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Alan Gilpin, head of Rugby World Cup, (Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Article
18 Oct 2017

With just two years to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the competition's chief operating officer, Alan Gilpin, tells Ben Cronin about the benefits of its proximity to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and how it could influence the future of sports hospitality in the region.

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Article
4 Oct 2017

The Football Association of Finland adopted a data-driven approach to increasing player numbers and growing commercial revenue as part of its participation in the Uefa GROW development programme. In this extended report, David Walmsley looks at the way it tried to achieve these objectives. 

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The Washington Huskies celebrate after beating the Colorado Buffaloes in the Pac-12 Championship game (Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
Article
7 Sep 2017

The Pac-12 Conference aligns itself with the innovation and entrepreneurial ethos of the burgeoning tech companies in neighbouring Silicon Valley. But what role will those companies play when the next big round of media rights comes into play?

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Floyd Mayweather speaks to Conor McGregor following his victory in Las Vegas (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Article
30 Aug 2017

With Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor said to have broken PPV, ticket and sponsorship records, Andy Fry looks at what sport can learn from the Las Vegas bout that caught the imagination of the sporting world.

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Sport in focus: Motorsport