sports business

‘Cities should avoid Olympics’: is it time to scrap Games?
Tokyo Olympic Games
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‘Cities should avoid Olympics’: is it time to scrap Games?

Oxford study says Tokyo’s bill has already hit $15.84bn and will be the most expensive ever
9 Sep 2020
Sport industry faces wage cuts, bailouts and financial ruin
The gates are locked at stadiums all across the United Kingdom
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Sport industry faces wage cuts, bailouts and financial ruin

Football and rugby clubs among those fearing for their future
20 Mar 2020
Sport rich list 2010-2019: Mayweather No.1 ahead of Ronaldo
American boxing star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is the highest-paid athlete of the decade
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Sport rich list 2010-2019: Mayweather No.1 ahead of Ronaldo

According to Forbes the American boxing icon earned $915m during the decade
3 Jan 2020
Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation
Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Pep Guardiola
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Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation

US investment firm Silver Lake has concluded a deal worth $500m for 10% of Manchester City’s parent company
28 Nov 2019
Chase Center: gold-standard new home for NBA’s Golden State
Golden State Warriors played the LA Lakers in a pre-season game at Chase Center on 5 October
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Chase Center: gold-standard new home for NBA’s Golden State

State-of-the-art basketball and entertainment arena opens in San Francisco
11 Oct 2019
Golf gets innovative: how tech drives the European Tour
A view of the 18th green during the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
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Golf gets innovative: how tech drives the European Tour

From connected courses and capturing data to crowd analytics and pace of play, the sport is looking to the future
27 Sep 2019
Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga
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Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot

Top 100 highest-paid athletes earn a combined £3.14bn in the past 12 months
11 Jun 2019

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Football agents: honest brokers or greedy sharks?
Premier League title challengers Liverpool were the biggest spenders for agents’ fees
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Football agents: honest brokers or greedy sharks?

Agents received £260m from the 20 EPL clubs from February 2018 to January 2019
5 Apr 2019
F1: Hamilton overtakes Schumacher as highest-paid driver
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula 1 world title in 2018
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F1: Hamilton overtakes Schumacher as highest-paid driver

Mercedes star has earned nearly $500m from his Formula 1 career since 2007
4 Apr 2019
Barclays WSL deal a ‘landmark moment’ for women’s football
Manchester City drew 2-2 with Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League in February
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Barclays WSL deal a ‘landmark moment’ for women’s football

The multi-year sponsorship is believed to be worth more than £10m
21 Mar 2019
Chelsea takeover: will Britain’s richest man buy the Blues?
Ineos group chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to become the new owner of Team Sky
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Chelsea takeover: will Britain’s richest man buy the Blues?

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also set to add cycling’s Team Sky to his portfolio
19 Mar 2019
London named world’s top sports city ahead of LA and Paris
London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium is now home to Premier League side West Ham
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London named world’s top sports city ahead of LA and Paris

Olympic host cities dominate the top five of the 2019 rankings
5 Feb 2019
Real Madrid return to the top of football’s money league
Real Madrid have won three Uefa Champions League titles in a row
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Real Madrid return to the top of football’s money league

It’s a La Liga one-two as Manchester United slip to third place
24 Jan 2019
Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport
A Bet365 advert featuring the actor Ray Winstone
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Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport

UK Government welcomes the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ broadcast proposals
6 Dec 2018
Susanna Dinnage: who is the Premier League’s new chief?
Susanna Dinnage will become the Premier League’s new chief executive in early 2019
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Susanna Dinnage: who is the Premier League’s new chief?

She will replace Richard Scudamore when he steps down next month
14 Nov 2018
Manchester City owners target more clubs and global growth
Manchester City Premier League
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Manchester City owners target more clubs and global growth

City Football Group already has six clubs in its portfolio and is aiming for more
11 Oct 2018
Arsenal adidas kit deal: concepts and bruised banana return
Ian Wright Arsenal bruised banana kit 1991
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Arsenal adidas kit deal: concepts and bruised banana return

Agreement is thought to be worth £300m over five seasons
8 Oct 2018
Leicester’s Christian Fuchs talks esports, Fifa and Fortnite
Christian Fuchs esports NoFuchsGiven Leicester
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Leicester’s Christian Fuchs talks esports, Fifa and Fortnite

Premier League winner launched his own esports team in June
19 Sep 2018
Kroenke’s Arsenal bid: what it means for the club and fans
Stan Kroenke Arsenal takeover
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Kroenke’s Arsenal bid: what it means for the club and fans

Arsenal Supporters’ Trust says the offer marks a ‘dreadful day’ for the Gunners
7 Aug 2018
Transfer window summer 2018: when is the deadline?
Alisson Becker Liverpool transfer news
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Transfer window summer 2018: when is the deadline?

