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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.

The turmoil of 2016 was difficult to envisage when Rio upset the odds to land hosting rights to this summer’s Olympic Games.

Five international federations are set to add their sports to the Tokyo 2020 Games programme, but what are the implications for them and the Olympic movement? SportBusiness International reports.

International Olympic Committee marketing chief Timo Lumme talks to Kevin Roberts about the continued evolution of the TOP programme, the opportunities created by technology and what to look out for at Rio 2016.

Is the saga surrounding the development of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally at an end? SportBusiness International reports.

The emergence of the Zika virus in Brazil has provided organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics with a major headache. Dominic Bliss explored how event hosts tackle the outbreak of disruptive diseases.

Storytelling, digital engagement and private equity’s relationship with sport were some of the important themes covered at the recent Leaders Sport Business Summit in New York. Ben Cronin picks out five highlights from the event.

Kevin Roberts, founding editor, SportBusiness International on why branding is a central issue to sport's corruption scandals

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.

Elisha Chauhan asks industry experts to assess the Tokyo 2020 national stadium saga, and whether it will be ready on time and on budget, having dropped Zaha Hadid Architects’ controversial design.

Elisha Chauhan travelled to Kazan to watch the biggest ever Fina World Championships, but in a time of cost-cutting and efficiency why is the aquatics showpiece growing in size?

Has the Olympic Movement sold its own public short by signing up with Eurosport?

Audience ratings and trends for major events in 2014-15 including the Fifa World Cup, Winter Olympics, Tour de France and more, with data from Eurodata TV Worldwide.The Fifa World Cup 2014 generated the largest average audience for a major international sports event (as opposed to domestic leagues and competitions) in four of the five major European markets in 2014-15. 

In the end it was inevitable. As Marius Vizer stood amidst the smoking, smouldering ruins of SportAccord, the freshly re-elected president knew that he had no choice but to quit. 

As SportAccord’s future hangs in the balance, Elisha Chauhan looks at the potential consequences for the union of International Federations’ World Beach, Combat, Mind and Urban Games.

Rachael Church talks about recent developments in sport including a new Swiss law that aims to clamp down on dodgy dealings.

The contest to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games may be a two-horse race, but promises to be one of the most fascinating ever. Kevin Roberts explains why, examining the background to the bidding battle and detailing each candidate through the eyes of its bid leader.