This week’s sports industry reading list – 3/7/15

Time for the reading list: here you’ll find the best writing of the week on the global business of sport. To business:

The big three stories of the week

This week’s sports industry must-reads

  • The cover story from this month’s SportsPro is well worth a read on the eve of the Tour de France. Editorial director James Emmett interviewed Oleg Tinkov, the money man behind Alberto Contador’s cycling team:
  • Christopher Clarey of the New York Times examined IMG’s role in the world of tennis – as talent agent, as event owner – and how it’s changed since the arrival of WME:
  • Around the Rings’ Ed Hula put together this well-rounded piece on the Olympic ambitions of Baku, in the aftermath of its staging of the European Games – is it ready for a 2024 bid?:

That’s the best of the week on the business of sport. Thanks for taking a look and do drop by next week. Email:; Twitter: @davidcushnan


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