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Skærmbillede 2018-02-20 kl. 13.14.38

Why the IOC has decided to allow each host city to include 5 additional sports and what sports will be next?

The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is taking up our screens and minds at the moment. People are watching as the world’s most elite athletes compete to take home a medal for their country (Sochi, 2014, para. 1). I love to witness the beauty of the opening ceremony, how it uniquely embodies each hosting country, […]

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Skærmbillede 2018-02-13 kl. 15.24.35

The synergies between professional sports clubs and eSport

With the growing influence of eSports worldwide, it is interesting to consider the synergetic effects that arises when professional sports clubs invest in eSports. There is a sound rationale in linking eSports with the existing competent support functions of a professional sports team, e.g. nutritional expertise, mental coaching, physical trainers and access to the infrastructure […]

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Skærmbillede 2016-08-22 kl. 14.09.31

Usain Bolt – the entertaining business of being ’the best’

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth[*], symbolizes the meaning of the Olympic motto and adds to bringing the Olympic substance to life. In its recent Olympic Charter, which was put in play in August 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) writes that “the Olympic motto ‘Citius – Altius – Fortius’ expresses the aspirations of […]

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Skærmbillede 2016-08-06 kl. 02.53.12

Sponsorship, branding and commercialization of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympic Games draw the attention of sport fans worldwide and now corporate brands and other commercial stakeholders tune in to monetize on Olympic-related marketing. These fans are enthusiastic in terms of following their favorite sports or sport stars. At the same time, this mega-event works as an opportunity to display the patriotic colors of […]

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Skærmbillede 2016-04-04 kl. 12.46.57

Scandals and the business of sports: implications for new approaches in the sports industry.

Sports business expert, Patrick Nally: “Where there is money, there is greed….” Harvard Business School Professor Stephen Greyser: “For rights holders and commercial stakeholders like sponsors, it is a matter of being where the public’s heads and wallets are in 2016….” In the light of the many scandals that influence the business of sports, I […]

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