympics’ digital future
The IOC and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have been forced to relax the implementation of Rule 40 governing athlete endorsements in Germany after the country’s federal cartel office took action against them. Ben Cronin looks at the gradual erosion of the rule and the implications for the IOC’s TOP sponsorship programme
Adam Nelson looks into Pyeongchang 2018's commercial work, and finds that some of the concerns that dogged the Games late last year are easing.
In this week's China sports industry round-up: WTA Finals will move to Shenzhen; China Open becomes second £1m snooker event; and more details about Wanda's IPO.
Four years is a lifetime in social media, notes Richard Clarke, and the “greatest show on earth” is an opportunity to demonstrate the state of the art, and then attempt to nudge it a little further.
Autocrats and populists have always sought to exploit the profile of ‘mega events’, says Tim Crow. But sport tends to resist.
Former Synergy chief executive Tim Crow argues the International Olympic Committee has little to lose and everything to gain by taking on the financial burden of a smaller, smarter Olympic Games.
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.