World Class Sports Hosts

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World Class Sports Hosts is SportBusiness’ essential guide to the major players and burning issues in sports event hosting. Available in print and as an evolving  digital service via www.sportbusiness.co

Lima 2019 president Carlos Neuhaus looks forward to hosting the Pan American and Parapan American Games next year, and the impact they can have on Peru and its people.

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.

Queensland’s Tourism Minister Kate Jones and Leanne Coddington, chief executive of Tourism and Events Queensland, explain how the state’s natural environment helps make it ‘the best address on earth’

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As sports bodies look to move events from stadia and arenas to urban locations, they need to understand the fresh portfolio of risks they face, writes David Griffiths of Miller Insurance.

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.

Marc Zwiebler is a seven-time German national badminton champion, former European champion, and two-time Olympian. Here he offers his insights into what makes an ideal host city for athletes.

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.

Back on track after acclaimed consecutive editions in Glasgow and Gold Coast, SportBusiness asks Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg to look to Birmingham 2022 and beyond.

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.

Produced in association with People Make Glasgow In the sports event-hosting world, few would dispute that Glasgow has punched above its weight in recent years

Produced in association with Visit Victoria Sport is Melbourne’s passion.

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.