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China’s winter sport industry is booming ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. But the pace of development has created challenges for the Chinese state, from environmental and real estate policy to a lack of technical nous.

College football's showpiece event is often a loss-making venture for its hosts but the generosity of the Sugar Bowl has brought this year's game to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Why Fifa has chosen to host the 2021 Club World Cup in China, and how the competition is a step forward towards China's football ambitions. Zhang Dan reports.

When Velon announced that it had filed an anti-trust case with the European Commission against the UCI, in September, it exposed a fault line that had long been threatening to send shockwaves through cycling. Adam Nelson speaks with the organisation's chief executive, Graham Bartlett, about the implications of the case for the sport.

Four years after National Football League team owner Stan Kroenke relocated the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles amid bitter acrimony, the Missouri city has firmly regained its civic pride and status as a major league sports town in the United States.

In the third of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, SportBusiness speaks to Hideyo Hirata, head of the innovation promotion office and deputy executive director of technology services.

The organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics have adopted a less-is-more approach to their domestic sponsorship programme. Zhang Dan reports on their progress in becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter Games.

The ever-growing influence of Europe’s top-five leagues is squeezing the life out of professional football in Europe’s lowlands. Callum McCarthy examines the commercial pros and cons of a merger between the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Pro League.

The German Bundesliga runs live fan experience events in markets around the world to nurture its international fanbases. SportBusiness attended the Bundesliga Experience Jakarta in November to see how such an events is put together.

Kelvin Tan, SportBusiness' Asia editor, on why the SEA Games remain as relevant as ever.

The unusually long build-up to Los Angeles’ Olympics has given the city the opportunity to build a sporting strategy that drives benefits for a society. Bradley Rial reports.

After years of wrangling, a new roadmap has established the new Indian Super League as the top tier of Indian football ahead of the older I-League. But while the relatively glamorous competition has already improved Indian football off the pitch, there are major challenges ahead as clubs who participate continue to suffer financial losses and big clubs on the outside are yet to commit. John Duerden reports.

British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen, British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner and UK Athletics chairman Chris Clark discuss their organisations' plans for the final run-in ahead of Tokyo 2020 and explain how to ensure a strong commercial return from the Olympic Games.

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.

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.