BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Tomorrow is set to be one of the biggest days in British sport for some time, with the England men’s rugby team playing in the final of the Rugby World Cup for the first time for almost 30 years. We thought we’d ask who plans to watch and how they plan to do it. Here’s a quick summary.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... While the Rugby World Cup may not enjoy the same global profile as its FIFA equivalent, there is no doubt that in rugby-playing nations it’s a big deal. But given that it’s been a pretty good year and a half for English teams competing in major tournaments, how does England’s progress to the Rugby World Cup final compare to other performances?
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Ahead of the 5th Annual Diversity Summit being run alongside this week’s Solheim Cup, we took a look at whether fans of different sports have varying attitudes towards diversity issues.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Every day, we ask people around the world for their views on domestic and international sports events and leagues. The Summer Olympic Games is one of the properties we track in each of the 38 countries where our YouGov SportsIndex service operates. So, a year out, we looked at Buzz – one of 16 metrics - to find out where next year’s Olympics are making the biggest noise.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Earlier this year, we described in our SportsIndex Buzz Report how the 2018 version of the Six Nations Championship had fallen into the shadow of the year’s many big events. We predicted that the tournament would stage a comeback on its peak Buzz score in 2019. And when we took a look at the data this week, that’s exactly what it’s done – and some.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... As the UAE’s football team enjoys its historic AFC Asian Cup run, our data shows that people in the country are absolutely buzzing about the event. Our SportsIndex service collects the views of UAE residents every day on more than 40 sports tournaments and events and it reveals that excitement about the Asian Cup has reached record levels.
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... As the Guinness advert goes, good things come to those who wait. For The Six Nations new sponsorship deal, that’s definitely the case. The Championship’s new title partnership with Guinness, announced this week, reportedly delivers a relatively modest £6m in year one but that amount is set to double by the end of its six-year deal. So does that represent a good deal for the black stuff?