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Below you will find an overview of all blog posts that I have written. Click on the ‘read more’ button to read a complete blog post. Do you have questions about one of my blogs? Feel free to contact me.

It takes a sporting village to raise a child

On the 11th of May the Prime Minister’s office released details of a new national…

COVID has revealed the ugly side of sport ‘show-business’

with Rochelle Eime The business of sport has unplugged from where it all began. It…

A European Super League would cut the umbilical cord to community sport

  At the height of the Covid pandemic, in April 2021, 12 of the most…

Playing community sport may come back, but will the volunteers?

(with Rochelle Eime) Community sport has been devastatingly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery...

Creating post pandemic share value in higher education and sport: new business models

I was lucky enough to participate in a Harvard Business School alumni webinar earlier this…

In a disrupted world, can a return to sport (business) provide hope and perspective?

(with Rochelle Eime, a shorter version of this article was published in the Herald Sun...

Hong Kong and the power of sport

The power of sport has been underplayed by those contending that sport is merely a…

The rights of athletes and the rising power of the stars

Where the loss of democracy in society at large presents clear and present danger, the…

Forever young – how older Australians can turn back the clock (with Rochelle Eime)

Sport Australia has just delivered $23 million to its Better Ageing program, aimed at encouraging older Australians…

Sport 2030 – will Australia regain its leading sport nation status?

On the first of August 2018 the Minister for Sport, the Honourable Bridget McKenzie (@senbmckenzie),…

I have seen the future (of sport) and it is about sustainability and analytics

The grass is always greener on the other side… Or is it? I am on…

Is India the sleeping giant of world sport?

If the size of a nation’s population is an indicator of the talent pool for…

The Champions League semi-finals – first signs that AS Roma leads football into the digital age?

Paul Rogers (@paulrogers73) is the Head of Digital Media at AS Roma. Headquartered in Boston,…

Value destruction in sport business – the case of Australian cricket

The land down under is built on the foundations of convict labour. Boats full of…

Tokyo 2020 and the future of sport business

On the front pages of the Japan News, throughout my few days in Tokyo, the pressing…

The costs (or benefits) of Olympic Winter gold

It is the final day of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Unlike…

Lance Armstrong was only the leader in the doping peloton: cycling doping doctor explosive confessions

Peter Janssen was a doctor in the cycling peloton for more than two decades. At…

Why the UFC is leaving boxing for dead

The objective of the fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is pretty much the…

Olympic Games: any takers?

Reality has finally caught up with the International Olympic Committee. In a world that is…

Margaret Court and Marriage Equality

It has taken a while to get started on this blog…. Recently returned from Harvard Business…

A warm sport business intelligence welcome

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Hans Westerbeek, PhD

Professor of Sport Business
Victoria University
VUB Brussels
CUFE Beijing
Real Madrid Graduate School

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