Looking at the challenges and learnings of the current crisis through the eyes of SportWorkers from around the world. With almost all sport events postponed or cancelled, offices and training facilities closed and international travel restricted, how do sports professionals navigate uncharted waters and what have they learned so far.
Full Show Notes
With the Covid-19 outbreak the world, and with it the sporting world, as we know it, has been going through dramatic changes. Within just a few weeks from each other, almost all countries imposed quarantine, social distancing measures, closed their borders, schools and public gathering places. Many went into complete lock-down and sporting events from the grassroots level all the way up to the biggest tournaments in the world have been suspended until further notice. In light of these events, the SportWorks Podcast team has decided to do a special mini-series to showcase how SportWorkers and their activities were affected in different territories and domains. What challenges are they facing and what measures have they put in place to deal with this unprecedented situation?
As most of you we are working from home now and cannot enjoy our studio facilities. Our hosts Sarah and Alexandra have been calling our guests remotely, from their homes. They have reached out to different professionals from around the globe so you can hear how SportWorkers are doing in the current situation.
The first episodes of our special series look at how the postponement of major sporting events such as the Tokyo Olympic Games and the UEFA Euro 2020 has affected organisers and agencies. Sarah and Alexandra talked to Catherine Maher, UEFA EURO 2020 Project Manager from the Scottish FA (Part I) and Anna BAGROVA from Match Hospitality Russia (Part II). They give interesting insights into how the postponement of the events has affected their lives as sport professionals.
Catherine MAHER – Events Part I
UEFA EURO 2020 Project Manager from the Scottish Football Association. Glasgow will host 4 of EURO 2020 matches. And before the pandemic, the first match was scheduled for June 15th this year.
Anna BAGROVA – Events Part II
Sales Director of Match Hospitality Russia. Anna’s agency won all the rights for hospitality packages sales in Russia for EURO 2020 and the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. With the postponement of these two major sport events Anna and her team needed to come up with a strategy on how to manage the packages sold and what to do with the team that was specifically hired for this project.
Hosts: Christiaan Page, Sarah Crumbach and Alexandra Volkova
Podcast Team: Donata Taddia, Surbhi Kuwelker, Tatiana Ghigonetto, Gustavo Arellano, Pablo Rosetti, Torin Koos, Diogo Jurema