James Walton, Deloitte Southeast Asia

James Walton, Deloitte Southeast Asia

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6 August 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: Learning points from the Tokyo Olympics 2021
James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia, shares about the key highlights that happened in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and what are the notable learning points that stood out from this event.

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23 March 2021
In The Spotlight: Tokyo Olympics, the world’s largest international sporting event to bar overseas spectators
Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will another 30,000 Paralympic tickets, as international spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus. To find out what this means for the game, Rachel Kelly speaks to James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia.

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3 February 2021
Financial implications of Covid-19 on football clubs
Adrian Abraham speaks to James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia about the financial implications of Covid-19 on football clubs and the changing nature of the transfer market.

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6 October 2020
How did Covid-19 impact EPL Transfer Window
The extended football transfer window is now closed but it’s been a window like no other. Clubs across Europe were badly hit by lockdowns that resulted in leagues shutting down for months and when they eventually restarted, the fans were not allowed back in. James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia shares which of the football clubs seem to have suffered the most and the kind of steps football clubs can take right now to avoid financial meltdown.

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15 May 2020
Restarting the Sports Industry
Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans to reopen the British economy. One of the items that has been closely watched is the potential return date of football. James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia shares more about player values and the effect in the transfer market when the window opens.

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25 March 2020
Impact of Olympics postponement on Japan's economy
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach have agreed to postpone the Olympics until 2021. To find out what this means for Japan and The Olympic community, we are joined by James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia.

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8 Nov 2019
The Soul of Business: Deloitte and Its Quest for Empowerment
Join Claressa Monteiro, as she speaks to James Walton, CSR Leader, Singapore and South-East Asia, Deloitte about World Class and the role of empowerment in our modern society.

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9 September 2019
Does the NBA need China more than China needs the NBA?
The NBA is the most watched professional sport in China but it’s under threat of losing its entire business in the country. This, because of a since-deleted tweet by the Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey. Over the weekend, he tweeted support for the Hong Kong protesters, writing: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” This has set off a firestorm. Corporate China quickly moved to condemn Morey’s post. One of the NBA’s media partners, Tencent, and Chinese state broadcaster, CCTV, have issued statements that they will not be broadcasting the Rockets’ games. Chinese sports apparel brand, Li Ning, has also sought to distance itself from what it has called “upsetting comments”. To discuss this with us is James Walton - Southeast Asia’s Sports Business Leader for Deloitte.

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4 April 2019
Tottenham's Latest Billion Dollar Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur F.C had to balance rising costs of delivering a new stadium while ensuring they have a strong team at the top. James Walton, Sports Business Group Leader Deloitte Southeast Asia shares more on the importance of managing cashflow and prioritising investments.

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