Legalised sports betting in the US looks set to become a multi-billion-dollar activity. But disputes taking place behind the scenes between the sports leagues and the betting operators about how the jackpot will be divided could nobble the business before it gets out of the blocks.Read on
2017 was the year in which OTT video became a demonstrably mainstream platform as viewership of its services extended into a majority of US homes for the first time. David Walmsley sets the scene in the first part of our in-depth report into the state of the growing sector of OTT broadcasting.Read on
Matt Lynch, former head of guest services at Wembley Stadium, is aiming to bring US-style frontline staff service to the UK through his consultancy, Venue Inc. He tells SportBusiness International how the US and UK setups differ, and how he’s engaging with stadium staff to improve the match day experience for everyone.Read on
Steve Davis tells Ben Cronin how Fanatics is developing additional international merchandising opportunities for its existing roster of clients and forging new relationships with European and Asian rights-holders.Read on
These are exciting times for judo, and the sport’s return to its ancestral and spiritual roots in Japan for the next Olympic Games provides a perfect opportunity to assess just how far the sport has come.
The City of Gold Coast, and the Australian state of Queensland, may have grabbed the world’s attention with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but for a destination that is immersed in sport and can boast some of the southern hemisphere’s top facilities, this year’s mega multi-sport event is only part of the journey
The equestrian discipline of vaulting sees athletes performing gymnastic dance routines on the back of a cantering horse. For both fans and competitors, it’s an intriguing combination of athleticism and artistic flair.
The 1988 Winter Olympics created a culture of sporting and volunteering excellence in Calgary. It’s a culture the city would look to tap should it come forward with a bid for the 2026 Games.
Sport in focus: US soccer
The dust has settled, and Carlos Cordeiro has decisively won the election for US Soccer president. Here's how it happened.
With the entry of Los Angeles FC and Nashville imminent, two new cities to be announced in spring, and two more by the end of 2018, Major League Soccer is in growth mode. Bob Williams investigates what makes a host city work for the league, and how LA FC and Nashville will seek to harness the culture of their respective homes.
Events – the USA's World Cup qualification debacle, the football federation's presidential election and two lower-league clubs bringing a case against Fifa to CAS – have conspired to put promotion and relegation back on the MLS agenda. Frank Dunne reports.