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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.
Stephen Cannon from the Atlanta Falcons and Scott O'Neil, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, were amongst the speakers when SportBusiness asked the questions at the Leaders Sport Business Summit.
From Hamburg’s nein to the Roman ruins of Italy’s bid, why does the public appear to be increasingly sceptical of the benefits of its city hosting the Olympic Games? SportBusiness International investigates.
If a brand wants to sell to a mass market, sport delivers the eyeballs like nothing else writes Kevin Roberts. It’s why companies pay megabucks for spots around the Super Bowl, an event that is now routinely used to debut fresh creative work and which has, in the last decade or so, become a combative arena for the ad agencies, as well as competing teams.
The Big Debate | Has the credibility of the Olympic Games been impacted by the handling of the Russian doping scandal?
In May, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was unequivocal in his stance on doping. “Protecting the clean athletes is a top priority of the IOC,” he said. “Protecting the clean athletes means on the other hand zero tolerance against doping cheats and their entourage.” Two months later Bach, and the IOC, were faced with a headache that he and the Olympic Movement could certainly have done without.
London 2012 supercharged the Paralympic Games and Sochi was an important staging post. Kevin Roberts asks if the Rio Games, which begin on September 8, can continue Paralympic sport’s upward trajectory.
So once again the experts got it right. It may have gone too close to the wire for comfort, but when it really mattered, Rio delivered as an Olympic host city. Once the cameras started to roll, Rio gave the world unforgettable images and indelible memories of some great sporting moments.
Matt Bosworth, partner at Russell-Cooke looks at the legal ramifications of the Pat Hickey ticket scandal and examines the legislative infrastructure around the Olympic Games
A two-year window of opportunity presented by hosting sport’s two biggest events in quick succession has turned into a damage limitation exercise for Brazil. SportBusiness International assesses the political and economic turmoil that has accompanied the build-up to this month’s Rio Olympics.
Kevin Roberts argues that the greater good of the Olympic Games would have been best served by a blanket exclusion of Russian athletes at Rio 2016.
The safety of spectators and athletes has to be the No.1 priority for any host city, but concerns have been raised over Rio’s security strategy following a series of high-profile terror attacks in other parts of the world.
In the second of a series of articles celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the SportBusiness Group, Greg Pitcher asks rights-holders, media companies and technologists to pick out the new technologies that are changing the sports industry.