Running sports operations safely in times of Corona

Running sports operations safely in times of Corona? – The importance of Risk Management Current Root Cause – Corona/ Covid-19 What’s missing in traditional sports businesses during the current crisis? Totally right – (live) sports. No business without the product itself! Think about Coca Cola, Pepsi or Red Bull trying to make a dollar without … Read more Running sports operations safely in times of Corona

BCM

Business Continuity Management: Continuing operations in times of Corona For large corporations, business continuity management, or BCM, is old hat. Many businesses have had their BCM plans in the drawer for years and can pull them out in times like these or at least use them as a basis for resuming their operations.   Covid-19 … Read more BCM

Good governance in sports

Good governance in sports – More important then ever The integrity of sport has been subject to significant challenges over recent years, inter alia given the growth of sports betting, match-fixing, corruption, misappropriation of funds and other criminal activities. Such activities have highlighted the vulnerability of sport to corrupt practices.  Sporting bodies are no longer … Read more Good governance in sports

Football Development made in China – The Grassroots Issue PART 2

Improving youth development: China has taken major steps to increase the number of football academies in the country. The government is granting special state funds to selected schools to achieve the target of establishing more than 50,000 youth academies by 2025. Professional football clubs have also established their own academies such as Guangzhou Evergrande which … Read more Football Development made in China – The Grassroots Issue PART 2

Football Development made in China – The Grassroots Issue

It’s been almost one year since our last update of Chinese football so once again, it is time for a closer look on recent developments at the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and the Chinese Super League (CSL).   Part One: China’s Strategy – The German Connection China has pumped vast financial resources into its football … Read more Football Development made in China – The Grassroots Issue

Who will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup?

Current Developments: Experts and fans who were expecting FIFA to amend their current regulations to allow bids from Europe and Asia in the 2026 bidding process were disappointed after the FIFA Council has ruled that countries from Europe (UEFA) and Asia (AFC) will be barred from bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This … Read more Who will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup?

Football Development made in China – Getting started

China seems to be making fast progress establishing their youth development infrastructure. Without doubt, their goal is to develop talent as quickly as possible to be able to create a competitive national team as early as 2022. Football/ soccer in China is supported at the highest levels. China’s president Mr. Xi Jinping has made no … Read more Football Development made in China – Getting started