2013 Team Projects

Client: Federation Equestre Internationale


Project: Sustainability in Equestrian Sports

The team researched and spoke to experts in equestrian events and sustainability to define major impact areas and developed a working policy level document that is the starting point for the FEI sustainability strategy. This could potentially assist the future associated stakeholders in implementation. At this stage, the document focuses mostly on environmental, and some social initiatives. It also includes event category based checklists for organisers for ease of implementation.

Client: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Project: Implementing Sports in Refugee Camps

A wide array of organisations implement sport for development worldwide, some of which have already partnered with UNHCR to deliver sports components in refugee camps. This paper compares and contrasts a selection of such programmes, to provide a thorough comparison of methods used, selected sports, and key objectives and targets. This assessment sets the basis for suggested best practices for implementing partners, using a pilot in Uganda as a specific example.

Client: Agence France Presse

Project: User Generated Content in Sport Coverage

The Agence France Presse, based in Paris, appointed the AISTS in January 2013 to research on live user generated content in sport coverage. AFP is one of the three largest news agencies in the world. Through this project, AFP wanted to understand the trends of sport UGC on the internet and across the various platforms of digital media.

Client: International Federation of Basque Pelota


Project: Strategic Marketing Planning for FIPV

In 2010, the International Federation of Basque Pelota set as its main strategic objective to raise the practice of Basque Pelota to the rank of Olympic sport. Consistent with this long-term approach, the team elaborated a marketing plan aiming for the worldwide expansion of this sport and the penetration of new markets. The plan takes into account two categories of countries (developed and developing countries), and was designed to be financially realistic.

Client: International Workers & Amateurs in Sports Confederation


Project: Setting the grounds for a Strategic Plan

The CSIT´s team project will focus on four specific objectives: (1) To better understand the Member Associations’ sport participation and needs through a survey; (2) To help CSIT clearly define its vision, mission and goals for the next years; (3) To show CSIT the best practices amongst other sporting organisations who organise multi-sport events, through interviews, exploring issues such as strategy, development and sports marketing; (4) A review and recommendations for a future strategic plan for the CSIT.

Client: World Fit Foundation


Project: The Implementation of a School-Based Fitness & Obesity Prevention Programme in Europe

World Fit is a US based foundation, which uses Olympians and Paralympians to get youth involved in physical activity programmes. World Fit’s goal is to expand into the European market. This report analyses the situation through research, interviews, and personal expertise. Furthermore, it provides recommendations through management and marketing for World Fit to strategically implement the programme in selected countries.  A framework has also been settled as a tool for European implementation.

Client: SportAccord Convention


Confidential project

Client: International University Sports Federation


Project: FISU Positioning & Commercial Strategy

Confidential project

Client: Sportsmentor pvt ltd


Project: Improvements to the Balanced Report Card Sports & Fitness Curriculum for Indian Students

SportsMentor, a pioneer in sports and fitness development programmes in Indian schools, has ambitious plans to discover, nurture and create future champions of sports in India. AISTS, academic partner of SportsMentor, was called in to help them achieve this mission. The project had two objectives: a) Improve the balanced report card sports and fitness curriculum and its implementation model used by SportsMentor b) Update it for school students in India.

Client: International Olympic Committee


Project: Long Term Strategy for Legacy Case Studies

This project was mandated by the International Olympic Committee and its purpose was to create a long-term strategy for the use of legacy case studies in the knowledge transfer process from one Olympic Games to another. The final deliverables include a set of recommendations for standardizing the selection process of future legacy case studies as well as high-level guidelines for their content and presentation.

Client: International Olympic Committee


Project: Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter

The team did a thorough review and comparison between the sport specific guidelines on Rule 50 found within the Olympic Charter of International Olympic Committee and the International Federations specific rules on authorised identifications, for Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Technical staff on Uniform & Equipment that are currently applicable during their international competitions and proposed recommendations to simplify and achieve smoother implementation of Rule 50 during future Summer Olympic games.

Client: International Olympic Committee


Project: Youth Olympic Games

The purpose of this YOG research study is to share an appreciation of the impacts and developments of the YOG by analysing the games performance, organisation and participation. The study includes 3 research objectives: identification of striking trends; estimation of “young” athletes during Sochi2014, and estimation of Innsbruck2012 athletes in Sochi2014. Finally, the team made recommendations to cement the good intentions and reiterated the purpose of the YOG that goes beyond the competition itself.

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