When sport and entertainment collide: Integro and the evolving sports industry

When sport and entertainment collide: Integro and the evolving sports industry

In an era when the boundaries between sport and entertainment are increasingly blurred, insurance company Integro is using its broad experience to evolve the industry.

07 April 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Introducing SportsPro SmartSeries - Emerging sports

Introducing SportsPro SmartSeries - Emerging sports

While technology has taken hold in traditional sports, there is a contingent of newer properties whose raison d’être is technological innovation, from the burgeoning world of eSports to hi-tech drone racing and all-electric, zero-emissions motorsport.

06 April 2017 | By Michael Long

California dreaming: LA 2024’s ‘low-risk’ Olympic pitch

California dreaming: LA 2024’s ‘low-risk’ Olympic pitch

The Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Olympics promises to deliver ‘a new Games for a new era’, one that can restore the credibility of an Olympic movement going through a worrying malaise. As another bidding race enters its final phase with just two cities in the running, it could be that the movement needs LA now more than ever.

05 April 2017 | By Michael Long

Winter is coming: federations look to PyeongChang 2018

Winter is coming: federations look to PyeongChang 2018

With under 12 months to go until the Winter Olympics gets under way in PyeongChang, it is a crucial season for the major winter federations. International Ski Federation secretary general Sarah Lewis and the newly elected International Skating Union president Jan Dijkema discuss their respective governing bodies’ plans for this all-important year.

04 April 2017 | By George Dudley

City of sharing: Paris 2024

City of sharing: Paris 2024

Paris has unveiled its final plans for hosting the Olympic Games in 2024 as it prepares to face off with Los Angeles in what is now a two-horse race. The bid committee is promising the most open, the most sustainable, and the most shareable Olympics ever, and is confident of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city’s last Games by doing it all over again.

04 April 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Passing on the torch: Where does the Olympic Games go now?

Passing on the torch: Where does the Olympic Games go now?

The withdrawal of Budapest from the race for the 2024 Olympic Games means that for the second time in succession, the International Olympic Committee has just two bidders to choose from. Even with a run of events set for major global cities, there are now burning questions as to how desirable hosting is in the current era.

04 April 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Calling the feds: international bodies after Rio

Calling the feds: international bodies after Rio

While major federations across the world of sport continue to find themselves embroiled in scandal, it is business as usual for the governing bodies further down the sporting ladder, where the work remains focused on increasing visibility throughout the Olympic cycle. Representatives from three summer federations reflect on the Rio Games, look forward to the 12 months ahead, and discuss their plans for further expansion.

03 April 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Denmark’s the spot

Denmark’s the spot

The Nordic nation of Denmark is currently gearing up to host the 15th annual edition of the SportAccord Convention, an event which marks its coming of age as a sporting destination. Sport Event Denmark, the government-established and run body for the organisation of sport events in the country, is facing a big year, and an even bigger future.

30 March 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Tamasha on the seas

Tamasha on the seas

Award-winning journalist and author Mihir Bose returns to the city of his birth, Mumbai, to discover the sport of Powerboat P1, and reflect on the many challenges of putting together an event from scratch in a unique marketplace.

29 March 2017 | By Mihir Bose

Going for Gold: Countdown to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Going for Gold: Countdown to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Mark Peters, chief executive of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, explains what processes have been put in place to create a lasting economic impact in the city.

16 March 2017 | By George Dudley

Jumping east: behind the scenes at the Longines Masters

Jumping east: behind the scenes at the Longines Masters

SportsPro takes a behind the scenes look at the Hong Kong leg of the self-styled Grand Slam of indoor show jumping.

10 March 2017 | By George Dudley

Centre ground: Cricket in Rwanda

Centre ground: Cricket in Rwanda

SportsPro looks at the development of cricket in Rwanda and speaks to Alby Shale on his charitable work with the sport in the country.

10 March 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

X marks the spot: Bringing the X Games back to Europe

X marks the spot: Bringing the X Games back to Europe

SportsPro looks ahead to the 2017 Winter X Games in Norway and at how its organisers believe the event can lead the way in a new digital-first world.

24 February 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Shared experience: live sport and the move to social

Shared experience: live sport and the move to social

SportsPro looks at the role that social media is playing in telling stories and interacting with fans through live sport.

14 February 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

So much winning: Donald Trump and the sports industry

So much winning: Donald Trump and the sports industry

Perhaps no American president has taken office with as deep a history in sport as Donald Trump. Over more than three decades his misadventures in the industry encapsulated the myth and misanthropy of an American icon, part of a pitiless quest for validation that would end, somehow, in the Oval Office.

10 February 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Snow time: Countdown to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Snow time: Countdown to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

With one year to go until PyeongChang’s Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games get underway, the preparations in South Korea are entering their final stretch.

09 February 2017 | By Adam Nelson