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When the German Bundesliga presented behind-closed-doors action on Saturday, May 16, it ignited a wave of interest among football fans worldwide, and a reawakening of sponsorships that had gone largely…

Venerable maker of sports simulation games has seen a strong resurgence amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Eric Fisher reports.

Without live events, international federations are being forced to innovate with their fan engagement strategies. Adam Nelson reports.

As the end of May approaches and the Premier League continues to work on ‘Project Restart’, Adam Nelson examines the legal issues facing English football’s operating bodies as they push for football’s return.

US Olympic national governing body has suffered declining revenues and membership numbers since the onset of the health crisis but large financial reserves coupled with a move to put competitions and coaching courses onto digital platforms have stemmed losses.

Australia's cricket and rugby governing bodies are to implement further cost-cutting measures in response to the Covid-19 downturn

Japanese football's J-League is to resume first division matches on July 4, with the second and third divisions starting on June 27. Matches will be played behind closed doors

Spanish football's LaLiga will resume its 2019-20 season on June 11 and will play matches every day for at least the first week

The United States Tennis Association is now firmly focused on staging the US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, on its scheduled dates in the calendar

Features

David Griffiths, senior member of the sports and entertainment team at Miller Insurance, on the challenges presented by playing sport behind closed doors.

Behind closed doors matches are not a panacea for the impact of Covid-19, nor are they always better than not playing at all.

The National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers, by offering a free team sponsorship through a new sweepstakes, are looking to reach out in a very different way to a local business community battered by the Covid-19 pandemic

Luke Organ, Right Formula’s managing director of commercial, explains how Covid-19 has focused minds on digital engagements to achieve business objectives. 

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

The cancellation of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Induction Weekend and the Little League World Series this summer are leaving big economic holes in the small communities that play host to the marquee events.

As many major events are postponed due to Covid-19, BCW’s Lars Haue-Pedersen provides hints for organisers of these events on how to adapt their communication strategy.

The Premier Lacrosse League has become the latest tour-based model to announce its comeback from the Cobid-19 shutdown. PLL chief operating officer Andrew Sinnenberg tells Bob Williams the opportunities and challenges of staging the PLL Championship 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 second of a two-part series.

Bank’s investment office is recommending investments in esports and gaming. Says Covid-19 will accelerate sector growth in Asia-Pac. Sees game developers as the biggest beneficiaries of growth.

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.

Korea’s football and baseball leagues have published detailed guidelines governing their resumptions this week.

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…

Covid-19's brutal impact on the global sports economy is forcing the pace of necessary change according to Two Circles chief executive Gareth Balch, who believes that while some properties will go to the…

Bull-riding circuit provides important test case after making Covid-19 comeback at event in rural Oklahoma. Bob Williams speaks to PBR CEO Sean Gleason about the opportunities and challenges of being a first-mover in the live-action return from the health crisis.

USA Rugby sent shockwaves throughout the US sports industry, as well as the global rugby community, when it filed for bankruptcy in March. Bob Williams examines how the organization is looking to escape from its latest financial crisis.

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.

Part two of our video interview with Umberto Gandini, senior Italian sports business and administration figure and president of Lega Basket

In part one of a two-part video discussion, Umberto Gandini speaks to SB24's Kevin Roberts