The 2028 Olympics: a sweet deal, but who for?

The 2028 Olympics: a sweet deal, but who for?

Confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in sport, LA bid officials and the IOC revealed the framework for a host city contract for 2028 on Monday. The deal is being hailed as a win for both parties, and for Paris, but the devil is in the detail.

01 August 2017 | By Michael Long

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Hungarian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Hungarian Grand Prix

Driver safety and the spectre of a growing Formula E dominated the industry conversation as Sebastian Vettel claimed a crucial victory at the Hungaroring.

31 July 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Inside Eurosport’s Olympic Channel deal: what does it say about the IOC’s OTT strategy?

Inside Eurosport’s Olympic Channel deal: what does it say about the IOC’s OTT strategy?

Discovery-backed Eurosport’s long-term production and distribution deal with the Olympic Channel is designed to exploit the European broadcaster’s strengths and could reveal much about how the Olympics’ OTT service will be grown.

28 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Americas Bulletin: Riccardo Silva’s power play; Garcetti’s concession; Prokhorov’s Nets fix and more

Americas Bulletin: Riccardo Silva’s power play; Garcetti’s concession; Prokhorov’s Nets fix and more

Welcome to SportsPro’s weekly Americas Bulletin, bringing you the latest news and talking points from the business of sport in the Americas.

27 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Garcetti’s concession: how has LA 2028 come to pass and how will it develop?

Garcetti’s concession: how has LA 2028 come to pass and how will it develop?

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has told a BuzzFeed event that his city is likely to host an Olympics in 2028, rather than 2024, but the task of repositioning the California Games concept for a later date may already be underway.

27 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Dispute down under: Australian cricket’s civil war

Dispute down under: Australian cricket’s civil war

With only four months to go before the first fixture of Test match of cricket’s signature series, The Ashes, there are genuine fears that it may be cancelled. Cricket Australia’s (CA) insistence that a revenue-sharing model that had been in place for 20 years is dropped has created a bitter impasse with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). As a result, 230 players registered to the ACA are on strike and the mighty cricket nation currently has no players to pick from.

27 July 2017 | By George Dudley

Playing the game: an insider’s take on esports representation

Playing the game: an insider’s take on esports representation

Ryan Morrison, a New York-based lawyer described as the ‘go-to’ esports agent, shares his views on the current state of the competitive video gaming business.

21 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Americas Bulletin: Hurricanes and Rockets; May-Mac scrutinised; NBC’s Olympic play and more

Americas Bulletin: Hurricanes and Rockets; May-Mac scrutinised; NBC’s Olympic play and more

SportsPro’s Americas Bulletin, dishing up a regular diet of news, views and insight from across the business of sport in the Western Hemisphere.

19 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA - the what, the who, and the why

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA - the what, the who, and the why

The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA debuted in the US last weekend, part of a multi-stakeholder effort to raise the profile of Olympic sports in the American marketplace.

17 July 2017 | By Michael Long

F1 Business Diary 2017: The British Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton’s record-equalling fifth Silverstone success reduces drivers’ championship gap to one point.

17 July 2017 | By George Dudley

Mayweather v McGregor: why is it happening and what does it tell us about the sports industry?

Mayweather v McGregor: why is it happening and what does it tell us about the sports industry?

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and MMA star Conor McGregor will participate in one of the biggest media events of the year when they fight in Las Vegas on 26th August as part of a promotion that teases out emerging trends in the business of sport.

17 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Out now: SportsPro Issue 95 - The Marketable Edition

Out now: SportsPro Issue 95 - The Marketable Edition

The latest edition of SportsPro includes our eighth annual list of the world's most marketable athletes, PGA Tour's Jay Monahan, Russia 2018 and plenty more.

14 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Americas Bulletin: a love-in in Lausanne; Miami’s All-Star week; the USGA’s Trump troubles and more

Americas Bulletin: a love-in in Lausanne; Miami’s All-Star week; the USGA’s Trump troubles and more

SportsPro’s Americas Bulletin, dishing up a regular diet of news, views and insight from across the business of sport in the Western Hemisphere.

12 July 2017 | By Michael Long

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Austrian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Austrian Grand Prix

A flying start sees Valteri Bottas claim his second victory of the season and Max Verstappen crashes out again.

10 July 2017 | By George Dudley

Untangling the cord: why Sky Sports is switching to single-sport channels

Untangling the cord: why Sky Sports is switching to single-sport channels

The UK's leading pay-TV broadcaster is reshaping its offering in response to dramatic changes in consumption.

10 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

‘All bets are off’: FA calls time on gambling sponsorship

‘All bets are off’: FA calls time on gambling sponsorship

Chris Beadle, director of London-based agency Zonal Sports, takes a look at The FA's recent decision not to renew its sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes, and the implications for soccer's relationship with gambling.

07 July 2017 | By Guest Contributor