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The Philippines' sports industry is looking at this year's SEA Games as a springboard to host the 2030 Asian Games, one of the biggest multi-sports events in the world. John Duerden looks at whether they can make the leap.

The Southeast Asian Games has grown to be unrecognisable from its first edition in Bangkok in 1959. Is it still relevant for the region, or has it been supplanted by its bigger brother, the Asian Games?

Seven-team competition is first professional soccer league in Canada since 1992 Clubs have averaged 4,300 fans a game but OneSoccer digital ratings not made public

World Class Sports Hosts is SportBusiness’ essential guide to the major players and burning issues in sports event hosting.

Former Manchester United executive Jamie Reigle replaced Alejandro Agag as the chief executive of Formula E this September with the Spaniard becoming the chairman of the electric racing series. The pair tell SportBusiness about their plans for the motorsport in their first joint interview since the leadership restructure.

International sailing series SailGP has announced that it will return to race in the UK for its second season next year

A Madrid court has today (Friday) opted not to grant permission to stage a LaLiga match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in the US city of Miami.

Spanish commercial duo Atresmedia and Mediaset are reported to be the latest broadcasters to shy away from a bid for domestic rights to the Supercopa, following the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF’s) dec…

Minor League Baseball is continuing its outreach into Hispanic and Latino communities by expanding the Copa de la Diversión initiative to 92 franchises in 2020, up from 72 this year.

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The world’s most isolated major city has broken down geographical barriers to punch above its weight consistently in the sports events sector. Bradley Rial finds out how.

British volleyball is scheduled to break new ground next week (October 22) when the London-based IBB Polonia London club faces HAOK Mladost Zagreb away in the CEV Champions League

Staging the NFL's championship game comes with a multitude of requirements, but a potentially large payoff for the host city.

The organisers of the upcoming Vietnam Grand Prix will spend $475m to join the F1 lineup in Southeast Asia, according to research by Formula Money. SportBusiness takes a closer look at the economics.

Three Burmese businessmen and a former One Championship employee are trying to bring MMA's best-kept secret to the world, with a modernised twist. SportBusiness' Callum McCarthy finds out more.

The financial numbers of an Asean World Cup bid in 2034 look positive, especially with a Chinese boost, but will Fifa’s member associations be convinced?

The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan have taken over from China hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup

In an exclusive interview, Charlie Stillitano, executive chairman of Relevent Sports speaks to Callum McCarthy about the ICC, his attempts to bring LaLiga matches to the US and his deep-rooted passion for the sport.

Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers taking part in league's first pre-season games in country Mumbai-born Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé played 'critical role' in making event become a reality

Denver is keen to bounce back after its “unconventional” hosting model proposed for the 2030 winter Olympics failed to progress to candidate city stage. However, what does Colorado’s mile-high city have to offer in sporting terms? Bradley Rial investigates.

Terrence Burns, executive vice-president, Global Sports at Engine Shop, ponders on whatever happened to the IOC’s Candidate Cities process and its apparent replacement by a more pragmatic approach

The first incarnation of the revamped Davis Cup finals is just two months away and Gerard Piqué, the president and founder of sports and media investment group Kosmos Holding, remains bullish that his plans to revive the historic men's team tennis tournament will prove a huge success. Story by Bob Williams.

Ireland’s Adare Manor will stage the 2026 Ryder Cup following a complete overhaul of the golf course and renovation of the five-star resort. Colm Hannon, the venue’s chief executive, speaks to Martin Ross about the changes undertaken and challenges to be met before one of sport’s iconic events rolls into town.

The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

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SailGP, the nation-versus-nation sailing league pioneered by Kiwi yachtsman Sir Russell Coutts and Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison, made its British debut during Cowes week. SportBusiness spoke to Coutts after the event

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper tell Kevin Roberts about his hopes for the impact and legacy of the showpiece 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at the tail end of a year when plans for a global Nations Championship foundered on the rocks of resistance from the sport’s established nations.

The 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo will not only be the showcase event of the year in the sport; it will also provide a perfect launchpad for athletes, officials and fans ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

After almost going bankrupt in 2018 following the collapse of for-profit subsidiary Rugby International Marketing (RIM), USA Rugby is pinning its hopes on being awarded the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup. Bob Williams examines how the sport is growing in the States.