Thoughts in train: John Gosden on horse racing, on and off the course

Thoughts in train: John Gosden on horse racing, on and off the course

In an exclusive interview at his picturesque Clarehaven stables, John Gosden, England’s leading racehorse trainer, tells SportsPro about the business challenges facing the country’s racing industry, the importance of breeding and the ever contentious issues surrounding prize money in the sport.

23 June 2016 | By George Dudley

From boardroom to beanbag – Ex-Israel FA chief Ori Shilo on taking Fanzone startup to Euro 2016

From boardroom to beanbag – Ex-Israel FA chief Ori Shilo on taking Fanzone startup to Euro 2016

For Ori Shilo, the former chief executive of the Israeli Football Association, the ‘wonderful’ world of startups has become his day to day life.

21 June 2016 | By Tom Lloyd

Icing on the cake - Euro 2016’s smallest nation

Icing on the cake - Euro 2016’s smallest nation

In qualifying for this year’s Uefa European Championship in France, Iceland became the smallest country to ever reach a major soccer tournament. Klara Bjartmarz, secretary general of the Icelandic Football Association, explains the long-term planning that went into getting there.

09 June 2016 | By Adam Nelson

Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vigilance

Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vigilance

The November 2015 atrocities in Paris coupled with the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings have directly affected security for the impending 2016 Uefa European Championship, held in France.

08 June 2016 | By George Dudley

A very French sponsorship story

A very French sponsorship story

With Uefa Euro 2016 fast approaching the official sponsors are looking to bring value to the tournament, with one French firm in particular aiming to build a national legacy.

07 June 2016 | By Tom Lloyd

Amstel and the Europa League: A local global sponsorship

Amstel and the Europa League: A local global sponsorship

Walter Drenth, senior global director international brands at Heineken, tells SportsPro how local thinking has influenced a global sponsorship.

07 June 2016 | By Adam Nelson

​The big fix: Restoring faith in the Copa América Centenario

​The big fix: Restoring faith in the Copa América Centenario

The full story of how corruption in the Americas pushed the Copa América Centenario to the brink of collapse, leaving organisers in a race against time to repair the damage.

01 June 2016 | By Michael Long

In profile: One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong

In profile: One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong

One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong discusses his ‘warrior spirit’ business philosophy, the growth of MMA in Asia, and a rags-to-riches career journey that has gone full circle.

27 May 2016 | By Michael Long

In the middle - An exclusive interview with Virat Kohli

In the middle - An exclusive interview with Virat Kohli

In an exclusive interview, Virat Kohli reflects on his experiences this year, and reveals how he manages an elite career and a commercial profile under intense public scrutiny.

27 May 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

Piecing it together - The journey to number one

Piecing it together - The journey to number one

Commercial interest in Steph Curry is inevitable, but managing a sportsperson’s profile, and making proper use of them in campaigns, is a careful process.

26 May 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

In it to win it: Steve Parish on the past, present and future of Crystal Palace

In it to win it: Steve Parish on the past, present and future of Crystal Palace

On the cusp of FA Cup glory, Steve Parish discusses the journey he has been on with South London soccer side Crystal Palace.

19 May 2016 | By Adam Nelson

In pursuit of the World Surf League’s ‘Brazilian Storm’

In pursuit of the World Surf League’s ‘Brazilian Storm’

Vitalised by an emergent pool of talent that has produced back-to-back world champions, Brazil’s profile in surfing has never been higher.

17 May 2016 | By Michael Long

Oval continent: the future of European club rugby

Oval continent: the future of European club rugby

Saracens beat Racing 92 in Lyon on Saturday to end the season as European champions for the first time. But as EPCR chief executive Vincent Gaillard explains, there is plenty ahead for the club game.

16 May 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

Behind the cameras: 25 years of Sky Sports

Behind the cameras: 25 years of Sky Sports

Sky Sports has been celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. SportsPro goes behind the scenes with the upstart that became the established force, and still continues to change.

28 April 2016 | By Eoin Connolly

On golf and on record: Ted Bishop on his book, his sport, and Donald Trump

On golf and on record: Ted Bishop on his book, his sport, and Donald Trump

18 months after posting 'insensitive gender-based statements' on social media, ousted PGA of America president Ted Bishop is set to release a tell-all book reflecting on his firing.

31 March 2016 | By Michael Long

The big dance: March Madness and the business of the bracket

The big dance: March Madness and the business of the bracket

March Madness is not merely a highlight of the US college calendar, but a springtime spectacle that sits at the heart of American sporting culture.

10 March 2016 | By Michael Long