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Potting at the rings: Snooker’s Olympic dream

Potting at the rings: Snooker’s Olympic dream

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) was launched last week and its president Jason Ferguson exclusively discusses how the new federation will help snooker become an Olympic and Paralympic sport.

19 October 2017 | By George Dudley

The global differentiator for sports: an interview with MX1

The global differentiator for sports: an interview with MX1

Dana Dar, director of product marketing, sports and events at global channel and content distribution network MX1, tells SportsPro about the company’s formation, the challenges that it has faced, and the opportunities opening up in the sector over the coming years.

18 October 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Mud, sweat and fears: Will Dean on the rise of Tough Mudder

Mud, sweat and fears: Will Dean on the rise of Tough Mudder

Ahead of his appearance at The Brand Conference, Will Dean, founder and chief executive of Tough Mudder, discusses how his Harvard Business School competition entry has grown into a global mass participation event.

06 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Pro14: club rugby union’s brave new world

Pro14: club rugby union’s brave new world

With the addition of two South African franchises - the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs - to its roster of European teams, the Guinness Pro 14 can now lay claim to being a truly global rugby union club competition. Wth a new season just underway, chief executive Martin Anayi discusses how the logistics of a dual-hemisphere league will work, the prospect of expanding the Pro14 further, and how he plans to help globalise the game at club level.

05 September 2017 | By George Dudley

Centralised thinking: Alastair Waddington on ITN’s partnership with the IAAF

Centralised thinking: Alastair Waddington on ITN’s partnership with the IAAF

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.

09 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Destination Ireland: The Women’s Rugby World Cup and beyond

Destination Ireland: The Women’s Rugby World Cup and beyond

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.

09 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Niels de Vos on London 2017 and building a legacy for British athletics

Niels de Vos on London 2017 and building a legacy for British athletics

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.

04 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Athletics after Usain: An interview with Ricky Simms

Athletics after Usain: An interview with Ricky Simms

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.

03 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson

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