From the ground up: Understanding the value of integrity audits

From the ground up: Understanding the value of integrity audits

Following the launch of Genius Sports’ new Integrity Audit Service (IAS), Kevin Carpenter examines how a thorough review of a sport’s existing processes can enhance the level of long-term protection against betting-related corruption.

09 August 2018 | By Tom Bassam

At large: Why don’t stars stick to sports? Because they see it as irresponsible

At large: Why don’t stars stick to sports? Because they see it as irresponsible

LeBron James refuses to "shut up and dribble" and given the need to control his political profile as much any other part of their public image it's almost a necessity that he doesn't.

07 August 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Cryptocurrency in sports: why and how to take advantage of new coin proliferation

Cryptocurrency in sports: why and how to take advantage of new coin proliferation

Sunny Singh, Van Hawke Sports chief executive, offers his thoughts on the exciting possibilities and perilous pitfalls of the blockchain boom.

02 August 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At large: is it time for an Olympic Fortnite?

At large: is it time for an Olympic Fortnite?

After the IOC and GAISF’s Esports Forum in Lausanne, SportsPro editor-at-large Eoin Connolly suggests a more radical approach might be needed to find a place for video games in the Olympic movement.

26 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

In reality VR headsets can’t offer a shared sports experience… but could MR?

In reality VR headsets can’t offer a shared sports experience… but could MR?

Simon Tracey, head of client services at Wasserman’s Experience division, asks whether mixed reality could be the tech to truly transform the way fans experience sports.

24 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

What is a reasonable price for Amazon’s Premier League rights? About UK£80m

What is a reasonable price for Amazon’s Premier League rights? About UK£80m

Charlie Beall, a senior consultant at digital sports agency Seven League, explains how Amazon calculated its heavily guarded financial foray into Premier League soccer rights.

20 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At large: MP & Silva and the new agency ecosystem

At large: MP & Silva and the new agency ecosystem

Reports that MP & Silva has missed scheduled payments to rights holders has underscored the need for agencies to find new ways of creating value in a changing media environment.

18 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Roger Federer vs Nike: A legal view on the ‘RF’ logo dispute

Roger Federer vs Nike: A legal view on the ‘RF’ logo dispute

Graeme Alder, legal director in the commercial and intellectual property team at Hill Dickinson, assesses whether Roger Federer's battle for his initials will head from Centre Court to the court of law.

18 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

How the Allsvenskan put authenticity at the heart of its digital strategy

How the Allsvenskan put authenticity at the heart of its digital strategy

Sean Verity, Antourage co-founder, explains the mechanics behind the company's work with Swedish soccer's top-flight and how it is taking fan engagement to new levels.

17 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At Large: If football’s coming home, is it time for England’s unlikely stars to cash in?

At Large: If football’s coming home, is it time for England’s unlikely stars to cash in?

England’s unlikely heroics at the Fifa World Cup may have sponsors flocking to an unheralded group of players, but the savviest brands will focus on the roots of their success.

11 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

The Matt Slater Column: Keeping up with the Tour… why the Giro went to Israel

The Matt Slater Column: Keeping up with the Tour… why the Giro went to Israel

Between an opening stage in Israel and a much discussed winner in Chris Froome, Press Association’s chief sports reporter finds plenty to reflect on in this year’s Giro d’Italia.

10 July 2018 | By Matt Slater

Serious Questions: How will the IAAF’s new female eligibility rules stand up to legal challenge?

Serious Questions: How will the IAAF’s new female eligibility rules stand up to legal challenge?

As Caster Semenya prepares to race at this weekend's inaugural Athletics World Cup the implementation of the IAAF's new DSD Rules loom in November. Here Sarah Hartley, a partner and head of the outdoor industry team at global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, assesses the legal picture.

10 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

How the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is making waves in global sports sponsorship

How the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is making waves in global sports sponsorship

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has developed a strong pedigree, over more than twenty years and eleven biennial editions, as a powerful and effective platform for the international promotion of tourism and trade with a unique formula for government which is also attracting business

06 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

Beyond the Live Game: File-based content is increasingly central to covering major sports events

Beyond the Live Game: File-based content is increasingly central to covering major sports events

Greg Hoskin, managing director of EMEA and APAC at Signiant, explains why sports are at the forefront of the file acceleration software push.

06 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At large: Can the ATP’s World Cup dream for tennis fill the gap in the market?

At large: Can the ATP’s World Cup dream for tennis fill the gap in the market?

The ATP has used Wimbledon fortnight to confirm plans for a World Team Cup of men’s tennis that could rival a revamped Davis Cup, but the appetite for either among players and fans is yet to be discerned.

04 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Wimbledon might be underway but tennis is in a fix over IRP

Wimbledon might be underway but tennis is in a fix over IRP

In the wake of the IRP interim report into tennis integrity, Sportradar's managing director David Lampitt questions whether the proposals have landed in the right place.

02 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor