Formula One: Latest Developments

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw In order to add to the excitement of a race weekend, Formula One is introducing so-called ‘sprint races’ on the Saturday afternoon at three Grand Prix races this year: at Silverstone in July; Monza in … Continue reading

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Global survey of most loyal players per team

While player mobility has increased in recent years, squad stability remains a key success factor in football. Issue number 335 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post highlights the footballers among current squad members having played the most domestic league … Continue reading

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The Importance of Financial Literacy for Athletes

By Athena Constantinou, Managing Director, APC Sports Consulting, Nicosia, Cyprus We often see that the commitment and dedication athletes give to their sports is not the same when it comes to their personal finances. The lack of basic financial knowledge … Continue reading

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E-Sports: eMatch-Fixing

By Emre Bilginoglu, Attorney-at-Law, Istanbul, Turkey The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is cooperating with the FBI in the States, through its recently established sports betting investigative unit, on allegations of e-sports match-fixing and illegal betting in Counter-Strike competitions, which offer … Continue reading

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Cricket: The New Hundred Competition

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw A new cricket competition is being launched, known as ‘The Hundred’. But will it score runs and widen the appeal of the game? Presumably, as intended. It is a 100-ball competition that will commence July … Continue reading

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Best clubs for young players: global rankings

Best clubs for young players: global rankings Issue number 333 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post presents the percentage of domestic league minutes by footballers who had not yet turned 21 at the time of the matches played this … Continue reading

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E-Sports: Epic v. Apple

By Emre Bilginoglu, Attorney-at-Law, Istanbul, Turkey Epic Games (for more information on its activities and its aims and objectives, log onto: https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/epic-games-store-faq) continue their legal battle with Apple and Google, which began last summer. Epic Games’ main argument is that … Continue reading

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