Genius Sports’ partnership with global basketball governing body FIBA began with a near-chance encounter a decade ago. Since then, the collaboration has tracked rapid changes for both parties and expanded to deliver on a proliferating array of data and organisational ambitions.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from 4th to 15th April will be the first under the tenure of Louise Martin, the first female president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Here, she discusses plans to build a relevant, inspiring future for the movement, a more sustainable strategy for major events, and the role of women in sports leadership.
With the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final set to take place in Paris in April, International Equestrian Federation president Ingmar De Vos explains the rise of jumping, and lays out how the governing body and Longines are working in tandem to ensure the sport continues to push boundaries on a global scale.
The 11th edition of the Women’s World Floorball Championships was held in Bratislava in December. SportsPro travelled to Slovakia to learn more about how the sport has built up a loyal fanbase, and its growth plan.
Along with the likes of soccer, rugby and tennis, judo is widely regarded as one of the most popular sports in France, making the Paris Grand Slam one of the most popular stops on the International Judo Federation’s World Tour. SportsPro made the short trip to this year’s edition to find out why the event sells out every time, and to learn about how it has gained a reputation as one of the most captivating competitions on the judo calendar.
After a series of events in Europe, SportAccord returns to Asia this year, bringing its usual phalanx of sports industry, federation and host city leaders with it to the Thai capital of Bangkok. With both the national and continental markets growing in scale and influence, the timing is very interesting indeed.
SportAccord's HealthAccord follows the success of the International Federation (IF) Forum 2016, where international sports federations gathered to discuss the power of sport to drive world health. Here, co-chair Dr Margo Mountjoy previews the event.
Gold Coast City, located at the southernmost part of the Australian State of Queensland, is renowned as a coastal surfing mecca, with its subtropical climate and sweeping white beaches making it one of the country’s tourist hotbeds. Now, as the city and the state welcome the 2018 Commonwealth Games, it hopes to assert itself as a worthy host of future sporting events.
After seven years of build-up, PyeongChang finally welcomed the Winter Olympics from 9th to 25th February. Michael Payne, the hugely influential former International Olympic Committee marketing director and creator of its landmark TOP sponsorship programme, has been present at every Games since 1984. This is his verdict on proceedings in South Korea.
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games were lived more digitally than any before them. With the help of Hookit, our official data partner, SportsPro looks at some of the athletes, partners and moments that drove interest around the biggest sporting event of the year so far.
Hamstrung for years by local opposition to its proposed expansion of Crandon Park, the historic home of the Miami Open, IMG has finally shored up the long-term future of its crown jewel tennis tournament. A move to the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium in 2019 brings with it a chance to reimagine the event in a revamped setting.
With 407 million fans across 15 key markets, eventing has a strong base of global support from which to build for the future. Ralph Straus, the commercial director at the FEI, lays out the global equestrian body’s strategy for growth, and what keeps people flocking to witness this ultimate test of athleticism, endurance, and the trust between human and mount.
A year of scandal and introspection saw The Sports Consultancy and Quest form Global Sports Investigations, a new organisation dedicated to creating robust independent inquiries in sport. SportsPro spoke to the leading figures behind it to discover why they believe the idea has transformative potential.
When Alejandro Agag launched the inaugural season of the world’s first all-electric motorsport series in 2014, there was no shortage of doubters. Just four years later, Formula E has already staged more than 35 races across five continents, boasts a host of blue-chip backers, and is positioning itself to overtake its rivals as motorsport’s leading championship.
In 2011, Scotland’s national rugby union team was reeling after being dumped out of the Rugby World Cup in the pool stages. Now, Scottish Rugby has recorded UK£50 million in turnover for the first time, and the national governing body boasts a young and exciting playing side who are motoring towards this year’s Six Nations Championship and the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Ahead of what could be another 12 months of unprecedented disruption, SportsPro profiles ten figures whose work will direct the conversation and the action in the sports industry year.