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While Rio’s preparations have been dogged by controversy, new research shows that it has bucked a recent trend among Olympic host cities by keeping costs down and under control. Kevin Roberts reports

PyeongChang has struggled to muster sponsors for its hosting of the 2018 winter Olympics. Elisha Chauhan asks industry experts why Korean electronics firm Samsung had to join the domestic roster, despite it already being a worldwide partner of the Games.

China’s status as one of the key pillars of the Olympic Movement was secured last month after Beijing won the vote to become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics. Mark Dreyer, editor of China Sports Insider, tells us what impact it has had on the rest of the country.

Elisha Chauhan asks industry experts to assess the Tokyo 2020 national stadium saga, and whether it will be ready on time and on budget, having dropped Zaha Hadid Architects’ controversial design.

Elisha Chauhan asks whether opening and closing ceremonies for major sports events should be held outside the walls of a stadium in order to truly showcase host regions and their iconic landmarks.

With four other strong bids already on the table, Elisha Chauhan asks whether Budapest’s campaign is strong enough to host the 2024 Olympics.

Elisha Chauhan finds out about the fast-paced career moves of former AEG senior executive, Mike Tomon, who became president of north American sports and events for fan engagement agency, Legends.

The Holland Heineken House is an all-round meeting place, office and famous party venue jointly organised by the Dutch brewer Heineken and the Dutch Olympic committee NOC*NSF. The House has been set up at every summer and winter Olympic Games since 1992 in Barcelona, and is opened up to visitors during the day to watch Olympic events on big screens amongst providing other entertainment.

In the end it was inevitable. As Marius Vizer stood amidst the smoking, smouldering ruins of SportAccord, the freshly re-elected president knew that he had no choice but to quit. 

As SportAccord’s future hangs in the balance, Elisha Chauhan looks at the potential consequences for the union of International Federations’ World Beach, Combat, Mind and Urban Games.

With Cybathlon already attracting global interest ahead of its October 2016 debut, could the event pose a threat to the Paralympic Games? Elisha Chauhan asked IPC (International Paralympic Committee) President Sir Philip Craven.

Elisha Chauhan looks at how event organisers and marketing agency H+H Management have approached the sale and distribution of commercial rights for the 2016 Cybathlon.

Cybathlon – the new Paralympic-style event that will see man and machine race as one – has been created to advance engineering and technology that assists people with disabilities. However, it will also put on a spectacle that is unrivalled in the world of sport. Elisha Chauhan reports.

Cybathlon – the new Paralympic-style event that will see man and machine race as one – has been created to advance engineering and technology that assists people with disabilities. However, it will also put on a spectacle that is unrivalled in the world of sport. Elisha Chauhan reports.

When I interviewed WPP’s ebullient chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell a couple of years ago, the head of the world’s biggest advertising group was keen to give a positive perspective on the sprawling operation’s relationship with sport.