Lilian Thuram won some of soccer’s most coveted titles, but the Frenchman remains unsatisfied. Now retired, he tells SportsPro about his experiences of racist abuse, and discusses what must be done to combat discrimination in sport.
Russell James, director of digital engagement at England’s Football Association (FA), outlines the governing body’s partnership with its new digital partner, Cognizant, and explains how it aims to develop the women’s and grassroots games by adapting to changes in the digital environment.
Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Sarah Lewis, secretary general of the International Ski Federation (FIS), looks back on a packed year for the global governing body and provides an update on the organisation’s preparations for February's Games.
Joël Bouzou, the president and founder of Peace and Sport, talks about the initiative’s projects and development over the last ten years, the role sport has to play in the peace movement, and the challenges that will be discussed at this year’s International Forum.
Mark Blair, senior vice president, international at Brightcove, explains how the company has adapted to changes in the digital environment to help clients distribute video content seamlessly across various devices and formats.
Rahul Kadavakolu, Rakuten’s director of global marketing and branding, discusses the Japanese ecommerce firm’s partnerships with two of sport’s biggest brands, and explains what its distribution deal with the NBA means for the company going forward.
President Steven Scebelo discusses the creation of REP Worldwide, a 'first of its kind' brand management and group licensing venture launched this week by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
Australia and England’s men’s cricket teams will resume one of world sport’s oldest rivalries when their five-Test Ashes series begins in Brisbane on 23rd November. Back in the UK, pay-TV channel BT Sport will be showing the series for the first time. Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, explains how the channel aims to make its mark on the historic contest.
Among a host of other experiments, November’s inaugural ATP Next Gen Finals saw the successful debut of the Hawk-Eye Live automated line calling system. Hawk-Eye Innovations head of tennis Sam Green discussess the inner workings of the system, its roots in soccer, and the future of refereeing aids.
Chris Wagner, executive vice president and co-founder of video technology specialists NeuLion, explains how the company has responded to consumer trends to become a reliable partner in an increasingly competitive market.
Digital-native viewers are a headache for the traditional sports broadcast players, leaving a growing gap in live and linear audiences. John West and Jeff Nathenson explain how Whistle Sports intends to act as a bridge to younger viewers.
David Lappartient, president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), talks exclusively to SportsPro about his surprising landslide election victory, how he aims to implement his manifesto, the rumoured reduction in road team sizes and how he hopes to continue his predecessor’s battle against doping.
Sportel chief executive Laurent Puons and exclusive marketing agent David Jones talk to SportsPro about the growth of the conferences and what the make-up of attendees and exhibitors tells us about the future of sports broadcasting.
David Bruce, vice president of brand at Major League Soccer (MLS), discusses the league’s status in global soccer, how it is developing as a brand and David Beckham’s proposed Miami franchise.
After the launch of Lagardère Plus and its subsequent acquisition of creative agency Brave, SportsPro speaks with two of the senior figures involved about the new entity and how it will operate going forward.
As the NFL returns to London on Sunday, Mark Waller, the league’s executive vice president of international, discusses the league’s growth outside the US and where the opportunities lie for the future.