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Vincent Gaillard, CEO and Director General of European Professional Club Rugby, is our latest guest on the Business of Sport Podcast with the International Sports Convention. EPCR, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is responsible for the two top, annual pan-European rugby union clubs competitions: the Heineken Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Speaking to … Read more

In this edition on Sports Tourism, we will explore: Catalonia as a sports destination Catalonia Events strategy Catalan Athletes acting as ambassadors The diversity of Sports as an attraction for tourism and business tourism The region as a Technology hub, reviewing esports as priority – Public and Private partnerships 2030 plan – Pyrenees-Barcelona candidature of … Read more

Our guest today is Stuart Larman. Stuart is currently director of Club Licensing and Club Development at the UAE Pro League. He has had previous roles with FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation and worked for numerous development projects in Japan. Stuart supports local team Southend United in the lower divisions of the English professional football. … Read more

Today we will focus on Esports Sport fans engaged with Sports because of all the positive vibes conveyed by the energy created by a racing start’s “lights out”, a basketball slam dunk or a football last minute screamer. With the arriving of Covid-19 all those feelings have been taken away leaving the spectator with a … Read more

Today we will focus on how the Spanish Sports industry is facing up the Covid-19 outbreak. So far Spain is the second most hit country in the world behind Italy with more than 15 thousands of fatalities and government is taking more strict measures on the country. La Liga is now studying on how to … Read more

Joe de Sena, founder of Spartan Race, the USA-based obstacle-racing series that has just taken over its rival, Tough Mudder, is Callum Murray’s latest guest on the Business of Sport Podcast with the International Sports Convention. Joe started Spartan Race two decades ago while working on Wall Street, having participated in many adventure races and … Read more

The IOC have announced today that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be postponed until 2021. Many are asking, why did the IOC take so long to make the decision? UEFA made a swift call to postpone Euro 2020, but the Olympic Games is a far more complex beast. Here are just some of … Read more

Today we will focus on how the Italian Sports industry is facing up the outbreak. After more than a month from the outbreak, Italy has now the highest death toll of the world with more than 10 thousands victims. The country, still completely quarantined, was the first country in Europe to take serious measures toward … Read more

“The ball is still rolling on the pitch in Belarus” Who would ever thought that FC Minsk vs Dynamo Minsk would be the only match broadcasting in Europe? The Belarus Premier League is still playing. The derby of Minsk with an attendance of 3000 inside the stadium, attracted also foreign watchers. Someone even entitled it … Read more

The coronavirus pandemic is the defining crisis in the modern sports event industry.  Like me, you will have had the conversations with colleagues, clients and assorted sector experts, where you go in search of precedents. We want to gauge how bad this is, to put some sort of order on the chaos as it unfolds. That … Read more