The business of sport

How London really won the games

Web Exclusive: The 2012 Olympic Games were never supposed to be in London. Michael Payne provides the inside story on how the bid was won

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What a day looks like

Web Exclusive: Manchester-based Dan Jones is the lead partner of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. His clients include Everton Football Club, the International Rugby Board and the ATP Men’s Tennis Tour. He is the co-editor of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football

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Sport in the Digital Age

Opinion: "We're going to stick with the tennis and go to Nelspruit when it's over." That was the latest in a constant series of updates from my BBC Five Live Sports Extra producer on a warm June evening in 2010. It was one of those typical summer occasions when there was more live sport to cover than places on which to host the coverage.

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Sports technology takes centre stage at the London Olympics

Opinion: This summer more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries will take over London to showcase their skills in 26 sports. Of course there will be the predictable story lines of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt and hometown favourites Paula Radcliffe, Mo Farah, and Jessica Ennis going for gold but everything from the shoes they use to the swimsuits they wear have taken an equally arduous route to get to London. Technology will undoubtedly play a huge role in all aspects of the Olympic Games, and here are some innovations to keep an eye on.

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The Sporting Life

Web Exclusive: Sport fascinates, thrills and exhilarates. Mike Wahle, a former professional American footballer and now an MBA student, offers his view on the sporting life.

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Lessons from Moneyball

Opinion: For followers, stats are an essential lubricant of many sports. People attend cricket test matches and fill in their own score books with an array of different coloured pens. Cricket’s annual bible, Wisden’s Cricket Almanac, comes complete with the averages of all the players as well as score sheets from all last year’s games. For aficionados it is essential reading. To discover that Kevin Pietersen’s average is 50.48 in test matches yet only 49.93 in first class matches is important.

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Evolution meets the Olympics

Web Exclusive: Faster, higher, stronger. The Olympics celebrate the best of mankind. Or do they? Nigel Nicholson has evolved a different perspective.

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The Sporting Life

Web Exclusive: Sport thrives on different perspectives and opinions. An athlete and an administrator offer their views on their sporting lives.

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Physical education

Web Exclusive: For the business leader what are the most practical and immediate sporting inspirations?

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Fabulous Fubles

Web Exclusive: Fubles is where social networking meets the beautiful game. Des Dearlove is onside. Mirko Trasciatti is an enthusiast. He is enthusiastic about business and even more enthusiastic about football.

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What it takes: Richard Downs

Spring 2011: Richard Downs is founder and chief executive of the ski, cruise and family holiday company, Iglu.com. He graduated from London Business School in 1998.

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From Soccer to the Super Bowl: Measuring how and where fans 'consume' sports

Web Exclusive: When Andres Iniesta scored the deciding goal that sealed Spain's victory in the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa, it was the climax of several weeks of all-encompassing coverage for ESPN and ABC, subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company.

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Tackling the Concussion Issue: Can the NFL Protect Both Its Players and Its Product?

Web Exclusive: Football historians report that President Theodore Roosevelt called representatives from Harvard, Princeton and Yale to the White House in 1905 and said he would ban the game of football if they didn't stop the brutality.

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Sport changes Japan

Opinion: Kenny Kitamura, an MBA student at London Business School speaks to Mr. Senta Hoji - General Secretary of the Japan Economic Research Institute, Board Director of the Japan Professional Football League (‘J-League’), and member of the Japan Football Association (JFA) International Committee.

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Game changing

Web Exclusive: What is the art of great sports broadcasting? In conversation with Des Dearlove, Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, zooms in.

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Ryder Cup: lessons in team play

Winter 2004: In any sphere of activity, teams which value, apply and master six virtues perform to the highest level and beat the competition. Tony Cockerill describes the role of the virtues in Europe’s victory in golf’s Ryder Cup.

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Sebastian Coe on running the Games

Web Exclusive: Lord Sebastian Coe, has been at the heart of 2012 Summer Olympics in London from its very beginning, this may qualify as the biggest race of his life

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Seven hurdles facing Olympic host cities

Spring 2012: It isn’t just the athletes who will be competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. London has the opportunity to become a benchmark for the staging of all future summer Olympics. Stuart Crainer looks at the hurdles London faces.

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Why is Manchester United so successful?

Winter 1998: Football is now a big industry worth studying in its own right: but it is also an excellent laboratory for studying success.

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Win. Win.

Spring 2012: The worlds of business and sport are more closely related than ever before. Georgina Peters explores the mutual attractions.

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Reinventing the rings

Spring 2008: The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will be one of the seminal moments of the first decade of the twenty-first century: China’s dramatic entry into the global economy.

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