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  • Social Media and Facebook

    Date: 2011.03.21 | Category: Social Media | Response: 0

    There were two different sessions at the conference that specifically focused on the subject of social media. The first featured Jonah Lomu, former professional rugby player from the New Zealand All Blacks, and Christian Hernandez, Head of International Business Development for Facebook.

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  • Sandro Rosell and FC Barcelona

    Date: 2011.03.15 | Category: Brands, General | Response: 1

    In one of the last sessions from last week’s Global Sports Forum, Sandro Rosell, the President of FC Barcelona, talked about what it means for his team to be “més que un club” (more than a club). From the few days I spent in Barcelona, there is no arguing how important Barca is to the local sports culture. Fans live and breathe with the team (it happened to be a pleasant week since they had just defeated Arsenal in a Champions League game earlier in the week).

    Here are some of the insights shared by Rosell about the culture and identity of the club:

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  • Olympic Insights – Rio 2016

    Date: 2011.03.11 | Category: Olympics | Response: 0

    In the second half of my “Olympic Insights” posts, I’d like to share some information (and videos) from Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Host Committee:

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  • Olympic Insights – Sochi

    Date: 2011.03.11 | Category: Olympics | Response: 0

    Today, we heard from not one but two Presidents of Olympic host city organizing committees, Dmitry Chernyshenko from Sochi 2014 and Carlos Nuzman from Rio 2016. With a limited amount of time per panel, there are only so many topics you can really dig into, but the discussion included mascots, logos, planning, transportation, the bid process, security, environment, social media and legacy. Here are some of their thoughts (with video!):

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  • Media Rights: TV vs. Web

    Date: 2011.03.10 | Category: Social Media, Technology | Response: 0

    There was an excellent panel this afternoon on the topic of media rights, television vs. web, with insights provided by three very qualified participants:

    • Eric Le Lay, President Eurosport (France)
    • David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports (USA)
    • Michel Masquelier, President IMG Media (Belgium)

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  • Recap: Halfway Through Thursday

    Date: 2011.03.10 | Category: General, Women | Response: 0

    We’re halfway through the first full day of the conference and there have been lot of great comments from the panelists. Here are some general remarks from some our today’s speakers (these aren’t specific quotes, but I tried to attribute the best I could). You can also see my photo recap of the event in the Global Sports Forum Barcelona photo album on our Facebook page. Finally, check back later for videos from each session – I’m working on uploading them all ASAP!

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  • Global Sports Forum: Community Development

    Date: 2011.03.10 | Category: Society | Response: 0

    Last nght was the official opening of this year’s Global Sports Forum Barcelona, kicking off with a wonderful reception for the attendees and speakers. While no “official business” has been discussed so far, from the conversations I’ve had with other attendees, there is a definite trend towards the importance of community outreach through sports.

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  • Barcelona, Philadelphia and Los Angeles

    Date: 2011.03.07 | Category: General | Response: 0

    I have a couple of quick announcements to share with everyone today!

    I am very excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be an official blogger for next week’s Global Sports Forum in Barcelona, Spain! This conference has a tremendous lineup of international speakers from UEFA, Rio Olympics, Sochi Olympics, FC Barcelona, Havas, IOC, adidas, Li Ning, IMG, EuroSport and more. Over the three days of the conference, I will be posting updates here and on the GSFB blog. You will also be able to follow the conference on Twitter via the hashtag #GSFB. Read the rest of this entry »



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