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Could France’s new €68-million home of cycling be the springboard to fulfilling a Parisian Olympic dream? Owen Evans reports.

Owen Evans asks outgoing CGF (Commonwealth Games Federation) CEO Mike Hooper to give his assessment of the health of the Commonwealth Games.

Organisers of next month’s Grand National horse racing festival tell Elisha Chauhan why they hope to turn it into an Olympic-style, seven-day extravaganza.

With the global interest in snooker growing, how long can ‘Steel City’ Sheffield hold onto the sport’s World Championship? Elisha Chauhan finds out.

Kevin Roberts (Editorial Director, SportBusiness Group) went to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan in November 2013 to find out why it is one of the new kids on the block.

Matt Cutler spoke to Mark Turner, executive chairman of marketing and events company OC Sport and the man who heads up the Extreme Sailing Series, about adding Russia and Australia as venues for 2014 and where he sees events going in the future.

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) celebrates its Formula One 10-year hosting anniversary in April by switching to a night race. Elisha Chauhan finds out the rationale and commercial implications.

Elisha Chauhan asks the man behind the Caribbean’s new professional football league why the project will succeed where others in the past have struggled.

Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark, tells SportBusiness International about the role his company played in bringing the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Half Marathon race to Copenhagen on March 29.

Tom Grilk, Boston Athletic Association (BAA) executive director, speaks to Elisha Chauhan as he prepares for the upcoming Boston Marathon and the first anniversary since the Boston Bombings.

As self-employed professionals, tennis players are not being coerced to play by an employer; they’re making the choice themselves to play in high heat conditions. Sports solicitor Andrew Crudge evaluates what impact this have on the organiser’s liability should any serious health issues arise.

On Monday the curtain fell down on the six-day, inaugural Special Olympics Asia-Pacific Games with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia. SportBusiness International editor Matt Cutler spoke to Tim Shriver, Special Olympics chairman, about the challenges and opportunities around the organisation's continual drive to take people with intellectual disabilities, and the people who love and care for them, out of the shadows through the power of sport.

After decades of being hidden behind the Soviet curtain, Turkmenistan is preparing to go under the global spotlight. Kevin Roberts travelled to the country's capital, Ashgabat, to find out how they plan to use sport as a launch pad.

UEFA’s vision to take its 2020 European Championships to a multi-host format has been hailed by some as a masterstroke, while others fear it is a sign of desperate measures.

As tonight’s bidding application deadline for hosting the 2022 winter Olympics approaches, The Sport Consultancy’s Robert Datnow asks whether the candidate cities – and the communication consultancies that steer their bid strategies – will find the rules of the game beginning to change?

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The act itself of bidding for a major event brings a range of benefits, says PwC's Bob Gruman, but, when well-considered, hosting can do a lot more.

The hottest topic on the international sporting agenda in recent weeks has been the proposal of staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in winter. Sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter explores the possible legal and economic implications for a number of interested stakeholders.

SportBusiness International editor Matt Cutler reports on the ground from Los Angeles in a huge week of sport for the city.