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Leveraging talent

Leveraging talent

Tom Lloyd speaks to Phillip Wilson, chief executive of UCFB, about their unparalleled sports business education platform.

04 January 2017 | By Tom Lloyd

25 stories that shaped the sporting year

25 stories that shaped the sporting year

In the sports industry as in the world beyond, 2016 has been a year of major events, significant challenges and unexpected, profound changes. SportsPro runs through the 25 stories that mattered most over the past 12 months.

20 December 2016 | By Tom Lloyd

Nasser Al-Khelaifi: Qatar’s man in Paris

Nasser Al-Khelaifi: Qatar’s man in Paris

As the chairman of Qatar Sports Investment, Nasser Al-Khelaifi is the public face of the spending that has granted a tiny nation outsized global influence. He is perhaps best recognised by most sports fans, however, as the chairman and chief executive of French soccer champions Paris Saint-Germain. Wealth has brought dominion over Ligue 1, but Al-Khelaifi remains focused on taking the elusive next step.

09 December 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

Vision statement - Eurovision’s pioneering 2016

Vision statement - Eurovision’s pioneering 2016

2016 offered a packed summer of sport to television viewers around the world and behind much of it has been Eurovision, the media solution partner and operational arm of the European Broadcasting Union. SportsPro spoke with Stefan Kuerten, director of Eurovision services and sports rights, and Graham Warren, director of network, about the challenges the corporation has faced this year and the technologies it is pioneering.

25 October 2016 | By Adam Nelson

Eir to the throne - Building an Irish legacy

Eir to the throne - Building an Irish legacy

Setanta Sports was a homegrown success in the distinctive Irish broadcast marketplace before being picked up this year by domestic telecoms leader Eir. Now, Eir Sport is looking to build on the legacy of its forebear and attract new customers to its parent brand.

21 October 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

Business at the beach - Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series

Business at the beach - Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series

21 years ago, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt hosted a beach volleyball tournament for the first time. In 2016 the event has become part of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, a global tour formed as a joint venture between Red Bull and Hannes Jagerhofer. SportsPro made the trip to this year’s A1 Major Klagenfurt to experience the heady mixture of high-end entertainment and world-class sport, and to hear about the series’ plans for the future.

21 October 2016 | By Adam Nelson

Global networking - Behind the scenes with Eleven

Global networking - Behind the scenes with Eleven

SportsPro speaks exclusively to Eleven Sports Network 's top executives in Belgium, Poland, Taiwan and Singapore to find out how this international enterprise is seeking local solutions.

20 October 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

Around the world in ESPN

Around the world in ESPN

Few broadcasters cover as much of the sporting globe as ESPN, and few executives cover as much ground as ESPN International managing director Russell Wolff. He shares his thoughts on the business of television, everywhere.

19 October 2016 | By Michael Long

Rio 2016: The commercial journey

Rio 2016: The commercial journey

With Rio 2016's commercial preparations entering their final execution phase, SportsPro looks back at how the Games' domestic sponsorship programme was put together.

28 July 2016 | By Michael Long

Olympian optimism

Olympian optimism

Two of the smaller national Olympic committees, in Jordan and Ireland, are preparing for Rio 2016 by using the Olympics to promote sport and wellbeing.

22 July 2016 | By Adam Nelson

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