Olympics & FIFA World Cup Voted Most Impactful Events for Young People in Major new Survey for Host Cities Dubai PDF Print E-mail


By Michael Pirrie

Good news for the IOC and FIFA in wake of current and recent sporting scandals, a YouGov poll has found that sports blockbusters such as the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup make the biggest...

Sochi's Successful Olympic 'Experiment ' based on Great Sport and Forensic Planning For Athletes - Michael Pirrie PDF Print E-mail
michaelpirrieTowards the end of last year, the rapidly approaching Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Summer Games, looming ever larger on the horizon, were described by some senior IOC members as "experimental" Games in new territories, following a series of planning delays and controversies that had beset the host cities. Fast forward a few months...
Five Things the IOC Can Learn From the #SelfieOlympics - Tim Crow PDF Print E-mail

TimCrowIn early 2012, to denote the collision between mass-adoption social media and the Olympics, Synergy coined the term ‘Socialympics’, which subsequently went viral (even being adopted by the IOC), and staged two panel sessions in front of...

Mega Sporting Events: In Whose Interest? Paul Freudensprung PDF Print E-mail

PaulFreudensprungcropOn January 24 this year a number of high-profile panelists at the Open Forum in Davos discussed the question in whose interest mega sporting events are being organized.

It is worth the while for host cities and event owners, if they have not attended the Davos Forum, that they are posing themselves the same question. Looking...

How 2020 Bidding Cities Can Impress the IOC - Sir Craig Reedie PDF Print E-mail


iSportconnect sat down with Sir Craig Reedie, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president and head of the 2020 Evaluation Commission to exclusively hear what the IOC looks for in a host city, the lessons that can be learned from London 2012 and the importance of a post-Games legacy.

What does the IOC look for in a bidding city and what criteria...

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