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SportBusiness speaks to John Reynal, the founder of Onside and FXE Futbol, about the strategy behind the IWC and the potential threat of legal action from Relevent Sports.

Jason Siegel, president and chief executive of Greater Orlando Sports Commission, argues that the city’s experience in staging closed-door NBA and MLS games puts it in a strong position to host matches at the 2026 Fifa World Cup

SportBusiness delves into the bid books of the contenders to host the 2027 Asian Cup to examine the thinking and the plans behind each entry. Tom King reports.

Olympic and global sports marketing veteran Terrence Burns explains his role in Doha's successful bid for the 2030 Asian Games and predicts the impact of the Covid pandemic on city bidding strategies

Mick Desmond, outgoing commercial and media director for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, talks to SportBusiness about his plans to retire at the end of the 2021 championships and his hopes that his successor will respect his commercial legacy.

The group stages of the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup will be played in centralised 'hubs' this year due to due to ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions

Tokyo Olympics news: Test events for marathon and track and field competitions will take place in Japan in May; The WHO is providing risk management advice to the IOC regarding the Tokyo Olympics, and …

The PGA of America has announced that Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will become the new host of the 2022 PGA Championship

The 2020 Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur has been cancelled after the city was placed in lockdown to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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Asia-Pacific sports industry insiders share their personal reflections on a tumultuous 2020, and their hopes and ambitions for the year ahead.

I arrived in Singapore in September 2019 to help establish SportBusiness’s new Asia-Pacific editorial operation.

The IOC recently declared 85 per cent of the recommendations laid out in Agenda 2020 have been achieved. Ben Cronin asks if the programme has succeeded in its core objective of controlling the cost of the Olympics

The 2020 edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards will be streamed live, here on sportbusiness.com, on December 27

Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh tells SportBusiness how the Tyson-Jones fight came together and how the social media platform is looking to use live sports to compete in the short-form digital space.

SportBusiness regional editors Eric Fisher, Kevin McCullagh and Ben Cronin look back at those rights-holders and properties that adapted best to a year of disruption for the sports industry

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah are among the confirmed finalists for the upcoming Dubai Globe Soccer Awards taking place later this month on December 27, 2020

Former UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos talks about his new role as executive director for the Oregon 2022 World Athletics Championships, and explains how the event is trying to pioneer a more cost-efficient and athlete-centric hosting model.

SportBusiness speaks to Hua Fung Teh, group president of MMA promotion One Championship, about the journey back to post-lockdown events in front of fans.

The ATP Finals’ 12-year run in London helped to boost the profile of the event and showcase London's O2 Arena as sports venue. Adam Nelson examines the tournament's stay in the city and looks at how the commercial model will change now that it is moving to Turin.

SportBusiness speaks with Asia-Pacific industry insiders about the increased urgency of sport adopting data-driven business practices in the Covid and post-Covid worlds. Tom King reports.

Barring another Covid-related disaster, EuroLeague's overall revenue will bounce back to about €70m in 2020-21.

Bradley Rial takes a look towards the future of event hosting in New York, one of the hardest-hit areas in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The International Swimming League is still targeting profitability “within three or four years” despite being heavily impacted by the pandemic, its managing director and head of commercial operations, Hubert Montcoudiol, tells SportBusiness.

Despite the cancellation of the NFL International Series this year, the league has managed to boost its presence in the UK with the renewal of its deals with Sky Sports and the BBC and new partnerships with Channel 5 and MTV. Adam Nelson speaks to NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood.

Against a background of renewed optimism that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead, Asian sports industry experts share their hopes that the event can bring a new maturity to the Japanese sports sector. Kevin McCullagh and Tom King report.

Concacaf president Victor Montagliani tells SportBusiness about the strategy behind the changes on and off the field for the region's flagship international competition, the Gold Cup.

Alexis Schäfer, commercial, partnerships & broadcasting director at the International Paralympic Committee, says that as brands look to build cause-led marketing programmes, the narrative behind Paralympic sports and athletes coupled with the enthusiastic and creative support of broadcast partners has proved a compelling combination