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US Olympic national governing body has suffered declining revenues and membership numbers since the onset of the health crisis but large financial reserves coupled with a move to put competitions and coaching courses onto digital platforms have stemmed losses.

Tom King talks to Razlan Razali, team principal of Petronas Yamaha SRT MotoGP team, about the growth potential for motorcycle racing in Southeast Asia.

Behind closed doors matches are not a panacea for the impact of Covid-19, nor are they always better than not playing at all.

Chris Russo, chief executive of Fifth Generation Sports LLC, looks at the US market for sports-related M&A deals and their future prospects amid the Covid-19 pandemic

In part one of a three-part interview, Joe Barone, director general of Italian Serie A club Fiorentina, discusses the challenges of running a club in lockdown, the accelerated focus on going digital, the…

Swiss Tennis, the sport’s governing body in Switzerland, has agreed to sell its 50-per-cent shareholding in the Swiss Open Gstaad, the ATP 250 tournament held in the Swiss Alps.

Dream11, the India-based fantasy gaming company which recently became the title sponsor of cricket's Indian Premier League, has announced investments totalling $225m (€190m) in a series E funding round, l…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand made a saving of NZ$9m ($6m/€5.1

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has expressed an interest in investing in the Women’s Super League (WSL) club competition, it has been reported.

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The cancellation of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Induction Weekend and the Little League World Series this summer are leaving big economic holes in the small communities that play host to the marquee events.

Bank’s investment office is recommending investments in esports and gaming. Says Covid-19 will accelerate sector growth in Asia-Pac. Sees game developers as the biggest beneficiaries of growth.

Korea’s football and baseball leagues have published detailed guidelines governing their resumptions this week.

Covid-19's brutal impact on the global sports economy is forcing the pace of necessary change according to Two Circles chief executive Gareth Balch, who believes that while some properties will go to the…

Only a handful of the biggest sports events globally were insured for the Covid-19 interruption. Tommy Elliot of specialist events insurer Circles Group tells SportBusiness about the implications for sports properties, and for his own industry.

In part one of a two-part video discussion, Umberto Gandini speaks to SB24's Kevin Roberts

Tom King speaks to Supercars' chief executive Sean Seamer, and takes a look at how Australia's top motorsports series is adapting in order to keep its fans engaged during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mark Waller, managing director, sales and marketing, McLaren F1, talks about the difficult decision to furlough some staff members during the Covid-19 pandemic and argues the case for an even lower team cost cap in Formula 1.

Fausto Zanetton, chief executive of Tifosy Capital & Advisory, discusses why player salaries have become such a burning issue for clubs, the knock-on affects of France’s media rights cycle, and the potential long-term impacts of the shutdown.

Ben Cronin looks at Advance Publications and Orkila Capital's recent acquisition of Ironman, and how it will be looking to capitalize on the event despite much of the audience and participants of the mass participation series being under lockdown.

Owners of NBA Philadelphia 76ers and NHL New Jersey Devils have taken a significant step to develop their wider business interests with appointment of David Abrams to senior executive role

SportBusiness speaks to Jorge Mendes about his role as a football agent and how it has developed.

Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.

At its zenith, Tough Mudder posted a $10m profit, but the company now finds itself subject to bankruptcy proceedings in the US. Ben Cronin asks how it got to this point and whether a likely sale to rival Spartan can save it.

A two-year IPO freeze has hit Chinese sport companies, with numbers down and Wanda Sports’ listing a high-profile disappointment. How did ‘IPO fever’ fade, and will things change in 2020? Chen Yaolin reports.

In just a short amount of time, the Wizards have put themselves in prime position to become the NBA's most-popular team in Japan following the arrival of Rui Hachimura. Bob Williams discovers how they have done it.

Oceania's National Basketball League is enjoying unprecedented growth this year following the creation of the Next Stars program and subsequent arrival of National Basketball Association Draft Lottery prospects LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton. Bob Williams looks at the impact on the league and its future.

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

With the world's first transatlantic sports team, the Toronto Wolfpack, set to play in the English Super League from the start of the new season, Bob Williams looks into how the unique arrangement is benefiting both the club and the sport of rugby league.