IOC; Olympism in Action Forum Buenos Aires 2018 – Videos Working Zones

The following videos of the Working Zones held during the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires are worth watching;

 

Working Zone 5 – Active Cities & Healthy Societies

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By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living in cities. While urban living brings benefits and opportunities for people, it poses a specific set of risks and challenges that can negatively affect public health. Cities must re-think the way they approach urban planning and growth in order to enable their citizens to be more active and healthy. This interactive session will explore concrete ways in which the sport and health sectors can collaborate to combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) more generally. It will also take an in-depth look at solutions designed for urban populations. City officials, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and sports organisations will share their experiences in implementing policies and programmes in complex ecosystems.

Facilitator: Bill Morris LVO, International Events Consultant Ex-Director of Culture, Ceremonies, Education and Live Sites, London 2012, United Kingdom

– Eleonora Bauer, Director of the Buenos Aires Ciudad Activa Project, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina
– Fiona Bull, Programme Manager, Surveillance Population Based Prevention, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (PND), World Health Organisation
– Espen Granberg Johnsen, Mayor of City Council, Lillehammer Municipality, Norway
– Maurice Smith, Clinical Director, Living Well, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, United Kingdom

 

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Working Zone 6A – Economics, Legacy & The New Norm

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Hosting major sporting events is frequently used by city and national governments as a catalyst for positive change, whether it be increasing tourism, expanding transport infrastructure, or raising a city’s global stature. However, what is initially planned by organisers as a positive legacy initiative takes time to be realised and is sometimes in stark contrast to the post-event expectations. The organisers of the Olympic Games have faced challenges such as oversized venues or venues that are underused for some years before finding a viable future. Considering these challenges of the past, the International Olympic Committee has developed a set of 118 new reforms, which comprise “The New Norm”. These reforms aim to completely transform how the Olympic Games are delivered (from candidature phase to Games organisation) and how they can create an impactful, positive legacy. In this working zone, leading economists and experts will discuss challenges of bidding for and hosting the Games and debate what needs to be done to ensure the Games are organised in a more economically beneficial and flexible way.

Facilitator: Sonali Shah, Broadcaster and Journalist, United Kingdom

– Fraser Bullock, COO CFO, Salt Lake City 2002, United States
– Holger Preuss, , Professor, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany
– Andrew Zimbalist, Chairperson and Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College, United States

 

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Working Zone 6B – Spotlight on Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games

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Hosting major sporting events is frequently used by local governments as a catalyst for positive change, whether it be increasing tourism, expanding transportation infrastructure, or raising a city’s global stature. Organizers of upcoming Olympic Games will share their candid thoughts and experiences in their work to ensure the Olympic Games are a force for good in the host cities.

Facilitator: Sonali Shah, Broadcaster and Journalist, United Kingdom

– Tony Estanguet, IOC Member President, Paris 2024, France
– Casey Wasserman, Chairman, Los Angeles 2028, United States

 

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Working Zone 7 – Sustainability Through Sport

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From skiing and surfing to mountaineering and sailing, the number of sports that exist in natural environments is endless. This is why the protection of those environments is a vital priority for athletes, sports federations, the private sector, NGOs and major sporting events. Driven by the power of sport to convene, move and inspire, the Olympic Movement and the sports world at large are continually working not only to ensure that sustainable practices are embedded in the operations of organisations and the planning of events, but also to promote the protection of these environments in which many sports are practised. This workshop will feature concrete examples of individuals and organisations that have effectively leveraged sport as a tool for environmental protection and sustainability.

Facilitator: David Eades, Chief Presenter, BBC Conference Host and Moderator, United Kingdom

– Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director, Global Business Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Italy
– Alex Deibold, Professional Snowboarder 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, United States
– Leo Heileman, Regional Director and Representative of the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Environment
– David Katoatau, Olympic Weightlifter, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Rio 2016, Kiribati
– Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Global Technology Sustainability Director, Olympic Sports Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company, Switzerland
– Jean-Christophe Rolland, President, World Rowing Federation, Switzerland

 

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Working Zone 11 – Fan of the Future

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Sports are timeless, yet with each generation, innovation and changing social dynamics have altered and enhanced how fans experience them. Today, sports fans no longer just watch and cheer – they analyse, critique and connect with their teams in real time. With widespread technological advances, including in the areas of connectivity, portability, livestreaming, mobile and social video, sports fans are consuming media in different, evolving ways. Fanbases are becoming diverse, more active and more influential, and are demanding better and unique stadium experiences. Are teams, leagues, sponsors and rights-holders ready to adapt to these wide-ranging changes?

Facilitator: Donna de Varona, Olympic Champion, Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster Member of the IOC Women in Sport Commission, United States

– David Aufhauser, Managing Director, Intel Sports, United States
– Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, President Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Networks International, United Kingdom
– Andres Polo, Vice President, Global Innovation Marketing, Visa Inc., United States
– Dan Reed, Vice President, Global Sports and Media Partnerships, Facebook, United States
– Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics and Operations and Strategy, NBC Sports Group, United States

 

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Working Zone 12A – New Frontiers: Esports

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Esports continue to grow rapidly in popularity with reports indicating over 400 million people watching by 2019. With the rise of this new generation of athletes, this Working Zone will explore the daily life of professional esports players to highlight what similarities and differences they have with Olympians. Representatives from both worlds will discuss their training, the importance of physical and mental fitness, and how they prepare for competition, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the life of an elite competitor.

Facilitator: TL Taylor, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States

– Joshua Begehr, Chief Sport Officer, eSportsReputation GmbH, Germany
– Jacob “Jake” Lyon, Professional Overwatch Player, United States
– Noah Whinston, CEO, Immortals, United States
– Mariano Carvajal Matus, Dance Sport
– Nyjah Huston, Professional Skateboarder, United States
– Sarah Walker, IOC Member Cycling BMX Olympian, New Zealand

 

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Working Zone 12B – New Frontiers: Urbanisation of Sports

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As the global population becomes more urban, competition for available physical space and facilities has increased. This, coupled with new trends in sports participation, and innovations at the intersections of technologies, fashion, music, art and popular culture, has led to the rise of new sports and the evolution of existing ones: using less space, fewer resources and equipment to practise, and thus broadening opportunities for who can access sport and physical activity. This workshop will explore new sporting trends and innovations, as well as how some mainstream sports have adapted to the urban spaces, and how new sports can be used to attract younger people into the Olympic Movement.

Facilitator: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor of Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato, New Zealand

– Charlotte Durif, Sport Climbing Champion, France
– Michael Linklater, 6-year 3×3 World Tour Pro 3×3 Canadian National Team Captain, Canada
– Logan Martin, BMX Freestyle World Champion, Australia
– Hiroko Morohashi, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Xebio Holdings, Japan
– Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, France

 

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The other Working Zones videos can be viewed on the YouTube Channel of IOC Media.

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