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  • 'They’ve got to want us and want to love us' – how Martini uses Williams F1 to show its racing DNA

    'They’ve got to want us and want to love us' – how Martini uses Williams F1 to show its racing DNA

    17 July 2014 | Formula One, Europe, Comment, Motorsport

    In March, just before the start of the 2014 season, the Williams Formula One team confirmed a multi-year title sponsorship deal with drinks brand Martini. It marked the start of a marriage between one of the sport’s most popular and historic teams and a company whose red and blue stripes once memorably adorned Brabham and Lotus cars of the mid to late-1970s. [Read more]

  • Caribbean Premier League chief executive Damien O'Donohoe on season two of a T20 cricket carnival

    Caribbean Premier League chief executive Damien O'Donohoe on season two of a T20 cricket carnival

    11 July 2014 | Caribbean, Cricket

    The Caribbean Premier League, the annual Twenty20 franchise cricket league launched in the West Indies 2013, is getting underway for its second edition this weekend. Chief executive Damien O’Donohoe tells SportsPro about his expectations for the new season and his hopes for the tournament’s future. [Read more]

  • Lord's at 200: MCC chief executive Derek Brewer on the world's most famous cricket ground

    Lord's at 200: MCC chief executive Derek Brewer on the world's most famous cricket ground

    04 July 2014 | Cricket, Europe

    Lord's cricket ground in London celebrated its bicentenary on 22nd June. As part of the commemorations, a team representing owners Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will play a Rest of the World team on Saturday 5th July, with captains Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne leading a host of star names, including Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitharan. MCC chief executive Derek Brewer talks about a summer of celebrations and plans for a UK£55 million redevelopment. [Read more]

  • Building Brazil 2014: Arena Group’s Joe O’Neill on the benefits of temporary infrastructure

    Building Brazil 2014: Arena Group’s Joe O’Neill on the benefits of temporary infrastructure

    02 July 2014 | South America, Comment, Soccer

    Arena Group and its local partners have been on the ground in Brazil helping organisers prepare for this summer's Fifa World Cup, providing thousands of temporary seats to stadiums in São Paulo and Salvador. With everything in place and the World Cup well underway, SportsPro caught up with Joe O’Neill, Arena Group’s global business development director, to find out more about the company’s involvement in Brazil and the future of temporary infrastructure for live events. [Read more]

  • Brazil 2014: US Soccer president Sunil Gulati's American dream

    Brazil 2014: US Soccer president Sunil Gulati's American dream

    16 June 2014 | North America, Comment, Soccer

    The US are playing in their seventh straight Fifa World Cup at Brazil and, 20 years after hosting the tournament, are representing a country where the sport is enjoying an enviable period of growth. However, two years before the Copa América Centenario brings North and South America together on US soil, United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati still believes there is plenty of work to do. [Read more]

  • Brazil 2014: Australia awaits its chance

    Brazil 2014: Australia awaits its chance

    13 June 2014 | Oceania, Comment, Soccer

    Australia will be the next country to host a major international soccer event after this year’s Fifa World Cup when it welcomes the AFC Asian Cup in January 2015. It will be the first time the country has staged the tournament since joining the Asian Football Confederation in 2006 and according to the FFA's Mark Falvo, it is a major opportunity to build links with Asia on and off the pitch. [Read more]

  • Brazil 2014: Simon Oliveira on introducing Neymar to the world

    Brazil 2014: Simon Oliveira on introducing Neymar to the world

    10 June 2014 | South America, Comment, Soccer

    As the coverage of the briefest injury panic showed this week, no player will be more closely followed on and off the field at the Fifa World Cup than Brazilian striker Neymar. The 22-year-old topped SportsPro’s list of the world’s most marketable athletes in 2012 and 2013, and in May of last year he signed a partnership with Doyen Global to help expand his activities outside his homeland. The company’s managing director and co-founder is David Beckham’s long-time publicist Simon Oliveira, who explains his plans for Neymar this summer and beyond. [Read more]

  • Brazil 2014: What to expect from Adidas at the World Cup

    Brazil 2014: What to expect from Adidas at the World Cup

    06 June 2014 | Comment, Soccer, South America

    Tom Ramsden, the global brand marketing director for Adidas Football, is about to head out to Brazil to direct the German giant’s onsite activity as the official sponsor of the Fifa World Cup, nine teams participating in it, as well as a host of individual players, but took the time to attempt to explain to SportsPro just what that would entail. [Read more]

  • Brazil 2014: GoalControl managing director Dirk Broichhausen

    Brazil 2014: GoalControl managing director Dirk Broichhausen

    03 June 2014 | Global, Comment, Soccer

    History will be made this summer as goal-line technology is used in open play for the first time at a Fifa World Cup. The world governing body sprung something of a surprise in April 2013 when it awarded the contract for the tournament to GoalControl, looking past better-known companies like Sony’s Hawk-Eye. Managing director Dirk Broichhausen reveals what put the German company over the line. [Read more]

  • Life after sport: Louis Saha

    Life after sport: Louis Saha

    28 May 2014 | Soccer, Comment, Europe

    Former French international soccer player Louis Saha represented the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur in a stellar professional career spanning 16 years. Since hanging up his boots last year, he has turned his attention to business and, more specifically, the Axis 10 Sports Consulting Group, a Luxembourg-based player advisory he co-founded along with former 1.FC Köln defender Dieter Prestin in April. [Read more]


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