As part of a series of video interviews by SportBusiness looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kevin McCullagh speaks exclusively to Matt Pound, marketing director of the International Table Tennis Federation.
Canada was the first nation to announce it would not send a delegation to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics if they went ahead as scheduled this summer. It was a 'heartbreaking' decision but the right one, says the COC
Health and duty of care considerations override rights commitments as sports seek Covid-19 legal advice
UK law firms acting for clients in the sports industry say they are dealing with an unprecedented demand for advice after the Covid-19 outbreak caused the widespread cancellation of sporting events.
Outdoor league undergoes a wide series of changes to reset itself amid heightened competitive pressures within the sport. Bob Williams reports.
Ahead of its 10th season, which kicks off this weekend, the United Soccer League has taken numerous steps to bolster its commercial structure to help prepare for another decade of growth. Bob Williams reports.
The National Lacrosse League has announced it has cancelled the remainder of the regular season due to the Covid-19 pandemic
The Swiss-Ski national governing body has announced that its president Urs Lehmann is running for the presidency of the International Ski Federation (FIS), with current incumbent Gian-Franco Kasper set…
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the top tier of Spanish football will finish its 2019-20 season this summer, while the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has outlined a potential return date…
After the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fifa has announced a series of measures and guidelines to address vagaries affecting players' contracts and transfer windows
The Chinese Football Association’s tough line on football club finances has cooled spending at the top level and is pushing lower-tier teams toward oblivion. Chen Yaolin reports.
Fifa's six-month takeover of the Confederation of African Football was promised to result in better governance and financial controls. Callum McCarthy investigates whether CAF can be trusted to deliver on those promises without supervision.
Bob Williams takes a look at the developments in Nashville since the city was awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team in December 2017, and the challenges faced during this period.
For many years now, the issue of introducing promotion and relegation into the structure of US soccer has been one of contention. Bob Williams explores what is happening at the moment.
Fifa’s proposals to cap agent commissions has set it on a collision course with some of the most powerful agents in world football. In this explainer, Ben Cronin outlines the reasoning behind the reforms and the legal arguments for and against them.
With top sponsors jumping ship, Football Federation Australia’s new CEO James Johnson faces a tough start to his new role. But there is confidence he has the know-how to turn things around. John Duerden reports.
The World Snooker Tour revealed a new corporate identity and name at the start of this year as it marked ten years of ownership by Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport. The rebrand is intended to see it towards another decade of international growth, with China, India and the Middle East on snooker's radar.
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.
The NWSL is entering a new era in 2020 following the takeover of Reign FC by OL Groupe, the parent company of French women’s soccer team Olympique Lyonnais Féminin. Bob Williams spoke to new Reign FC COO Vincent Berthillot about the strategy behind the move.
Dominic Bliss talks to the executives at the helm of teqball, which has just received GAISF Observer Status, and the plans the fledgling sport has for its future.
Patching-up with athletes, proving health benefits to hosts – what 2020 holds for World Athletics CEO Jon Ridgeon
World Athletics faces many challenges in increasing the exposure and awareness of the sport beyond its traditionally affluent participant base. Chief executive John Ridgeon tells Kelvin Tan what their gameplan for 2020 is, and why Asia matters.
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.
Velon’s anti-trust case against UCI highlights shifting sands of rights-holder and governing body relations
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.
Longtime executive and industry lifer to remain leading the affiliated minors. But with MLB looking to overhaul the very notion of Minor League Baseball, the job has never been more complex
Turkey’s qualification for the finals of Uefa Euro 2020 has given the country’s football authorities fresh hope that their ‘Golden Generation’ of young players will help drive the commercial transformation of the …
As Bayern Munich have all but elected a new club president, Bob Williams takes a look at how the club's executive board is set to change in the coming seasons.
In the first of a trio of interviews with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Kevin McCullagh speaks to Masa Takaya, spokesperson and communications team leader, about what Tokyo 2020 wants to say to the world and how his team is delivering the message.
After the Morey tweets, sentiment in the Chinese basketball sponsorship marketplace has swung the CBA’s way, making it easier for its leadership to focus on raising the quality of its core product: the league. Chen Yaolin finds out more.
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