There will be two deadline days this summer - one in England and one international
6 Aug 2018
London 2012 Olympic legacy events generate £130m
London 2012 Olympic Games legacy events
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London 2012 Olympic legacy events generate £130m

New report from UK Sport reveals economic impact of 25 National Lottery and taxpayer-funded events as well as spectator numbers
27 Jul 2018
Video: is this the best sports stadium in the world?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta Falcons Atlanta United
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Video: is this the best sports stadium in the world?

The home of NFL and MLS in Atlanta cost $1.5bn to build and its roof has been described as an architectural icon
26 Jul 2018
Ronaldo effect: economics of big transfer to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus transfer
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Ronaldo effect: economics of big transfer to Juventus

KPMG’s Football Benchmark looks at the exciting numbers following CR7’s move from Madrid to Turin
24 Jul 2018
England’s World Cup fever: Three Lions boost the UK economy
England World Cup economic impact
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England’s World Cup fever: Three Lions boost the UK economy

If England make the World Cup final it could generate £2.7bn through sales of beer, crisps and televisions as well as going out
5 Jul 2018
World Cup sponsorship revenue falls for first time
The Russia World Cup kicks off on Thursday
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World Cup sponsorship revenue falls for first time

Big brands stay clear of Fifa and Russia 2018, but Chinese firms help weather the storm
13 Jun 2018
Mayweather tops sports rich list ahead of Messi and Ronaldo
American boxing star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is the highest-paid athlete of the decade
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Mayweather tops sports rich list ahead of Messi and Ronaldo

American boxing icon returns to the No.1 spot after his $275m payday against Conor McGregor last August
5 Jun 2018
Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy
European super League Fifa Project Trophy Man City vs Man Utd
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Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy

Arsene Wenger predicts a rival to the Premier League while Fifa holds secret talks with Europe’s biggest clubs
11 May 2018
F1 digest: Hamilton’s £112m suit and lucrative new contract
Lewis Hamilton new contract Mercedes sponsors
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F1 digest: Hamilton’s £112m suit and lucrative new contract

Ricciardo eyes title bid while Todt talks up future races in Argentina and Vietnam
20 Mar 2018
Premier League TV rights: Sky and BT spend £4.4bn
Premier League TV rights Sky Sports BT Sport
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Premier League TV rights: Sky and BT spend £4.4bn

What are the 2019-2022 packages and when will the Premier League’s live matches kick off in the new deal?
14 Feb 2018
Billion dollar club: 30 NBA teams reach milestone valuation
NBA team values Knicks Lakers Forbes rich list
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Billion dollar club: 30 NBA teams reach milestone valuation

Forbes reveals that the New York Knicks are again the highest valued NBA team
8 Feb 2018
Infographic: Man Utd still the world’s richest football club
Man Utd Deloitte Football Money League 2018 football business
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Infographic: Man Utd still the world’s richest football club

United beat Real Madrid to top spot in the Deloitte Football Money League
23 Jan 2018
Vincent Kompany: defender, leader and a master of business
Vincent Kompany Manchester City MBA ticket prices
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Vincent Kompany: defender, leader and a master of business

Manchester City captain calls for Premier League ticket prices to be cut
5 Jan 2018
Donald Trump named the most powerful person in sport
Donald Trump NFL sports
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Donald Trump named the most powerful person in sport

US President has the sports industry ‘on the back foot’ thanks to his Twitter rants
12 Dec 2017
Man Utd add ‘coffee partner’ to long list of sponsors
Man Utd official coffee partner
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Man Utd add ‘coffee partner’ to long list of sponsors

In Depth: a look at some of football’s most bizarre commercial tie-ins
21 Nov 2017
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