Last month, the Infront agency announced the launch of its new initiative, #Sport4Recovery. Adam Nelson speaks to some of the founding partners of the programme about how the scheme aims to highlight the social and health benefits of sport as well as the economic ones.
Closed-door sport is forcing innovation and fresh thinking about virtual hospitality. But can it ever hope to replace the real behind-the-ropes experience? Ben Cronin reports.
Major sporting events are likely to bear the scars of the Covid-19 pandemic for the majority of the coming decade, though in the long-term the sector should recover to full health, experts believe.
Sports are beginning to make their comeback from Covid-19, but generally with empty stadiums or with highly limited attendance, accelerating historic shifts for an already-battered ticket resale industry. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
“Nothing should be off the table” | Commonwealth Games’ Grevemberg on major events after the pandemic
The CGF's chief executive tells Adam Nelson that collaboration and innovation will be crucial as events owners and organisers look to navigate the post-Covid-19 landscape.
Sports industry data firm Nielsen Sports has closed its Singapore office, which covered the Southeast Asia region
The redevelopment of Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium ahead of the 2022 Commonweath Games has been delayed until April of that year, organisers have announced, leaving just three months between the scheduled c…
The Watch & Bet service of sports data and AI technology company Stats Perform has been chosen by the Norwegian state lottery’s sportsbook, Norsk Tipping, as its sole live streaming video supplier.
Singapore’s biggest annual sporting event, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, has become a casualty of the pandemic, but as a regional hub for major sports agencies and with a track record of hosting major events, ‘destination Singapore’ is preparing to welcome back sport with a cost-conscious approach.
Bruno Marty, senior vice-president of the ProSports unit at Infront, discusses the impact of sport's Covid-19 induced liquidity crisis, how properties can emerge stronger, the role of private equity i…
Private Equity firms can partner rather than exclude established agencies Co-operation not confrontation needed to address liquidity crisis
Despite ongoing turbulence in the US stock market due to Covid-19, sports gambling has been a high-performing sector with analysts expecting robust long-term growth
The arrival of Covid-19 has hit the events industry hard, but sports are poised to make a big comeback – with or without fans physically present.
SportBusiness examines the pros and cons of some of the equipment available to reassure fans and reduce the risk of contagion when they are allowed back into sport stadiums.
Coca-Cola’s Ricardo Fort: Tokyo Olympics next year set to be “great sign of the recovery of the world”
Ricardo Fort, who as Coca-Cola vice-president of global sports partnerships oversees one of the largest sports sponsorship portfolios in the entire world, discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospects of recovery.
Venerable maker of sports simulation games has seen a strong resurgence amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Eric Fisher reports.
Carla Varriale-Barker – More than words: the business of sports, Covid-19, and force majeure clauses
Carla Varriale-Barker, shareholder in the New York office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. and the chair of the firm’s Sports, Recreation and Entertainment practice group, discusses the meaning of increasingly prominent force majeure clauses in the sports industry
Mitchell Sports, chief executive of boutique sports advisory firm Tipping Point Sports LLC, examines the key elements of the industry's recovery from the pandemic
Head of prominent sports investment vehicle sees significantly opportunity ahead, even amid a currently challenged sports industry. He discusses the firm's ambitions with US Editor Eric Fisher
A wide array of major sports properties, both in and out of the US, have relied on DC-based outfit to engage students of many ages. Everfi co-founder and president of global partnerships Jon Chapman speaks with US Editor Eric Fisher on the company's work with the sports industry and the new EduCup Challenge
LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The second of a two-part series.
LeagueApps president Jeremy Goldberg and Gators Baseball Academy partner Joe Lopez speak to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher on the state of the $19bn American youth sports industry amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The first of a two-part series.
Sports streaming technology company Deltatre's co-founder and chief executive officer Giampiero Rinaudo, and Adam Nightingale, senior vice president of commercial in the OTT division, discuss how the company…
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 the second part of his interview, Raffaele Chiulli discusses the importance of new sports emerging to enliven the sporting landscape and GAISF's role in the process.
Sponsorship consultant Roger Duthie give his thoughts on the approach of brands to sponsorship during the Covid-19 crisis.
Matthew Glendinning talks to Robin Clarke, vice-president, international at brand consultancy 160over90, about the ways sponsors in sport have responded during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what to expect once things return to normal.