2019 in review and Lisa Parfitt on a massive year for women's sport

Dec 24, 2019, 01:00 PM

SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly is joined on the line by digital editor Tom Bassam and senior writer Sam Carp to discuss just some of what made 2019 such an extraordinary year in the business of sport. 

They look back on a dramatic July day of channel-hopping as the Cricket World Cup final and Wimbledon gripped London; intriguing moves by DAZN, Discovery and Amazon; the Olympics cosying up with Airbnb; sport's relationship with big government; radical thinking around competitions and formats; and plenty more besides. 

Elsewhere on a bumper festive edition of the podcast, Engine Sport managing director Lisa Parfitt (38.49) drops by to talk through another year of significant progress in women's sport, lays out the opportunities for partners, and considers how the industry itself can do better at retaining female talent.