In this week's China sports industry round-up: Formula E to stage race in Sanya | Alibaba and Tencent invest in City Football Group stakeholders | Tencent extends Tour de France digital rights
SportBusiness spoke to Dimension Data chief marketing officer Ruth Rowan about the genesis and evolution of the partnership, which started in 2015 and will run to cover the 2019 Tour.
In 2018, Glasgow secured a second consecutive fifth-place finish in the overall Ultimate Sports City rankings, and a welldeserved trophy for the best city with a population under 1.3 million. Rory Squires talks with Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life, about how Scotland’s second city has created a world-beating event strategy
In this week's China sports industry round-up: North Korea's Pyeongchang involvement inches closer; referendum could create ‘Team Taiwan’ at next Olympics ; and state claims sport industry generated RMB 1.9tn in 2016.
The UCI is debuting a new annual event in China that brings BMX Freestyle and Mountain Bike Eliminator trials to urban settings. Rob Ridley examines the potential of two events that bring inner-city architecture into play.
The Tour of Britain was dead and buried 17 years ago when a title sponsor withdrew its support, but the emergence of a new generation of British cycling heroes has helped it emerge from the ashes. Ben Cronin reports.
The bicycle is making a comeback in China and opportunities for sports properties are emerging as the government tries to promote cycling and take polluting cars off the roads. Mark Dreyer reports.
Frank Dunne, Chief Sports Writer, SportBusiness Group on questions regarding the new Fifa president's integrity
The battle between ASO and the UCI over the 2017 World Tour calendar has plunged professional cycling into one of its periodic power struggles. Frank Dunne looks at how the sport is facing a long, hard climb as it seeks to fulfi l its commercial potential.
SportBusiness International looks at the major sports events on the horizon for France, as well as its battlefield television broadcast industry.
National governing body British Cycling tells Kevin Roberts about the attributes it is looking for in a new commercial partner.
SportBusiness in Numbers 8 | Media | How major sports events fared on TV in Europe’s big five in 2014-15
Audience ratings and trends for major events in 2014-15 including the Fifa World Cup, Winter Olympics, Tour de France and more, with data from Eurodata TV Worldwide.The Fifa World Cup 2014 generated the largest average audience for a major international sports event (as opposed to domestic leagues and competitions) in four of the five major European markets in 2014-15.
Competitors on iconic Brompton fold-up bicycles will be a highlight of this summer’s RideLondon. Elisha Chauhan looks at the growth of Europe’s largest cycling event, and what the new addition can do to boost both RideLondon and grassroots participation in cycling.
Dubai is fast becoming a leading destination for professional cycling events. Kevin Roberts looks at why, and its aspirations for the Dubai Tour event.
Cycling’s WorldTour will no longer end in Beijing, but Brian Cookson believes a presence in China will continue regardless. Elisha Chauhan reports.