In 2022 the IOC will stage an event in Africa for the first time, in the Sengalese capital Dakar. Will the Youth Olympic Games represent a milestone for sports events on the continent? SportBusiness investigates.
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) undertook an immense logistical challenge for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. SportBusiness asks what other federations could learn from their experience.
Jonathan Levy has held a series of roles at Clipper Ventures, which organises the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Here he offers his insights into what makes an ideal host city for an event organiser.
Rodolfo Martinez, vice-president, production and operations at ESPN International and ESPN Deportes, has spearheaded the sports broadcaster’s on-site coverage of five editions of the Olympic Games and five Fifa World Cups. Here he offers a glimpse of the challenges that have to be overcome when working in different host cities.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has established one of the industry’s most innovative competition calendars, with its portfolio of events including the UCI Road World Championships, which took place most recently in September in Innsbruck, Austria. UCI business development manager Jérôme Lacroix explains how the body has honed its host city selection process.
Terrence Burns, EVP for Global Sports at Engine Shop, has a unique perspective on the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee. Here he talks about his hopes that a new-found pragmatism and realism at the IOC will lead to a reawakening of interest in hosting the Olympic Games.
Steve Armitage, general manager, destination at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, reflects on how the city’s event offer is evolving to meet its own needs and those of events rights owners.
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