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Taskforce: Open Space

• Published on 05 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 The key aim of Doha GOALS is to kickstart important initiatives that use sport for social good. Using innovative brainstorming techniques and facilitation, the “open space” taskforce will start with a blank slate and work over the two days of taskforces to conceive, develop, and draw a roadmap for a new initiative using sport.Facilitated by Doug Solomon, IDEO Fellow, USA“Open Space 1” taskforce, had teams of six to eight individuals ‘ideating’ on selected issues to provide a tangible recommendation of how to use sport to solve key global issues. It truly encouraged debate arou(...)
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Debate: Africa’s Moment

• Published on 05 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 Moderated by Alan Kasujja, Newsday, BBC World Service, UgandaCedric Babu-Ndilima, former professional tennis player; Director, Kinetic Management Group, UgandaTiti Camara, Former professional football, Former Sports Minister, GuineaDiamil Faye, President and CEO, JAPPO Sports Consulting, SenegalJean-Lounana Kouta, Director General, African Games Organizing Committee, Congo-BrazzavilleTokyo Sexwale, Founder, Global Watch, South AfricaWhat will it take for Africa to utilize sports as a catalyst for development? In two words, risk and infrastructure. African(...)
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Debate: Transforming Sports Sponsorship

• Published on 05 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 Moderated by Adnan Nawaz, News Anchor, BBC World, UKMarc Audrit, Vice President, Global Brand, Western Union, FranceLourenço Bustani, CEO, Mandalah, BrazilSally Hancock, Chair, Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation; former director, Olympic and Paralympic Marketing, Lloyds Banking Group, UKIskandar Sharil Mohd Rawi, Regional Manager, Brand Promotion –Football, General Motors, SingaporeMagali Tezenas, Managing Director, Sporsora, FranceLesa Ukman, Chief Insights Officer, IEG, USAOn the topic of sports sponsorship in combination with corporate sustainability (...)
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CRIMINALISATION OF DOPING OFFENCES DEBATED IN ETHICS PANEL

• Published on 05 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 The debate over the criminalisation of doping offences in sport was one of the key topics of this morning’s discussions at the Doha GOALS Forum, during the opening panel of ethics in sport.Sir Craig Reedie, Vice President, International Olympic Committee, called for increased cooperation between the public authorities and sporting regulatory bodies to improve the efficacy of sanctions.Reedie, the current President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said: “If you cheat, especially at the highest level of a sport, you can inflict huge damage on that sport. Yes, sport should sanction its(...)
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TODAY’S ATHLETES AREN’T DURABLE, SAYS LINFORD CHRISTIE

• Published on 05 Nov. 2014 • Category :Sport • Tags : 2014 Olympic champion Linford Christie said that the new generation of athletes has different priorities that may limit their success in the sport in an interview at today’s Doha GOALS Forum.In an on-stage conversation with fellow Olympic champions Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Jonathan Edwards, Christie addressed the fact that his national record for the 100m has remained unbroken for 21 years. “Young athletes are fast and strong enough but they aren’t really durable. They compete because they can make money from it – but I did it because I loved it. They want to live the life, but you can’t (...)
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