Ahead of this month’s International Cycling Union presidential election, its incumbent chief discusses the sport's reputation, what he did right in his first term, his election manifesto, Wanda, and the battle with doping.
“We’ve extended the golden era of volleyball”: the FIVB’s Fabio Azevedo on the sport’s global growth
Fabio Azevedo, general director of the FIVB, has ambitions to turn volleyball and beach volleyball into tier-one Olympic sports. Here, he discusses his plan for achieving that, as well as the future rebranding of the organisation and a potential appearance for snow volleyball on the Winter Olympic programme.
With the 29th Summer Universiade underway in Taipei, International University Sports Federation (Fisu) president Oleg Matytsin explains the organisation's hosting model and its plan to get sport to the heart of education.
With the SEA Games underway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Major Events general manager Tony Nagamaiah explains how the multi-sport event fits into a wider national hosting strategy.
James Young, Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s head of partnerships, discusses the campaigns that are broadening the brand’s target audience, and shares his thoughts on the power of partnerships with marketable stars like Anthony Joshua and Harry Kane.
Earlier this month ITN Productions agreed a deal with athletics’ global governing body, the IAAF, to form a joint venture for the host broadcasting and media production of the sport’s major events. Alastair Waddington, the ITN Productions director of sport, explains how the partnership came together and how it will work.
SportsPro speaks to Brent Scrimshaw, co-founder and chief executive officer of social video platform Unscriptd, to learn more about how global sports stars are using the platform to build their brand.
Edel Mitchell, head of international events prospecting and bidding unit at tourism body Fáilte Ireland, tells SportsPro about bidding for and hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup, and how it can help to attract further major events to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
As the London 2017 World Athletics Championships begin, UK Athletics and local organising committee chief executive Niels de Vos talks to SportsPro about the value of winning, the future of the sport, and preparations for an event that will evoke memories of the city’s Olympics five years ago.
Neil Armit, chief commercial officer of the Royal & Ancient, reflects on a hugely successful Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, and discusses the difficulty in striking a balance between golf’s traditions and an evolving sports landscape.
Kate Johnson, Visa’s head of global sponsorship marketing, outlines the payment services company’s sports strategy and shares her thoughts on the future of a sponsorship sector undergoing drastic change.
With the IAAF World Athletics Championships about to get underway in London, Ricky Simms, director of PACE Sports Management, discusses the legacy his client Usain Bolt will leave behind.
England capped a remarkable Women’s World Cup with victory at a sold-out Lord’s on 23rd July but for Clare Connor, the head of England women’s cricket at the ECB, the work has only just begun.
SportsPro speaks to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ senior vice president of international development to learn more about the NFL franchise’s efforts to develop American football in the UK, and the club’s endeavours to establish itself as London’s team.
As leading sports media and technology company Minute Media turns its attention to esports with its DBLTAP app, Duncan McMonagle, its senior vice president of strategy and partnerships, shares its strategy for the future and his wider opinions on the state of the esports industry.