Multi-Sport

US prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in a widespread investigation into corruption in global sport, with the probe set to look into activities surrounding some of the industry’s most influential governing bodies, according to the New York Times newspaper.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said it is investigating a potential integrity issue with the new-generation security bottles used in doping control.

The IOC and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have been forced to relax the implementation of Rule 40 governing athlete endorsements in Germany after the country’s federal cartel office took action against them. Ben Cronin looks at the gradual erosion of the rule and the implications for the IOC’s TOP sponsorship programme

Adam Nelson looks into Pyeongchang 2018's commercial work, and finds that some of the concerns that dogged the Games late last year are easing.

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a deal for StubHub to become its online ticketing partner.

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in negotiations to acquire a minority stake in Endeavor, the parent company of the WME talent agency and IMG, one of the most influential agencies in the sports industry, according to multiple reports.

Chinese sportswear company Peak Sports has partnered with Xiamen Culture and Broadcast Media Group to launch a sports investment fund.

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has opened the bidding process for the 2025 edition of its World Games multi-sport event.

Kering has announced plans to offload Puma to the German sportswear company’s shareholders.

Four years is a lifetime in social media, notes Richard Clarke, and the “greatest show on earth” is an opportunity to demonstrate the state of the art, and then attempt to nudge it a little further.

The marketing division of Endeavor, the holding company of the WME and IMG agencies and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has reached an agreement to acquire full-service branding and marketing firm 160over90.

Online sports apparel and merchandise retailer Fanatics has today (Tuesday) announced the opening of a new Japanese division, which will be based in Tokyo.

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group is mulling a Hong Kong listing for its sports assets as part of efforts to restructure its portfolio, according to Reuters.

Virgin Sport, the lifestyle and fitness company owned and run by investment firm Virgin Group, is set to focus its activities on the UK market after scaling back its global ambitions.

Birmingham has today (Thursday) been announced as the new host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in a move that will bring the multi-sport event back to England for the first time in two decades.

Global investigative and advisory firm Quest has partnered with The Sports Consultancy, a consulting, commercial and legal advisory company serving the sports industry, to launch a new investigatory service.

The World Players Association, the largest cross-sport athlete representative body in the world, has published a new universal declaration of player rights.

The Infront agency has continued its administrative overhaul by appointing Julien Ternisien as director of its reorganised Summer Sports Business Unit.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

Canadian private equity firm Onex has agreed a deal to acquire leading sports venue operator SMG.