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By Michael Andrew, vice-captain and co-owner of New York Breakers, a team in the new International Swimming League.

Highlights of Charlie Marshall, managing director of the European Club Association, in conversation at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in London.

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompunmuang believes that more clarity needs to be given about an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 2034 World Cup bid, especially on which…

Matt Carroll, chief executive of the Australian Olympic Committee, tells Adam Nelson how a focus on athlete engagement, grassroots participation and community schemes has helped to boost the AOC’s commercial programme throughout the Olympic cycle.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A will be the only major football league in the world without international, local-language distribution in 2019. Callum McCarthy looks at why Brazilian club football lags behind its European counterparts.

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has signed a protocol agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to outline a road map for the two organisations to support the latter’s reform pro…

NBA superstar James Harden has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer team Houston Dynamo, National Women's Soccer League club Houston Dash, and their joint venue BBVA Stadium.

Formula One and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) have shed further light on the direction they want the motor-racing championship to go from 2021 onwards by revealing the most detailed plan…

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced a strategic cooperation with leading Chinese digital sports media platform Sina Sports as it continues its growth push in the Asian country

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The National Women's Soccer League will make a concerted effort to ride the wave of this summer's Women's World Cup, with interest in the league and its players expected to spike during and after the tournament. Bob Williams looks at how the league aims to maintain this momentum.

German football has earned praise for its blend of ideological purity and commercial nous, but calls to reform restrictions on private ownership and investment are growing. With the Bundesliga’s media rights coming to market, Callum McCarthy explores how the league’s commercial performance over the next 18 months could shape its long-term future.

Ben Cronin asks Everton's director of risk & governance Paul McNicholas; Kyle Cockett, senior insight manager; and the club's first data protection officer Ian Garratt about its strategies regarding how it uses fan data.

Organisers admit they 'lost their way' by alienating core fanbase TV ratings and attendances down significantly, while many sponsors have left

Rights marketing experts assess the commercial implications of World Rugby’s proposals for a new Nations Championship.

In December 2016 the Fifa Council decided to expand its flagship World Cup competition to include 48 participants from 2026 onwards

England’s FA has set itself aggressive performance targets in its new five-year plan. To build the right foundations it needs success in its commercial operations and since August that task has fallen to Mark Bullingham. The results so far have been spectacular.